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Encyclopedia > 45 (record)
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A 45 is a single which was produced on a gramophone record, typically made with vinyl. Its name is derived from the speed at which it was played, 45 RPM (revolutions per minute). The standard size of a 45 is 7" in diameter. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... In music, a single is a short (usually ten minutes or less*) record, usually featuring one or two tracks as A-side, often accompanied by several B-sides, usually remixes or other songs. ... 45 rpm record The image itself is copyright ©2004 by Daniel P. B. Smith and released under the terms of the Wikipedia license. ... 45 rpm record The image itself is copyright ©2004 by Daniel P. B. Smith and released under the terms of the Wikipedia license. ... Revolutions per minute (abbreviated rpm, RPM, r/min, or min-1) is a unit of frequency, commonly used to measure rotational speed, in particular in the case of rotation around a fixed axis. ... 33â…“ LP vinyl record album from the 1960s A gramophone record (also phonograph record, or simply record) is an analogue sound recording medium consisting of a flat disc with an inscribed modulated spiral groove. ... In music, a single is a short (usually ten minutes or less*) record, usually featuring one or two tracks as A-side, often accompanied by several B-sides, usually remixes or other songs. ... 33â…“ LP vinyl record album from the 1960s A gramophone record (also phonograph record, or simply record) is an analogue sound recording medium consisting of a flat disc with an inscribed modulated spiral groove. ... Vinyl products (such as these records) come in many colors. ... Revolutions per minute (abbreviated rpm, RPM, r/min, or min-1) is a unit of frequency, commonly used to measure rotational speed, in particular in the case of rotation around a fixed axis. ...


These small discs usually contained one song on each side which resulted in calling such a record a "single".


Originally, the 45 RPM record was introduced as a longer play version of the 78 RPM discs. The first 45 RPM records were monaural, with recordings on both sides of the disc. Produced in several sizes, the 7", large hole version became the most popular. As stereo recordings became popular in the 1960s, almost all 45 RPM records were produced in stereo by the end of the decade. 78 (seventy-eight) is the natural number following 77 and followed by 79. ... Monaural (often shortened to mono) sound reproduction is single-channel. ... Symbol for stereo Stereophonic sound, commonly called stereo, is the reproduction of sound, using two independent audio channels, through a pair of widely separated speaker systems, in such a way as to create a pleasant and natural impression of sound heard from various directions as in natural hearing. ...


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Gramophone record - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (7755 words)
Such records were usually sold separately, in plain paper or cardboard sleeves that may have been printed to show producer of the retailer's name and sometimes in collections held in paper sleeves in a cardboard or leather book, similar to a photograph album, and called record albums.
While a 78 rpm record is brittle and relatively easily broken, both the microgroove LP 33rpm record and the 45 rpm single records are made from vinyl plastic which is flexible and unbreakable in normal use.
Records are made at large manufacturing plants, either owned by the major labels, or run by independent operators to whom smaller operations and independent labels could go for smaller runs.
Single (music) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1344 words)
In the older record format, there was no "track 1" as the disc itself was reversible, so the difference between an A-side and a B-side was one of promotion.
The first 45 RPM records were monaural, with recordings on both sides of the disc.
As stereo recordings became popular in the 1960s, almost all 45 RPM records were produced in stereo by the end of the decade.
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