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  • From Discs to Digital: The Odd History of Music Formats

    From Discs to Digital: The Odd History of Music Formats

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it: subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. Physical formats have only been around since the 1870s — but in that relatively short amount of time, we’ve managed to come up with some pretty bizarre […]

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  • Compact Discs as Expanded Instruments: Pioneers of Hacked CD Sound Art

    Compact Discs as Expanded Instruments: Pioneers of Hacked CD Sound Art

    History and Context of the CD The Compact Disc (CD) was introduced into commercial ubiquity on October 1, 1982, alongside the world’s first-ever CD player, the SONY CDP-101. Billy Joel’s sixth studio album, 52nd Street, was selected to be the first recording issued on this new digital audio format, which is hilarious considering that particular […]

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