An advertisement for Victor’s Bristol Sessions, which produced the first recorded country music and the influential Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family

An advertisement for Victor’s Bristol Sessions, which produced the first recorded country music and the influential Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family

Leon Theremin and the Rhythmicon, The World’s First Drum Machine

Leon Theremin and the Rhythmicon, The World’s First Drum Machine

The Victor Talking Machine Company laboratories are famous for their sound experiments in all facets of the music industry. These developments led to many aspects that we use in our daily lives. Synthesizers, the Optical Disc, the Drum Machine, Microphones, Speakers, Vacuum tubes, Overdubbing techniques, and many more discoveries were introduced to the world from Victor’s Camden laboratories.

In addition to technological advancements made by the Victor Company, they were the first record company to record the first jazz, blues, country and bluegrass music, including the first full size symphony orchestra.

Advertisement for the first Theremin, 1930

Advertisement for the first Theremin, 1930