Franz Boas Cylinders

Final Results and Full Length Scans of Franz Boas Cylinders
From the Indiana University Archive of Traditional Music
ATM 700 Series
Updated October 13, 2011

This is the general website for the IRENE/3D optical scanning projects: http://irene.lbl.gov/
This is the link to the V1.0-July 2010 report on optical scanning on the Boas cylinders; first results: Boas_Examples\Report on Optical Scans of Wax Cylinders from Boas ATM.pdf
This is a link to the September 2010 report on the full set of cylinder scans:
This is a link to a referenced document which provides more technical detail about 3D optical scanning: 3D-Scanning.pdf

Sample Excerpts:

Cylinder 0707:
Only optical version exists; note significant impulsive sound due to surface damage:
Boas_Examples\707 one pass_-102_1800_60_18000_1800_1.pri1-0-BN40-E-FFT7.wav-D1-44100-DC_FIR.wav

Cylinder 0711:
1984 stylus transfer excerpt:
Boas_Examples\ATM-0711-stylus-clip-10.wav
Corresponding optical version:
Boas_Examples\0711_-94_1800_57_1800.pri10-0-E0.2-BL10-OUT1-1-D1-FIR-DC.wav

Cylinder 0716:
1957 stylus transfer version (first half):
Boas_Examples\ATM-716-stylus-1957-1.wav
1984 stylus transfer version; note distortion due to skipping and jumping on every revolution:
Boas_Examples\ATM-716-stylus-1984-1.wav
Corresponding optical version; note distortion that begins near the end due to surface damage (see text):
Boas_Examples\716 one pass (corrected 360)_-100_1800_58_18000_1800_1.pri1-0-BN40-E-FFT7.wav-D1-44100.wav

Cylinder 0718:
1957 transfer version (starts about ~1/3 of the way in):
Boas_Examples\ATM-718-stylus-1984-20.wav
Corresponding optical version:
Boas_Examples\718 one pass_-97_1800_53_18000_1800_1.pri20-0-BN40-E-FFT7.wav-D1-44100.wav

Large Full Length Scans:
First Set: (0707-0718)
Cylinder 0707
Transfer Version:
Optical Raw Version: Boas Final Set\0707-full-raw.wav
Optical Filtered Version (high frequency noise cut off): Boas Final Set\0707-full-hard.wav

Cylinder 0708
Transfer Version:
Optical Raw Version: Boas Final Set\0708-full-raw.wav
Optical Filtered Version: Boas Final Set\0708-full-hard.wav

Cylinder 0709
1957 Stylus Transfer Version: Boas Final Set\ATM-1957 transfer excerpt-0709.wav
Optical Raw Version: Boas Final Set\709 full_raw2.wav
Optical Filtered Version (high frequency noise cut off): Boas Final Set\709 full_hard2.wav

Cylinder 0710
(Has a crack from beginning to about ~1/5 of the way through the surface; this is reflected in both the transfer and optical versions.)
1957 Stylus Transfer Version: Boas Final Set\ATM-1957 transfer excerpt-0710.wav
Optical Raw Version: Boas Final Set\710 full_raw.wav
Optical Filtered Version: Boas Final Set\710 full_hard.wav

Cylinder 0711
Boas Final Set\ATM-1957 transfer excerpt-0711.wav
Optical Raw Version: Boas Final Set\711 partial_raw.wav
Optical Filtered Version: Boas Final Set\711 partial_HardFiltered.wav

Cylinder 0712
Boas Final Set\ATM-1957 transfer excerpt-0712.wav
Optical Raw Version: Boas Final Set\0712 full_raw.wav
Optical Filtered Version: Boas Final Set\0712 full_hard.wav

Cylinder 0713
(Has a prominent seam down the axis which produces a “click” noise; this is reflected in both versions as well. It also seems to have a beginning portion of the recording which seems to have been an accidental recording which is not part of the song. This beginning has been cut out of both versions as well.)
Optical Raw Version: Boas Final Set\713 full_raw.wav
Optical Filtered Version: Boas Final Set\713 full_hard.wav
1957 Transfer Version: Boas Final Set\ATM-1957 transfer excerpt-0713.wav

Cylinder 0714

Cylinder 0715

Cylinder 0716

Cylinder 0717
Optical Raw Version: Boas Final Set\0717 full_raw.wav
Optical Filtered Version: Boas Final Set\0717 full_hard.wav
1957 Transfer Version: Boas Final Set\ATM-1957 transfer excerpt-0717.wav

Cylinder 0718
Optical Raw Version: Boas Final Set\0718 full_raw.wav
Optical Filtered Version Boas Final Set\0718 full_hard.wav
1957 Transfer Version: Boas Final Set\ATM-1957 transfer excerpt-0718.wav

Second Set: (0719-0728, 0740, 6074, 6077-8, 6093)
(Note: in order to be consistent with the first set of Boas cylinders, the second set uses the numbers on the boxes which are not necessarily the numbers on the cylinders themselves.)

Cylinder 0719
Optical Raw Version: Boas Final Set\0719 full-raw.wav
Optical Filtered Version: Boas Final Set\0719 full-hard.wav
1957 Transfer Version: Boas Final Set\ATM-1957 transfer excerpt-0718.wav

Cylinder 0720
Optical Raw Version: Boas Final Set\0720 full_raw.wav
Optical Filtered Version: Boas Final Set\0720 full_hard.wav
Transfer not available as of yet.

Cylinder 0721
Optical Raw Version: Boas Final Set\0721 full_raw.wav
Optical Filtered Version: Boas Final Set\0721 full_hard.wav
Transfer not available as of yet.

The rest of these files have no current stylus version available, unfiltered and filtered versions below

Boas Final Set\0726-full-raw.wav
Boas Final Set\0726-full-hard.wav
Boas Final Set\0727-full_raw.wav
Boas Final Set\0727-full_hard.wav
Boas Final Set\0728-raw.wav
Boas Final Set\0728-hard.wav
Boas Final Set\0740_full-raw.wav
Boas Final Set\0740_full-hard.wav
Boas Final Set\6074-Ful.wav
Boas Final Set\6074-hard.wav
Boas Final Set\6077-full2raw.wav
Boas Final Set\6077-hard.wav
Boas Final Set\6078-full-raw.wav
Boas Final Set\6078-full-hard.wav
Boas Final Set\6093-full-raw.wav
Boas Final Set\6093-full-hard.wav