Compact Disc Essays

  • The Creation Of The Compact Disc

    2949 Words  | 6 Pages

    The Creation Of The Compact Disc The creation of the compact disc, better known as the CD, can be traced back to the late 1960s. A Dutch scientist named Klass Compaan of Philips Research conceived the idea for the CD. He teamed with another scientist, Piet Kramer, who together introduced the first color videodisc prototype in 1972. Sony teamed up with Philips on the creation of the compact disc, and together they were able to develop a standard, universal compact disc to hold audio information

  • James T. Russell and the Invention of the Compact Disc

    872 Words  | 2 Pages

    James T. Russell and the Invention of the Compact Disc James Russell was born in Bremerton, Washington in 1931. His first invention, at six years old, was a remote-control battleship with a storage chamber for his lunch. In 1953, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in physics and graduated from Reed College in Portland. Afterwards he went to work as a Physicist in General Electric's nearby labs in Richland, Washington. There he started many experimental instrumentation projects. He was one of

  • Technology and Music – Baroque, Boole, Binary, Beams, and Bach

    1835 Words  | 4 Pages

    Technology and Music – Baroque, Boole, Binary, Beams, and Bach Is this merely a clever alliteration or a deep connection between science, mathematics, and western culture entirely overlooked? The following seeks to join these five B's in an intimate manner, bringing to light this seemingly complex connection. Part I: Baroque and Bach Chromaticism and elaborate forms of ornamentation characterize the Baroque period of music. In fact, this period, lasting from the late sixteenth century

  • Evolution of Music Reproduction Technology

    1380 Words  | 3 Pages

    INTRODUCTION In 1877, Thomas Edison invented the first Phonograph. This was a device that was capable of producing sound by mechanically etching grooves onto tin foil cylinders. Originally used to playback voices, Edison could have never foreseen the profound effects on his invention would have on musical consciousness (Koenigsberg, 1969). By producing the first sound recording, Edison was essentially catalyzing the reordering of music across time and space. In 1910, the subsequent development of

  • Napster and the Music Industry

    504 Words  | 2 Pages

    Napster and the Music Industry We have all watched over the last year and a half as the controversy over the digital music provider Napster has clogged our television screens and lined our floors in the forms of newspaper articles. We are also well aware of the implications and revenue losses that the service either directly or indirectly causes. What I am going to investigate more in-depth in this article is, more specifically, the effect that Napster has on the operations of record stores

  • Technology And Change: The Effects On Music And The Artists Who Create It

    1660 Words  | 4 Pages

    Introduction: In the past, music has been a costly business, where only people with a lot of money could enter and be successful in the industry. Changes in the music industry coupled with new computer technology have made it much easier for people without a lot of money to compose, produce, and distribute their creation. In order to get a better understanding of the music industry in comparison to 2014, one has to look at its history. There were many things that happened from the 1980’s onward,

  • Voice Recognition Technologies

    593 Words  | 2 Pages

    system called OnStar, which allows voice activated dialing of a cellular phone service. Most new after-market compact disc players that are installed in cars can feature voice control. Systems from Kenwood and others allow you to change tracks, adjust the volume, change the radio station, and eject the CD without having to remove your hands from the steering wheel. Each of these compact disc units feature a small microprocessor in them and memory to process the driver’s voice that is input into a

  • Bob Dylan and Media Distribution Channels

    944 Words  | 2 Pages

    The third source of media that Dylan used to communicate his thoughts and music ability, was through albums. Over the course of Dylan's long career, he has released more than 40 albums. Starting in the 1960's and ending in the 1990's, when the compact disc was introduced and gained popularity. An album is a way of playing back individual songs, simply by releasing the needle on whatever song you would like played. As albums became more and more popular, Dylan was now able to convey his message to

  • Lasers And Their Uses

    848 Words  | 2 Pages

    Lasers and Their Uses We have all at some point in our lives used or seen someone use a laser. They are used in compact disc players for stereos or computers, laser surgery, laser printers, holography, cutting and borring metals, communication, bar-code scanners, etc. Over the past three decades' lasers have become a tool used daily by many people and they have become very useful in scientific research. As you can see lasers are a very useful and important tool which is why I have chosen this topic

  • The DVD Revolution

    1108 Words  | 3 Pages

    cassettes and opted for the excellent sound quality and convenience of CDs. Just as the CD took the place of cassettes, many people believe the DVD, or digital versatile disc, will soon take the place of VHS tapes. Many of you may not even know what a DVD is, so before I go any further, let me show you what one looks like. (Take out DVD disc) It’s the same size as a CD, but it has two sides. Just like a VHS tape, it plays movies directly on your television. DVD video players were originally released in

  • Essay On Ripping

    983 Words  | 2 Pages

    Ripping The personal computer and its widespread use in the homes of consumers is a great place to start when looking into how piracy is mainly conducted today. Personal computers equipped with compact disc players and the correct software allowed users to be able to copy a song in file format onto their computers hard drive. This process is referred to as ripping. In the early days just as with computers themselves there were many file types floating around. MP3, Wav, WMA (windows media), AIFF

  • The Collapse Of The Phonography Industry In The 1920's

    956 Words  | 2 Pages

    At the end of the 1920s, the market acquired considerable dimensions : sales of phonographs amounted to around 2 million units and record sales in the United States alone amounted to 140 million copies (Geoffrey P.Hull, Thomas Hutchinson, Richard Strasser, 2004). In 1929, however, in the United States, the Great Depression gave rise to an economic crisis and the industry suffered a big collapse. Its downhill was also due to the introduction of radio and sound cinema, which changed the needs of customers

  • Multimedia in Computers

    1177 Words  | 3 Pages

    Multimedia in Computers Multimedia is nothing new. The nature of human communication has always involved "multimedia". We hear, speak, write, draw, make gestures, play music, and act out our thoughts and feelings to one another. We have enjoyed multimedia presentations since our childhood through film, television, and, more recently, videotape, videodisc and digital videodisc. These have all involved analog media. What makes recent developments in multimedia new and exciting is that we can

  • Copyright Issues in the Digital Age

    3085 Words  | 7 Pages

    Abstract Copyright issues during recent years have grown to become an increasingly major problem. The introduction of the Internet as well as the technological transformation into the digital era has proved problematic for issues concerning copyright. Distributors remain deeply protective of the creative artworks protected under these laws, while users and community groups lobby for keeping the ability to use copyrighted art in fair use circumstances. During recent years, laws and protective

  • Comparing E-Mail and the US Postal Service

    935 Words  | 2 Pages

    be easily sent to someone over E-mail; unfortunately, the larger the file is in size, the longer it will take to send and receive the E-mail. Data files can be mailed to people using the postal system if the data is copied to a floppy disk or a compact disc. The postal service can send any kind of package, from a simple letter to a computer, for a price depending on its size weight, and desired shipping speed. The speed of the postal service is a problem though. A single letter can ta...

  • Tha Influence of Egyptian Art on Modern World

    1157 Words  | 3 Pages

    apparent in mainstream culture of today through advertisements such as this Sony "handycam". This particular advertisement comes from the manufacturers of Sony - a company which deals mainly with electronics from televisions to stereo systems to compact disc players and electronic games. In this case it is video "handycam" recorders. Incorporated into one of the pages of Time magazine (October 21st, 1996 issue), this Sony advertisement has been directed towards an adult audience who are usually news-oriented

  • Music Industry Essay

    1018 Words  | 3 Pages

    sales “rose from less than $2 billion at the beginning of the decade to over $4 billion in 1978”, which took a sharp turn entering the Depression around the middle of the 20th century (Krasilovsky and Shemel, 2007:5). With the invention of the Compact Disc (CD) in 1984 the music industry was able to increase their record revenues again surpassing $4 billion. According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), profits in 1988 increased up to $6.25 billion (Krasilovsky and Shemel, 2007)

  • Reasons Why Vinyl Is Still Popular

    1811 Words  | 4 Pages

    it’s aesthetic and musical qualities that just seem to be lacking in digital. This has caused a major comeback in vinyl in recent years. A major breakthrough in the way people listen to music occurred in the early 1980s when Sony introduced its compact audio disc. There was an outstanding advantage of this new digital audio format, and it has forever changed the way we listen to music—music was now portable. An analogy that compares digital to the older analog format is that it’s like claiming cars are

  • Argumentative Essay: Earbuds In The Music Industry

    1287 Words  | 3 Pages

    recordings and streaming have an upper hand in the means of convenience, personal listening capabilities, and availability. Vinyl records dominated the sales of of various audio formats in the 20th century. Most would agree that after the surge of compact discs in the early 21st century, vinyl records have made a comeback, and are especially popular with millennials. Vinyl records are especially noted for their sound quality, as records are a form of analog recording. Analog recordings are created by

  • The Controversy Over Music Downloading

    2022 Words  | 5 Pages

    The Controversy Over Music Downloading Imagine you are driving down the road, listening to the radio, and a new song begins to play that catches your attention. You decide, after listening to this song, that you enjoy it, so you listen carefully to the DJ to hear what the name of the song is and whom it is by. When you get home, you log on to your favorite music-downloading site and download the song that you heard earlier in the day. Would you consider yourself stealing and disobeying copyright