We received a couple of Evatone Soundsheets in a collection a few years ago
and donated them to UT-Austin's collections. One was released by I.R.S. and
the other by A&M. Pics of the two are up on our website here:
William R. Vanden Dries
Chairman, Audio Preservation Fund
Research Engineering Scientist Associate I, Applied Research Laboratories
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On Tue, Apr 21, 2015 at 9:43 AM, Hood, Mark <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I believe there was a company in Scandinavia that also manufactured
> flexies, perhaps beyond the geographic limits of Evatone¹s patents.
> And in Russia, there was a ³Sound Journal² (zvukovoy zhurnal), ³Krugozor²
> (transl. Outlook, or perhaps Horizon) that bound multiple flexidiscs into
> each issue. Apparently Khruschyov had seen them in the West and thought
> they were cool...
> On 4/20/15, 9:32 PM, "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >These were called Evatone Soundsheets back in the day. I have the
> >original demo kit that Evatone
> >handed out at an AES meeting. It included a political promo speech by
> >then governor Ronald Reagan,
> >some various marketing records and a couple of generic pop tunes.
> >Time-Life used these things
> >widely, inserting them in magazines to sell such subscription series as
> >"The Symphony," and "Legends
> >of Jazz". There were also Evatone Soundsheets bound into World Book's
> >Science Year annual. I have
> >one about dog communications and one with whale or dolphin sound
> >recordings. My cousin's high school
> >chior put out a Christmas album on an Evatone Soundsheet. There was also
> >one inserted in Audio
> >Magazine to put sound to their 2-part series about the history of
> >recorded sound.
> >The Deerhoof book/soundsheet idea is fascinating. I wonder how feasible
> >it would be today to have a
> >book with bluetooth connectivity and an accompanying app for smartphones.
> >When the page turned,
> >different audio would play on the phone via bluetooth.
> >-- Tom Fine
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Steve Ramm" <[log in to unmask]>
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> >Subject: [ARSCLIST] Flexi Discs are back
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