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Listed under:  Arts  >  Media arts  >  Recording (Media production)  >  Sound recording
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Testing, one, two, three

Our world is so full of noise that successfully capturing sound can be difficult. ABC Open's Leandro Palacio has four key tips for recording good quality sound in different locations and with a range of equipment.

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Pathe Freres Pathegraphe language teaching device, 1912

This is a Pathegraphe gramophone device, featuring a 90-rpm disc and synchronised paper cylinder player. There are a number of disc recordings and paper cylinders with the device. The cylinders feature French and Spanish printed language lessons. The device was manufactured by Pathes Freres, France. The stylus head for ...

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Male technician operating a tape recording machine, 1973

This is a colour image depicting a male technician operating a tape recording machine at a recorded music factory. He sits on a vinyl-upholstered swivel chair in front of what appears to be new recording equipment, with a speaker mounted on the wall in front of him. The light source is a fluourescent bulb fixed to the ceiling. ...

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Ampex one-track studio recorder, c1953-58

This a one-track mono Ampex reel-to-reel sound recorder, manufactured from metal, glass, rubber and plastic by Ampex, USA. It was used by Festival Records in Sydney, New South Wales. The recorder features a rectangular metal cabinet with a handle to open the front panel. Two spindles transport the tape as it moves from ...

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Choosing the location for a video interview

How do you decide what's a good location for a video interview? Catherine Marciniak and Benj Binks from ABC Open have some useful information to help you make your choice. This clip is one of eight on making a mini-documentary.

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Setting up equipment for a video interview

Camera and microphone. That may be all the equipment that you need for a video interview but Catherine Marciniak and Benj Binksfrom ABC Open will show you that there is a little bit more involved in setting these up. This clip is one of eight on making a mini-documentary.

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Interviewing tips for a video interview

You've got your questions, your equipment, your location and your interviewees. How do you do the interview? Catherine Marciniak and Benj Binks from ABC Open have some practical advice for you. This clip is one of eight on making a mini-documentary.

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Basic equipment for filming a video documentary

What basic equipment do you need to film a short video documentary? Catherine Marciniak and Benj Binks from ABC Open show you some useful cameras and other equipment, and give you some handy tips on how to use them. This is one of eight clips on making a mini-documentary.

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Media report 1

Help an editor to check an article drafted for a magazine. Examine a column graph showing findings about eating habits, music access or petrol prices. Make sure the graph is soundly constructed. Look for any problems that may affect the accuracy of conclusions drawn from the graph. For example, check that markings on the ...

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Media report: music

Help an editor to check an article drafted for a magazine. Examine a column graph showing how young people access music. Make sure the graph is soundly constructed. Look for any problems that may affect the accuracy of conclusions drawn from the graph. For example, check that markings on the vertical axis are evenly spaced ...

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The futurist: music distribution

Use a selection of futures strategies to determine how a record company should distribute music content. Consider issues such as illegal file sharing, file encryption, hacking and copyright. This learning object is the last in a series of two learning objects that progressively increase in difficulty.

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First Contact, 1983: 'Gramophone'

This clip shows the responses of Papua New Guinea Highlanders in the 1930s to a gramophone played to them by two Australian brothers, the Leahys. Michael Leahy's black-and-white photographs and film footage from the time show the Highlanders surrounding and looking at a gramophone. The 1983 filmmakers have edited a 1930s ...

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Lessons by radio at Althorpe Island in 1963

This black-and-white photograph shows a young boy at Althorpe Island in South Australia receiving lessons from the Flying Doctor Base at Ceduna, via radio in 1963. With his dog on a chair beside him and a toy gun strapped to his waist, the boy is holding a microphone while he writes.

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Berliner gramophone, c1896

This is a Berliner gramophone and wooden storage box. The gramophone dates from about 1896 and was manufactured in Philadelphia, USA. The gramophone unit is set on a wooden base, and features a disc platter for playing records, a hand crank and a horn. The wooden storage box, which houses an instruction booklet and four ...

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'When the war is over, Maggie', 1914-1918

This is a recording of a British First World War song that was popular in Australia both during and after the War. The recording was possibly made in London, in 1915.

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Back to Tipperary days

This is a song, composed and recorded by Jack Lumsdaine in 1939, five days after the outbreak of the Second World War, about the memories of Australian soldiers looking back on the First World War. The middle segment of the song refers to the outbreak of the Second World War.

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'What'll we do when this is over?' 1942

This is a song composed by Jack Davey in 1942 about what military personnel would do when the Second World War was over. The song was available as a record and as sheet music.

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'Our eleven', 1930

This is a recording of a popular, topical song composed by Jack Lumsdaine about the Australian cricket team's successful tour of England in 1930.

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Six traditional nursery rhymes

This is a set of nursery rhymes from a children's record made in Australia in 1930. It features 'Oranges and lemons'; 'Pussy cat, pussy cat'; 'This little pig'; 'London Bridge'; 'Old King Cole'; and 'Simple Simon'. Each rhyme is introduced or followed by a spoken comment by Uncle Len, a pseudonym of Len Maurice, a jazz ...

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Speech by Marconi

This is a recording made from a short-wave radio transmission of a speech made by the famous inventor, Guglielmo Marconi, for the opening, on 14 December 1935, of a memorial to Sir Ernest Fisk, a pioneer of wireless in Australia and founder of Amalgamated Wireless Australasia Ltd (AWA).