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How was the first sound recording done?

August 3, 2017 12:00:00 AM EAT / by Mutindi Musimba posted in ADMI, music production, Sound Engineering, SOUND, sound recording

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Did you know that humanity's first recording was done by Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville in 1860 in Paris? Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville invented sound recording when he thought of a machine that does for the ear what the camera did for the eye.  He called it a phonautograph and it inscribed airborne sounds onto paper, over time, to be studied visually. These recordings he called phonautograms. These phonautograms however could not be played back, they were simply inscriptions of the sound captured.
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Tips on improving your live sound engineering techniques

May 30, 2017 8:15:27 PM EAT / by Derrick Kathurima posted in Sound Engineering, live sound, acoustics

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Despite using state of the art equipment, having a lead singer who hits an amazing falsetto, and an amazing guitarist who slashes all the right chords, the crowd may still not find your concert enjoyable. Why? Because music is an art, a composite of both vocal and instrumental sound and as such, it must have a clear technique that captivates our audience. 

 

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