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By the Smoke of an Oil Lamp? The First Audio Recording Found!

A beautiful and eerie, here is what is believed to be the earliest – ever recording!!
Listen here and here !!
The song is “Au Clair de la Lune,” recorded by Parisian inventor, Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville recorded on a “Phonautograph”.This a device that engraved sound waves onto a sheet of paper blackened by the smoke of an oil lamp! Hmm. I wonder if that would work better than Logic Pro 7….
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More via physorg.com and The Guardian.

3 comments

  1. …and BBC news reader giggles through obituary after hearing said recording here

    Comment by TheLaurelTree on March 31, 2008 at 7:10 pm

  2. Comment by TheLaurelTree on March 31, 2008 at 7:10 pm

  3. Hi lovely Lauren!! yes we heard that as well…couldnt help but laugh myself, sorry to say…: ) Agh!

    Comment by Analog Suicide on April 2, 2008 at 4:23 pm

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