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Figure 15

Pen and ink drawing of an orchestral studio layout for recording a vocalist with orchestral accompaniement

A studio layout for recording a vocalist with ‘orchestral’ accompaniment. Note that the violins are represented as horns (to signify Stroh instruments). Fred Gaisberg: Report from the Victor Talking Machine Studios, 1907