Now available in book form

Michael Gerzon - Audio Pioneer

A personal account of early work and experiments, with words and pictures by Stephen Thornton

Michael was a remarkable character whose deep contributions to audio are now becoming more widely appreciated. This is a non-technical account aimed at bringing his early work to a wider audience. It contains descriptions of his published articles and a blow-by-blow account of experimental sessions, illustrated by dozens of contemporary photographs. These give a fascinating insight into a unique individual.

The book uses the same text and photos as the website. There are no royalties to the author: the price you pay is the cost charged by the publisher. Order the book from Blurb at:
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Chapters: Introduction; Early Days; Surround Sound from Two-Channel Stereo; The Dolby Experience; Microphones; Tetrahedral Recording; Commercial Quadraphonics; BBC Quadraphonics; Electronic Music Concert; Ambisonics; Michael the Man.

Large format (12 inches square), 84 pages, 146 black-and-white and colour photographs.