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Sound recording


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The First Recorded Sounds


Listen to the first sounds recorded on Mars

Sound recording and reproduction is an electrical, mechanical, electronic, or digital inscription and re-creation of sound waves, such as spoken voice, singing, instrumental music, or sound effects. The two main classes of sound recording technology are analog recording and digital recording.
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    • Pre-history 

    • Phonautograph 

    • Phonograph 

    • Electrical recording 

    • Other recording formats 

    • Magnetic tape 

    • Stereo and hi-fi 

    • 1950s to 1980s 

    • Audio components 

    • Digital recording 

    • Cultural effects 

    • Legal status