[78-L] Reeves Soundcraft Audition/ mobile transfer setup
dlennick at sympatico.ca.invalid
Mon Jan 12 07:25:34 PST 2015
If it's 1950 and it's the Symphonic Variations, it's most likely 78RPM with a
standard (2.5 mil) groove. Very few custom recordings were 33rpm microgroove
for individuals at this time.
On 1/12/2015 10:14 AM, Stephanie Gaynor wrote:
> Hi, I am hoping to get a couple pointers regarding stylus size/s to try with this sort of record.Â It is a recording of my mom's college senior recital from the University of Miami (April 1950).Â I will be visiting her next month and hope to digitize it for our family.Â Because it is precious and I fear damaging it by shipping it or bringing back with me, I will be shipping my equipment from MA to FL and do the transfer there.Â I am trying to learn as much as possible about this type of record before I go.Â I do have a variety of cartridges and stylus sizes and am just curious if anyone here has experience with this type of record and any recommendations for me.Â Unfortunately, my mom is not tech savvy enough to email me a picture of the record but she relayed that is labeled
> Reeves NY"Audition"Full Spectrum
> I believe there are 2 12" records.Â I don't know if they are 33 or 78.Â She recalls that the records were professionally done.Â I think she is performing Franck's Symphonic Variations.Â My mom mentioned that she remembers the sound quality not being great and that jives with what I have read searching posts here but I know she will enjoy hearing it again at any rate.Â I also am in the process of getting in touch with the UM Libraries and archives to see if they also might have either a copy of this record or a tape of the recital which I could access if needed.
> thanks in advance for any advice you can give me,Â
> all my best, Stephanie Gaynor
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