DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that earliest tape recorder ever created was developed by the Volta Laboratory? Founded during the 1880s by Alexander Graham Bell, the Volta Laboratory created and patented an experimental non-electric and non-magnetic tape recorder in 1886. Although this particular prototype didn't get mass-produced and accessible for the public, it became the foundation of subsequent designs, with the modern magnetic tape recorder even adapting its structure, to some extent. After decades of improvement, tape recorders were slowly being developed commercially, most commonly used by journalists and private investigators.
Although recording back in the day required a person to carry a small yet bigger-than-pocket-sized device, further advancements in technology eventually managed to integrate sound recorders onto mobile phones, laptops, and a wide variety of devices in the form of apps. Some recording apps even came with built-in voice changers! Despite the change in platforms, though, the purpose for recorders remain similar: recording calls, interviews, conversations, and even random sounds. Additionally, some recorder apps even come with features that let you edit the recording length, pitch, and eliminate background noises. With the constant progress of everything technological, it comes without a doubt that audio recorders will continue to improve.