|Amazing meeting. One of the best I can recall.
|As the cylinder recording engineer for this NJAS session, I agree with Victor that the wax cylinder recording was unsuccessful. I did not get the quality of sound that is usually attainable. Long story short (since space is limited here), I was using a new type of cylinder blank, to allow for more duration. They ship in a large diameter. Since it wasn’t my time-tested approach, I misjudged the needed diameter when I shaved the cylinders in preparation for the session. Follow these two links for better examples: A recording made for the Audio Engineering Society New York Section meeting at New York University on December 4, 2012: <https://www.box.com/s/4tr3hwucicgdz6p9acjc>. A recording made for students at The College of New Jersey on September 23, 2010: <https://www.box.com/s/8wryimxthzn28106rl3b>.
|Well, we are really raising the bar with this meeting! People will be talking about it for years to come.
|So interesting to hear the audio terms like clipping and signal to noise ratio being part of cutting a cylinder well. And the cylinder blanks are still being made! About the comparison. Using the ribbon mic for the reel to reel was a good idea which turned out to be better for recording a violin and piano in an open room. These are the decisions a sound engineer makes and an audiophile listens to.
|Well, I'm prejudiced, but I really liked this one. Hopefully we'll have some audio and video records for the members from the meeting.
|The live music was great, but the wax recording was a waste of time IMHO.
|Would encourage everyone to get to the Edison Museum in West Orange -- great to take the kids.