• A New MacBook Pro

    Apple updates the MacBook Pro.

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  • AEG builds Magnetophon

    AEG demonstrates the Magnetophon at IFA.
  • AKAI MPC X and MPC Live Released

    AKAI have announced the release of the MPC X and MPC Live.

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  • Apple announce the iPhone 7.

    Apple have announced the release of the iPhone 7 and 7 plus.

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  • Au Clair de la Lune recorded on the Phonautograph

    Au Clair de la Lune recorded on the Phonautograph and finally heared in May 2010.

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  • Fairlight CMI

    The Fairlight CMI a digital sampling sythesiser is released.

    References

    • Good Vibrations (Accessed: 2014-11-15).
  • Fairlight CMI Series II

    An upgrade Fairlight CMI featuring a sequencer.

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  • Fairlight CMI Series IIx

    An upgrade Fairlight II, the Fairlight IIx featured MIDI and SMTP.

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  • First BBC Broadcast

    First BBC broadcast from London, station 2LO.

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  • First CDs in Europe

    First CDs arrive in Europe.

    References

    • An International History of the Recording Industry (Accessed: 2014-11-14).
  • First CDs in Japan

    First CDs arrive in Japan.

    References

    • An International History of the Recording Industry (Accessed: 2014-11-14).
  • First CDs in USA

    First CDs arrive in the USA.

    References

    • An International History of the Recording Industry (Accessed: 2014-11-14).
  • First MIDI Demonstration

    The first MIDI connection demonstration.
  • Fritz Pfleumer Tape Patent

    Fritz Pfleumer gets patent for magnetic tape.
  • Fritz Pfleumer Tape Prototype

    Fritz Pfleumer puts iron oxide on thin paper with lacquer as glue, magnetic tape.
  • Invention of the Phonograph

    Edison's announced the phonograph, the first device capable of recording and playing back audio.

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    • (Accessed: ).
  • Jesnsen Turntable Top Seller for Amazon

    This years top selling home audio product at Amazon is the a turntable.

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  • Louis Le Prince Disappears.

    Louis Le Prince is last seen boarding a train to Paris.

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  • MIDI Specification Announced

    The original midi specification, a language, a file format and a connector.
  • MIDI Technical Grammy Award

    Ikutaro Kakehashi and Dave Smith recognised for MIDI development.
  • Mitsubishi X-80

    One of the first 2 track digital recorder.

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  • Mitsubishi X-850

    A 32 Track digital recorder.

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  • Multilayer Graphene Condenser Microphone Research

    A recent peer reviewed published article discussing the use of multilayer Graphene in microphone membranes.

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  • New MOTU Soundcards 624 and 8A

    MOTU have announced two new audio interfaces the 624 and 8A.

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  • PCGG starts broadcasting

    In The Hague PCGG starts regular broadcasting, the first commercial radio station.

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  • Pfleumer grants patent use to AEG

    AEG gains permission to use Pfleumer patent.
  • Philips CD Demonstration

    Philips demonstrates an optical CD.

    References

    • An International History of the Recording Industry (Accessed: 2014-11-14).
    • Philips Research Site (Accessed: 2014-11-14).
  • Philips Compact Cassette Tape Demonstration

    Philips demonstrates the Compact Cassette at the Berlin Radio Show.

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  • Phonograph Patented

    Edison's patents the Phonograph .

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  • Portions of Illiac Suite Premiered

    Portions of the Illiac Suite string quartet are premiered after having been composed by the University of Illinois ILLIAC I.

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  • Push Button Bertha Performance

    Adventure Tomorrow, on KCOP Channel 13 LA, includes a performance of the composition Push Button Bertha composed by a Datatron 205.

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  • Quasar M8

    A synthesiser built by a founder of Fairlight.

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  • ROLI Announces BLOCKS

    ROLI have release BLOCKS a music creation system for all.

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  • ROLI Seaboard Splash Down

    The ROLI Seaboard GRAND Stage is available to try and buy in selected UK music stores

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  • ROLI Unveils Seaboard RISE

    ROLI have release the Seaboard RISE a next generation musical instrument in a more portable size and affordable price.

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  • Roundhay Garden Scene

    Frenchman Louis Le Prince recorded the silent film known as Roundhay Garden Scene including Mrs Sarah Whitley deceased 24 October 1888.

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  • Royal Castle of Laeken Broadcasts

    Robert Goldschmidt oversees broadcast of short-lived weekly concert series ended due to the facility destruction due to WWI.

    References

    • (Accessed: 2019-02-04).
  • Sequential Circuits Sold to Yamaha

    California based Sequential Circuits (SCI) is sold to Yamaha by Dave Smith
  • Shure Release MOTIV Series Microphones and Interfaces

    Shure have announced the release of the MOTIV series of interfaces and microphones for iOS, Mac and PC.

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  • Signaling Transmission by Homer Dudley.

    US application 2151091 awarded to Homer Dudley of Bell Labs part of Vocoder work.

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  • Signaling system by Homer Dudley.

    US application 2098956 awarded to Homer Dudley of Bell Labs part of Vocoder work.

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  • Some Possible Forms of Phonograph

    Oberlin Smith publishes an article in The Electrical World theorizing magnetic tape.

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  • Tascam Portastudio 244

    The TASCAM Portastudio 244 four track cassette tape recorder including dbx noise reduction.

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  • Tascam Portastudio TEAC 144

    The TASCAM Portastudio TEAC 144 first four track cassette tape recorder.

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  • The Gramophone

    The Gramophone used a side to side movement of the diaphragm for encoding and reading the sound.

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  • The Phonautograph

    A device which created a visual recording of a sound wave in the air but offered no method of playback.

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  • Yamaha CS1x

    Blue and covered in knobs this 90s hit was a child of its time and sounds just as you would expect it to.

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  • Yamaha SY99

    Very heavy but none the less a legend of 90s synthesis offering lots of flexibility, AFM and AWM2.
  • Yamaha W7

    Featuring GM sounds these were amongst the first workstations and started the shift from synthesizer with sequencer to workstation.