On 27/04/07, Michael Shoshani wrote:
> Don Cox wrote:
>> Acoustic recordings were often made with more than one horn. I
>> haven't been able to find a picture of this, or to find out how the
>> sounds were combined.
> Gennett. Do a Google image search for Gennett Studios and you will
> find pictures of Gennett's double-horn studios. They had two horns set
> out at about a 45 degree angle from each other, the one on the right
> much larger in diameter than the one on the left.
> In one picture (which can be seen at
> , William Jennings Bryan can be seen recording his "Cross of Gold"
> speech into the smaller horn, while a tiny orchestra is playing an
> accompaniment into the larger horn.
> I'm very puzzled about the absence of the James/Shaw picture in The
> Fabulous Phonograph...I could have sworn that it was in that book, but
> now two people say it is not in their editions. Hm.
Maybe it was only in the first edition. Or maybe it was in another book
- memory plays tricks.
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