Perhaps a solo piano can serve this purpose somewhat. I assume Edison's
studio pianos were tuned regularly- Victor's certainly where. Steinway had
the gig. I spoke with one of their studio tuners many years ago.
There should be plenty of Ernest Stevens, etc., cylinders to use as sources.
It might be interesting to compare the frequency distribution data from solo
piano recordings made by Edison at different times.
Some of this assumes the cylinder is not out-of-round, a hateful attribute
of many cylinders.
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From: "Lou Judson" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, November 16, 2009 9:58 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Edison, etc., reply to Tom Fine
> Excellent paper! Reading 12.12 I had the curious thought - has anyone
> ever recorded accurate pink noise to a cylindar and measured the horn
> output? For that matter, recorded accyrately produced pink noise through
> an acoustic recorder and measuered the full sustem responses? Perhaps I
> have not read enough, and it has been done, but it seems it would be a
> "scientific" way to measure the rrsponse and help recreate the listening
> experience with digital transfers.
> On Nov 16, 2009, at 5:59 AM, Prentice, Will wrote:
>> George referred to Peter Copeland's writing on this subject. Chapter 12
>> of his manual covers acoustic recording and many of the issues discussed
>> here in some detail: