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Re: [ARSCLIST] How could anybody ever have thought this was acceptable? Rant
Bob Olhsson wrote:
From Don Cox: "Acoustic recordings were often made with more than one horn.
been able to find a picture of this, or to find out how the sounds were
I've never heard of them being combined. The reason one would record that
way would be to obtain multiple master disks from the same performance. This
same redundancy was SOP for electrical and magnetic tape master recordings
and is standard with today's digital gear.
There is a picture in Roland Gelatt's "The Fabulous Phonograph", showing
Lewis James and Elliot Shaw each in front of their own horn at Victor's
Camden studios. The caption explains that during a recording session the
singers would be directing their voices down their own horn; presumably
there would be another horn to pick up the accompaniment.