re·​cord·​ist | \ ri-ˈkȯr-dist How to pronounce recordist (audio) \

Definition of recordist

: one who records sound (as on magnetic tape)

Examples of recordist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Professor ten Cate ‘got all his ducks in a row’ by tracking down the recordist, who is still alive. Grrlscientist, Forbes, 7 Sep. 2021 That’s the pseudonym of Jacob Job, a natural-sounds recordist at Colorado State University who also works with the national parks. Krista Langlois, Outside Online, 11 Apr. 2020 One of the recordists, Steve Peters, says any performer who wants to move around the room and seek different sonic opportunities is free to do so. Tom Keogh, The Seattle Times, 21 Aug. 2018 Gordon Hempton is a botanist and sound recordist whose natural soundscapes for PBS have won him an Emmy. Ken Jennings, Condé Nast Traveler, 11 June 2018 Over the past decade, Norwegian artist Jana Winderen has emerged as one of the most exciting active field recordists, able to locate exquisite harmonies and melodic shapes in natural sounds. Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader, 29 Mar. 2018 Murray: The location recordist used tiny mics that were hidden in the motion-capture suits. Cristy Lytal,, 21 Dec. 2017 Sound designer and sound recordist John Paul Fasal, who recorded and designed many of the jet aircraft sound effects in Top Gun, will receive the Motion Picture Sound Editors' Career Achievement Award on Feb. 18 at the MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of recordist

circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

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15 Sep 2021

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“Recordist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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