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...

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...

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...

How to Play an Ipod Through a Car Radio

An iPod is a great companion on a long car journey. Here is how to connect an iPod to a car radio and play...

How to Start Your Career As a Musician and Get Your...

Are you a musician who is looking to get your music career off the ground? Following your passion for music can be...

Top 5 Reasons To Learn Guitar

Do you dream of being a rock star with hordes of groupies chasing you down the street? Or do you see yourself...

43 Best Blue Songs: A List of Popular Tracks With Blue...

There's something about the color blue that just seems to evoke a feeling of sadness or nostalgia in people. Maybe it's because...