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1979 - First album captured using a digital recorder released! 1954 – Introduction of the transistor radio
Previous radios were large and cumbersome because they used vacuum tubes, but the use of transistors made the technology more portable
1982 – Sony and philips introduce the CD Player
1979 – Walkman portable cassette player
Sony introduces the Walkman portable cassette player
CD sales exceed LP sales for the first time (1988) Moving Picture Experts group (MPEG) standardise the compression format to be known as MP3 (1992) Apple release the IPOD (2001) Apple release the IPOD
1956 – First 8 track tape recorder used
Les paul uses the first 8-track tape recorder to create multi-track recordings (Although 4-track tape recorders were in common use through the 1960s
1968 – 16 track tape recorder introduced!
1958 – First Stereo LPS available
The first stereo LP’s available to the general public
1962 – Compact Cassette
Phillips introduce the compact cassette (mass production began in 1964)
2009 – Legal Digital Downloads
Legal digital downloads became widely available with the debut of the iTunes store