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
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