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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

6 Best and Easiest Musical Instruments to Learn As an Adult

Music is a love language. And it can be the best companion throughout your life, especially your adult years. 

20 Types of Wind Instruments You Didn’t Know Existed

Did you know that there are 20 different types of wind instruments? Most people are only familiar with the common ones, such...

How to Improve the Quality of Your Home Recordings

Many artists start their careers by recording one or several singles at home. With the reach the internet has, they can then...