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INVENTING NEW MEDIA

EARLY SOUND RECORDING

So far, like all bad filmmakers, I have neglected sound a lot… The truth is audiences are happier watch bad visuals with great audio than vice versa.

Here is the first ever recorded sound – someone signing Au Clair De La Lune:

Edouard Leon Scott de Martinville recorded this with his invention, the phonautograph – a device which drew a line attached to a membrane that vibrated from sound waves, by drawing the movement of the sound it was able to be reproduced by scratching the markings into a material that could then reverse the process and move a diaphragm recreating the noise, then amplified by a large cone that bounces the sound waves along making them bigger

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