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Holomorph Recording

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A new concept in physical recording is introduced. A number of independent audio programs, each of them possessing many channels, may be transferred onto a single object we can hold in our hand. This object is defined as a holomorph and has the general property that all of the programs are found at every part of it. Not only is the holomorph immune to severe mutilation, but any piece of a holomorph may be used to reproduce all of the original programs impressed on it. It is shown that conventional point-to-point scanned records and conventional holograms are special cases of the more general holomorph.

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