A2 Edexcel - Music Technology

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1. Most Major Record Companies have stopped producing Vinyl Records as ...?

  • they are not as durable or easily editable when compared to digital media; overall it is more expensive.
  • they are difficult to produce.
  • they are not popular.
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2. How does Vinyl work?

  • Placed on a box that vibrates and causes the etchings within the Vinyl to shake and produce different frequencies.
  • An engraved copy of an acoustic waveform is etched into a hard but pliable medium such as vinyl. A needle then moves laterally in the grooves as the disc is rotated. The mechanical movement can be converted via electromagnetism into sound.
  • When you write data to a Vinyl the writing laser heats up the dye layer and changes its transparency. The change in the dye creates the equivalent of a non-reflective bump. This is a permanent change and can read the modified dye as a bump later on.

3. Vinyl Records are ...?

  • a collectable item.
  • scratch resistant.
  • used as Frisbees.

4. A Disadvantage of vinyl?

  • It cannot be played more then twice.
  • Repeated playing's can lead to wearing and decrease in clarity.
  • It cannot be stored at room temperature.

5. Vinyl Discs ...?

  • are still in demand today, being noted for its warm sound.
  • are no longer being produced.
  • are not as warm as Compact Discs.

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