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...

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....

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...

Pandora everywhere: Internet radio service no longer available outside U.S

Pandora Internet Radio has blocked international users, citing a lack of licensing agreements, and introduced a mobile and wireless platform: Pandora Everywhere. While file-sharing systems...

What is Pirate Radio? – A brief history of Pirate Radio

Pirate Radio doesn't involve peg-legged swashbucklers attacking radio stations. Rather, it's the illegal use of broadcast signals for personal purposes. Has there ever been a...

Guide to Urban Field Recording and Street Recording

Technology has made urban field recording easier, but fieldcraft is essential to getting good street sound recordings. Recordists make urban field recordings for all sorts...

Best Wireless Headphones

The best wireless headphones can provide high quality audio for game play, watching TV and listening to music. Here are some of the best...

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...

Audio Engineering – Compression (The Basics)

Using compression when dealing with audio can play an incredibly important part in getting a good sound. The following offers a quick look at some...

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...