Friday, April 25, 2008

The World's First Ever Voice Recording

Go to this website: Now find the world's first ever human voice recording and get freaked out!! Seriously!!

Thomas Edison
Now get ready for the fact!! The first ever human voice recording has been long believed to be a milestone created by Thomas Edison in 1877. He recorded a phonograph recording of Mary Had A Little Lamb, a famous line from a well-known nursery rhyme. His first phonograph recorded on tinfoil around a grooved cylinder and had poor sound quality. The tinfoil recordings could only be replayed a few times. Ah!! So spooky that you are listening to a voice from someone who had been dead for century. When I first heard he only say something about "this is my first phonograph recording of Mary Had A Little Lamb." That one you can listen in

Thomas Edison: I am recording my voice for you my dear grand children!!

Imagine your grand-grand pa talking to you from 1877!!

Spooky enough??

That is what people had been thought for the last century until recently about a month ago. The oldest surviving phonograph record ever is by Frank Lambert (not Lampard) from 1888 Handel's choral music recorded at The Crystal Palace London.

Nope, no more.

I am recording your grand ma okay!! She wanna sings!!
Here comes the winner. From 1870, we bring you "Au Clair de la Lune", a popular French folklore song recorded by Edouard-Leon Scott. This phonautogram is the earliest recognizable human voice ever recorded. However, the reason why this only recently discovered is that his phonograph cannot play back the sounds recorded (no replay, no rewind). But thanks to the technology, it is digitally remastered (yeah right) to become an audible one but still low quality.

To be frank, it sounds like a ghost (maybe your grand ma) is trying to tell you something!! That's even creepy, people!! Looks like we need exorcism people!!

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