So I'm browsing the usual funk/soul type stuff and I tend to go by the year a lot. Like if you pull up a funk track from 1971, it sounds way different than one from 1977. Big difference in production.
That got to me wondering. It was obvious when the shift to digital happened. But I think that the changes from say 1965 to 1975 were just as dramatic, but subtle in the context of that evolution.
So when were the various shifts? Is it possible to say for example: In 19??, larger format tape came in, or better formulations; maybe mixers, mics, or other equipment made a major advance that year. ?
When was that shift in the mid 70s? Is that as close as I can get? What is the big difference between recordings made in the early 70s vs the late 70s?
[For "mic" spellcheck suggested Miss. For "70s", it suggested "**bleep**". Seriously.]