DAVID BURNHAM wrote:
> In any case when did this thread begin or did it grow out of another
> subject. I don't know of anything that would tie Blumlein to "accidental
Good comments David and I am a fairly new member to the list so I can't
offer any history on the thread. However. as far as "accidental stereo" is
concerned I have been impressed by various 78 rpm sync ups from the
acoustical era. I have a few tapes of some songs from back in the 1980s.
Before they used microphones in a studio and they still used horns on a
recording device, they would often run more than one cutting machine,
usually from both sides of the room. Much like primitive stereo miking. If
a person can find the 78s containing the A and B element, they can be
synced up to create an authentic stereo recording. Since it was not
intended by the originators I would term it *accidental*. The purpose of
the second cutting machine was as a safety copy in case something happened
to the main master. That way the session wasn't a total waste.
I understand these have not been in wide circulation because nobody has
tracked enough pairs down in order to make it commercially viable.
I have heard some of these.... seems to me it was Duke Ellington and some
classical works. I'd have to dig out my tapes to check and see if anyone in