HISTORY OF SOUND RECORDING: THE 1950s

HISTORY OF SOUND RECORDING

Have you ever wondered about the music in your phones, your computer, where did they come from? You recorded an audio file and out of the blue, you wonder how can you do that? Thanks to the development of the technology, nowadays we can get to enjoy all these kinds of digital sound and stuff. So, let’s take a look at the history.

In this era, acoustic recording studios were very simple, little and basic equipment. They have essentially soundproofed recording rooms that keep the artist from the noise outside. During this time it was pretty common for recording process to be done in any location that is isolated enough, such as a local ballroom, and people bring along their portable acoustic gear.

Thanks to the invention of microphone, the mixing desk, and the electronic amplifier, loud speakers… along with their commercial presentation, the recording industry has stepped to another level that the ancient mechanical acoustic recording style almost disappeared.

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