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The Development and Application of Synthetic Reverberation Systems

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Reverberation is an essential element of audio program material. This paper traces the historical and engineering development of synthetic reverberatiojn systems from the echo chamber through acoustical and electromechanical devices to the modern re-entrant magnetic tape reverberation generator. The use of multiple heads with electronic re-entry and the need for nonintegral spacing of heads and extremely uniform electronic frequency response in magnetic tape systems are analyzed.

JAES Volume 7 Issue 4 pp. 228-234, 250; October 1959
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