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] > >Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask] >Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX >Detailed contact information: http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm >Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.