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How to Record Music


From the essay "Fieldwork: Recording Traditional Music" by George List (1972, U. Chicago Press):
The field expeditions of the Institute for Dialect and Folklore Research at Uppsala, Sweden, consist of a collector and a technician who travel in a small bus equipped with two racked tape recorders. The bus is parked in front of the home of an informant. the collector then goes into the house carrying a microphone attached to a long cord that issues from the bus. The technician remains in the bus, operates the equipment, monitors the recording, and switches the microphone from the input of one recorder to the other before the first tape is exhausted. (pp. 446-447)

...If only I'd had a small bus for my fieldwork!


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Blogger DTMRacerX said . . .

"an informant" that just brings to light too many hilarious images.    

9:41 PM, December 01, 2007


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