Thanks for the interest in these discs.  Great to find out more.

I wonder if Shai uses Diamond Cut software for this task?  I used to use 
DC6 to correct for speed changes that were pretty linear and slow, e.g. 
batteries dying in portable cassette recorder used to record a 
professors lectures.  That was like eight years ago though!   Haven't 
had such issues to deal with since then, and I now see Diamond Cut is up 
to version DC8.


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On 1/6/16 6:38 PM, Ellis Burman wrote:
> Hi Shai.  What software/method are you using to do the re-pitching?
> Cheers,
> Ellis Burman
> On Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 12:51 PM, Shai Drori <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> BTW, I play them on a modern turntable and repitch later.
>> Cheers
>> Shai
>> On Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 10:23 PM, Brandon R Burke <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>>> Steve,
>>> Perhaps a silly question..
>>> Like Shai, I understand these to be Audograph discs. Is the Flexopgraph
>> an
>>> altogether different technology or name of the machine that committed
>>> information to Audograph discs?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Brandon
>>> ---------------------------
>>> Brandon Burke
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>>> Hoover Institution Library and Archives
>>> Stanford University
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>>> To: [log in to unmask]
>>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Translucent Blue Plastic Flexi-Discs - What do
>> you
>>> know about these?
>>> These are dictation discs for the Gray Flexograph.
>>> They are constant linear speed and require a special playback machine.
>>> When played on an ordinary turntable, they appear to start at one speed
>> and
>>> end up at a way different one.
>>> I have the machine and have transferred quite a number of these.
>>> Steve Smolian
>>> Smolian Sound Studios
>>> 301-694-5134
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>>> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Translucent Blue Plastic Flexi-Discs - What do you
>>> know about these?
>>> Happy New Year, everyone.
>>> A fellow Cornell Library employee just asked me what I might know the
>> type
>>> of disks they just found a stack of in a box of archival submissions
>>> (french lessons?).  Short of my experience with cereal box records as a
>> kid
>>> and magazine inserts later in life, not much.  Here are some photos.
>>> Without looking closely, I'm guessing that they play inside to out, based
>>> on the blank material on the outside of some of them.  And that the
>>> technology enabled multiple but independent tracks, i.e. that don't
>>> necessarily play one after the other.  The keyed spindle must prevent
>> these
>>> lightweight discs from slipping.  The few disks I looked at are only
>>> one-sided, but there are designations of "1" and "2" cut into them.
>>> Anyone have a machine made to play these?  Would it be foolish to try
>> with
>>> a standard turntable (after some closer inspection of the groove to make
>>> sure it doesn't require the turntable to revolve in the other direction)?
>>> As always, I'm grateful for the community to consult here!
>>> -Karl