Origins of the Answering Machine

Before the telephone, what do you think people used for communication? How were people recording messages before the invention of phones and voicemails? The...

Overview History of the Technologies for Recording Music and Sound

Music is a soulmate to everyone. Music plays a very important role in today’s society. Ranging from passing out information, educating people, entertaining, and...

Phonograph Records from Beginning to End (almost)

Have you ever come across any turntable? Well, if you have, then you’ve come across a phonograph. The phonograph is the modern prototype that...

How to Wire a Phono Plug & Common Color Codes

The RCA jack or phono connector is widespread despite its poor design, this article describes how to solder it and the color codes for...

How to Use A Balanced Mono PA Cable for Unbalanced Stereo...

Microphone cables fitted with 3-pin XLR connectors or TRS jacks can be used for stereo signals at a push. Here is how to use...

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...

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...

Audio Tape Restoration by Baking

How analog recording tape from the seventies and eighties can be stabilized before being transfered to a digital medium by baking it. How to rescue...

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...

10 Types Of Violins and Their Uses

When you talk about musical instruments that have been in existence for a long time, think of the violin. This musical instrument has represented...

7 Types Of Flutes and Their Uses

The flute is a woodwind instrument that you can use for sounding. The flute is different from woodwind instruments such as reeds. It’s a...

13 Types Of Pianos and Their Uses

The piano is an instrumental type of string that produces sound using vibrating strings that run across a soundboard inside an instrument. When you...

14 Types of Saxophones and Their Uses

When you talk about saxophones, many people will only think of the four types which are well known. However, there’re many types of saxophone...

9 Types Of Speakers You Need To Know About

An electroacoustic transducer or a speaker is a system that transforms an electrical audio signal into sound. Before the signal is transmitted to the...