Thanks. That's interesting. I'm having one of my blind-spot/dyslexia-ish episodes getting my head around the half-speed thing. I'm trying to work out if this can be effective in bouncing from PC to tape.
If I sent a 1/2 speed (via pitch-shift) digital recording to tape set at its highest recording speed, and then sent it back to the PC and speeded it back up, would that have captured more top end? How might I capture more bottom end? Sending a double speed digital recording to tape (again at it's highest speed) then slowing it back down digitally?
MMmmmmm. It's times like this I wish I was more intelligent, but usually I'm glad I'm not (because I'm willing to try more silly things).
Those things aren't as sexy as they might appear. The very fact that you've already captured at a specific sample rate kind of precludes the rational. I use half speed tape quite a lot BUT I always capture it completely analogue t take advantage of stuff out of the human hearing range. When it's slowed down you get some fun sheeny sounds. The same isn't true when coming out at 44.1 or 48. IT IS true if you've done the work at 96 or 88.2.