Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM Oxford Music Online. © Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in Oxford Music Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

Recorded soundlocked

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

Extract

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, ...

You do not currently have access to this article

Login

Please login to access the full content.

Subscribe

Please subscribe to access the full content.

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