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Subject: 2. Re: Stereo
From: "Dan Dugan" dandugan_1999
Date: Sun Jan 3, 2010 10:42 am ((PST))
> Historically, the first "stereo" recording was the Disney film,
> "Fantasia." The 1940 soundtrack version was recorded in 1939 using
> multiple tracks recording (transmitted over special phone lines, no
> less) various classical pieces with Leopold Stokowski's Philadelphia
> Orchestra and then mixed down (mostly) to two, since that's what only =

> a few theatres were technically able to handle at the time. Folks were =

> mesmerized by the sense of space.

Actually, the "Fantasound" version, that only played in half a dozen big ci=
ties, was three tracks plus a control track of audio tones that live-mixed =
the three tracks to the theater speaker channels. See the fascinating story=

-Dan Dugan

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