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SeanF
2008-Mar-27, 08:12 PM
...and was never played back until now.

Cool. (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/27/arts/27soun.html?ex=1364356800&en=f98597c0206e2879&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink)

NEOWatcher
2008-Mar-27, 08:22 PM
...and was never played back until now.

Cool. (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/27/arts/27soun.html?ex=1364356800&en=f98597c0206e2879&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink)
Essentially, a write-only audio device until now. :D

Noclevername
2008-Mar-27, 09:49 PM
But Edison's was still the first recording to be played.

KaiYeves
2008-Mar-28, 09:20 PM
That is pretty cool. :-D

Chip
2008-Mar-29, 05:25 PM
Earliest recorded human voice - 1860. Interesting NY Times article:
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/technology/AP-Earliest-Recording.html

Sound excerpts below may have to be played twice as they take a moment to download which might interrupt signal.

Earliest sound recording 1860 woman singing "Au Clair de la Lune" - you can recognize the tune through the murky sound - rather haunting.
http://www.firstsounds.org/sounds/1860-Scott-Au-Clair-de-la-Lune.mp3

Samples:
http://www.firstsounds.org/sounds/

HenrikOlsen
2008-Mar-30, 09:24 AM
ToSeeked (http://www.bautforum.com/off-topic-babbling/72102-sound-recording-predates-edison.html)

hhEb09'1
2008-Mar-30, 05:30 PM
But Edison's was still the first recording to be played.

meticulously stitched back together, making adjustments for variations in the speed of Scott’s hand-cranked recordingSome cranks are bad,

In a self-published memoir in 1878, he railed against Edison for “appropriating” his methods and misconstruing the purpose of recording technology. The goal, Scott argued, was not sound reproduction, but “writing speech, which is what the word phonograph means.”some are good.

steve000
2008-Mar-30, 06:29 PM
some are good.

That's true, and some should Chill out big time and stop taking words [to be more serious than intended] and whatever else out of context. :)