Well, you know people, it all depends on the specific era the artist  
is (re) creating! It would be most excellent to use the correct  
hardware for the year of writing of each song... Just imagine the  
array of recording devices in a classic American song collection...  
Caruso to Sinatra... mind boggles.


Lou Judson  Intuitive Audio

On Mar 10, 2009, at 6:45 PM, Michael Biel wrote:

> Adrian Cosentini wrote:
>> Hey if you really want to go vintage I have an Chicago-Webster  
>> Wire recorder that still works, with the original microphone. Oh  
>> the fidelity.
>> Adriano
> Of course you could do the recordings on acoustical cylinders, and  
> actually there have been some notable cylinder recording sessions  
> in the last 10 or 15 years including the Fisk Univ Jubilee Singers  
> at ARSC in Nashville.   And we had a good demo of recording on  
> tinfoil at the 2008 ARSC.  Or it could be recorded on lacquer discs  
> like I had my ARSC talk on the introduction of instantaneous cut on  
> discs by Graham Newton.  That also was the session when I played  
> the Ultimate Columbia Double-Disc Record.  I successfully played it  
> in a CD player, and then put it on an acoustical wind-up Victor  
> Victrola VV-X where it played one of the Columbia Double Disc  
> demonstration records.  "A point to remember.  Columbia Double Disc  
> Records will play on either Columbia or Victor machines, and they  
> will unfailingly outwear any other record."
> Mike Biel  [log in to unmask]
>>   From: "Ben Torre" <[log in to unmask]>
>>> At 05:55 PM 3/10/2009, you wrote:
>>>> In my opinion, a Nagra IV represents THE golden age in analog  
>>>> recording.
>>> No arguments there.
>>>> Through the 1980s, NPR engineers often used them (and even more  
>>>> frequently their mic preamps) when making studio recordings.
>>> Didn't you guys also use the Philips MD-series boards back then?