Date: Sun Jan 3, 2010 11:10 am ((PST))
This is NOT the first stereo recording. It may be what disney would like
you to think. Just do a little research....
Bernie Krause wrote:
> 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. The first large-scale distribution
> of stereo records I got were from around 1954 (Segovia and Les Paul/
> Mary Ford). By the time the Beatles recorded (and with whom I
> occasionally worked), 3-, 4-, and 8-track machines were already fairly
> common, later to be replaced by 16- and 24-track.
> On Jan 2, 2010, at 3:56 PM, Klas Strandberg wrote:
> > That is a good observation!
> > At the time when Beatles e.t.c. made their recordings, loudspeakers
> > were often diffuse and stereo was kind of "new" and impressing. I
> > remember when we used to sit and listen and just admire that we could
> > hear the different instruments at different places between the
> > loudspeakers.
> > It=B4s the same, I guess, as when all those "surround" TV systems are
> > sold. All of a sudden you hear a machine gun in your left corner of
> > the room, though it has nothing to do with what anything like it
> > could sound in reality.
> > I hope I understood this about phantom power right..? I didn't read
> > the postings, just some lines which implied that pin 2 and 3 cannot
> > be reversed cause of phantom power.
> > Klas.
> >> It's interesting that our appreciation of different stereo
> >> configurations changes over time. I listened to The Beatles
> >> "Revolver" and "Rubber Soul" albums recently after not playing them
> >> for 20 years or so,..........
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