Sounds like a 78RPM record, which would have been made by a disk recorder. My ears tell me it's an
electronic recording, because the man is speaking with normal modulation and there doesn't seem to
be tell-tale horn resonances. I say grooved disk because of the skips and ticks toward the end of
the sample. I would guess it's not a studio recording, sounds like a portable rig with the speaker
talking right into the mic but not over-modulating. There were many manufacturers of portable
disk-cutters in those days. Do you know if your artifact is a shellac pressed disk or a laquer that
was cut right on the disk recorder? Was this a commercially released record or a private recording?
-- Tom Fine
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From: "Robert Richard" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 8:29 AM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Equipment use to make 1941 recording?
Hello ARSC list subscribers,
In my audio archives, I have a recording that dates back to 1941. To document this recording, I need
to know which equipment was use to create it. I don't have access to the original recording. On the
Web, I've posted a mp3 and wav sample via this link:
The informer, French speaking, tells the story of Cendrillera.
The collector was Ernest F. Haden, an American linguist
Can you help in identifying the type of equipment use to create the above recording?
Thanks in advance for your reply.
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