Interview with Al Grundy, January 8, 2000

Project: Chasing Sound Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

In this interview with audio engineer Al Grundy, Grundy starts by discussing his background in audio engineering, starting with his time doing radio transcription. He then talks about various audio engineering magazines. The interview also covers disc recording and the difficulties of mastering records. Grundy then talks about bringing the first Neumann recording lathe to the United States and the advent of stereophonic recording in the 1950s. He then talks about his time at the Concert Hall Society and discusses post-recording. The two then talk about Music Center Incorporated (MCI), makers of recording consoles. The interview then covers Grundy's Institute of Audio Research and ends with a discussion of the Sapphire Club.

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2016oh245_chase075

Interviewee Name

Al Grundy

Interviewer Name

Susan Schmidt Horning

Interview Date

2000-01-08

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Grundy, Al Interview by Susan Schmidt Horning. 08 Jan. 2000. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Grundy, A. (2000, January 08). Interview by S. S. Horning. Chasing Sound Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Grundy, Al, interview by Susan Schmidt Horning. January 08, 2000, Chasing Sound Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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