Start with engineer Raymond Sooey's journal:
He may have run the very sessions you are asking about.
-- Tom Fine
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From: "Kathryn Hobgood Ray" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2011 12:17 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] How would a band be setup for recording in the late 1920s?
> Hi folks, I am wondering if anyone has a resource recommendation that would
> discuss how a band would record in the late 1920s? (Specifically for
> Victor.) My colleague here in New Orleans tells me that the instrumentalists
> would arrange themselves around a microphone in a semicircle, the loudest
> instruments being staggered further away. The vocalist, meanwhile, would
> have his/her/their own mic some distance from the band, and the two lines
> would run straight to the machine. Does this sound accurate to you? I need
> to verify this setup and would love some resource suggestions.
> Thank you!
> Kathryn Hobgood Ray
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