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...

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)

The phonograph is the most recent prototype of modern turntables and it has been the one that was modified since the 1870s to look...

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...

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...

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...

How to Buy Wireless Stereo Headphones: Headset Transmission Types

Wireless stereo headphones use different transmission technologies, depending on the headsets' intended use. Bluetooth, infrared, and radio are options. Until recently, wireless stereo headphones have...

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...

Top 10 Grateful Dead Songs

Formed around 65’ Grateful Dead is one of the most influential bands of the time. They were significantly popular and one of the most...

Top 10 Songs About Friendship

When partying with your friends or just hanging out with them, one thing that we all do is play some tunes be it for...

Top 10 Fall Out Boy Love Songs

From their beginnings as an angsty emotional four-piece from Illinois at the turn of the thousand years, Fall Out Boy have discharged six studio...

Top 10 One Direction Songs

After competing on Season 7 of The X Factor (UK) in 2010, the English-Irish boy band One Direction became international popstars. With their magazine appearance...

Top 10 Country Love Songs

What better way to feel love but through the ways of the country. Country music has had more than its share of short, romantic...