Recorded music has been around for a while - the phonograph made its debut way back in 1887 - but the technology to make those recordings has come a long way since then. In this vid, Matt McCorkle, co-founder of cdza (a group that makes "musical video experiments"), explains eight major milestones in the history of recorded music from Edison to Autotune, and lets you hear what he means.
As Matt says at the beginning of the clip, headphones are a must: there are lots of cool audio effects in there, from the difference between mono and stereo to the annoyance of cassette tape hiss. And it offers a quick overview of how music went from wax cylinders to 'Buy U A Drank.'
Check it out below:
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