I found it supremely ironic that Neil Young would record a whole album of cover songs in Jack White's recording booth, and release it as an "Audiophile" version..
On Wednesday, September 17, 2014 1:15 PM, Lorna Fulton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Hi mike- thank you! Will look these up! We intend to build the recording booth with the record lathe built in, and continue to use the lacquer discs, as they work well...
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> On 17 Sep 2014, at 18:03, Michael Biel <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> You might check with Rainbo records in Santa Barbara. They used to make
> most of the discs that were used in these machines. And look up
> Mutoscope. There also was an Empire State Building recording booth that
> was not only in the Empire State building. It was similar. Indeed, the
> main problem might be getting blank discs because a regular aluminum
> base lacquer disc won't work. It crimps dimples in the label area of the
> discs to keep the disc in place. Discs were fibre base or thin
> Mike Biel [log in to unmask]
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] recording booths
> From: Lorna Fulton <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Wed, September 17, 2014 10:16 am
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> Many thanks- this is a great start! If anyone knows of any research /
> publications as well, that would be brilliant!
> Lorna Fulton
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>> On 17/09/2014 10:55, "CJB" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Google in your friend ...
>> etc., etc.
>>> On 17/09/2014, Lorna Fulton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> Hi, I'm new to this list, so forgive me if this question has been
>>> I'm based in the UK and doing a project recording contemporary
>>> musicians on
>>> a 78 presto lathe- one mic, one take, one cut. We're then building this
>>> a contemporary archive. The majority of the musicians are those who play
>>> traditionally inspired music (recently recorded Sheesham & Lotus & son
>>> (Toronto) and the lost brothers (Ireland)).
>>> We're looking to further develop the project by building a traditional
>>> recording booth- of the voice o graph type- the ones which used to be
>>> in the 40s-60s, which would then travel around cities, placed where the
>>> recording booths used to be, where the public could record a record, and
>>> there would be a range of performances from musicians we have worked
>>> I've already been in touch with the British Library and the British
>>> Archive looking for any archival/historical information on these
>>> booths, but they have been unable to find anything, so referred me to
>>> list. I know Jack White has a voice o graph in his studio, but aside
>>> that, am finding it very hard to find out anything about their history-
>>> anyone could help, that would be brilliant!
>>> Thank you!
>>> Lorna Fulton
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>>> t: + 44 (0) 7771 692971