Music Tech Task Timeline

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  • Magnetic Tape was Invented

    Magnetic Tape was Invented
    In 1928 Fritz Pfleumer developed, and in 1929 patented a magnetic recording tape using oxide bonded to a strip of paper or film. This is mainly used for capturing speech and music.
  • Vinyl was Launched

    Vinyl was Launched
    In 1931, RCA Victor launched the first commercially available vinyl long-playing record, marketed as program-transcription discs. These revolutionary discs were designed for playback at ​33 1⁄3 rpm and pressed on a 30 cm diameter flexible plastic disc, with a duration of about ten minutes playing time per side. The main use for a vinyl was to listen to music.
  • Cassette was Invented

    Cassette was Invented
    In 1962, Philips invented the Compact Cassette medium for audio storage, introducing it in Europe on 30 August 1963 at the Berlin Radio Show, and in the United States (under the Norelco brand) in November 1964, with the trademark name Compact Cassette. This is mainly used for listening to music.
  • The First Music Video

    The First Music Video
    August 1, 1981, history was made when MTV, the first 24-hour video music channel, launched onto our television sets and literally changed our lives with the birth of the music video. The first video ever played on the network was quite ironic. The Music Video was titled “Video Killed The Radio Star” by The Buggles.
  • The First Portable CD Player was Released

    The First Portable CD Player was Released
    Sony beat Philips once again for a second time when it released the first portable CD player in the year 1984. The time was ripe for commercial CDs to make a foray into the market. The main use for this is to listen to the music.
  • Logic Pro Releases

    Logic Pro Releases
    Logic grew from a pattern based software called Notator, to an extremely in depth beast of a program. Notator first arrived in the USA from Germany in the fall of 1988 with version 1.12.
  • Cubase Launches

    Cubase Launches
    Cubase is a digital audio workstation (DAW) developed by Steinberg for music and MIDI recording, arranging and editing.[1] The first version, which was originally only a MIDI sequencer and ran on the Atari ST computer, was released in 1989.[2] Cut-down versions of Cubase are included with almost all Yamaha audio and MIDI hardware, as well as hardware from other manufacturers. These versions can be upgraded to a more advanced version at a discount. The launched in 1989
  • Pro Tools Launching

    Pro Tools Launching
    The first Pro Tools system launched on June 5, 1991. It was based on an adapted version of Deck ("ProDeck") along with Digidesign's new editing software, "ProEdit"; Sound Designer II was still supplied for two-channel editing.
  • The ADAT was Invented

    The ADAT was Invented
    The first ADAT recorders shipped over a year later in February or March 1992. More audio tracks could be recorded by synchronizing up to 16 ADAT machines together, for a total of 128 tracks.
  • MP3 was developed

    MP3 was developed
    In the early 1990s, Frauenhofer developed the first MP3 player—but it was a bust. In 1997, developer Tomislav Uzelac of Advanced Multimedia Products invented the first successful MP3 player, the AMP MP3 Playback Engine. Soon after, two university students, Justin Frankel and Dmitry Boldyrev, ported AMP to Windows to create Winamp. In 1998, Winamp became a free MP3 music player, which took the success of MP3 to a whole new level.
  • FL Studio's Initial Release

    FL Studio's Initial Release
    FL Studio is a digital audio workstation developed by the Belgian company Image-Line. FL Studio is designed to allow artists to create music using virtual instruments, synthesizers, recorded samples, and effects. FL Studio features a graphical user interface with a pattern-based music sequencer. This was released on the 18th of December 1997
  • Limewire was Released

    Limewire was Released
    LimeWire was a free peer-to-peer file sharing client for Windows, OS X, Linux and Solaris. LimeWire used the gnutella network as well as the BitTorrent protocol. A freeware and a "enhanced" version were available. BitTorrent support is provided by libtorrent.
  • YouTube was Registered and Released

    YouTube was Registered and Released
    YouTube, Web site for sharing videos. It was registered on February 14, 2005, by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim, three former employees of the American e-commerce company PayPal. It was then released on December 15th 2005
  • First YouTube Music Video

    First YouTube Music Video
    “Bohemian Rhapsody” is the first pre-1990s song to attract 1 billion views on YouTube (the first video of any kind on YouTube was uploaded on 23 April 2005).
  • Spotify was Released

    Spotify was Released
    Shortly after YouTube was released, Spotify was founded in Stockholm, Sweden by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon. The Spotify app was launched on 7 October 2008. While free accounts remained available by invitation, the launch opened paid subscriptions to everyone. At the same time, Spotify AB announced licensing deals with major music labels. This is mainly used for listening to music.
  • Soundcloud Releases

    Soundcloud Releases
    SoundCloud was founded in Stockholm, Sweden, in August 2007. It launched in 2008 and started out as a cool, indie platform for people interested in discovering the latest and greatest new music. This platform is mainly used for listening and releasing music.
  • Liwemire Lost a Court Battle With RIAA

    Liwemire Lost a Court Battle With RIAA
    On October 26, 2010, LimeWire was ordered to disable the "searching, downloading, uploading, file trading and/or file distribution functionality" after losing a court battle with the RIAA over claims of copyright infringement.
  • Apple Music Announced and Launched

    Apple Music Announced and Launched
    The service was announced on June 8, 2015, and launched on June 30, 2015 in over 100 countries worldwide. New subscribers get a six-month free trial period before the service requires a monthly subscription. Originally strictly a music service, Apple Music began expanding into video in 2016. This is mainly used for listening to music.
  • Rymcast was Released

    Rymcast was Released
    RYMCast is a VGM player that allows you to play original Sega Music files, select individual music tracks and load the sound straight into the RYM2612 to play and customise with as you please. All this runs with a surprisingly low CPU usage, simple user interface and VST, AU, AAX and RE formats. This was released on the 17th of February 2017.