Because Blumlein was killed during WW II it is obvious that he was not
the engineer who Keith Hardwicke was referring to. Besides, Blumlein
was in research and development, not in record production or cutting.
By the way, Blumlein was NOT the the one who discovered the art of
stereo recording. Arthur C. Keller of Bell Labs was doing stereo
recordings in the Capitol Theater in 1927, four years before Blumlein
envisioned it. Keller did stereo recordings of Stoki and the Phila in
1931. the Brits have done a dandy promotional campaign for Blumlein
which is why he is "credited by most" even if the "most" are wrong.
Mike Biel [log in to unmask]
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Accidental stereo (again)
From: Paul Stamler <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Sat, August 30, 2014 2:37 am
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On 8/29/2014 10:05 PM, Tom Daly wrote:
> I believe the guy whose name you referenced in your post was Alan D.
> Blumlein. He is the man credited by most as discovering (not inventing)
> the art of stereo recording, which he wanted to perfect but could not
> obtain financial backing.
Well, it was the depths of the Depression, which hit the UK as badly as
it did the USA. When the Depression ended Blumlein didn't have the
chance to go back to stereo; World War II was being fought, and he was
developing radar systems. He was killed in a plane crash while testing
one of them. A terrible loss; he was a brilliant man.