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# Working with musician Stevie Wonder as a musical adviser

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Working with musician Stevie Wonder as a musical adviser, Ray Kurzweil developed what is now the preferred medium for creating nearly all music for today’s commercial albums, films, and television: a computer-based instrument capable of reproducing musical sounds of a quality once thought to be possible only on grand pianos and other acoustic instruments.

a) reproducing musical sounds of a quality once thought to be
b) reproducing musical sounds with a quality as were once thought to be
c) reproducing in musical sounds a quality that was once thought to be
d) reproduction of musical sounds whose quality is the same as what were once thought to be
e) reproduction of musical sounds at a quality once thought of as

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30 Jul 2017, 11:41
Hi! Can any one explain what the issue is with B?

Working with musician Stevie Wonder as a musical adviser, Ray Kurzweil developed what is now the preferred medium for creating nearly all music for today’s commercial albums, films, and television: a computer-based instrument capable of reproducing musical sounds of a quality once thought to be possible only on grand pianos and other acoustic instruments.

a) reproducing musical sounds of a quality once thought to be - 'sounds of a quality'- is 'of'correct here with quality?
b) reproducing musical sounds with a quality as were once thought to be - Felt this was parallel and correct: 'with a quality;
and 'were' indicating plurality
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30 Jul 2017, 11:42
Hi! Can any one explain what the issue is with B?

Working with musician Stevie Wonder as a musical adviser, Ray Kurzweil developed what is now the preferred medium for creating nearly all music for today’s commercial albums, films, and television: a computer-based instrument capable of reproducing musical sounds of a quality once thought to be possible only on grand pianos and other acoustic instruments.

a) reproducing musical sounds of a quality once thought to be - 'sounds of a quality'- is 'of'correct here with quality?
b) reproducing musical sounds with a quality as were once thought to be - Felt this was parallel and correct: 'with a quality;
and 'were' indicating plurality
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30 Jul 2017, 12:17
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Hi! Can any one explain what the issue is with B?

Working with musician Stevie Wonder as a musical adviser, Ray Kurzweil developed what is now the preferred medium for creating nearly all music for today’s commercial albums, films, and television: a computer-based instrument capable of reproducing musical sounds of a quality once thought to be possible only on grand pianos and other acoustic instruments.

a) reproducing musical sounds of a quality once thought to be - 'sounds of a quality'- is 'of'correct here with quality?
b) reproducing musical sounds with a quality as were once thought to be - Felt this was parallel and correct: 'with a quality;
and 'were' indicating plurality

Working with musician Stevie Wonder as a musical adviser, Ray Kurzweil developed what is now the preferred medium for creating nearly all music for today’s commercial albums, films, and television: a computer-based instrument capable of reproducing musical sounds of a quality once thought to be possible only on grand pianos and other acoustic instruments.

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a) reproducing musical sounds of a quality once thought to be

There is nothing wrong with the phrase. KEEP!

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b) reproducing musical sounds with a quality as were once thought to be

'as were' is unnecessary.
'Quality once thought to be' conveys the meaning properly.
As A has no issues, B is out!

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d) reproduction of musical sounds whose quality is the same as what were once thought to be
e) reproduction of musical sounds at a quality once thought of as

'Capable of reproduction of musical sounds' -> Extremely wordy.
Again, compared to A, both of these can safely be eliminated.

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c) reproducing in musical sounds a quality that was once thought to be

Capable of reproducing in musical sounds? Capable of reproducing musical sounds is much more succinct and without errors.
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