Digitalized evolution

Timeline created by Iker. P
In Music
  • Phonograph Cylinder

    Phonograph Cylinder
    These cylinder shaped objects had an audio recording engraved on the outside surface which could be reproduced when the cylinder was played on a mechanical phonograph.
  • Music Roll

    Music Roll
    A roll of paper with perforations (holes) punched in it. The position and length of the perforation determinates the note played on the piano.
  • Gramophone record

    Gramophone record
    An analogue sound storage medium consisting of a flat disc with an inscribed, modulated spiral groove. The groove usually starts near the periphery and ends near the center of the disc.
  • Reel-to-Reel

    Reel-to-Reel
    A form of magnetic tape recording which is held on a open reel. The reel is mounted on a spindle while the tape is pulled through mechanical guides and a tape head assembly. A second takeup reel collects the played tape.
  • Compact Cassette

    Compact Cassette
    Consist of two miniature spools, between which a magnetically coated plastic tape is passed and wound. These spools are held inside a protective plastic shell.
  • 8-Track

    8-Track
    A magnetic tape sound recordind technology. It was a further development of the similar Stereo-Pak four-track cartridge created by Earl "Madman" Muntz.
  • Compact Disc

    Compact Disc
    An optical disc used to store digital data. Standard CDs have a diameter of 120 millimetres and can hold up to 80 minutes of uncompressed audio.
  • MP3

    MP3
    Greatly reduce the amount of data required to represent the audio recording and still sound like a faithful reproduction of the origional uncompressed audio for most listeners.
  • DVD

    DVD
    An optical disc storage media format, invented and developed by Philips, Sony, Toshiba, and Time Warner. Its main uses are video storage and is capable of storing just under seven times as much data as the CD.
  • Blu-ray Disc

    Blu-ray Disc
    An optical disc storage medium designed to supersede the DVD format. Blu-ray Discs contain 25 GB per layer, with dual layer discs the norm for feature-length video discs and additional layers possible in the future.