The IBS Compendium of Audio Terms and References uses Wiki software to host the Portland Companion compiled by Antony Askew, IBS member 001, in the 1980s. It is not intended to be a comprehensive directory of audio terms; it is largely historical and BBC orientated, reflecting as it does Antony's personal interests, but nevertheless it forms the basis of a valuable record of the development of audio and of the early days of broadcasting. Some updating has taken place, with links to external sites where appropriate. Some companies are mentioned, mainly in an historical context, and it is our intention to expand these sections and add new ones where possible, in order to preserve a history of the development of the broadcast audio industry (which does not currently exist anywhere as far as the authors are aware).
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Please use the search box on the left to search for entries. Selecting "Go" takes you to the actual page; selecting "Search" finds the text wherever it appears. Note that this software is case sensitive, and also that to comply with modern usage we have changed Antony's precise nomenclature and used, for example, BBC and not B.B.C. Within the articles such text may appear in both guises, but the "Go" button will find only BBC and not B.B.C. You could also just start with, say Blumlein, for example, and follow the links!
There is no equivalent in wiki to browsing through pages, and there is therefore no index as such, but a list of all the pages can be found by selecting <special pages><all pages>, or using this link. Categories are being added as time permits.
We hope that readers will wish to contribute to the Compendium. To edit entries and add information to this wiki you will need to create an account and let us know you would like to be an editor. Many pages are protected from editing. If you think you have found an error on one of these pages that needs correcting please email the adminstrators, either John Andrews or Dave Liquorice, using email@example.com
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