Cylinders Make The World Go 'Round!

November 20th, 2005

Whether you’re a fan of cylinders, or just casually acquainted with the notion, check out the UCSB‘s Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project. They’ve got over 5,000 recordings ranging from the 1890’s to 1920’s transferred from Edison cylinders, all available for download in MP3 (cleaned up) and WAV (uncompressed, but also not touched up, so they’re pretty staticy) format. Pretty hot stuff, considering it’s all free to download (from what I understand, Edison cylinder recordings are all in the public domain). Get going!

5 Responses to “Cylinders Make The World Go 'Round!”

  1. aerhaeron 22 Nov 2005 at 5:17 pm

    I am hard-pressed to find a web page on this site that gives me access to download these recordings.

  2. marioon 23 Nov 2005 at 5:22 am

    Try “Search Collection”. Or “Browse Collection”.

  3. babalumaon 18 Jan 2006 at 6:22 am

    hey, thanks for the plug. this is my project. glad you liked it…

  4. marioon 18 Jan 2006 at 11:44 pm

    Whoa, seriously? I love what you guys are doing! I’ve been showing the site to just about everyone I know, and downloading all sorts of songs. I thought the ID3 tags were a nice touch, as it makes for easy sorting into my iTunes library. Keep up the awesome projects!

  5. babalumaon 19 Jan 2006 at 5:15 am

    for real. glad you like it. did all the transfers and the id3 tags. stay tuned–we’ll be adding more in the coming weeks…