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Mary Had A Piece of Foil

Recording the sound of a human voice first became of interest to scientists in the 1870s, but wasn’t truly accomplished until Thomas Edison revealed his tinfoil phonograph. 445 more words

Analog

Sciences of Rhythm

One of the foundational claims of my research is that, as with many phenomena, the way in which one approaches rhythm will impact how one thinks about it. 1,350 more words

Rhythm

There Ain’t ‘Alf Some Clever Bastards – Part Sixty Nine

Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville (1817 – 1879)

It is always fascinating to hear yourself as others hear you. Often it is quite a shock – do I really sound like that? 572 more words

Culture

Daguerreotyping the Voice: Léon Scott’s Phonautographic Aspirations

The oldest recorded human voice that can be heard intelligibly today dates from April 9, 1860: a ghostly snippet of the folksong “Au Clair de la Lune,” played back in March 2008 after lying silent for nearly a century and a half.  4,170 more words

Phonautograph

April 9

1860: The oldest known recording of an audible human voice is made. Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville was a French printer and bookseller from Paris. He patented a phonautograph on March 25, 1857. 501 more words

History

The Wow Factor in Audio Restoration

Some kinds of audio restoration are on pretty firm ground these days: declicking and decrackling, for instance, or noise reduction.  But speed variance correction—the removal of wow and flutter—remains an extraordinarily daunting challenge.  3,220 more words

Phonautograph

See the Phonautograph Turn: Motion Capture with Sound (1860)

You probably know that the phonautograms of Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville are the world’s oldest records of airborne sound, and that we can play them back today as audio.  1,497 more words

Animation