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Recording 20th Century Music

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Recording 20th Century Music


reproduction technologies, music history, Eastman school of Music


Sounds of recording technology from Prof. Mueller's Eastman seminar, Recording 20th Century Music, Fall 2016


Darren Mueller



Items in the Recording 20th Century Music Collection

CD being loaded into car stereo and then ejected before playback begins. Ejection of CD is accompanied by a beeping sound. Recorded with Zoom H4nPro.

Dell Inspiron 1764 lap top opening its disc tray, closing it, and reading a compact disc. Recorded with Zoom H4nPro.

A CD player with 3 trays for 3 CDs allows for one to change discs without manually taking out and reinserting a new CD. The sound heard here is made when the user either presses a button on the remote to switch discs or what happens when one disc…

This is the sound of turning on and off a FM radio station that is not tuned in to a legitimate station on a multi-faceted Sony playback system. By using a remote, one can hear the static or lack of clarity in hearing a FM radio station when…

This is the sound made when rewinding an audio cassette tape on the tape deck of a 3-cd disk changer stereo sound system. One can hear manual starting and stopping of the rewinding process by pushing down the rewind button with an index finger. …