The book is very well written, and appears to be exhaustively researched.
The following chapter resumes focus on recording technology, and it's the best history of tape recording I've read, because it's the most complete.
I'd recommend this book as must reading for most music pros down to anyone who's logged a bunch of thought about audio recording.
I read this book on the suggestion of Mike Johnston of The Online Photographer. An audiophile as well as a master photographer, Johnston keyed in on one of the outstanding aspects... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ben Rothfeld
I've read lots of books about recording, but this one was the most fun, and interesting to learn about the impact the technology had, not just manufacturing of it.Published 2 months ago by Kris Brzescinski
Incredibly entertaining, in-depth look at music history. Couldn't put it down.Published 4 months ago by Jason Sliger
Really interesting look at the history of recorded sound.Published 7 months ago by Charles F. Steck
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book from the perspective of an audiophile. I have recommended it repeatedly to many friends.Published 10 months ago by hifidr
I'm almost done with chapter 2, but am already finding this book very informative and well-researched. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Chris K.
One of the best books I've ever read. I would recommend as a Text book in music industry college courses. The only thing missing is an accompanying CD to listen to sound samples. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Evelyn T Simons
Fascinating book that goes into the history of sound recording including somewhat of a philosophical, psychological and sociological perspective along with the nuts and bolts of... Read morePublished 19 months ago by S. Williams
Looks promising..just haven't had time to get into it. Showed up in good order, though and will be read on the next airplane trip.Published 20 months ago by Fred