Category: Audio Technology

Beyerdynamics: An Evolution of Audio Technology

These days, there is a dizzying array of audio equipment available for purchase to consumers and companies alike. Microphones, headphones, wireless audio systems and conference systems have proliferated across the world, becoming staples in the lives of most citizens of industrialized nations. A few people have even begun to take these devices for granted, being so used to having easy access to electronic audio that they don’t even think about the devices that pipe sound out of their MP3 players or laptops. It’s hard to blame them; there are literally thousands of different such products available on the market place. Some of these devices are simple and cheap, existing only to get a single job done as quickly as possible, with little regard for long term use. Others exist for the long haul, being manufactured to higher standards. One such manufacturer is Beyerdynamic.

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Anatomy of a Speaker

No one likes grainy, undefined sound when listening to their favorite tracks. Typically overlooked, the electric speaker has made a sizeable impact on our quality of life, and it would be hard to imagine what life would be like if it had never been invented.

Created based on the works of Thomas Edison and his ilk, electric speakers began to gain prominence in the 1920s, a time when the phonograph or gramophone was the acoustic technology that many utilized to listen to their favorite tunes. Back then, a speaker was typically of the horn design, simply providing a megaphone like effect to amplify sound waves. Since then, the electric speaker has progressed through many iterations each still maintaining the same basic design. The electric speaker unquestionably has influenced all of our lives, but how do they work? In this article we’ll cover the basic anatomy of this incredibly useful device.

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The History of Audio Recording

With modern technology and the ability to record digital sounds instantly, it may seem that sound recording is a fairly recent invention, especially when we see the extent at which sound can be manipulated and processed in a modern recording studio.

There is, however, a long history of sound processing and specific techniques that have been used to bring sound onto a recorded device. By understanding the extent and progression of the process, you will gain valuable perspective on how to make the most of your recording studio.

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