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Loudspeaker (Revised 2019)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...A loudspeaker or ‘speaker’ is an electroacoustic transducer used for transforming electrical signals into sound waves. In other words, it responds to incoming audio frequency electrical signals representing music or speech and,...

Vinyl (Revised 2019)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...The vinyl record has proven a resilient format for the sale and consumption of recorded music since its introduction in 1948, though its fortunes in the global market have waxed and waned considerably. ‘Vinyl’ is the generic term...

Video Disc (Revised 2019)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...A video disc is the equivalent of a sound-only LP or CD record but with the added ability to reproduce pictures as well as sound. This ability involves the recording of television-standard signals and the decoding of the results on replay...

Radio Receiver

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...The radio receiver is an apparatus for detecting electromagnetic waves of radio frequency and amplifying them for the listener. With the beginning of radio broadcasting in 1920, the radio receiver created a new form of home entertainment...

Sound Recording Technologies

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...The technology of sound recording dates back to the late 1800s. The wax and tinfoil cylinders, precursors of the modern phonograph, were among the influential inventions that heralded the end of the nineteenth century and the start...

Sampler

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...A sampler is a hybrid device – both a digital sound recorder and a musical instrument – that was designed to reproduce the sounds of conventional musical instruments, thereby making studio production more economical by eliminating the need...

Hi-Fi (FFRR) (Revised 2019)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...‘Hi-fi,’ the abbreviated form of ‘high fidelity,’ is a term that refers to any sound recording that exhibits extended frequency and dynamic range. Used as early as the 1930s, the term came into widespread use during the late 1940s and,...

Music Software (Professional and Amateur)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...Since the introduction of personal computers and, in particular, musical instrument digital interface (MIDI) during the early 1980s, a wide range of music software has been developed and marketed to meet the needs of both professional...

Eight-Track Cartridge (Revised 2019)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...The eight-track cartridge (also known as an ‘eight-track’ or an ‘eight-track tape’) was the most successful of a number of ready-threaded tape media developed in the United States from the late 1950s. Issuing prerecorded music on open-reel...

Frame (Revised 2019)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...A frame is the smallest temporal unit used in the synchronization of audio, film and video equipment. Used as part of a standardized time code scheme of hours, minutes, seconds and frames, the frame usually corresponds to a single unit...