Principles of Sound Recording

  • John M. Eargle


As a commercial enterprise, sound recording dates from the late 1870s. Edison’s crude demonstration of reproduction of speech sounds indented on tinfoil led to an industry that thrived despite severe limitations in acoustical bandwidth, noise, and distortion. For the first fifty years the art and science of recording and playback remained entirely acoustomechanical in nature.


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