Home Studios with High Quality

With newer and better technology sweeping through the home recording industry, alongside the advancing power of the PC/Mac, the market for home recording is advantageous. With newer and better technology sweeping through the home recording industry, alongside the advancing power of the PC/Mac, the market for home recording is advantageous for musicians or even freelance … Read moreHome Studios with High Quality

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 have for a relatively long time made getting free, if somewhat illegitimate, music downloads a breeze, there are a few innovative and free musical resources out there that offer more … Read morePandora everywhere: Internet radio service no longer available outside U.S

Home Recording Basics: Introduction to Sequencers

A sequencer is the heart of a home recording studio, but what does it really do? Sequencers of all forms and sizes have been an integral part of the recording process for a few decades now. There are analog sequencers, digital sequencers and software sequencers, but for the purpose of this article the word “sequencer” … Read moreHome Recording Basics: Introduction to Sequencers

Internet Recording Sessions: Musicians Swap Tracks Via the Internet

With the proliferation of high speed broadband musicians are finding it’s now possible to contribute to each other’s recordings on a truly global scale… Here’s the scenario – you live in St Petersburg and you’ve recorded a killer country song that is crying out for the weeping sounds of the pedal steel. You don’t know anybody who’s … Read moreInternet Recording Sessions: Musicians Swap Tracks Via the Internet

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 fragile analog recording tape by baking it Until the mid eighties the only method of storing master recordings was on analog tape. Whether quarter inch, half inch, one inch or … Read moreAudio Tape Restoration by Baking

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. In 1856 or ’57, years before the invention of the phonograph, French inventor Leon Scot demonstrated the Phonoautograph system for recording sounds. It used a diaphragm sensitive enough to … Read morePhonograph Records from Beginning to End (almost)

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 business history of the answering machine industry, click here, otherwise, continue reading to find out about early answering machine technology. In 1878, shortly after inventing his phonograph, Thomas Edison created a … Read moreOrigins of the Answering Machine