[Dixielandjazz] Recording Low Tones

Stephen Barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Fri Feb 28 23:00:27 PST 2003

Interesting about not being able to record lower vibrations as in
Beebe's post. I was in a discussion with a recording maven the other day
and he said that had Bing Crosby been born a generation earlier, they
never would have been able to record him properly and perhaps he would
never have been "relatively" famous.

I didn't fully understand the physics, but apparently the early
recording equipment could only properly record higher pitched voices,
not crooners. And that Crosby and improved  recording equipment came
along together at the right time for him.

Steve Barbone

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