Inventors of Sound Recording Devices

Throughout the history, several sound engineers distinguished themselves by producing sound recording devices that truly changed the world of music entertainment, and sound consumption. Here you can find out more about them and the events of their discoveries.

Edouard Leon Scott de Martinville

Édouard-Léon Scott - Inventor of the Phonautograph

History of sound recording devices started with the invention of Phonautograph by the Frenchmen Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville. Even though his device was used only in scientific strudios of human speech, it provided significant guidance and ideas for the creation of all future sound recording technologies.

Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison - Inventor of the Phonograph

One of the greatest American innovators of all time managed to revolutionize not only fields of telephony, electricity and film, but also the way we today interact with sound recording devices. He introduced to the world his Phonograph, and ever since then industry of sound and music was never the same.

Emile Berliner

Emile Berliner - Inventor of the Gramophone

While other inventors focused their inventions at the cylindrical storage mediums that were coated with wax or tinfoil, German-born American immigrant found a way to revolutionize music and sound recording industry with his flat disc records and gramophone. This important step enabled sound recording and reproducing devices to truly become accepted by public, manufacturers and professional producers of content.