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(The New York Times)   Howard H. Scott, developer of the LP dies at 92. His influence on the recording industry hardly scratches the surface   ( divider line
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2012-10-07 02:45:14 AM  
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A pretty meh greenlight, I'd say. HHS's most distinctive early role seems to be the transfers to LP from _pre-existing_ recordings, where a longer (classical) work had been segmented across several 78-rpm discs. Being at first "on loan" to CBS's engineering division, he wasn't exactly pivotally involved in developing the microgroove technology itself. Plus, soon enough such stitching- together would be solved by "splicing" such 78s using the emerging magnetic tape technology, and *then* to LP.

Here's a good 1998 Gramophone article, which fills in many details:


/that said, microgroove technology still is/was an amazing technical stride, with a tiny stylus pulling all that complex information out of that little groove--and acquiring the capability to handle stereo only a decade later.
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