The Producer’s Vocab #1
“Because half the battle in understanding… is the language that we use.”
Phonautograph (pictured): “A mechanical device, invented in 1857 by Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville, able to record sound via a mechanical pen recorder that traced sound vibrations collected via a diaphragm at the end of a horn onto a paper roll.” -TPM
Phonograph: A more successful version of the phonautograph, created by Thomas Edison in the late 1800s. It “again used a mechanical horn and diaphragm to collect the sound…experimented with metal foil, lead, and wax as a recording media, but…suffered significant degradation when replayed.” -TPM
Gramophone: Created by Emile Berliner, and “tackled the problem of degradation using the familiar flat [Berliner] disk with its familiar spiral groove…the discs were much easier to duplicate—allowing the pressing of records on a mass scale for the first time.” -TPM
Now we partly know where Gramophonedzie gets his name from!