First Condenser Microphones Introduced


Originally invented by E. C. Wente – while working for Western Electric – condenser microphones – unlike previous microphones – were capable of capturing a much wider range of frequencies. Due to their compact designs and greatly increased capacity for higher fidelity audio recording, they became a mainstay for use in recording, ranging from record studios and broadcasted sound to use in telephones. Additionally, they were very small, lightweight, and drew substantially less power than their predecessors. This made recording music much easier, and at a much higher quality, allowing for sampling to be easily accomplished in future works.

Stokowski, Leopold. “Bell Laboratories and The Development of Electrical Recording.” Accessed April 1, 2018.