Music Device Timeline

Timeline created by macarena.diaz
  • The first music boxes.

    The first music boxes.
    They were invented in a little Swiss town, and in little time they became the major product in the country. The idea had been evolving since the 14th century, and it was a mixture of the mechanism of bells and clocks.
  • phonautograph

    phonautograph
    invented by Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville in 1857, which could only create visual images of sound.
  • The first piano player.

    The first piano player.
    Called “pianola”, as well, it was invented in Philadelphia; and it used a perforated paper to determine which notes to play. It was a kind of huge musical box.
  • The Phonograph

    The Phonograph
    Thomas Edison successfully ended up with the principle of recording and reproducing sound, and demonstrated the phonograph for the first time. Edison's early devices recorded sound onto a tinfoil sheet phonograph cylinder.
  • The first "Jukebox"

    The first "Jukebox"
    This first model was not the junkebox alone. It had been incorporated with other devices, and independiced later. This one, involved rubber tubes connected to a phonograph, and it was activated by coin in each tube.
  • Radio Station

    Radio Station
    Was created the world's first commercially licensed radio station, the KDKA. KDKA operates on a clear channel and broadcasts a news/talk radio format. News and spoken word programming has been a central feature of its programming from its beginning
  • Jukebox

    Jukebox
    Was created the first jukebox by Wurlitzer. A jukebox is a partially automated music-playing device, usually a coin-operated machine, which will play a patron's selection from self-contained media. The classic jukebox has buttons with letters and numbers on them that, when entered in combination, are used to play a specific selection.
  • 8-track

    8-track
    the 8-track is invented, the new format takes hold in no small part thanks to the automobile industry, which begins offering 8-track players in its cars.
  • Cassette

    Cassette
    The cassette was invented; it allows what had formerly been used mainly to record dictation for high-quality music playback.
  • Boom Box

    Boom Box
    The boom box was invented. A compromise between home stereos and handheld radios or cassette players, the boom box makes it possible to bring the disco with you wherever you go.
  • Walkman

    Walkman
    The Walkman was created by Sony, it was a portable cassette player. It was bought by a lot of teenagers and music fans.
  • Compact Disk

    Compact Disk
    The compact disk was created, now having a circle shape. This recorded much more music with higher qualities.
  • Discman

    Discman
    Was created the Discman, which was a portable music player for Cd’s.
  • Minidisks

    Minidisks
    With minidiscs, music players finally became more light, compact and pocket-sized.
  • Mp3

    Was created the first Mp3, which you could download songs from the internet with much higher quality.
  • NOMAD Jukebox

    NOMAD Jukebox
    Creative released the 6GB hard drive based Creative NOMAD Jukebox The name borrowed the jukebox metaphor popularized by Remote Solution and also used by Archos. Later players in the Creative NOMAD range used micro drives rather than laptop drives.
  • First IPod

    First IPod
    The first IPod is unveiled; Apple Computer's MP3 player claims of up to "1,000 songs in your pocket" with its 5 GB hard drive, rechargeable battery pack and a paradigm breaking user interface
  • First "portable media player"

     First "portable media player"
    Archos released the first "portable media player" (PMP), the Archos Jukebox Multimedia. Manufacturers have since implemented abilities to view images and play videos into their devices.
  • Aiwa's AZ-RS256

    Aiwa's AZ-RS256
    Among a number of other portable music recorders now on the market include Aiwa's AZ-RS256, which was first released in 2004, the Microsoft Zune, Archos and Cowon
  • The IPod Mini

    The IPod Mini
    The IPod Mini was released and holds only 4gb. Their have been many generations and was discontinued in September 7, 2005
  • iPod Nano

     iPod Nano
    the first iPod Nano was released in 2004 and took over from the iPod Mini. It uses flash memory and is now on its sixth version. The 2GB version held about 500 songs with the 4GB capable of storing around 1,000 tracks
  • iPod Shuffle

    iPod Shuffle
    Apple Released the iPod Shuffle in 11 January 2005 this had no screen and could only hold up to 1 GB of space
  • iPod Nano

    iPod Nano
    The iPod Nano was released Available in Black or white and can have up to 1, 2, 4 GBs of space
  • The iPhone

    The iPhone
    The iPhone Debuts Merging audio, video, computing, and connectivity, the iPhone has quickly become the standard for portable multimedia. Oh yeah, and it plays music, too.
  • iPod touch Generation 4

    iPod touch Generation 4
    An all-new design that makes it the thinnest, lightest, most amazing iPod touch ever. Holding one is all the proof you need. With its curved design, iPod touch is now a mere 7.2 millimeters thin. Its engineered glass front and stainless steel back feel sleek and smooth in your hand.
  • Bye Bye Walkman

    Bye Bye Walkman
    Sony Announces It Will Discontinue the Walkman; The iconic music player of the all-about-me '80s, the Walkman, gets a death sentence after being eclipsed by CDs and MP3s. (The last Walkman will come off the assembly line in April 2011.) To many, the big surprise is that Sony was still making them at all.
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    iPod Classic Generation 2

    iPod Classic Generation 2 pioneered the use of touch sensitive controls to scroll through play lists. Zen Touch followed.
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    Mp3 become smaller

    Like Discmans and minidiscs, mp3 players become smaller with the emergence of players such as iPod Mini, Nano and even Shuffle.
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    Video Playbacks

    iPod Video, Zen Vision, iRiver and several other brands of players successfully introduce video playbacks on their players, which Archos failed to release earlier.
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    iPod Touch

    iPod Touch marks a whole new beginning for the media player industry with never before heard capabilities, legal third party applications and organization tools all fully controlled by a touch screen.