Mental Floss

Incredible Shrinking Studios & Instruments

David K. Israel

Soon after I graduated high school, I moved to Long Island to record an album with jazz guitar legend, Pat Martino. We were recording in an old studio in Oyster Bay on a 16-track that Jimi Hendrix had supposedly used for Electric Ladyland. I'm not kidding when I say the machine was bigger than many washing machines you see these days. Fast forward to 2011 and bands are recording entire albums on iPads!

Back to the tunes. Atomic Tom recorded the below tune using nothing but their iPhones to create beats on the NYC Subway!