The sound pickup means during the first half-century of the record industry employed an acoustomechanical system. The microphone, vacuum tube amplifier, and disc cutter initiated electrical recording at the beginning of the second half-century. The historical development, the present status, and the possible future course of the sound pickup means, and in particular the microphone, as related to the record industry are presented.
Olson, Harry F.
Affiliation: RCA Laboratories, Princeton, NJ
JAES Volume 25 Issue 10/11 pp. 676-684; November 1977
Publication Date: November 1, 1977
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