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The Disk Drive as an Audio Recorder

Rumsey, Francis (1990) The Disk Drive as an Audio Recorder In: Audio Engineering Society Hard Disk Recording Conference.


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The following tutorial paper describes how a block-structured mass storage device, such as a Winchester disk drive, may be made to function as part of a digital audio recording and editing system: the so-called -tapeless recorder-. It outlines the principles of random access sound file storage and buffering, together with a discussion of digital audio requirements and the historical precedent for disk recording.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Music and Media
Authors :
Rumsey, Francis
Date : 1 April 1990
Additional Information : Rumsey, F. J. The disk drive as an audio recorder. Paper presented at the Audio Engineering Society Hard Disk Recording Conference, Audio Engineering Society, IBA, Brompton Road, London, UK, April 1990. © AES 1990.
Depositing User : Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited : 27 May 2010 14:10
Last Modified : 05 Mar 2019 10:35

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