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12 Mics That Made History

12 Mics That Made History

Created 06/17/16

Presented here with the permission of the author. Microphone development as we know it today was distilled from telephone technology, whose roots go back to the mid 1800s. The word “microphone” was first coined by Wheatstone around 1827 and was used...

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Van Halen

Van Halen

Created 06/10/16

Rare Van Halen Pics...

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The Beach Boys The "Pet Sounds" sessions

The Beach Boys The "Pet Sounds" sessions

Created 06/10/16

Bruce Johnston, Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, Dennis WilsonBruce Johnston, Carl Wilson, Al Jardine, Dennis Wilson, Mike LoveBrian Wilson, Mike LoveCarl Wilson, Dennis Wilson (behind Carl), Al Jardine, and Brian Wilson.Here is part of the Pet Sounds session track a...

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A Short History of Pro Tools 1991-2008

A Short History of Pro Tools 1991-2008

Created 06/10/16

Audiomedia/Pro ToolsThis is “Audiomedia,” the precursor to Pro Tools. Two mono tracks or a stereo pair was its limit.The Mix Window did not yet exist. Audiomedia was available only for the Mac.The Audiomedia instruction manual, a mere 185 pages in...

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A recently airborne doghouse

A recently airborne doghouse

Created 12/01/15

Typically at an AM radio station, small buildings called “doghouses” are installed at the base of each antenna tower. Tuning circuits are housed inside. This one is located at a Clear Channel station in Virginia. The doghouses were not secured...

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Hot-Air Balloon Collides with KKOB-AM Radio Tower

Hot-Air Balloon Collides with KKOB-AM Radio Tower

Created 12/01/15

ALBUQUERQUE, NM—A balloon became entangled in a radio tower on the final day of the city’s trademark balloon festival Sunday, forcing the pilot and two young passengers to climb most of the way down the nearly 700-foot-tall structure.Bill Chapel was...

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Paquette Museum

Paquette Museum

Created 12/01/15

Photos from the Bob Paquette Museum...

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Old Broadcast Photographs

Old Broadcast Photographs

Created 12/01/15

Courtesy of the Library of American Broadcasting, University of Maryland...

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KBIG-KOST studio tour

KBIG-KOST studio tour

Created 11/19/15

Our visit to KOST and KBIG on January 9, 2002....

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KFI historical tour

KFI historical tour

Created 11/19/15

KFI historical tour...

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KOGA antenna tower blown down by wind

KOGA antenna tower blown down by wind

Created 11/19/15

KOGA–AM, Ogallala, NebraskaJuly 28, 2003Here is what happened, in the words of Chief Engineer Dave Geho.“First of all, this was KOGA–AM’s tower number one in an array of four.“The weather service estimates that there were 95–mph winds. The time of...

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Popper Stopper

Popper Stopper

Created 10/25/15

Pop stopper, popper blocker, pop block, pop stop. A variety of names is used to describe these filters, all of which are designed to reduce what Dr. Stanley R. Alten calls “plosive breath sounds” in his superb textbook, Audio in...

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Communication Pioneers Biographical Dictionary

Created 10/05/15

This listing, while by no means complete, provides a starting point for future de­vel­op­ment. The focus of this initial effort is individuals con­trib­uting to the art of audio en­gi­neer­ing. This page was provided by Ted Uzzle, editor of Sound &...

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