In a message dated 9/7/2005 10:22:26 PM Eastern Standard Time,
[log in to unmask] writes:
One of our clients has a collection of rare wax cylinders he would like
to have transferred into the digital domain. These are of one of his
ancestors who was apparently a renown opera singer in Edison's day.
One area that was only slightly mentioned in a response Steve was that the
definition of "rare" has to be taken into context. While you did not state the
artists name (I guess I can understand why), it may be that your client has a
COMMERCIALLY made edison cylinder which has already been transferred
commercialy to digital! Remember there are many "RAre" copies of "I'll Take You Home
Again Kathleen" on Ebay! <vbg>
Also, if the performer's name was posted there might be people with OTHER
recordings of your client's ancestor.
Just some thoughts from a non-technician.