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By Thom Holmes

The Routledge consultant to tune expertise is an A to Z exchange reference aimed toward tune scholars, technophiles, and audio-video-computer clients. It bargains short definitions of key strategies, biographies of key figures, and dialogue of the ancient improvement of the audio global over the twentieth century.

The global of tune expertise has exploded during the last many years, because of introductions of latest codecs (MP3, RealAudio), (Apple's iPod, DVD, CD-ROM), and software program (computer dossier sharing). Now musicians can create their very own audio documents and percentage them with listeners worldwide. tune scholars (and the common track patron) want a speedy consultant to this technological universe.

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Also in 1937, engineer C. N. Hickman demonstrated a steel-tape recorder that operated at the slow speed of 16 inches per second; the tape was made of Vicalloy. In 1947, Bell Labs developed the first solid-state transistor, which would quickly replace the vacuum tube in radios, home audio equipment, and all other sound reproducing equipment. This allowed for the revolution of the portable radio in the 1950s, which in turn allowed teenagers to take their music with them “on the road,” fueling the growth of R&B and rock and roll.

He died August 3, 1929 of a cerebral hemorrhage, at home in Washington. A few weeks before his death, he received the Benjamin Franklin Medal for scientific achievement. Berliner Gramophone Co. ∙ A firm established in Philadelphia, on October 8, 1895, by Emile Berliner, to manufacture discs and disc players under patents held by the United States Gramophone Co. In 1897, the company opened a London office under William Barry Owen (to become the Gramophone Co. in April 1898), and in 1899, the firm was established in Canada as “E.

Grinsted made Edison cylinders on October 22, 1891. Columbia cylinders initiated their banjo catalog in ca. 1893, with the “Banjo King” Vess Ossman and two lesser known players named Cullen and Collins. Steph Clement made a seven-inch Berliner disc, “Mittoam Gallop,” on October 18, 1896. Ossman made 11 records for Bettini in 1898. , “Belle of Columbia,” no. 2636) until he died in 1906. Fred Van Eps was the star performer later on; he began with Edison in 1901 and recorded until 1922. Van Eps, Ossman, and F.

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