On 27/05/07, George Brock-Nannestad wrote:

>> I would guess that in most cases, if not all, the original room was
>> not designed at all, apart from such things as putting the piano up
>> on a platform.
> The Gramophone Company
> in their recording rooms in Hayes (post 1912) had ceilings that could
> be raised or lowered by rack and pinion according to the task.

Interesting. Do you have a reference for that? 

> ----- Edison also performed experiments with performers placed on
> squares drawn on the floor (Harvith & Harvith).
Distance from the horn is obviously critical, but that isn't the same as
the design of the studio. Nowadays, everyone is aware of things like
live and dead ends, etc.

Don Cox
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