I just listened to your sample and I was going to write what Tom said.
Assuming this was a field recording (and the context on the website lead
me to speculate that it might be), then I think there is a good chance
that Tom's analysis is spot on.
Here is the research path that I would take: find out what type of field
disc recorders were available from say 1936-1941. I would suspect that
many of them would come with their own microphone. This could be the
microphone you are looking for.
I have seen references to field disc recordings, but have frankly never
pursued this in depth--it's sort of a question that I do know what I
don't know, but I do not have the time to really learn about this area.
If the stock microphone was replaced, it could have been replaced with
an RCA or a Western Electric (later Altec). Here is a possible mic.
This looks more like "original equipment" mics of the era
Good luck! Vive l'acadie !
On 2011-02-03 8:29 AM, Robert Richard wrote:
> 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.
> Robert Richard
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