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A Visual History Of Audio Innovation Of The Twentieth Century - Nine Vintage Films Packed Into Four Historic Hours, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS In An Archival Quality 2 Disc All Regions Format DVD Set, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! #Audio #AudioRecording #AudioRecordingHistory #Phonograph #Gramophone #Records #RecordPlayer #Inventions #GreatInventions #RecordedSound #TapeRecording #DiscRecording #LPRecords #RecordManufacturing #Technology #ScienceHistory #TechnologyHistory #AudioRestoration #MusicIndustry #Wurlitzer #JukeBoxes #CommandPerformance #RCA #HiFi #StereophonicRecording #Stereo #MelBlanc #BillyMay #Bozo #LesPaul #MaryFord #DeanMartin #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
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A REVOLUTIONARY NEW TRIUMPH IN TAPE (1958, 14:54)
Before there was the diminutive audio cassette, there was this enormous predecessor, which for all its obscurity laid the technological groundwork for high quality miniaturization of future audio components and formats. But first, a showing of LIVING STEREO, featured later on in this DVD, introduces the subject of hi-fidelity sound.
A VISIT TO WURLITZER (1950, 40:19)
The classic color manufacturing film of the cold war era, giving the viewer a tour of the famed Wurlitzer "coin-operated phonograph" (a.k.a. "jukebox") factory of North Tonawanda, N. Y. and showing off its facilities, location and manufacturing processes.
COMMAND PERFORMANCE (1942, 18:58)
Made at a time when the 78 RPM phonograph record was in its heyday and serving worldwide to keep morale high during the Second World War, this extraordinary film illuminates exactly how phonograph records were created, starting from the recording studio through the creation of master discs all the way to the the finished phonograph product on the factory floor.
HOW TO LISTEN TO...NEW DIMENSIONS IN SOUND (1957, 17:44)
RCA proudly unveils its innovation in audio, stereo sound and hi-fidelity reproduction. What we nowadays consider to be the audio quality that makes a recording sound "modern" originated in this extraordinary technological advance. The last 3 1/2 minutes of this film was intended to be projected while one of the new stereo audio systems being promoted in this film played the audio track separately.
LIVING STEREO (1958, 7:42)
Take a ride through a record groove as the grooviness takes you up, down & all around another filmed example of the pride of RCA circa late 1950s, the stereophonic recording.
THE SOUND AND THE STORY (1956, 58:50)
RCA's lucid, detailed explanation on how the long playing 33 1/3 "LP" vinyl record recording, the medium through which the world first heard high-fidelity a.k.a. "Hi-Fi" sound, was produced, recorded, and manufactured.
SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCTION (SOUND ON FILM) (1943, 10:39)
An excellent explanation of how sound recordings are put onto motion picture film with plenty of great and easy-to-understand diagrams and clever animations.
WANNA BUY A RECORD? (1951, 29:58)
A beautiful color film starring the famous voice of Bugs Bunny and many other cartoon characters Mel Blanc, the famous TV theme music composer Billy May (Batman, Batgirl, The Green Hornet , Naked City, etc), with special appearances by Bozo the Clown, Les Paul and Mary Ford, and Dean Martin, wherein the makings of a phonograph record within the domain of the Capitol Records company are shown from their initial recordings in Hollywood, California to their manufacture in Scranton, Pennsylvania, for the purposes of motivating the label's executives, never having been shown to the public. A rare gem!
INVENTION: MICKEY HART'S SMITHSONIAN AUDIO RESTORATION PROJECT / THE INVENTION OF THE PHONOGRAPH (1990, 13 Minutes.)
A Smithsonian tv series production that documents Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Harts' digital audio restoration project for the Smithsonian of their Folkways record label disc collection, followed by a brief history of the key moments in the development of the phonograph record.
The history of sound recording - which has progressed in waves, driven by the invention and commercial introduction of new technologies - can be roughly divided into four main periods: The Acoustic era (1877-1925); The Electrical era (1925-1945); The Magnetic era (1945-1975); The Digital era (1975-present). Experiments in capturing sound on a recording medium for preservation and reproduction began in earnest during the Industrial Revolution of the 1800s. Many pioneering attempts to record and reproduce sound were made during the latter half of the 19th century - notably Scott's phonautograph of 1857 - and these efforts culminated in the invention of the phonograph by Thomas Edison in 1877. Digital recording emerged in the late 20th century and has since flourished with the popularity of digital music and online streaming services.