Reference Book for Disc Recording
On Mon, 16 Nov 2009, Ray A. Rayburn wrote:
I have posted a never before seen historic book to my website. It is the
"Master Reference Book for Disc Recording" issued in February
1940 by the
Recording Department, RCA Manufacturing Company, Inc. Camden, New Jersey,
USA. It is 386 pages in length and the file is 46.7 MB in size so
don't try to download it unless you have a high speed Internet connection.
Thanks to Doug Jones for the conversion of this historic book into pdf
This is the internal use only book that covers all the equipment used to
produce sound recordings at RCA Studios worldwide as of February 1940.
only 15 copies of this book were ever made. This copy was issued to the
studio in Hollywood, CA, and may be the only copy left in existence. It
my possession when I worked for RCA Records in NYC and they threw it out
It contains manuals, schematics, photos and more for:
Filters and Compensator Units
Microphone and Re-recording Mixers
Monitor Equipment - Meters, Loudspeakers Etc.
Recorders, Pickups and Related Accessories
Transmission and Schematic Diagrams
Equipment Assembly and Inter-unit Wiring Diagrams
Testing and Maintenance of Equipment
Frequency Response and Performance
Material and Dimensional Data on Recording Blanks and Records
can visit the download webpage which has additional information here
or simply download the book here.