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Chasing sound : technology, culture, and the art of studio recording from Edison to the LP

Author: Susan Schmidt Horning
Publisher: Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015.
Series: Studies in industry and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Johns Hopkins paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Chasing Sound is a rich account of the development of recording studio technology and musical culture. It offers captivating new material and is a valuable contribution to scholarship in sound studies.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Schmidt Horning
ISBN: 9781421418483 1421418487 1421410222 9781421410227
OCLC Number: 928629495
Description: x, 292 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Capturing sound in the acoustic era : recording professionals and clever mechanics --
The studio electrifies : radio, recording, and the birth of the small studio business --
A passion for sound : amateur recordists, the Audio Engineering Society, and the evolution of a profession --
When fidelity was new : the studio as instrument --
Control men in technological transition : engineering the performance in the age of high fidelity --
The search for the sound : rhythm and blues, rock 'n' roll, and the rise of the independents --
Channeling sound : technology, control, and fixing it in the mix.
Series Title: Studies in industry and society.
Responsibility: Susan Schmidt Horning.

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