The Electrical Era (1925 - 1945)
Two engineers teaching sound recording discs on a Vitaphone; an early recording mechanism that was used for the synchronization of sound and film.
An engineer at Western Electric using an electromechanical disk cutter to put together a master recording.
Invented in 1931, the Blattnerphone was the first mechanism to record audio on thin magnetic steel tape.
Employees at a radio station in Sweden gathered around a Magnetophon K4, the reel-to-reel recording system that significantly reduced tape-hiss on recordings (1940).
Listen to Orbital's rework of their politically-charged track 'P.H.U.K.U.'
The brothers offer up a dark rework of their hysteric tune
Aretha Franklin has died
The 76-year-old is said to have had pancreatic cancer