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Recorded soundlocked

  • Arthur W.J.G. Ord-Hume,
  • Jerome F. Weber,
  • John Borwick
  •  and D.E.L. Shorter


This article is concerned with historical and technical aspects of the means for recording, reproducing and transmitting sound. The material covered in the first section includes, first, a history of recorded sound from mechanical to electrical means; secondly, a history of the various media and technologies used in recording; and lastly, a historical overview of the recording industry. The material covered in the second section includes, first, the conversion of sound into usable electrical energy by microphones; secondly, the employment of microphones and other apparatus in recording and broadcasting studios; thirdly, the recording of sound on disc, tape and film; fourthly, the transmission of sound by radio broadcasting; and lastly, the reproduction of sound through amplifiers and loudspeakers. For the history of music in radio and the influence of radio on musical life, ...

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G. Grove, ed.: A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1878, 1880, 1883, 1899)
The English Madrigal School, rev. as The English Madrigalists