Music Technology Developments

Timeline created by Student Amer
In Music
  • Piano

    Piano
    The piano was invented by Bartolomeo Cristofori. The piano has strings so whenever you press a key it causes a small hammer inside the piano to hit a string or strings.
  • Radio

    Radio
    the radio was first used to transport the audio or share the audio between different channels/frequencies. but now the radio has been developed which you can stream music, DJ, make interviews or even listen to the commentary of a football match.
  • Analog Synthesizer

    Analog Synthesizer
    Trautonium was the first synthesizer were built with a variety of vacuum-tube (thermionic valve) and electro-mechanical technologies.
  • Magnetic Tape

    Magnetic Tape
    it was made by Fritz Pfleumer. it was made for recording sound, it has been used for data storage for over 50 years
  • Vinyl

    Vinyl
    The Vinyl was made out of (polyvinyl chloride or PVC) and I would call it the old CD players, the vinyl has grooves so when the record player/turntable needle goes through the grooves
  • Analogue mixing desk

    Analogue mixing desk
    It is a desk with controls and channels that helps you to record and play the music in the best quality and the first mixing desk was the REDD 17 at Abbey Road Studios in London.
  • Hi-Fi

    Hi-Fi
    The High Fidelity is a term used by listeners, audiophiles and home audio users to refer to high-quality reproduction of sound.
  • Apple Music

    Apple Music
    Apple Music is part of Apple Inc. The users can listen to their music or they can listen to an already created playlist by Apple. It also include an internet radio station (Apple Music 1) new subscribers gets six-months free trial before they start paying for a monthly subscription.
  • Cassettes (Sony Walkman)

    Cassettes (Sony Walkman)
    The Sony Walkman cassette was devised by Masaru Ibuka, is was in the place of the mobile phone, music player or the mp3 player. You had to use cassettes and you also can plug an auxiliary cable or headphones
  • Music Videos

    Music Videos
    Have ever wondered who released the first ever music video? The buggles were the first band to release the first music video and it was streamed on the MTV channel
    https://youtu.be/Fq4K9sKf62s
  • MIDI

    MIDI
    MIDI is one of the most important tools in music which it helps you to see what keys you pressed and how it was played and also it can show you how hard you was pressing the keys. The first instruments were released with MIDI, the Roland Jupiter-6 and the Prophet 600.
  • Digital mixing desk

    Digital mixing desk
    yamaha was the first to drop the digital mixer and the digital mixer works on the opposite way of the analog mixer.
  • Cubase

    Cubase
    Cubase is a Audio Workstation DAW was developed by Steinberg it is used for music production.
  • Pro Tools

    Pro Tools
    Pro Tools is a sound designing software. It was developed and released by Avid Technology. it is used for music creation and production.
  • ADAT

    ADAT
    It is a magnetic tape format used for recording eight digital tracks onto the same S-VHS and it was developed by Alesis
  • Logic Pro X

    Logic Pro X
    Logic Pro is a music production, recording, mixing and mastering. It was developed by C-Lab which later went by Emagic.
  • MP3

    MP3
    The MP3 is one of the most popular audio files. It was created by Karlheinz Brandenburg and MP3 stands for "MPEG Audio Layer-3."
    it got popular in the 90s because it doesn't take a lot of memory space and it has an OK audio quality
  • LimeWire

    LimeWire
    LimeWire was a free peer-to-peer file sharing for Windows, OS X, Linux and Solaris. It basically was the old school uTorrent. It helped to get the paid content for free and it got shut down because it damaged the record labels.
  • YouTube

    YouTube
    youtube will make you be able to watch music videos, listen to music, promote your music and upload your music. You will also have copyrights for your music.
  • Spotify

    Spotify
    On Spotify you can listen, upload and promote your music. Spotify used to be just an audio version of your songs but now is started to include music videos.