Multitrack Recording

In 1962 multi-track analog tape recording began in recording studios. The idea of a multitrack recorder and experiments started in the late 1940s by guitarist, inventor and composer Les Paul. Artists such as the Beatles and the Beach Boys began to multitrack extensively. After this started, almost all popular music was recorded this way.

Cassette Tapes

1963- Phillips develops a compact stereo cassette tape and player. The cassette tape became the most popular form of music media for several years. In the 70s it became possible to record your own music off of records or the radio onto a blank cassette tape. Cassettes brought something new to the world of music media in the 60s. You were now able to listen to music on the go. Portable cassette players were also released.