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Massimo Bartolini

Massimo Bartolini, ‘Untitled (Wave)’ (2012)

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Leon Gaumont

This was the first ever mixer with crossfader. The Gaumont Chronophone.

In 1910, the French engineer Leon Gaumont demonstrated his sound-and-film synchronizing Chronophone system at the Gaumant Palace in Paris, France. Gaument’s Chronophone had two gramophone platters, between which a deft operator could switch back and forth.