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Matthew

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I am an avid Mac-user, nerd, musician, freelancer, and gamer. Ask me about my collection of M:TG cards! I've also got a horrible habit of needing the absolute newest technological wonder, whether it's stable or not. If they made a home-version of the LHC, I'd have 2. Additionally, I've been playing music for the better part of 14 years. I'm self-taught on piano, guitar, trumpet, trombone, sax, clarinet, bass, drums and other percussion, and around 10 other instruments. I also spend quite a bit of time dabbling in synthesizers, sequencers, and samplers. I'm also founder of Quotelicious where I collect and share the quotes I love.

Overview History of the Technologies for Recording Music and Sound

Sound recording has been around for as long as we can remember. Since we are looking at the technologies of sound recording, this is...

Phonograph Records from Beginning to End (almost)

Phonograph Record Technologies from their invention to the death of 78-rpm records Before the Phonograph There was sound recording before the phonograph, but not sound reproduction....

Origins of the Answering Machine

The answering machine has been with us since the late 19th century, although it did not become popular until the 1980s. For a brief...

History of Surveillance Recording

Today the issues of privacy, identity theft, and surveillance are always in the news, but the current "surveillance society" has been developing for many...

The Watergate Tapes: How Nixon Did It

A 1974 judge John J. Sirica appointed a committee of six experts in audio technology to study one of the tape recordings made in...

6 Best Turntables/Record Players Under $500 (Reviews & Buying Guide)

Nothing could stop our craving for that classic tone that turntables/record players could give, not even the rise of the digital era of music. With...

5 Best AV Receivers Under $500 for Your Dream Home Entertainment

Home entertainment is often an underrated investment for home improvement. It makes everything better, more calm and the home homier because it gives family...

8 Best Turntables (Record Players) Under $100

Nothing is better than a chill day or night with good music on from old songs, to jazz, to soul to contemporary. And there...

Best Raining Songs that You Should Listen To

There is something about the rain that stirs emotions and memories. When it rains, we just get lethargic and sentimental at the same time...

The Best 20 Songs about Fridays

Nothing beats the feeling of waking up on a Friday. Everything just feels a rush because it signals the celebration and party that come...