I recall Ward Marston telling us at his talk at ARSC-NY that he intended to
revisit and redo those Bell Labs recordings, and as Mike said, he played us
a sample as redone. The LP's might have been his first big restoration
project. I recall there was an issue getting the timing of the two
channels exactly together. That is of course much easier to do on the
computer today. I hope he will redo those items.
On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 3:54 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> It would be great to have the contents of those LPs reissued on CD. I dove
> a little bit into this on behalf of the AES Historical Committee and was
> basically told it's a rats' nest and to steer clear. I was never told
> exactly why ...
> Meantime, I'm happy to own the LPs. What I'd like to see is two CD sets,
> perhaps with some overlap. CD set 1 would be EVERYTHING surviving of the
> Bell Labs stereophony tests, restored to 2-channel stereo as best as
> possible. The now-famous scientists talking and walking around a room is
> just fine to be included! The other set would be ALL of the surviving Bell
> Labs Stoki recordings, mono and stereo, restored with modern tools. If the
> LOC owns the Bell Labs disks, this would be a very worthy pair of products
> to produce and offer via Smithsonian Folkways.
> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Michael Biel" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 3:42 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Terrific 1970 Interview with Stokowski
> From: Mark Durenberger <[log in to unmask]>
>> My impending tome on AT&T Long Lines and the broadcast networks
>> includes a decent piece on the great 1933 three-channel test of
>> the Philadelphia Orchestra playing in PA and being reproduced in
>> Washington's Constitution Hall. Mark Durenberger
> Tome? Book, article, or conference presentation? I have a copy of the
> 1934 booklet they put out on the introduction of the broadcast long
> lines with multiple maps, photos, sample telexes, etc.
> Ward Marston has said that he is dissatisfied with the transfers of the
> Bell Stoki discs he did long ago and gave us a sample at NYC ARSC of
> what he could do now. He also mentioned that the Bell people messed up
> the second LP with reverb, EQ, etc.
> Mike Biel [log in to unmask]
> -----Original Message----- From: David Lewis
>> and recording is on the agenda: