1940's victrola sound

Discussion in 'rec.audio.pro' started by Sathyan Sundaram, Sep 1, 2003.

  1. From: Edi Zubovic (edi.zubovic@ri.tel.hr)
    Subject: Re: 1940's victrola sound
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    Date: 2003-06-22 23:45:03 PST

    On Sun, 22 Jun 2003 22:59:46 GMT, Musikboy <Musikboy@stringalong.com>
    wrote:

    >In article <Xns93A299673DAC2znexgnj@130.81.64.196>, Mark T. Wieczorek
    ><june2003.4.marktaw@spamgourmet.com> wrote:
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    >> mangel1234@aol.comSpamBGon (Michael Angel) wrote in
    >> news:20030622132332.07323.00001413@mb-m22.aol.com: <--->

    >there was a plugin by opcode called vinyl it was in premiere format
    >(might have been available as vst as well) that did a great job of
    >recreating the sound of old records all the way from 78's on up.


    Yes, the Opcode Vinyl. I think it has been discontinued -- but it has
    been available as an Directx plug-in too. It simulated all kind of
    distorsion and wow/flutter. There's a freebie doing similar things:
    the iZotope Vinyl at http://www.izotope.com/.

    Edi Zubovic, Crikvenica, Croatia




    Edi,

    Thanks for your suggestion. I used the iZotope Vinyl plugin with Cool
    Edit. I'm pleased with the result:
    http://www.nowhereradio.com/ink
    click on "Discography"
    click on "Ink"
    click on "Ain't on Solid Ground"


    thanks again,
    Sathyan
  2. tadtempest

    tadtempest Guest

    Here's a bit of Victrola trivia for all of you.

    RCA's trademark for decades was a Victrola with a dog sitting next to
    it, the dog's ear cocked up and a quizzical look on its face. Next to
    the picture were the words "HIS MASTER'S VOICE".

    TRIVIA QUESTION: What was the dog and the Victrola sitting on? (keep
    in mind the picture of the Dog and Victrola seen on album covers were
    cropped versions of the full picture.)
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    ANSWER - They were both sitting upon the dog owner's casket. "His
    Master's Voice" is what the dog was hearing from the speaker of the
    Victrola but his master was lying dead in the casket.
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    However a Victrola was not in the original picture.

    Berliner had not invented the flat phono record at the time the picture was
    painted and the picture was repainted (or copied) to remove the cylinder player
    and a victrola was substituted.

    The dog's name was Nipper because he used to nip at the heels of guests
    Richard H. Kuschel
    "I canna change the law of physics."-----Scotty
  4. Luke Kaven

    Luke Kaven Guest

    tadtempest@yahoo.com (tadtempest) wrote:

    >Here's a bit of Victrola trivia for all of you.
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    >RCA's trademark for decades was a Victrola with a dog sitting next to
    >it, the dog's ear cocked up and a quizzical look on its face. Next to
    >the picture were the words "HIS MASTER'S VOICE".
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    >Victrola but his master was lying dead in the casket.


    I've seen at least one site where this was claimed to be a false
    rumor. Don't know what to believe.
  5. I've seen the picture many times, and I'm virtually certain the dog and Victrola
    are on the floor, not a casket!

    Even allowing for morbid Victorian sensibilities, it is highly unlikely the
    artist (who was French, not English), would paint such a scene. And who would
    disturb the solemnity of a funeral by placing a gramophone and a pet dog on the
    deceased's casket?

    If it's of any interest, the original painting showed an Edison cylinder
    phonograph. The artist painted it over when the Victor Corporation bought the
    work.

    PS: I have a 3' Nipper purchased during a promotion RCA held about 15 years ago.
  6. Mike Rivers

    Mike Rivers Guest

    In article <vl9ddbejdde678@corp.supernews.com> williams@nwlink.com writes:

    > PS: I have a 3' Nipper purchased during a promotion RCA held about 15 years
    > ago.


    There used to be a couple of large ones around these parts. There was
    one on top of a building that I would pass going into Baltimore on the
    Baltimore-Washington Parkway. Now there's some sort of high tech
    incenerator where the building used to be. There was another one in
    Fairfax VA, on a hillside. I never learned why, or who owned it, but
    it disappeared several years ago too.



    --
    I'm really Mike Rivers - (mrivers@d-and-d.com)

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