Is there any reference to the piano being placed on
a system of rails or some such to move it closer to
or farther from the horn?
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Don Cox wrote:
> On 28/05/07, George Brock-Nannestad wrote:
>> From: Patent Tactics, George Brock-Nannestad
>> Don Cox asked:
>>> On 27/05/07, George Brock-Nannestad wrote:
>>>> I would guess that in most cases, if not all, the original room was
>>>> not designed at all, apart from such things as putting the piano up
>>>> on a platform.
>>> The Gramophone Company
>>> in their recording rooms in Hayes (post 1912) had ceilings that
>>> could be raised or lowered by rack and pinion according to the task.
>>> Interesting. Do you have a reference for that?
>> ----- I have seen it with my own eyes, both from below and from the
>> loft. It would have been in the early 1980s, when I spent quite some
>> time in the archives, before their move. The "studio" had been
>> restored some time prior to that, and in itself it was a hard room,
>> with pine panelling. I would be surprised if there were no
>> contemporary reports of the restoration.
> Your eyes are good enough for me.
>>>> ----- Edison also performed experiments with performers placed on
>>>> squares drawn on the floor (Harvith & Harvith).
>>> Distance from the horn is obviously critical, but that isn't the same
>>> as the design of the studio. Nowadays, everyone is aware of things
>>> like live and dead ends, etc.
>> ----- now, we cannot draw a direct line from amateur recording on
>> cylinder machines to record companies, but in the manuals for amateurs
>> they already then described how to use screens and cubicles for some