Noong wala pang mga iPod at iba pang portable digital music player, ito ang ginigamit ng karamihan para paglagyan ng kanilang mga favorite music.
The cassette tape or also called compact cassette or audio cassette was an audio storage medium first introduced by Philips in 1962. Although there were other versions of the cassette, the one introduced by Philips became the standard both for dictation or speech, and commercial music recording in the consumer segment. It was also used as a data storage for early microcomputers in the 70s and 80s. But the cassette was known more for prerecorded music — especially with the arrival of the Sony Walkman in 1979 — along with the all-time classic long playing vinyl records or LPs and later on the compact disc or CD, which itself now has an uncertain future.
Depending on the length of the tape and the songs, a music cassette could contain up to 30 songs. The often troublesome 120-minute (45 minutes per side) version could fit even more.
A lot of people used to record and collect their music on these cassettes. Pero kung aabutin ka ng malas, pwedeng amagin ang mga ito tulad ng nangyayari sa Betamax at VHS magnetic tapes. Rendering the analog storage media nearly useless.
In the early 90s, the already aging cassette tape format was supposed to be replaced by the MiniDisc or MD, albeit unsuccessfully. However, the advent of digital music players in the late-90s and early 2000s, including the Apple iPod invasion, finally made the music cassette practically obsolete.
Kayo, ano na gamit ninyo ngayon to store your music?