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Re: 0db or -8db

At 11:40 AM 1/07/96 -0400, you wrote:

>As a practical matter, when the tone on a field tape is missing or is at some
>bizzare level that can't be trusted, in the absence of instructions to the
>contrary, a strategy that usually provides satisfactory results is to preview
>the material and set the board levels so that normal conversation or speech
>ends up around three dB below 0 on the VU scale.  

Fine, but not if the recordist is recording voice peaks on the DAT at -20Db
and allowing shout peaks up to -2Db!