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Magnetic Recording for Original Recordings

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Why did it take half a century from the time Valdemar Poulsen applied for a patent on his magnetic recording device for it to become the most important tool in the sound recording industry? This paper reviews the history of this development and dwells for a time on how and why it is the focal point in the everyday operation of the recording studio.

JAES Volume 25 Issue 10/11 pp. 696-701; November 1977
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