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  1. THE Audio Timeline By: THE James Tidwell THE January 8th, 2013

  2. 1877 • Thomas Edison invents the phonograph when he recovers Mary Little Lamb from a strip of tinfoil wrapped around a spinning cylinder.

  3. 1878 • Yankee Doodle by Jules Levy is the first music put on record.

  4. 1887 • Emile Berliner patents a flat disk gramophone, which makes production of multiple copies easier.

  5. 1888 • Thomas Edison invents an electric motor-driven phonograph.

  6. 1895 • Marconi successfully uses his wireless telegraph system in Italy. Which leads to the first signals across the Atlantic from Poldhu, Cornwall, UK to St. John's, Newfoundland in 1901.

  7. 1898 • ValdemarPoulsen invents the Telegraphone, which records magnetically on steel wire.

  8. 1901 • Victor Talking Machine Company is founded by Emile Berliner and Eldridge Johnson.

  9. 1906 • Lee DeForest invents the triode vacuum tube, which is the first electronic signal amplifier.

  10. 1912 • Major Edwin F. Armstrong invents the regenerative circuit, which allows radio reception to be easier and practical.

  11. 1913 • The first talking movie is done by Thomas Edison using his Kinetophone process, a cylinder player mechanically synchronized to a film projector.

  12. 1916 • The Society of Motion Picture Engineers (SMPE) is founded.

  13. 1917 • The Scully disk recording lathe is introduced.

  14. 1921 • The first am commercial radio is broadcasted in Pittsburgh PA. by KDKA.

  15. 1925 • The first electrically recorded 78 rpm disks appear.

  16. 1926 • O'Neill invents the iron oxide-coated paper tape.

  17. 1927 • "The Jazz Singer" is released , it is the first commercial talking picture. It uses the Vitaphone sound on disks which is synchronized with the film.

  18. 1929 • The "Blattnerphone" is developed for use as a magnetic recorder using steel tape.

  19. 1933 • Magnetic recording on steel wire is developed commercially.

  20. 1938 • RCA develops the first column loudspeaker array.

  21. 1940 • Walt Disney's "Fantasia" is released, with eight-track stereophonic sound.

  22. 1947 • Ampex produces its first tape recorder, the Model 200.

  23. 1950 • IBM develops a commercial magnetic drum memory.

  24. 1958 • The first commercial stereo disk recordings appear.

  25. 1963 • Philips introduces the Compact Cassette tape format, and offers licenses worldwide.

  26. 1975 • Digital tape recording begins to take hold in professional audio studios.

  27. 1981 • Philips demonstrates the Compact Disc (CD).

  28. 1984 • The Apple Corporation markets the Macintosh computer.

  29. 1985 • Dolby introduces the "SR" Spectral Recording system.

  30. 1990 • The write-once CD-R becomes a commercial reality.

  31. 1997 • DVD videodiscs and players are introduced.

  32. 1998 • Hutch Tidwell’s Birthday • MP-3 players for downloaded Internet audio appear.