Thanks for posting, Carl. All such information is useful and helpful. I
wish the photo showed them actually making the recording, instead of posing
in front of the equipment, facing away from it in a posed group photo. But
it is what it is.
The room looks reverberent ("live")--with wood floor and plaster walls.
Yet the acoustic records can sound pretty "dry." You have to wonder if
some of the funny resonances encountered on acoustic records were coming
from the room as much as the horn.
Further down the page, under the heading Columbia Records Studio, is the
link to that promo video that shows Rosa Ponselle supposedly making a
recording. It shows her actually singing (something--what?), but facing
the camera and not the recording horn, with her back to the conductor, who
is conducting away without any attention from her. It's phony but still
fun to see.
On Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 3:50 PM, Carl Pultz <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> From 1922, a Columbia Records studio shot. Another photo of a recording
> was posted there a few days before this one.