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Re: [EXTERNAL] [ARSCLIST] Book Review: "Sound Recording" by David L. Morton Jr.

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Iím not anywhere near home right now, but I think this might be the book that makes a comment in the intro that he hopes he interpreted his sources correctly, and then when discussing instantaneous recording COMPLETELY misinterpreted what he referenced from me!

Michael Biel.

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From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Gary A. Galo <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 7:34:33 PM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] [EXTERNAL] [ARSCLIST] Book Review: "Sound Recording" by David L. Morton Jr.

Thanks for those comments, Ron. I think you were very generous in giving it 3 stars on Amazon!

Best,
Gary


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From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Ron Roscoe
Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 12:20 PM
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Subject: [EXTERNAL] [ARSCLIST] Book Review: "Sound Recording" by David L. Morton Jr.

Folks;



I started reading Stephanie Bonjack's article "The Importance of LPs in a
Digital World" in the Fall 2018 ARSC Journal and when I got to the end of the
second paragraph and read that "the LP with its larger diameter" [than the 78]
and  also "the 78 which could only hold up to four minutes per side", I wondered
where she got this incorrect information.  The Endnote cited David L. Morton's
book "Sound Recording, The Life Story of a Technology".



Folks, this book is full of errors!  The 78 records were issued primarily in
both 10" and 12" diameters, just like LP's are/were!  LPs did not come in a
larger diameter.  And, I believe the 12" 78 could hold 4.5 minutes per side.



I have written a review of the first ~100 pages of this book on Amazon, you can
read it here:

https://www.amazon.com/review/R33PN2EA7AQX1W/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_
rv0_rv



The 9 major errors I found in the first 100 pages were enough to convince me not
to read further.



It's really a shame that such a promising book is so full of incorrect
information.  I hope the author can issue a second edition with more attention
to these problems.



Sincerely,

Byron [Ron] Roscoe

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