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  • Fri, Mar 28 2008 8:01 AM

    World's Oldest Audio Recording

    How cool is this? Cool

    adios,
    Carl

    Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville 

    recorded someone singing an excerpt from the French folksong "Au Clair de la Lune" on April 9, 1860, and deposited the results with the Académie des Sciences in 1861. The existence of a tuning-fork calibration trace allows us to compensate for the irregular recording speed of the hand-cranked cylinder. The sheet contains the beginning line of the second verse-"Au clair de la lune, Pierrot répondit"-and is the earliest audibly recognizable record of the human voice yet recovered.

    http://www.firstsounds.org/sounds/index.php

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  • Fri, Mar 28 2008 9:37 AM In reply to

    Re: World's Oldest Audio Recording

    Thanks for the link. I just heard it on Radio 4 but couldn't make out the words.


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  • Sun, Mar 30 2008 10:32 PM In reply to

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    Re: World's Oldest Audio Recording

     Don't worry, even a Frenchman can hardly recognize "Au clair de la lune". The document is, in fact, fantastic, and the inventor was genious.

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  • Sun, Mar 30 2008 11:06 PM In reply to

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     I was wondering if you'd be able to understand it, Sep!  Smile

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  • Sun, Mar 30 2008 11:17 PM In reply to

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    Re: World's Oldest Audio Recording

    In English, something like "(crackle, crackle) In the (crackle) moonlight, (crackle, crackle) Pierrot (crackle) replied (crackle, crackle, crackle)".

    Nearly as good quality as "(crackle, crackle) Mary had a (crackle) little (crackle) lamb" from a certain Mr. Bell.

    Why do they always pick nursery rhymes?

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    Re: World's Oldest Audio Recording

     Um, that was Mr. Edison, not Mr. Bell (or even Mr. Grey)...

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    Re: World's Oldest Audio Recording

    >> BLUSH <<


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  • Mon, Mar 31 2008 7:33 AM In reply to

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    Re: World's Oldest Audio Recording

     

    camoscato:

     I was wondering if you'd be able to understand it, Sep!  Smile

    adios,
    Carl

     I acknowledge, NO, Carl ![:)

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