Edouard-Léon Scott de Martinville invented sound recording twenty years before Thomas Edison re-invented it. But his phonautograph is only one of his many accomplishments. Our upcoming release, Edouard-Léon Scott de Martinville, Inventor of Sound Recording: A Bicentennial Tribute, tells his story in depth. This extensively illustrated 48-page softcover book presents new research on Scott and his role as the father of sound recording. Included is a 33-1/3 flexi disc with phonautograms not only by Scott, but also by famous inventors who were inspired by him and his invention: Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison and Emile Berliner. A link to stream or download the audio is included as well.
TODAY IN ACOUSTIC HISTORY
1860 — Eugene Cowles was born in Stanstead Plain, Quebec Canada
1893 — William J. Halley was born in Hoboken, New Jersey
You fans of our Phonographic Yearbook series have waited a long time for the newest one, so we have a little gift for you. We had a lot of great material from which to choose our playlist for “19...read full post → posted: February 3, 2017