Music tech

Group 5 Music 1975-1999

  • 1st transcontinental telegraph line

    1st transcontinental telegraph line
    Western Union completes the first transcontinental telegraph line -- providing coast-to-coast communications during the U.S. Civil War.
  • Phonograph invented

    Phonograph invented
    Edison invents the cylinder "phonograph" used to record and playback sound. Originally thought to be useful as a business machine for dictation (like the dictaphone which would come later.) Other uses: recordings of plays pre-dating Radio Drama nearly 50 years.
  • Microphone Invented

    Microphone Invented
    Emile Berliner invents the first microphone and sells the rights to Bell Telephone.
  • Emile Berliner invents the flat record player

    Emile Berliner invents the flat record player
    Emile Berliner invents the flat record player ("gramophone") using acoustic horn and licenses technology to record companies who make "70-rpm" disks.
  • Louis Glass invents the modern Jukebox

    Louis Glass invents the modern jukebox (coin-operated phonograph) and installs it at the "Palais Royal" saloon in San Francisco where it is an immediate hit.
  • 12"Diameter Records

    12"Diameter Records
    The first 12 inch) diameter records were released on the Monarch label. HMV Italiana released Verdi�s �Ernani� on 40 single sided disc
  • Diode Thermionic Valve

    Diode Thermionic Valve
    Fleming invented the diode thermionic valve and, later, Lee de Forest the triode. Electrical recording had become a possibility.
  • Clockwork Gramophone Motors

    Clockwork Gramophone Motors
    Electrical recording was in the experimental stage. Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra produced the first million seller with �Japanese Sandman� coupled with �Whispering� and began a major new popular music craze that boosted the record industry throughout the decade. Garrard Engineering, a subsidiary of the British Crown jewellers, commenced manufacture of precision clockwork gramophone motors.
  • Linear Speed Recording

    Linear Speed Recording
    Mons Remy of Belgium and Messieurs Dolon, Renaux and Debrabant, of France, together applied for a French patent covering constant linear speed recording. In England Noel Pemberton Billing independently developed a similar system, UK Patent 195,673/204,728. Pemberton Billing is also famous for founding the Supermarine Aircraft Company which made the Schneider Trophy Winners and the Spitfire of World War II.
  • Microphone

    Developed technology for capturing sound with a microphone, amplifying it with vacuum tubes, then using the amplified signal to drive an electromagnetic recording head. Western Electric's innovations resulted in a greatly expanded and more even frequency response, creating a dramatically fuller, clearer and more natural-sounding recording
  • Vitaphone

    Vitaphone introduces a sound system to synchronize music and sound effects with a motion picture; It uses a 16-inch disc turntable that is connected to the projector. Operators have to continuously adjust the synchronization of the grooves to the picture, which was not perfect. link:
  • Bell Laboratories

    Bell Laboratories
    developed a 33 1/3 rpm disk system to synchronize a music track for the Warner Brothers film "Don Juan" containing music composed by William Axt. link:
  • Swing Dance

    Swing Dance
    The Duke Ellington recording of "It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing" starts the "swing music" dance craze. link:
  • Billboard

    Billboard magazine publishes its first chart of top-selling records. link:
  • James Petrillo

    James Petrillo
    James Petrillo's American Federation of Musicians (AF of M) Union begins a "recording ban" from Aug., 1942 - Nov., 1944 to force record companies to pay royalties, which starts the decline of the big-band era in favor of vocal groups and "crooner" vocalists. link: link:
  • Plate Reverb

    Plate Reverb
    EMT releases plate reverb this is an electro mechanical device. this is like a loud speacker but with out the paper cone.
  • Stereo Tapes

    Stereo Tapes
    Stero tape recordings first appear
  • Mellotron

    This is the first keyboard to actually give you the sound of the actual instrusment.
  • Robert Moog

    Robert Moog
    Robert Moog shows elements of his first synthesizers.
  • CPU

    CPU is invented. Until now, all electronic equipment has used discrete components to do particular jobs.
  • The Video Casstette is Ceated

    The Video Casstette is Ceated
  • Formats VHS

    Formats VHS
    Video tape in a large cassette format introduced by both JVC and Panasonic in the year of.
  • Ethernet

  • Invention Of the Dolby Casette Tape

    Invention Of the Dolby Casette Tape
    The Dolby A, C, and the short lived Dolby S were a revolution in portable music. Both were made by the Sony Company.
  • Invention of the Floppy Disk

    Invention of the Floppy Disk
    Invented by Allan Shugart in 1952 first sold in 1976 by Sony.
  • Ink Jet Printers

    Ink Jet Printers
    First introduced in 1953 then sold in mass in 1977.
  • The FCC Requires Cable TV systems

    The FCC Requires Cable TV systems
    Oer 3,500 Cable Subscribers in 1980.