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Mediocre Restoration and Regulation
By Todd Augsburger

Art,  Thanks for your comments in MMD. It makes sense!  I'm neither
a professional restorer nor musician, but when I listen to instruments,
I _do_ notice things such as late or missing percussion, mediocre
arrangements, and out-of-tune instruments.

The worst percussion delay I've ever heard was on a new instrument.
The worst arrangements are often recent issue (although there are also
some _great_ new ones as well).  The instruments that bother me the
most are those recently restored but not kept in tune -- they _could_
be so wonderful.

I know I'm guilty of the same complaints, but you've encouraged me to
pay more attention to detail.


Todd Augsburger

 [ I have a growing list of CDs which have fine sounds except the
 [ percussion.  It seems that neither the instrument owners nor the
 [ record producers care: they tune the pipes for the recording session
 [ but neglect the rest of the maintenance.  I wish that they would give
 [ the same care to a street organ CD as they do to a church organ
 [ recording.  -- Robbie

(Message sent Fri 20 Aug 1999, 11:32:56 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

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