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How magnetic tape changed music consumption

It was an indispensible predecessor to the CD and MP3 and helped shaped the way we listen to music and record sound. It may be obsolete now, but the 80-year-old tape recorder was a milestone in recording history.

In August 1935, AEG launched the world's first tape recorder. The device revolutionized music and brought it closer to the public. For the first time, people could make their own high-quality recordings of both music and speech. Watch the video below for more:

80 years of the tape recorder

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