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All copies include extra plastic protect sleeve. Today we can enjoy the benefits of those higher-fidelity recordings, even if the original radio audiences could not. Initially, transcription discs were pressed only in shellac, but by pressings in RCA Victor's vinyl-based "Victrolac" were appearing. Other plastics were sometimes used.
By the late s, vinyl was standard for nearly all kinds of pressed discs except ordinary commercial 78s, which continued to be made of shellac. In the late s, magnetic tape recorders were adopted by the networks to pre-record shows or repeat them for airing in different time zones, but inch vinyl pressings continued to be used into the early s for non-network distribution of prerecorded programming.
Use of the LP's microgroove standard began in the late s, and in the s the size of discs was reduced to 12 inches, becoming physically indistinguishable from ordinary LPs.
Unless the quantity required was very small, pressed discs were a more economical medium for distributing high-quality audio than tape, and CD mastering was, in the early years of that technology, very expensive, so the use of LP-format transcription discs continued into the s.
RCA Victor introduced an early version of a long-playing record for home use in September They were to be played with a special "Chromium Orange" chrome-plated steel needle. The inch discs, mostly used for popular and light classical music, were normally pressed in shellac, but the inch discs, mostly used for "serious" classical music, were normally pressed in Victor's new vinyl-based Victrolac compound, which provided a much quieter playing surface.
They could hold up to 15 minutes per side. Beethoven's Fifth Symphony , performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra under Leopold Stokowski , was the first inch recording issued. The New York Times wrote, "What we were not prepared for was the quality of reproduction Unfortunately for Victor, it was downhill from there.
The dubs were audibly inferior to the original 78s. Record sales in the US had dropped from a high of Except for a few recordings of background music for funeral parlors, the last of the issued titles had been purged from the company's record catalog by the end of the decade.
The failure of the new product left RCA Victor with a low opinion of the prospects for any sort of long-playing record, influencing product development decisions during the coming decade. CBS Laboratories head research scientist Peter Goldmark led Columbia's team to develop a phonograph record that would hold at least 20 minutes per side.
Research began in , was suspended during World War II, and then resumed in All inch pressings were of grams vinyl. Columbia may have planned for the Bach album ML to be the first since the releases came in alphabetical order by composer.
There is also a CD of this album on the market. When the LP was introduced in , the 78 was the conventional format for phonograph records. By , 78s still accounted for slightly more than half of the units sold in the United States, and just under half of the dollar sales. Canada and the UK continued production into , while India, the Philippines, and South Africa produced 78s until , with the last holdout, Argentina, continuing until The popularity of the LP ushered in the " Album Era " of English-language popular music, beginning in the s, as performers took advantage of the longer playing time to create coherent themes or concept albums.
But for the '70s it will remain the basic musical unit, and that's OK with me. Although the popularity of LPs began to decline in the late s with the advent of Compact Cassettes , and later compact discs , the LP survives as a format to the present day.
Vinyl LP records enjoyed a resurgence in the early s. It was introduced by RCA Victor in To compete with the LP, boxed albums of 45s were issued, along with EP extended play 45s, which squeezed two or even three selections onto each side.
Despite these efforts, the 45 succeeded only in replacing the 78 as the format for singles. This series was labeled AP-1 through about AP, pressed on grainless red vinyl. Today AP-1 through AP-5 are very scarce. By very tightly packing the fine groove, a playing time of 17 minutes per side was achieved. Reel-to-reel magnetic tape recorders posed a new challenge to the LP in the s, but the higher cost of pre-recorded tapes was one of several factors that confined tape to a niche market.
Cartridge and cassette tapes were more convenient and less expensive than reel-to-reel tapes, and they became popular for use in automobiles beginning in the mids. However, the LP was not seriously challenged as the primary medium for listening to recorded music at home until the s, when the audio quality of the cassette was greatly improved by better tape formulations and noise-reduction systems.
By , cassettes were outselling LPs in the US. The Compact Disc CD was introduced in It was a hierarchical discrete matrix which used the SQ matrix as the baseband for discrete quadraphonic FM broadcasts using additional difference signals called "T" and "Q". CBS argued that the SQ system should be selected as the standard for quadraphonic FM because, in FCC listening tests of the various four-channel broadcast proposals, the SQ system, decoded with a CBS Paramatrix decoder, outperformed without logic as well as all other with logic systems tested, approaching the performance of a discrete master tape within a very slight margin.
At the same time, the SQ "fold" to stereo and mono was preferred to the stereo and mono "fold" of , and all other encoding systems. The rise of home theatre products in the late s and early s brought multi-channel audio recording back into popularity, although ultimately in new digitally based formats.
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Retrieved September 13, Archived from the original on Retrieved The overall sound becomes less pronounced at the top end compared to other parts of the disc. Longer music content takes up more groove space, bringing you farther inside the disc causing the deterioration to become more noticeable.
These sonic characteristics are also more apparent depending on the music. Music with a lot of energy and pronounced highs e. Sound deterioration on the innermost grooves is caused by the slower groove speed as the stylus moves towards the center of the record. This slow groove speed causes both cutting losses and tracking losses. The cutting stylus ends up having to fit much more sonic information in a shorter, smaller amount of groove space, causing more complex and rapid groove modulations.
Because the playback stylus struggles to accurately trace these grooves, you end up compromising the fidelity of your top end. The nature of the format means you can never completely eliminate this deterioration. You can, however, lessen its impact. By keeping the running time per side at an optimal length, you can avoid the innermost diameter.
Although it will ultimately depend on the musical content, keeping the length of each side of your record to 20 minutes or less would usually provide the best results.
You can get away with having a longer side, especially if the musical content is dynamic and not loud throughout. Another strategy to prevent the noticeable deterioration on the innermost diameter is by making sure that the last track on each side is less intense with a more mellow high-frequency range e. Ultimately, a quick and easy way to deal with these quirks in the vinyl format is to reduce the level from the cutting master. But it comes with major caveats if not done responsibly. Reducing the cutting level lessens the risk of sibilance distortion.
Less amplitude means less stress on the playback stylus, giving it a better chance of tracing grooves more accurately and avoiding distortion. You can also avoid the undesirable characteristics of the innermost diameter. Reducing the cutting level decreases the overall groove width, requiring less space to cut, thus avoiding the inner surface of your record.
You also reap the same benefits when dealing with music that has a lot of low-end vertical information. Check out the video for how to fit your clock mechanism into the hole in the center of the record.
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