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History of Radio, Audio and Sound Production

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Subeetsha Uthay

on 17 February 2015

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History of Radio, Audio and Sound Production
Sony created the first portable CD player called the Discman. This was the first on the market in November 1984 and adopted for Sony’s entire portable CD player line
The Saehan/Eiger MPMan was the first portable MP3 player. The flash base players were only available in 32 MB or 64 MB (6 or 12 songs)
The audible player was the first production- volume portable digital audio player. The capacity was limited to 4Mb of internal flash memory, or about 2 hours or play, with a custom rechargeable battery pack
In October 2000, South Korean software company Cowon Systems released their first MP3 player, the CW100, under the brand name iAUDIO
ITunes media player, library and online radio releases for the apple device to download music and videos straight onto the device to take anywhere you go.
On October 23, 2001, Apple lifted the curtain on the very first iPod, which packed 5GB of music storage into a sleek white box no bigger than a deck of card, offering "1,000 songs in your pocket"
2007, apple released first IPod touch, which could be used as both a music and video player

First IPhone was released, and due to ITunes music many music stores start to close down because of lack of product sale.


Phones now have everything you need on them only the size of your hand, But artists who write music are now getting ripped off due to illegal downloads of albums online, also with apps such as the radio or sound cloud which allows you to stream music anywhere and anytime with no cost.

• The phonautograph was made by Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville in the year 1857
• His sketches were first made in 1854 and sent out to the French academy
•A Horn collects sound
• An attached diaphragm then would make vibrations to move a stiff bristle which then inscribes an image on a lampblack, hand-cranked cylinder
• Created during the Second Opium War
• Financial times were poor
• The Gramophone was made by Emile Berliner in the year 1887
• It’s a horizontal modulation of a stylus that traces a line on a cylindrical surface
• Lampblack is black pigment made from black powdery substances created from the not completely burning of organic materials

• The phonograph was also made in the year 1877 by Thomas Edison
• Released soon after the gramophone
• Thomas Edison and Emile Berliner were in some type of relationship
• It was said That Edison stole the idea off of Berliner
• It works in the same manner, tracing a cylindrical surface creating sound

First Magnetic Tape was used
First FM Radio for cars was invented in 1952
Transistor Radio created in 1953
Sound had static
AM Station made lots of money
FM radio used mostly from 1952 to the 1960
Person would talk on the radio about sports
First digital alarm clock with radio was invented in 1956
Sony started selling transistor radios
Stereo 8, Compact Cassetes and Compact Discs were invented
Record Cassettes invented in 1962
1964, first cassette player in car was invented
1964, first portable cassette player was invented
Famous Singers of This Time
The Beatles
Eddy Grant
The Barbarians
Elvis Presley
• The radio was invented by Guglielmo Marconi in the year 1895, but he called it the “wireless telegraph”
• Uses electromagnetic waves to transmit data
• In 1912 a man named Edwin Armstrong improved the strength of the signal using a regenerative battery

• In the year 1895 there was the first ever silent film
• Made by the Lumiere Brothers
• Includes live music
• Music is used to set a tone
• Helps with feeling the emotion being shown
• It started with small cities having pianists then later larger cities would have theater organs or even large groups of musicians
• The musicians not only produced music to set the tone but also to make different sound effects

Here is an example with Charlie Chaplin
• Thomas Edison created the first possibility to having a talking movie in the year 1913
• He connected his kinetophone, which was the combination of a kinetoscope and a phonograph

• The first ever broadcast was in the year 1916 by Harold J. Power and his radio and research crew
• Last for a whole 3 hours
• First to broadcast on a daily schedule

Radio navigation system was created
Kept playing same songs over and over again.
No improvements
Hitachi Portable VTR invented in 1976
Silent Movies to Talkies
Warner Brothers: Vitaphone
Fox Film Corporation: Movietone
Edwin Armstrong
FM Radio
Victor Orthophonic Victrola, "Credenza" model
Electric recording with 78 rpm disks
First cardioid ribbon microphone
Donald Hings
Two-way field radio designed for bush pilots of Consolidated Mining and Smelting
Military technology
LP microgroove record released by Columbia records
Magnecord PT6
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