The Development of Recording Media

  • Edison Tinfoil Phonograph

    Attach a cone to a cylinder coated in foil. This cylinder is hand cranked and then someone speaks into the cone. This causes vibrations to move a needle to create grooves in the foil which is then played back.
  • Wax Cylinder

    Again invented by Eddison. Worked the same as a foil coated cylinder excpet used a wax cylinder instead and grooves were created in the wax.
  • Gramaphone

    Also called phonograph.
    Works similar to cynlider exceot grooves are pressed into a flat disc.
    Cheaper and easier to mass produce.
  • Magnetic Tape Recording

    An electrical signal creates a pattern of magnatisation similar to the signal. A playback head can then pick up changes in the magnetic field and convert it into an electrical signal and play sounds.
  • Reel-to-reel tape recording

    Eventually developed into Cassette tapes
  • Digital Recording

  • Atari 410 Programme Recorder

    Well built, sturdy. Built in power supply.
    Original idea was that it was to be used only for the Data cassette drive, however it was extended so that it could use all Atari peripherals.
  • Mac

    Mac is the operating system for Apple and many software downloads have been created for this system such as garageband and wavepad.