Paul Wendeler

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In the mid-1880s, as a student of medicine, surgery and obstetrics at the University of Kiel, he set out to obtain, for his dissertation, visual records of the sound waves corresponding to consonants.

As the sound-recording instrument for this project, he used a modified phonautograph called the "Sprachzeichner" (or "speech-depicter") designed by his mentor, Victor Hensen, a professor of physiology, better known for his pioneering work in marine biology (he coined the term "plankton").

As a result of his experiments, we have, at least, what is believed to be the first recording of a spoken German word: "Karre".
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DTD-25 Paul Wendeler - Pictures Of Sound: One Thousand Years Of Educed Audio: 980-1980 album art Patrick Feaster Karre and 4 more… Patrick Feaster - Pictures Of Sound: One Thousand Years Of Educed Audio: 980-1980(CD, Comp) Dust-to-Digital DTD-25 US 2012 Sell This Version