Ben Pate Special To The Citizen
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
From the beginning of recorded sound in 1877 when Edison created his first phonograph, attempts have been made to make life like sound recordings. Early recordings were made by having a band and singer perform into a huge funnel shaped metal cone that had a thin diaphragm and a needle in the apex. As the needle would vibrate with the sound it would make waves in a spinning platter of wax. That wax would eventually be used to press the records.