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Hi, Ted,

1947-10-01 was recorded on Jack Mullin's modified Magnetophons (an 
AEG transport with Mullin electronics). It wasn't until some time in 
1948, as I understand it, that Ampex delivered the first Model 200A.

And you're right -- nothing to be ashamed of other than the level 
variations in the homogeneous Magnetophonband Typ L that the original 
was recorded on and perhaps one or two imperfect edits.

Do you know where the original of that tape is? My friend Don Ososke 
made a few copies when he was at Ampex running the Standard Tape Lab 
recorded at 15 in/s from the tape played at 30 in/s. Both machines 
were ATR-100s. It was one of those copies that I digitized.

Cheers,

Richard

At 04:34 AM 2010-03-14, Ted Kendall wrote:
>Poor analogy. I have heard a straight dub of the first time the 
>Ampex was used in anger, namely the opening show of Bing Crosby's 
>1947 season. Nothing appalling there, I can tell you - technically, at least...
>
>
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Shai Drori" <[log in to unmask]>
>To: <[log in to unmask]>
>Sent: Sunday, March 14, 2010 6:22 AM
>Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] What do you think I should do?
>
>
>>I have already heard a sound file generated by image processing. 
>>Don't remember where it was, but I think it was someone here in 
>>Israel. Sounded horrible but it proved the possibility. Kind of 
>>like the Mark 1 from ampex.
>>
>>On 3/14/2010 7:53 AM, Michael Biel wrote:
>>>Alex Hartov wrote:
>>>>Shari
>>>>
>>>>Make high resolution images of all the pieces.  Use light at 
>>>>~45degree incidence from two side ( two separate pictures).  I am 
>>>>sure it will be possible to revive the music from that.
>>>>
>>>>   PS
>>>>
>>>>If you want I'll make it a project to recover the sound from the 
>>>>pictures.  I teach a class in image processing.
>>>>
>>>>Alex Hartov
>>>
>>>I hope it works.  I must make a comment here because I have been 
>>>preaching about the possibility of playing phoyographs of records 
>>>for 40 years.  I realized around 1970 as I took photos of journal 
>>>pages and paper files to use as microfilm as a replacement for 
>>>notetaking while researching for my PhD. dissertation that it was 
>>>great that I could capture the page in an instant and read it 
>>>later but when I took pictures of records I could only read the 
>>>label info, not hear it.  No instant capturing of the sound.  Dubs 
>>>had to be real-time.  But I was sure that if the pictures could be 
>>>taken so that the record was evenly lit -- like using a ring light 
>>>around the lens -- and not have wedges of light, the sound could 
>>>probably *someday* be played.
>>>
>>>When the design for the photographic system for the Rigler Deutsch 
>>>Record Index was being developed I pleaded with them to light the 
>>>discs evenly. But their ONLY concern was legibility of the label 
>>>and the matrix number markings.  But there are now unplayable 
>>>photographs of 700,000 78s in the RDRI films.  (For those who do 
>>>not know, the records were photographed and the data entered into 
>>>the computer from the films.  Instead of the records being moved 
>>>to the computer in those days of the mainframe, the special camera 
>>>came to the archuve.)
>>>Mike Biel  [log in to unmask]
>
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