Sound Recording Timeline

  • The Phonogragh

    The Phonogragh
    The Phonograph was invented in 1877 by Thomas Edison.
    First instrument to record music.
  • Gramophone Record

    Gramophone Record
    The gramophone Record which was patented by emile Berliner in 1887.
  • Electrical Recording

    Electrical recording made it more feasible to record one part to disc and then play that back while playing another part, recording both parts to a second disc. This is called over-dubbing.
  • Magnetic Tapes

    Magnetic Tapes
    The world's first practical magnetic tape recorder, the 'K1', which was first demonstrated in 1935
  • Multitrack Recording

    Multitrack Recording
    The next major development in magnetic tape was multitrack recording in 1943.
  • US History

    US History
    President John F. Kennedy was assassinated at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 1963.
  • Digital Audio Recorders

    Digital Audio Recorders
    The first digital audio recorders were reel-to-reel decks introduced by companies. In 1977.
  • Digital Recording Methods

    In the 1980s, digital recording methods were introduced
  • Kristen

    Kristen was born
  • Music History

    Music History
    Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009