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  • Hands On: Boom (OS X)

    AUDIO SOUND - Yahoo News Search Results
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:23 pm
    The speakers included with Mac laptop and desktop systems and portable devices typically suffice for basic audio needs. For more power behind your sound, Global Delight offers its audio app Boom, a volume-optimizer for OS X. Boom's central functionality is that it can create "boosted" media files and playlists, so that audio is easier to hear when listening on a device's speaker such as iPhone ...
  • No audio on new build

    AUDIO SOUND - Bing News
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    ... recognizes that I have "Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)" and "Realtek Digital Output", with the Speakers being set to my default. When I use the test function, it shows sound on the little audio bar, but I hear nothing. All my levels are ...
  • Sentec EQ11 phono preamplifier

    Stereophile.com
    Jon Iverson
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:15 pm
    With quiet elegance, the Sentec EQ11 phono stage and equalizer entered my expanding world of gramophone dreams. The EQ11 ($2500) is a modestly sized, tubed phono stage with the industry-standard RIAA phono equalization and five other EQ curves. These additional curves are for records pressed by companies that did not fully or promptly comply with the new, supposedly global industry standard introduced by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 1954. Fri, 10/24/2014
  • For Sale Meitner MA-1

    Computer Audiophile
    sfox7076
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:59 pm
    I am putting my Meitner MA-1 Digital-to-Analog converter up for sale for $4250 or best offer. Meitner Audio: MA-1 Stereo D/A Converter I bought a Lampizator 7 ($10k+). I am the first owner of this DAC. This DAC has the latest firmware upload (from last month) and it sounds amazing. I have the original boxes and accessories (stored at my in laws house on Long Island). Shipping is free via FED EX anywhere in the lower 48 states. It has lived in my rack, closed off from children and in a smoke free/pet free environment. Though I guess it got some surface scratches when I put it in the rack. For…
  • Louisville Football Stadium Delivers High-Impact Game Experience with Meyer Sound LEO

    Meyer Sound Stories
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    To amplify the home-game atmosphere and bring the 55,000 fans closer to the on-field action, Papa John's Cardinal Stadium at University of Louisville has chosen the most powerful loudspeaker technology available today—Meyer Sound's LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system with the 1100-LFC low-frequency control element and SB-3F sound field synthesis loudspeakers. Selected for its sheer power and remarkable ability to project sonic clarity and impact over long distances, the system was chosen by recently retired, long-time stadium manager K.C. Scull after experiencing the…
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    AUDIO SOUND - Yahoo News Search Results

  • Hands On: Boom (OS X)

    25 Oct 2014 | 4:23 pm
    The speakers included with Mac laptop and desktop systems and portable devices typically suffice for basic audio needs. For more power behind your sound, Global Delight offers its audio app Boom, a volume-optimizer for OS X. Boom's central functionality is that it can create "boosted" media files and playlists, so that audio is easier to hear when listening on a device's speaker such as iPhone ...
  • From The Stadium To Your Stereo: Behind Baseball's Biggest Sounds

    25 Oct 2014 | 2:57 pm
    You can thank audio engineer Joe Carpenter and his 80 microphones every time you hear the crack of a bat, smack of a glove or thud of a base in this World Series.
  • PS Audio reinvents the stereo integrated amp for the 21st century

    25 Oct 2014 | 10:28 am
    Imagine a full-blown, high-end integrated stereo amp -- shrunk down to the size of a small book -- voilà, it's PS Audio's Sprout!
  • Switch Sound File Converter Plus review

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Convert audio files between MP3, WAV and 40 other file formats
  • Reviews: Sound Blaster Roar Bluetooth speaker

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:23 am
    There could very well be a new king of the hill for Bluetooth speakers, with Sound Blaster's recent entry into the marketplace. Bringing a heap of features for music enjoyment to a powerful speaker, the company introduced the Roar earlier this year. With the crowded market for Bluetooth speakers, is it possible that a company like ......
 
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    AUDIO SOUND - Bing News

  • No audio on new build

    25 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    ... recognizes that I have "Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)" and "Realtek Digital Output", with the Speakers being set to my default. When I use the test function, it shows sound on the little audio bar, but I hear nothing. All my levels are ...
  • From The Stadium To Your Stereo: Behind Baseball's Biggest Sounds

    25 Oct 2014 | 3:09 pm
    It's baseball's most iconic sound, and it's the No. 1 job for Fox's baseball audio engineer-in-chief, Joe Carpenter. "The bat crack is really kinda where everything starts for us," Carpenter tells NPR's Arun Rath. A trio of parabolic microphones arranged ...
  • Sonos and Jongo wireless speakers take your music to all corners of the house

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:29 pm
    Rather than leaving your music locked away in your gadgets, a multiroom audio system makes it easy to stream your favourite tunes to every corner of your home. Sonos and Jongo wireless speakers are designed to play music in sync so the sound blends ...
  • Jim Fosgate spent decades pursuing perfect sound

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Jim Fosgate is on a quest, almost spiritual, to find the perfect sound. It has, to say the least, consumed him for most of his life. From rags to riches and back again more than once, the soft-spoken audio designer has endured. Like the literary Don ...
  • Why Digital Audio Restoration Software Is So Important To Music, Film, And TV

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    But in my estimation, no nuts and bolts technology is more important these days than audio restoration software, for such technology impacts a larger (and more profitable) terrain than the music industry—it has also shaped the modern sound, workflow ...
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    Stereophile.com

  • Sentec EQ11 phono preamplifier

    Jon Iverson
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:15 pm
    With quiet elegance, the Sentec EQ11 phono stage and equalizer entered my expanding world of gramophone dreams. The EQ11 ($2500) is a modestly sized, tubed phono stage with the industry-standard RIAA phono equalization and five other EQ curves. These additional curves are for records pressed by companies that did not fully or promptly comply with the new, supposedly global industry standard introduced by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 1954. Fri, 10/24/2014
  • Billy Sedlmayr's Charmed Life

    John Atkinson
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    Musicians whose careers were derailed by personal demons is a very old tale. Write about music and after a couple decades they all begin to have a similar ring: someone got addicted to something and began blowing off gigs, trashing friendships, and generally lying to themselves and everyone close to them. It usually doesn’t end well. And after they’re gone, “far too soon” (to use the usual bromide), everyone thinks about their own issues while tsk tsk’ing about what could have been done and how awash in self-loathing and focused on ending it all the deceased had eventually become.
  • It's the Real Thing!

    Jon Iverson
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:17 pm
    We are aware that much of what we have to say about reproduced sound in these pages goes completely over the heads of a lot of our readers, simply because they have not heard live, un-amplified music recently enough (if ever) to relate their own listening experiences to our observations. These are the people who tend to have developed a strong mental image of what hi-fi ought to sound like, and it is not surprising that that image should bear little if any resemblance to reality. In most cases, this image of hypothetical perfection involves a broadly sweeping sense of spaciousness, awesome…
  • Norman Chesky of HDtracks and Chesky Records

    Jon Iverson
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Both Chesky Records and HDtracks have a pair of co-founding partners, but the music-minded press has perpetually focused on one of them, pianist and composer David Chesky, while ignoring his younger brother, Norman. Mainstream reporters and photographers did converge on Norman Chesky once, when they spotted him rolling a bulky, rough-hewn, wooden artifact from the 2009 auction at which Bernard Madoff's personal effects were sold for the benefit of bilked investors. Leading newspapers ran photos of Norman with the tree-trunk table he'd bought after happening on the sale, and the New York Times…
  • Recording of October 1983: The Stranger

    Jon Iverson
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    Billy Joel: The Stranger CBS CD 35DP2 (CD) and JC34987 (digitally mastered, CX-encoded LP). This is one of four recordings we now have on hand in both the CD and digital-mastered LP formats, and all reviews of these will be parallel reviews. In the case of the CBS discs, there is no "conventional" version, as all of their recent LP releases are CX-encoded. Thus, I will be comparing decoded CXed CBS LPs (footnote 1) with their CD equivalents.Sat, 10/01/1983
 
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    Computer Audiophile

  • For Sale Meitner MA-1

    sfox7076
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:59 pm
    I am putting my Meitner MA-1 Digital-to-Analog converter up for sale for $4250 or best offer. Meitner Audio: MA-1 Stereo D/A Converter I bought a Lampizator 7 ($10k+). I am the first owner of this DAC. This DAC has the latest firmware upload (from last month) and it sounds amazing. I have the original boxes and accessories (stored at my in laws house on Long Island). Shipping is free via FED EX anywhere in the lower 48 states. It has lived in my rack, closed off from children and in a smoke free/pet free environment. Though I guess it got some surface scratches when I put it in the rack. For…
  • WHOA, another new world for me, do i need an external dac, S/PDIF

    Mike Mcsweeney
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:27 pm
    So Fry's had a little computer on sale awhile back ago, that i bought mainly because of the size and because it was on sale. I tucked it away and forgot about it for awhile. THen more recently, i picked up a windows 8 touchscreen flex notepad, which i was planning on using as my music computer to keep up at the entertainment console. I figured since it was touch screen, i would just touch a genre button then touch an album to start playing. But the 10" screen size is a bit small for my aging eyes, so I decided to buy a 20" touch screen and decided to pull this ASUS mini computer out…
  • 25% Off - 3 Albums in DSD from Wilson Audiophile Recordings

    bmoura
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Native DSD.Com is celebrating the arrival of Wilson Audiophile on their web store with a 25% off sale through Nov. 3rd on these three albums in Stereo DSD: Recital - James Welch, Winds of War & Peace - National Symphonic Winds and Beethoven: Violin Sonata - Julie Steinberg & David Abel. That brings the cost of each of these albums in DSD, on sale, to just under $16 each. (They are not available on SACD.) Visit https://wilsonaudio.nativedsd.com/albums and use the Coupon Code TAKE25OFF to get the albums at a discount. Attached Thumbnails  
  • Stuttering

    dummy
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:46 pm
    I was quietly enjoying music while updating tags and covers art when the music start stuttering... Now, I can't play anything more than 2 seconds as those 2 first seconds keep stuttering over and over and over... That is the first 2 seconds of any songs on any albums... WTF?!? I rebooted the PC a couple of times, got music playing again for a while then switching songs/albums the stuttering keeps coming back... About 2 seconds in any songs and the stutter starts. Anyone has an idea? Is that the sign that my HD is dead/dying? I use JRMC19 with an external 4TB WD My Book thats about 1 year old.
  • Cantata MPD client - can't find cover art - Auraliti PK100

    GmanNA
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Asking for some help from the collective... I've just set up a PK100, and am using a windows laptop to control with the Cantata client. I can't seem to get Cantata MPD client to configure to find my cover art. My setup is an external USB harddrive connected to the Auraliti PK100, and I've got a dedicated wireless router for access to the PK100. On the external drive, the music is in a folder: Music/FLAC/<artist name>/<album>/<tracks> Within each album folder, along with the flac music files, is a Folder.jpg image which is the cover art. Cantata can find and play all the…
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    Meyer Sound Stories

  • Louisville Football Stadium Delivers High-Impact Game Experience with Meyer Sound LEO

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    To amplify the home-game atmosphere and bring the 55,000 fans closer to the on-field action, Papa John's Cardinal Stadium at University of Louisville has chosen the most powerful loudspeaker technology available today—Meyer Sound's LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system with the 1100-LFC low-frequency control element and SB-3F sound field synthesis loudspeakers. Selected for its sheer power and remarkable ability to project sonic clarity and impact over long distances, the system was chosen by recently retired, long-time stadium manager K.C. Scull after experiencing the…
  • Meyer Sound Gives Voices to Global Dissidents in @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz

    17 Oct 2014 | 3:56 pm
    Meyer Sound loudspeakers play a critical role in @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz, an exhibition of seven new sculpture, sound, and mixed media works by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. The installation explores human rights and freedom of expression in the context of Alcatraz, a former federal penitentiary and now iconic historical site in the San Francisco Bay.
  • Meyer Sound MJF-210 at Roskilde Earns Praise for Its High Headroom, Low Profile

    13 Oct 2014 | 10:03 am
    Power, size, and clarity are the most common keywords in users' evaluations of the MJF-210 stage monitor, a Meyer Sound product created for the demanding performance specs of Metallica. Case in point comes from the audio team for the Pavilion tent at Denmark's Roskilde Festival, the largest music festival in Northern Europe.
  • Outkast FOH Engineer Sold on Long-Throw Power of Meyer Sound LEO

    10 Oct 2014 | 9:13 am
    Hip hop legends Outkast recently completed their summer tour with three sellout hometown shows in Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park. Dubbed "#ATLast," the 20,000-plus crowds were supported by a Meyer Sound LEO linear large-scale reinforcement system as specified by FOH engineer Darcy Khan.
  • Slovakia's Amex Audio Energizes Rental Business with Meyer Sound LYON

    10 Oct 2014 | 9:13 am
    Senec-based Amex Audio s.r.o. in Slovakia has invested in a new Meyer Sound LYON linear sound reinforcement system as its flagship product to serve its most important customers. With LYON's power and clarity, Amex has been hired by clients that range from Mercedes-Benz to Pohoda Festival and the Slovakian X Factor show.
 
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    Adobe Audition

  • Audition CC as a Loudness Correction Appliance

    durin
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    While chatting with many of our users at NAB, IBC, and AES, it’s clear that loudness measurement and conformity is a crucial element in preparing their content for broadcast.  The CALM Act in the USA, and similar acts in countries around the world, enforce strict requirements on loudness measurement of content, with many standards such as ITU BS.1770, EBU R128,  ARIB TR-B32, or ATSC A/85.  Unlike the old days, where editors just had to make sure their levels didn’t go into the read, the new standards can require significantly more attention while mixing, or may benefit from…
  • Audition CC 2014.1 Now Available!

    durin
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    Happy to announce the latest updates to Audition CC 2014 (and the rest of the Adobe Creative Cloud applications!) is now available to all Creative Cloud members.  Everyone should see their Creative Cloud desktop application notify them of an available update within the next 24 hours as the update rolls out among our distribution network. I’ve shared the details about what’s new in this release of Audition at an earlier blog post, and I wanted to take some time to go into a bit more detail about some of the features now available. Our engineers spent a great deal of time updating…
  • What’s new in Audition CC 2014.1? HiDPI, iXML, and exciting improvements!

    durin
    7 Sep 2014 | 8:45 pm
    I’m excited to reveal this sneak peek at what’s coming in the next update for Adobe Audition CC 2014. The first thing you’ll notice is a dramatic new interface update, with support for high pixel density (HiDPI) displays.  A new UI modernizes the look and feel of all Adobe digital video and audio applications, sporting flat icons, cleaner panels, and high-visibility highlights for better component and panel focus.  HiDPI support means those of you with retina or high-resolution displays will see sharper, defined icons and components, reducing eye fatigue and enabling…
  • Audition CC 2014.0.1 Patch released

    durin
    4 Aug 2014 | 8:50 am
    Next time you open Creative Cloud, you’ll see an update for Audition CC 2014 available! Unfortunately, there are no new features tucked away in here, but there are some important bug fixes our team identified after the release in June that we wanted to get out ASAP. Most important, there are improvements to Crash Recovery which ensure your content is safe and secure in the event of a crash. We also fixed a long-standing, tricky little bug that prevented some OS X users from launching in the event of some corrupted or unexpected system fonts. Please update when you have the chance, and…
  • New Add-ons marketplace for Audition

    durin
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    I wanted to share a new service available with the 2014 release of Audition CC, a third-party add-ons marketplace.  This online store offers third-party content, training, and services that support Adobe applications, and enables our users to market their own add-on content as well.  Currently, this includes Learn Adobe Audition CC, a video training course by Larry Jordan, and several amazing sound effects bundles produced by Precisionsound, with more free and paid content on the way! You can visit Adobe Exchange by clicking this link, or by choosing Help > Browse Add-Ons… in the…
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    Audio Federation

  • Houston, the … EMM Labs MTRX amps… have landed

    Michael
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:04 pm
    The EMM Labs MTRX amps have arrived. Now we just got to position them, plug them in, hook them up, and… Seriously, there is something ‘other worldy’ about really large amplifiers and science fiction movies flash before my eyes…. Encounters of the 30th Kind… Return of the Death Star OK… I’m sure we’ll think of more ways to communicate what an impression just the presence of the MTRX amps makes on things here. Neli? Mostly she just keeps sayin’ “Just LOOK at those !@#$% things! Wow!”  
  • Personal audio is the future? – RMAF 2014 and beyond

    Michael
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Personal audio is the future? – RMAF 2014 So say some people… CanJam inspired some people to announce the end of high-end audio as we know it. PEZ on Audio Circle “… CanJam on the other hand has literally exploded out of the Marriott convention hall and spilled into the Atrium. It will not only continue to grow in 2 years time I promise you it will surpass the rest of the show. When you see the vendors at can jam selling shoebox sized boxes hand over fist to guys 35 and younger and compare that to the same retired old two channel shlubs with out turned pockets going to…
  • RMAF 2014 Best of Show

    Michael
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:24 pm
    The RMAF 2014 Best of Show [the featured photo is of the Zu Audio room and my left pinky] Bad me, doing yet another facetious Best of Show report. Have to admit, this show I really wasn’t paying attention to each and every room like I usually do [even though I was actually in 98.5% of the rooms this year]. First we were on a mission to tell people about our Website Development business for high-end audio websites [know a dealer or manufacturer whose website suc... uh ... could be better? Let them know about us :-)] Then we unexpectedly took over duties as Audio Note UK exhibitors. So…
  • Re: An open letter to RMAF Vendors

    Michael
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:34 pm
    This post is in response to Pez’s ” An open letter to RMAF Vendors ” on Audio Circle I kind of have one foot in show reporter space and one in show exhibitor space so I may have a perspective that might be useful to answer the question perhaps more succinctly put as: “Hey, Show Exhibitors… WTF?” Essentially, we agree with Pez, but… there are a lot of ‘buts’. Sound: Does it really matter? First, a strange and terrible fact is that sound does not affect sales in a significant way. Pez alludes to this when describing how the major…
  • 2000 RMAF 2014 pictures – 160 rooms, 39 CanJam exhibits, 11 booths

    Michael
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:34 pm
    2000 RMAF 2014 pictures – 160 rooms, 39 CanJam booths, 11 booths *Whew* THAT was fun. This concludes the pictorial part of our show report. We will be adding comments and information to individual rooms for days, weeks even. We will be posting our usual commentary, as well as commenting on our website’s commentary. Everything is indexed through the… index: RMAF 2014 Show Report Index   The last few hours, the lecture hall is mostly empty Banners hanging in the atrium off of the balconies where muisc has been playing for 3 days Neli, all packed up and saying goodbye,…
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    Church Audio Blog

  • Show file Templates

    7 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I'm trying to create a new show template for volunteers to use as this is something that came up in a recent breakfast meeting with the volunteers. Up to this point for the past two years we have been using a basic template that slowly evolves each week by recalling whole channel presets for instrumentalists and vocalists. There are pros and cons on both sides of the table.On the one hand changes to the template are captured each week and you start from last week and don't have to reinvent the wheel by starting from a new template by dropping in presets every week. There is weekly momentum.
  • Squiggly Lines

    1 Mar 2014 | 3:28 pm
    A few weeks ago I got a special project from our pastor to create a map of the seating chart that accurately shows the loudness in the seating area of our main auditorium that shows the overall loudness for each seat in a way that the ushers could use to show people to seats that are louder than others. Since we make all of our measurements in dB-A weighting  slow it made sense to use make an A-weighted measurement of each seat within the seating area. Looking at the graph below (that shows the results) shows both some interesting patterns. I set the PA at 80dB at FOH and then proceeded…
  • Jagged Lines

    7 Feb 2014 | 9:05 am
    Having a few Amazon gift cards from Christmas and a spare laptop (hey, I'm a tech guy I've got a a lot in my house) I decided I wanted to start understanding more about Acoustics on a practical level. Having bought and read (most of what I can comprehend) of the books, Master Handbook of Acoustics, by F. Alton Everest, Sound System Engineering, by Don Davis, and Sound System Design, by Bob McCarthy I thought it was time to put the theory to practice. There is about nine or ten posts I could do on acoustics but to keep things simple I want this first post to be practical because most of us in…
  • The RF Stuff

    3 Nov 2013 | 1:13 pm
    Our church is looking for wireless microphones. We have been working with the tried and true old Shure ULX for about eleven years now and after a few weeks of some interesting mishaps and a long time of it being less than reliable such as our pastor sitting on the plastic transmitter pack and crushing it I think it’s time to start the hunt for a new system. We bought a new pair of lapel belt packs but we have certainly got our money’s value out of our current system.What  I want in a system is something reliable, scalable, affordable, and I want it to fit in a 1U rack space… if…
  • NAMM 2013 Recap: More Fun Stuff

    4 Feb 2013 | 1:24 pm
    I'll admit that not all these are my pictures however there was simply too much for me to see. I only made it on the ground floor of the show and part of the basement. There was still the second floor and third floor that had lots of booths I didn't see.First I thought this was the Holophone Big O but that is in the left of the picture as the long instrument SM57 looking microphone. This large 19th century diving helmet looking microphone is something brand new to NAMM and comes in either cardioid or omni, and is their answer to making microphones look cooler on the stage. Their reasoning is…
 
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    CRAS Blog

  • Swiss Army Audio Engineer

    Eric Capehart
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    This is our 3rd guest blogger being featured!  This week’s graduate is Eric Capehart.  He interned in Atlanta, GA at Redzone Entertainment and is now an audio engineer here in Arizona. Several years back when I first came to know of the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences, I was beyond excited at the thought […] The post Swiss Army Audio Engineer appeared first on CRAS Blog.
  • How To Be Successful In the Audio Industry Part 4

    Jess Repanshek
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Part 4 of our series on “How To Be Successful In The Audio Industry” is submitted by our IT Technician, Jess Repanshek.  He’s put together a good list of Top 10 tips and great quotes from graduates on how to be a successful audio engineer. Thinking about going to school to learn audio recording? Have […] The post How To Be Successful In the Audio Industry Part 4 appeared first on CRAS Blog.
  • George Kemper Speeds to Success with NASCAR

    Brock
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Graduate Spotlight George Kemper Speeds to Success with NASCAR as a Broadcast A2 Audio Engineer Graduate Update: After having much success at the Conservatory, George and his team have recently won a TV Emmy for Outstanding Live Event Audio/Video! George’s job was to record all of the driver radio communications, listen for something worthy of air time, […] The post George Kemper Speeds to Success with NASCAR appeared first on CRAS Blog.
  • 5 Behind-The-Scenes Moments at CRAS

    Becky@CRAS
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Check out 5 Behind-The-Scene Moments at CRAS in Film/TV Take a look at some of the Behind-The-Scene moments on and off campus with Jeff Thomas and Brandon Hickey, two of our main post production instructors here at CRAS. Behind-The-Scene Moment #1 In this pic, Brandon and Jeff (pictured far right) are doing location recording at Phoenix International Raceway […] The post 5 Behind-The-Scenes Moments at CRAS appeared first on CRAS Blog.
  • Hard Work Really Does Pay Off!

    Anthony Maldonado
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Welcome to our second feature of our Guest Blogger!  This week’s graduate is Anthony Maldonado.  Anthony interned at Zac Recording in Atlanta, GA and is now a freelancing audio engineer in Sioux City, Iowa. Hard Work Really Does Pay! Hello everyone, my name is Anthony Maldonado, a proud graduate from CRAS. After graduation many of […] The post Hard Work Really Does Pay Off! appeared first on CRAS Blog.
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    stupidDOPE

  • Boeing F-4 Phantom II Ejection Seat

    Jesse James
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:16 am
    When one often thinks of home decor, the first thing that comes to mind is sleek, futuristic and luxurious modern allure. Well today we’ve got soemthing that is bound to add some unique flare to any setting, a new piece of furniture that is something eye-catching and iconic, though not seen to often in homes […] The post Boeing F-4 Phantom II Ejection Seat appeared first on stupidDOPE.
  • Listen: Lupe Fiasco – Haile Selassie ft. Nikki Jean | Stream

    Jesse James
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:13 am
    Chicgo’s own, Lupe Fiaco, is back! The wordsmith returns to the game today, gearing us up for his upcoming album, dropping off some brand new material for our ears to devour. This time around Lupe links up with Nikki Jean again and serves us up something highly infectious called “Haile Selassie”. The track finds the […] The post Listen: Lupe Fiasco – Haile Selassie ft. Nikki Jean | Stream appeared first on stupidDOPE.
  • Casa Nova Lima by Marcelo Montoro

    Jesse James
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    Art, Architecture and music are three things that can completely stop us in our tracks and change our direction. Today we get a look at one of those three categories, this time around sticking with the world of architecture to bring you something amazing and eye-catching to say the least. Today we get a look […] The post Casa Nova Lima by Marcelo Montoro appeared first on stupidDOPE.
  • Listen: Ace Hood – We Don’t ft. Rich Homie Quan | Stream

    Jesse James
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:06 am
    South Florida’s own, Ace Hood, is back! The wordsmith returns with a solid new track for our ears to devour today, this time around linking up with the ATL’s own, Rich Homie Quan. The fellas come together for something menacing and quite impressive, dropping off their new collabo, “We Don’t”, a solid new track that […] The post Listen: Ace Hood – We Don’t ft. Rich Homie Quan | Stream appeared first on stupidDOPE.
  • Staple 2014 Holiday “Linear Study” Lookbook

    Jesse James
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:03 am
    The weather is changing as we roll from Summer to Fall, and then from Fall To Winter, so why not get prepared? There is only one way to beat the cool weather and thats with cool clothes, which is exactly why we are sharing the Staple 2014 Holiday “Linear Study” Lookbook with you today. Staple […] The post Staple 2014 Holiday “Linear Study” Lookbook appeared first on stupidDOPE.
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    Onlinecarstereo.com - Car Audio - Video Blog

  • Car Subwoofers - Don't miss out on the thump.

    17 Oct 2014 | 11:13 am
    Without the pounding deep bass in your car audio setup, you are surely missing out on the thump. Be it Rock, HipHop, Dance or Pop Music, you NEED the bass and we are in no way overstating it.  We have some new arrivals and great selection from Audiopipe than can help you narrow down your choices. Checkout out this fresh off the pallete subs!     
  • Find your WAE with these Amazing Bluetooth Speakers

    10 Oct 2014 | 10:54 am
    Check out these CES 2014 award winning bluetooth speakers! Great sounding music from such a small package!
  • Great music that comes in a small package

    8 Oct 2014 | 10:49 am
    HerculesWAE Neo Bluetooth Speaker  General Features: Studio Sound Quality Enjoy full bass enhancement and psycho-acoustic effects thanks to Waves® MaxxAudio technology, recipient of a Technical GRAMMY Award®. The most powerful speaker in its category, for great parties anywhere! Light Up your Music Ultra-bright, fully customizable lighting effects, pulsing in time with your music! The RGB LED strips can reproduce up to 16 million colors. Pair & Play Made for iPod, iPhone and iPad certified speaker, for perfect compatibility with your Apple® devices. You can also instantly…
  • Hercules - Your Source of quality DJ Digital Solutions and Wireless Speakers

    3 Oct 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Onlinecarstereo.com is proud to announce our newest supplier of Pro Audio & DJ Equipment and Accessories, Hercules! Hercules has over 30 years of developing digital audio solutions with products ranging from DJ Mixing Controllers, DJ Headphones and DJ Monitoring Speakers. Hercules also boast of a line of professional quality line wireless speakers, WAE, aimed at a wider market from audiophiles to ordinary consumers. Check Them Out!!   
  • Fall Savings on Car Audio Gears

    2 Oct 2014 | 11:57 am
    Fall might be a good time for you to finally start that upgrade on your factory car stereo head unit, subs and speakers. In our lifetime, we spend probably thousands of hours on the road, in our car, trucks and suvs that spending money to make your trip more bearable with an amazing car audio setup is by far NOT a waste of money. Online Car Stereo is here to help you save even more. We have unbeatable prices on Car Audio and Video electronics and from time to time would throw in additional promotional discounts that brings down our prices to the abyss that no competitor dared going to. …
 
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  • JBL Charge 2 Review

    Digital Trends
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    With more power, a sleeker look, and class-leading bass, JBL’s Charge 2 is one sequel that’s well worth the ‘ticket’ price. (8 out of 10) Pros Class-leading bass response Clear, full midrange Excellent battery life Cons Bass overpowering on occasion Slight bite in the treble In Hollywood, creating a sequel is a notoriously difficult […]
  • iShower2 Bluetooth Water-Resistant Speaker

    Brian Mitchell
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:07 pm
    iDevices has released a second generation, water-resistant wireless speaker and speakerphone for the bathroom called the iShower2. The new device looks exactly the same as the original model, but the company claims the new one has extended battery life and improved sound quality for the same price. The iShower2 pairs wirelessly with Bluetooth enabled devices […]
  • Turtle Beach Stealth 500X Wireless Gaming Headset

    Brian Mitchell
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Turtle Beach has released the first and only wireless gaming headset for the Xbox One that features DTS Headphone:X 7.1 channel surround sound for $230. The new Ear Force Stealth 500X wireless surround sound headset for Xbox One delivers digital surround sound audio from the Xbox One’s optical connection and chat audio through the Xbox […]
  • Jays a-JAYS Five Review

    Digital Trends
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    The a-Jays Five are super stylish and sound great, but achieving a secure fit will be a challenge for many listeners. (7 out of 10) Pros Big, punchy bass Open midrange and revealing treble Three-button mic for all major smartphone platforms Cons Difficult to achieve secure fit for some ears Stiff cable In the […]
  • Bayonetta 2 Review

    Digital Trends
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:28 pm
    Bayonetta 2 is a game whose gargantuan barrage of sex, violence, and surrealism sets the mind on fire in the best possible way. (9 out of 10) Pros Endless imagination in setting. Silken combat tuned for all skill levels. Cons May be too forgiving for hardcore fans of the original. Excesses (sex, violence, surrealism) may […]
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  • Beetle Design Multifunction Remote Control Car MP3 Player Wireless FM Modulator with SD Card Slot Reviews

    legearbestgadgets
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    Are you searching for the best Beetle Design Multifunction Remote Control Car MP3 Player Wireless FM Modulator with SD Card Slot? Here I recommend one from GearBest Company, a professional company focus on this kind of product. Brief Introduction of Beetle Design Multifunction Remote Control Car MP3 Player Wireless FM Modulator with SD Card Slot SpecificationsGeneralType: Car MP3 Player- Memory : SD card up to 8GB (not included)- Special Function : MP3 Player, FM Transmitter- Language : English- Connection: USB 2.0- Color : Silver, Red, Black, Yellow- Material : ABSScreenScreen Type: LCD-…
  • SCK08A Hands Free Car Kit Bluetooth Speaker Phone with Back Clip and Car Charger Reviews

    yqgearbestgadgets
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:58 am
    Are you searching for the best SCK08A Hands Free Car Kit Bluetooth Speaker Phone with Back Clip and Car Charger? Here I recommend one from GearBest Company, a professional company focus on this kind of product. Brief Introduction of SCK08A Hands Free Car Kit Bluetooth Speaker Phone with Back Clip and Car Charger Main Features: Car Bluetooth handsfree communicating system- Bluetooth Version: 3.0, range:10 M- CVC technology, Noise and Echo suppression, perfect talking phone effect- Built-in high intelligent microphone and powerful speaker- Answer / end / reject a call- Can be installed on car…
  • Car Entertainment Kit Piano Lacquer Finish LCD Screen FM Transmitter Modulator MP3 Music Player with Remote Controller Reviews

    legearbestgadgets
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:58 am
    Are you searching for the best Car Entertainment Kit Piano Lacquer Finish LCD Screen FM Transmitter Modulator MP3 Music Player with Remote Controller? Here I recommend one from GearBest Company, a professional company focus on this kind of product. Brief Introduction of Car Entertainment Kit Piano Lacquer Finish LCD Screen FM Transmitter Modulator MP3 Music Player with Remote Controller SpecificationsGeneralType: Car MP3 Player- Memory : Support SD card up to 8GB- Special Function : FM Transmitter- Language : Simplified Chinese, English- Connection: USB 2.0- Color : Blue, Green, Red- Material…
  • Remote Control Car MP3 Player with FM Transmitter Smartphone Charger (4GB + 6-in-1 Charger Cable) Reviews

    lqgearbestgadgets
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:36 pm
    Are you searching for the best Remote Control Car MP3 Player with FM Transmitter Smartphone Charger (4GB + 6-in-1 Charger Cable)? Here I recommend one from GearBest Company, a professional company focus on this kind of product. Brief Introduction of Remote Control Car MP3 Player with FM Transmitter Smartphone Charger (4GB + 6-in-1 Charger Cable) Main features: Lyrics display and very large memory.- Remove storage and emergency charge.- Power off memory and infrared remote control.- Fission design, can be used as a U disk.SpecificationsGeneralType: Car MP3 Player- Brand: asm- Model : M05-…
  • Multi-functional 8GB Car Bluetooth Hands-free MP3 Player/ FM Transmitter/ Smartphone Charger with Remote Controller (Standard Accessories) Reviews

    lqgearbestgadgets
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:14 am
    Are you searching for the best Multi-functional 8GB Car Bluetooth Hands-free MP3 Player/ FM Transmitter/ Smartphone Charger with Remote Controller (Standard Accessories)? Here I recommend one from GearBest Company, a professional company focus on this kind of product. Brief Introduction of Multi-functional 8GB Car Bluetooth Hands-free MP3 Player/ FM Transmitter/ Smartphone Charger with Remote Controller (Standard Accessories) Main Features: 3 functions in 1: MP3 Player + FM Transmitter + Smartphone Charger- Streamedlines modle PC lens material- FM transmit frequency 87.5~108.0MHz- Support TF…
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  • Woo Audio WA6 Headphone Amplifier

    Jon Iverson
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:42 pm
    Performance Features Ergonomics Value PRICE $699 ($899 as reviewed) AT A GLANCE Plus Warm, tubey sound Headphone impedance switch New York born and bred Minus No DAC Too polite for some headphones THE VERDICT Woo Audio’s WA6 is a Class A headphone amp whose glowing tubes are voiced to warm up any headphones. The glow of vacuum tubes has fascinated me all my life. When I was a kid, my parents bought a Magnavox console TV with a built-in phonograph and AM/FM radio, the early-1960s equivalent of a home theater system with all the trimmings. It stood on 18-inch legs, and I loved to crawl…
  • Welcome to the Revolution

    Bob Ankosko
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:06 pm
    If This Is Hell, Count Me In I got a good belly laugh as I was proofreading our Perfect Focus section for the November print issue. I’d just finished putting together our Letters section, in which I’d responded to a reader inquiry about Dolby Atmos with one of my usual geeky diatribes. Then I turned to Perfect Focus and saw...
  • New Gear

    Jon Iverson
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:36 pm
    A kick-ass, ultra-wide soundbar, add-on ambient lighting for TVs, a new Slingbox, and more.
  • Marantz Announces Auro-3D Firmware Upgrade

    Bob Ankosko
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    Marantz has announced that a fee-based firmware upgrade for the new Auro-3D surround-sound format will be available for its SR7009 receiver (shown, $1,999) and the AV7702 preamp/processor ($1,999) in early December. Both models have built-in Dolby Atmos surround sound processing.
  • Which Receivers Provide Separate Crossover Adjustments For Each Speaker Type?

    Al Griffin
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:58 am
    Got a tech question for Sound & Vision? Email us at AskSandV@gmail.com Q Are there any AV receivers available that provide crossover frequencies assignable by speaker type in a surround sound system? Say, 60 Hz for the fronts, 80 Hz for the center, and 100 Hz for the rears? —Jason BF
 
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  • Neumann U47 fet Collectors Edition

    19 Oct 2014 | 10:13 pm
    The U 47 fet, also known as the fet 47, was originally manufactured by Neumann from 1969 through 1986, and remained in inventory through 1989. The mic was re-released as a "Collector's Edition" at the AES convention in Los Angeles in October, 2014.According to Neumann staff, the Collector's Edition is not a limited edition or limited production run. The microphone is part of the company's product line for as long as it continues to sell.Jürgen Breitlow, director of Research and Development for Neumann, says the original U47 FET went through six circuit revisions during its lifetime. The…
  • Cloud Microphones 44-A

    19 Oct 2014 | 7:12 pm
    The Cloud Microphones 44-A is an active ribbon microphone inspired by the RCA 44, with an innovative "music/voice" switch to improve the mic's versatility. It is the active version of the Cloud 44, which is a special edition of the JRS-34 manufactured exclusively for Zen Pro Audio.The 44-A is built into the body designed for its sibling mic, the JRS-34. The 44-A ribbon is the same as in the JRS-34, but is housed in a motor that differs from that of the JRS-34. While both use Stephen Sank's innovative spring-loaded motor frame, the 44-A employs magnets of rectangular cross-section, whereas the…
  • Pearlman Microphones TM-47

    19 Oct 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Dave Pearlman's TM-47 is a tube microphone modeled on the Neumann U47.The capsule is Pearlman's version of the K47, manufactured in Southern California. Like the original K47, this capsule has a single backplate measuring 34mm O.D., and uses diaphragms made of 6-micron Mylar, metallized with gold.The circuit is as found in the U47, with either a Telefunken EF12 or EF14 steel tube. The transformer is described as a historically accurate BV8 type. The output capacitor is a vintage-style "paper in oil" type.We will provide more details about this microphone when they are made available.TM-47…
  • Soyuz Microphones SU-011

    19 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    The SU-011 is a tube microphone with detachable capsules, built into a compact small-diaphragm form factor. Yet its ability to host large diaphragm capsules from its sibling SU-017 makes it a "hybrid microphone" design, like the Oktava MK-012 and 3-Zigma CHI series.The tube is a subminiature glass pentode, called the 6S6B-V when transliterated from the Cyrillic designation.We do not have specifics about the SU-011 circuit, except to say that it differs from the SU-017. The SU-011's output transformer is located in the power supply.The microphone was first shown publicly at the AES show in Los…
  • AEA N8

    19 Oct 2014 | 11:23 am
    The N8 is the second active ribbon mic in AEA's "Nuvo" series, following the N22. The N8 shares the N22's body and grille construction, although it has a black rather than silver finish. The N8 also shares the N22's ribbon dimensions, transformer, and active transformerless electronics. These mics' electronics operate at unity gain; the output signal from the ribbon is amplified by a Lehle step-up transformer. The circuitry following the transformer serves to lower the output impedance to 92Ω without applying additional gain.The ribbon in both Nuvo mics measures roughly 4.7mm x 60mm,…
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  • AES Welcomes New President Andres Mayo

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:18 pm
    The AES welcomes new President Andres Mayo as he takes over the leadership role from Dr. Sean Olive. Mayo currently serves as owner and senior mastering engineer at Andres Mayo Mastering and Audio Post in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • JBL Introduces 7 Series Master Reference Monitors

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Harman’s JBL Professional introduces the first two models in its new 7 Series Master Reference Monitors: the 708i and the 705i. Leveraging patented technologies of JBL’s flagship M2 Master Reference Monitor, these two models were developed to meet the needs of broadcast and post-production facilities, producing content in surround and burgeoning immersive audio formats.
  • EastWest's Flagship Orchestral Series Now Available

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:07 pm
    EastWest now offers a detailed and comprehensive orchestral virtual instrument collection: Hollywood Orchestra. The company's flagship product includes Hollywood Strings, Hollywood Brass, Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds, and Hollywood Orchestral Percussion, all produced by an award-winning team comprised of Doug Rogers, Nick Phoenix, Thomas Bergersen, and engineer Shawn Murphy.
  • Cheap Trick Tours with Burst Sound & Lighting, Adamson Monitors

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Cheap Trick is currently out on tour and Burst Sound & Lighting, headquartered in Detroit, is the sound production company tasked with making sure the band has all of the equipment they require, including a new Adamson Systems monitor rig.
  • 137th AES Convention in Los Angeles Reports Increased Attendance

    16 Oct 2014 | 2:06 pm
    The 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention was held Thursday, October 9, 2014, through Sunday, October 12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The AES reports 15,403 registered attendees and 307 exhibitors/sponsors, surpassing numbers that were tallied for West Coast AES Conventions over the past 10 years or more. At show close, AES reported a 28-percent increase in registration over the 133rd AES Convention in San Francisco in 2012.
 
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  • Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #1 Trailer

    Brett Schenker
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Offering shocks, surprises, and galaxy-shaking revelations, seasoned TARDIS pilot Robbie Morrison (Drowntown, The Authority, 2000AD, Nikolai Dante) and New York Times-bestselling artist Dave Taylor (Batman: Death by Design; 2000AD) mark the start of their first five-issue run by diving headfirst into the console room and pulling all the levers they can – spinning the new Doctor off to his most challenging destination yet! Freshly regenerated and with a new head full of unanswered questions, the Doctor (as played by Peter Capaldi) whisks Clara Oswald (as played by Jenna Coleman) away to a…
  • Preview: Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #1

    Brett Schenker
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #1 Writer: Robbie Morrison Artist: Dave Taylor Cover Artist: Alice X Zhang Colorist: Hi-Fi Publisher: Titan Comics Format: 32pp, FC Price: $3.99 Release Date: October 15, 2014 Offering shocks, surprises, and galaxy-shaking revelations, seasoned TARDIS pilot Robbie Morrison (Drowntown, The Authority, 2000AD, Nikolai Dante) and New York Times-bestselling artist Dave Taylor (Batman: Death by Design; 2000AD) mark the start of their first five-issue run by diving headfirst into the console room and pulling all the levers they can – spinning the new Doctor off to…
  • Tonight: Monday Monday at The HiFi Bar with Don Piper, John Carlin, Jim Keller, Lost Leaders and Spottiswoode

    Eliot
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:36 am
    On the second Monday of the month, Don Piper plays host to several musicians at The HiFi Bar over on Avenue A on the Lower East Side.  Tonight, Don has put together a wonderful line up.  Regular readers of Now I’ve Heard Everything may recognize the names Jim Keller and Spottiswoode, but John Carlin and Lost Leaders are new to me.  Here’s what Don has to say about tonight’s guests: John Carlin I’ve known almost as long as I’ve lived in New York. I cut my teeth on the lap steep playing with him years ago in Brownies. He always had a real soulfulness to his…
  • Regan Lethbridge (Bonjah) on love, life & kick-ass rock music!

    Hot & Delicious Group
    12 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Fuckin’ love the boys from Bonjah. 4 dudes from New Zealand who decided to form a band, booked a one-way ticket to Australia and never looked back! Today’s podcast chat is with Regan Lethbridge – Bonjah’s lead guitarist, booking agent at 123 Agency and band manager at Lemon Tree Music. Eddie Vedder impressions, finding, losing and then re-capturing true love, busking on the streets of Melbourne to being one of Australia’s premier rock bands of the independent scene. Loved catching up with Regs and here’s just one little gem that I left the podcast with…
  • Spandex and Capes Panels #8

    Storyist
    11 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The Four Colored Worlds’ Finest Oh, my God.  Bruce, what did it do to you?” – Michael Ho
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  • Blues Masters at the Crossroads Video Featuring Rip Lee Pryor

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Enjoy the Music.com and Enjoy the Music.TV presents live concert footage from Blues Masters at the Crossroads 2014 by Acoustic Sounds and Chad Kassem. The Blues Masters at the Crossroads event at Blue Heaven Studios, now in its 17th year as the preeminent authentic blues concert in the world, has the very best in blues music. Our first video from this incredible event features Rip Lee Pryor. Editor and Creative Director of Enjoy the Music.com and Enjoy the Music.TV, Steven R. Rochlin, painstakingly remastered the audio and video to deliver to you the very best experience. We want you to feel…
  • CanJam Report By Michael Mercer Plus More RMAF 2014 Videos Too!

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:15 pm
    We just posted eight more videos from the RMAF 2014 plus have an extensive CanJam report by Michael Mercer. Enjoy the Music.com now has, in total, 25 videos from RMAF 2014 online filling over 4 hours and 30 minutes of high fidelity audio awesomeness! Remember to see Michael Mercer's special CanJam report too.
  • Pandora AMP Connects Bands With Fans

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:20 am
    Online streaming music service Pandora has introduced AMP, Artists Marketing Platform. This new initiative helps artists understand where their fans are located, to then better target their audience. Solving this problem has always been one of the great promises of the web, and it is a founding mission of Pandora. Pandora's AMP goal is to connect artists with fans who will love their music.
  • MUSIC That Makes You DUMB

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:20 am
    Whilst Music That Makes You Dumb research is a bit dated, this 2009 research by Virgil Griffith correlates between musical tastes and one's dumbitude or smartitude. The equation is Music, Colleges, and then Average SAT Scores. Then plot the average SAT of each favorite music choice and discard those with too few samples to have a reliable average.
  • MORE RMAF 2014! We Have Many Hours Of Videos Online!

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:55 pm
    We've been busy adding new videos from our live netcast during RMAF 2014. We now have 8 videos totaling many hours of excellent information from the RMAF 2014 show that is not to be missed. You can learn about a variety of new products plus watch a live video of being fitted for custom IEMs too!
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  • A Letter to Momo, Blu-ray (2014)

    johnsunier
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    A Letter to Momo, Blu-ray (2014) Director: Hiroyuki Okiura Studio: Production I.G./Cinedigmentertainment /GKIDS Video: 1.85:1 for 16:9 1080p HD (2 discs: Blu-ray & DVD) Audio: Japanese or English DTS-HD MA 5.1 or 2.0 Music: Mina Kubota Extras: “The Making of A Letter to Momo,” Foreign trailers & TV spots, U.S. trailer Length: 120 minutes Rating: ***** This sensitive anime on a supernatural theme is full of sqirming and morphing ghosts and spirits and is also very touching.  It comes from the creators of the award-winning Ghost in the Shell, and allows you to hear the original…
  • The Beatles – The Beatles in Mono LP Box Set – Parlophone/EMI/ Universal (14 LPs + extras)

    johnsunier
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    The Beatles – The Beatles in Mono LP Box Set – Parlophone/EMI/ Universal Music vinyl (14 LPs), [9/9/14] *****: (John Lennon – vocals, guitars, piano, keyboards; Paul McCartney – vocals, bass, piano, keyboards; George Harrison – vocals, sitar, guitars; Ringo Starr – vocals, drums; Eric Clapton – guitars; Billy Preston – keyboards; many others) When the Beatles’ remasters came out a few years ago on CD (and the higher-resolution 24-bit USB Apple version), a whole lot of people hoped for a full-blown analogue remastering for release on LP, but it was not to be. When the…
  • PROKOFIEFF: Symphonies No. 1 “Classical” and No. 2; Dreams – Sao Paulo Sym. Orch./ Marin Alsop – Naxos audio-only Blu-ray

    johnsunier
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    PROKOFIEFF: Symphonies Nos. 1 “Classical” and 2; Dreams – Sao Paulo Sym. Orch./ Marin Alsop – Naxos Pure Audio Blu-ray (5:1 or 2.0 lossless)  NBD0044, 57:00 *****: Marin Alsop continues her acclaimed series of recordings for Naxos of the symphonies of Sergei Prokofieff. Here is our review of the previous one. She is Principal Conductor of the Brazilian orchestra, has led them on European tours and made many recordings with them. In addition she is Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and of California’s Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music. This orchestra…
  • BEETHOVEN: The Complete Piano Sonatas – Mari Kodama, piano – Pentatone – 10 SACDs box set

    johnsunier
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    BEETHOVEN: The Complete Piano Sonatas – Mari Kodama, piano – Pentatone multichannel SACD PTC 5186 490 (10 SACDs), [9/9/14] ****1/2 :  Mari Kodama is probably all but unknown to most of the classical music world with the exception of two groups: those who follow conductor Kent Nagano, to whom she’s married, and those of us who still have an appreciation for the SACD format and multichannel recordings. She was one of the format’s early stars with her excellent traversals of the Beethoven Piano Sonatas, which have been collected here for the first time in a bargain-priced…
  • Claire Martin with the Montpellier Cello Quartet – Time & Place – Linn

    johnsunier
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    Claire Martin with the Montpellier Cello Quartet – Time & Place – Linn multichannel SACD AKD 423, 48:11 [9/9/14] (Distr. by Naxos) *****: (Claire Martin – vocals; the Montpellier Cello Quartet: Dan James, Sarah Davison, Joe Giddey, Siriol Hugh-Jones – cellos; Joe Stilgoe – piano & vocals; Gareth Williams – piano; Jeremy Brown – double bass; Laurence Cottle – electric bass; Ben Reynolds – drums) Claire Martin is without a doubt the “First Lady of  English Jazz,” and her numerous studio releases over a twenty-plus year career on the Linn Records label have…
 
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  • Blondie's Jimmy Destri: Heart On A Wall

    26 Oct 2014 | 12:47 am
    Never released on CD, it's a better solo record than any other member of the band has done to this day. Agree or disagree?
  • Do You Agree With George Martin On Re-Mixing Analogue Recordings for Digital Audio?

    26 Oct 2014 | 12:47 am
    About 25 years ago, George Martin gave an interview which contained IMO a very interesting thought especially the concluding sentence: "Everything is different. The [mixing] desks in those days were tube operated, they weren't transistorized. All the outboard gear that we have today didn't exist. The EQ characteristics are quite different, much cruder. The echo facilities in Abbey Road consisted of a long cellar like room with old drain pipes standing around; they had nothing like electronic... Do You Agree With George Martin On Re-Mixing Analogue Recordings for Digital Audio?
  • Cables, cables, cables...any tips? In the market (maybe)

    26 Oct 2014 | 12:46 am
    Hey folks! I've been reading a lot on here and elsewhere about ICs and speaker cables (SCs). Tons of review threads and a lot of debates. I've been tweaking my system for some time and, although my cabling is not bulk spool hardware store variety, it would definitely be considered entry level. So to many, it is probably considered my "weak link". I will say I am very skeptical of many products marketed to audiophiles and the HiFi cable industry is no exception. Yet I will also add I have no... Cables, cables, cables...any tips? In the market (maybe)
  • Is Beady Eye a good name for a band ?

    26 Oct 2014 | 12:44 am
    I can't decide which I like better - the name or the tunes
  • Classical Music Corner (thread #61)

    26 Oct 2014 | 12:44 am
    Continued from here. Welcome! This thread (and the 60 that have preceded it) is for all things that relate to Classical Music. Feel free to post what you're listening to, recordings you recommend, recent classical purchases, classical concerts, classical works, classical composers or classical performers. Please discuss audio hardware and music formats in threads dedicated to those... Classical Music Corner (thread #61)
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  • VINYL pressing in clean room?

    timeout
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:01 pm
    seen video of vinyl pressing in factory. since vinyl are so critical of dirt, dust, small particle, shouldn't it be done in a clean room? I know cost is a concern. are those pop noise a results of micron tiny size particles sticking during pressing if it is done in a clean environment, will it translate into another form of CD that is as clean. will vinyl lover be affected if it is too clean since we like vinyl due to nostalgic n click n pop sound soon, some vendor is gonna come up With this idea. you bet it your view..
  • BK introduce a new sub to their range - P12-300SB

    Bluedroog
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:17 am
    I was just browsing their website and noticed a new sealed 12 inched sub, seemed quite similar to the XXLS400, a little less powerful so don't quite know were this fits in to the range. Styling is a little more contemporary too. http://www.bkelec.com/HiFi/Sub_Woofers/P12300SB-DF.htm
  • New Dynaudio Focus XD digital active speakers

    vln
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:09 am
    Interesting times ahead, even if the marketing drivel is a bit heavy handed: http://focusxd.dynaudio.com
  • Tape deck repairers?

    klingklang
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:54 am
    Hi can anyone recommend a good repairer for pro cassette decks, ideally in or near London? Thanks
  • NEBO 5 set for January 2015.

    Progmeister
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:12 pm
    If you live in the North East and enjoy listening to music via good quality hifi then please come along to Nebo 5 (north east bake off) on Saturday January 10th 2015. The day kicks off at 10am till 11pm at night. The venue has a licensed bar, carvery and B+B facilities which i am told are all very reasonable. So if you are traveling from outside of the North East or simply want to park up and have a few beers why not stay over and enjoy the day. Please get in touch if you would like to know more. Please help network this meeting and spread the word. NEBO has a Facebook page too so please join…
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  • what's the best amp for bose 901s?

    Yamaha fan
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    Currently have a yamaha integrated amp, 100 watts per channel the newer one. Want my speakers to play louder. They will be placed in a large room above garage. About 750 sq foot. There still in storage, But im looking for an amp thats not too expensive that exepts the bose eq. I read that they accept up to 450 watts per side. Just want suggestions on something that will get them to a higher volume and still sound good. My budget is $650 but im open to any suggestions!
  • Have any favorite internet radio stations to share?

    DocCasualty
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:46 pm
    I've had a network AVR (Onkyo 609) for a few years now. I've never made much use of the vTuner function until recently, mostly because I didn't have much to help decide which stations might be worthwhile; they have over 31,000 stations to choose from. On another thread here, Rodrigues_Brazil recommended Radio Paradise, which I've really been enjoying. It's a very eclectic format, not adhering to any particular genre with lots of rock, folk, alternative and even some oldies. It's commercial free, mp3 192k and while the current tune does not display through my AVR, the playlist is available on…
  • near vs far field, what's your preference?

    truwarrior22
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:48 am
    It seems more and more lately that I prefer near field 2.1 setup for music listening. Just seems like the room has way less interaction with the music, i.e. less reflections, less modes, etc. Thoughts? Anyone else feel the same way?
  • Quail Ridge Semi-octagonal Build-out

    lowella
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    So...how would you guys tweak this out into a listening room? The footings and supports are up and floor is being poured soon. Anyone willing to draw or explain where they'd put doors, equipment & speakers? Right now I have a door on each side of the bottom of this drawing, across from each other, and I may or may not separate other areas. The top left area outside the footing shown is unexcavated. 10' ceilings and I was planning on putting walls where the supports are to hide them. Room is roughly 15x19 without octagon/closet. If y'all will help me design the perfect 2-channel listening…
  • High frequency lacking with new RP6 with Exact

    sddawson
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:47 am
    I have an old Alphason Solo turntable fitted with a Dynavector Karat 17D2 MkII MC cartridge. Phono stage is a similar-vintage Michell ISO. The turntable is on its last legs really, and I thought I'd update to something more modern, so I purchased a Rega RP6 fitted with an Exact cartridge, and a Primare R32 phono stage. As soon as I put on my first record (Sgt. Pepper), I could hear that higher frequencies were lacking. Doing A/B tests between vinyl and computer source confirmed this. Doing the same A/B tests with the Alphason setup were fine. The Alphason plugged into the Primare is also fine…
 
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  • [Admin] Rec.Audio.High-End Newsgroup Guidelines

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    24 Oct 2014 | 5:15 pm
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    RAHE Moderator
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Rec.audio.high-end is a moderated group. As stated in our guidelines, submitted messages that are not acceptable for posting to the group will receive a rejection notice unless it is one of the following: 1. Spam 2. A "for sale" or "wanted to buy" post. 3. Crossposted 4. Uses a spam-proofed or som
  • [Admin] Rec.Audio.High-End Newsgroup Guidelines

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  • [Admin] Posting problems mini-FAQ

    RAHE Moderator
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Rec.audio.high-end is a moderated group. As stated in our guidelines, submitted messages that are not acceptable for posting to the group will receive a rejection notice unless it is one of the following: 1. Spam 2. A "for sale" or "wanted to buy" post. 3. Crossposted 4. Uses a spam-proofed or som
  • [Admin] Rec.Audio.High-End Newsgroup Guidelines

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    Everyday Listening

  • 4DSOUND

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Last week, during Amsterdam Dance Event, 4DSOUND presented their system with artists like Vladislav Delay, Max Cooper, an evening with artists from the Raster Noton label, and various talks and workshops.  Looking like something which could’ve been next to the Philips Pavilion at the World’s Fair back in ‘58, the structure alone is already quite amazing, even before any sounds are heard. It is said it was inspired by Tesla, and it shows. (photo by Georg Schroll) The way the audience listened, with such pure focus, is rarely seen these days and got me thinking about what…
  • Ryoji Ikeda's Superposition

    admin
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:44 am
    We’ve seen the works of Paris-based artist Ryoji Ikeda before. They are often raw, glitchy works exploring data sonifications and, more recently, the combination with visuals. Ryoji’s latest work, or rather update of the work superposition is described as follows: A multimedia music, visual, and theater work at the intersection of art and science, superposition, inspired by the subatomic world, mines the notion that it is not possible to fully describe the behavior of a single particle except in terms of probabilities. The work is an immersive experience, an orchestrated…
  • Electrostatic Bell Choir

    admin
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:58 am
    Darsha Hewitt is a Canadian artist who makes electromechanical sound installations, drawings, videos, an experimental performances. See her other unique work here (take the brilliant “20 Oscillators in 20 Minutes” for example, which is part experimental music performance, technical challenge, and comedy act!). She has an interest in demystifying the invisible systems embedded throughout domestic technology. This is also visible in the above artwork, Electrostatic Bell Choir (2012).   Static electricity affects everyday materials in curious ways – hair stands on end when…
  • Soundroots

    admin
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:27 am
    The Dutch Soundlings collective is a group of international professionals working with sound, which I’m proud to be a part of. During the annual renowned Gaudeamus Muziekweek, known for their contemporary classical programme, Soundlings is organising Soundroots: A poetic theory and trail on hearing the secrets of plants. For Everyday Listening I’m always on the lookout for sound art with a poetic layer that tells a story or makes you wonder. Soundroots does just that. Below is their teaser for an ongoing crowdfunding campaign. It would be wonderful if you could help Soundlings…
  • Maelstrom

    admin
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    Some art just sticks in your mind. In 2012 I saw Roman Kirschner’s / Els Viaene’s Maelstrom at the DEAF Festival in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, and last year I found myself thinking about it a couple of times. Seeing the work; the subtlety of it, and not knowing how it worked left a big impression on me. The work is inspired by the Edgar Allan Poe story “A Descent into the Maelstrom”, in which a man reminisces about surviving a storm, shipwreck and a whirlpool. Over time, memories are transformed and imagination comes into play. Our memories are liquid. In…
 
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    Audiophilia

  • Toronto Audio Video Entertainment Show 2014 (TAVES) — Coming Soon.

    Audiophilia Staff
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Due to a move to the west coast, Audiophilia will be unable to cover the 2014 TAVES show. We’ve covered them all since inception. It will be much missed for the TAVES show always presents the best of the audiophile world in one of the loveliest of settings, Toronto, ON. As such, if you are in the area or even a flight away, the show and its exhibitors will not let you down. The show is run exceptionally well. This year, the location as has changed to the Sheraton Centre Hotel. I’ve not been there before. I loved the previous location, the King Eddie Hotel for its class, grandeur…
  • Peachtree Audio Nova 125SE

    Roy Harris
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    My stereo system has been configured with tubed electronics for the last ten years. However, I own a PS Audio Perfect Wave Transport and PS Audio Perfect Wave DAC, which I use to listen to high resolution recordings and to provide a contrasting perspective to the sound of my tubed CD player. During the last two years, my tube amplifier has required maintenance—tube changes, tube bias and repair, and as a result, I have considered replacing it with a solid state amplifier. Thus, for the past year I have been seeking an inexpensive solid state or class-d amp to review. Having reviewed some…
  • Audiophilia Exclusive: Denon partners with Waves to include MaxxAudio in their Next-Generation Speakers and Audio Systems

    Audiophilia Staff
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    Waves Audio, through their consumer division, MAXX are working to place Waves’ Grammy winning sound enhancing technologies into consumer products like speakers, tablets, phones, laptops and more. They are currently in products by Oppo, Dell, Asus, and LG. They have partnered with Denon and are now in their HEOS multi-room sound system and the Envaya Portable Bluetooth speaker system. With the Heos system, Denon is going head to head with the wildly popular SONOS system (review forthcoming). TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, October 23, 2014 —Waves Audio, recipient of a 2011 Technical GRAMMY® award, and…
  • Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2014 — Mountains of Sound

    Audiophilia Staff
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    After the recent successes of the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) both in the real world and electronic, and the onslaught of press and manufacturers tweets, Facebook posts and LinkedIn articles (Audiophilia’s included), of course I was excited. Bloody excited. It seems that my effusive comments about the recent shows to Audiophilia writers had their audio juices flowing. Last year, I was joined by Karl Sigman. This year Karl is joined by Henry Wilkenson. Together, with the invaluable help from my significant other, we were chomping at the bit to cover the show for our readers. The Air…
  • Audiophilia Recommended New Releases — October 2014 Update

    Audiophilia Staff
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Beethoven – Complete Fortepiano Concertos [3 CDs – 200 mins] Arthur Schoonderwoerd - Fortepiano / Cristofori Alpha 820 (reissued 2014) The five piano concertos have a special place in Beethoven’s oeuvre; all were completed during the earlier part of his career, over the period 1795 to 1809. Yet this 3-disc boxed set (comprising material originally released between 2005-8) makes a couple of claims to surprise those of us who hold these works dear. Firstly, that there were actually SIX piano concertos – based on the fact that Beethoven himself arranged the lone Violin Concerto Op.61…
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    TONEAudio MAGAZINE » TONEAudio MAGAZINE

  • Van Alstine Vision Phono Preamplifier

    toneaudio
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Though famous for his tube designs, Frank Van Alstine is no slouch with solid state either.  With passive EQ and no coupling capacitors, this American made phonostage offers no frills high performance.  And MC owners take note, AVA can customize the Vision to the loading requirements for your cartridge.  We are currently using this with the legendary Denon 103 and it offers mega performance. -Jeff Dorgay Van Alstine Vision Phono Preamplifier $599 www.avahifi.com
  • Simaudio MOON Evolution 610LP phonostage

    toneaudio
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Bouncing between St. Vincent’s current and last album, I can’t help but be in awe of the staying power of the vinyl record.  Thanks to the many manufacturers, like Simaudio, who have not only kept the faith, but continue to innovate and refine their designs, spinning records is better than ever in the year 2014 than it ever was.  Who knew?  Even better much of the technology in flagship designs is making its way down the food chain to more affordable designs like the MOON 610LP here. We’ve been using the Simaudio MOON 810LP phonostage as a reference component for some time now, but…
  • PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium Preamplifier

    toneaudio
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:52 pm
    PrimaLuna and I go way back; back before TONEAudio was even a twinkle in my eye back.  The first audio review I wrote for The Absolute Sound happened to be the original EL-34 based ProLogue 1, and was way more exciting than the boring NAD integrated amplifier that Robert Harley was going to have me cover for my first assignment.  I bought that review sample not only because it sounded great, but it was so much fun; reminding me of all the great EL-34 amps I’d owned over the years.  11 years later it’s still in my family, going strong, with merely one set of replacement tubes – a…
  • Devialet 120

    toneaudio
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Everything we loved about the Devialet 110 is here in spades with the new 120, but the addition of a crucial feature makes the 120 more than a simple upgrade.  Devialet’s new SAM (Speaker Active Matching) technology, in a nutshell, provides a more synergistic coupling between amplifier and loudspeaker, thanks to their engineers harnessing more power of the on board DSPs.  Visually, the 120 looks identical to the 110, with the same compliment of inputs and outputs. SAM is an optimized program for your individual speaker (Devialet is constantly adding new SAM profiles to their website) that…
  • Peachtree nova220SE Integrated Amplifier

    toneaudio
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:59 pm
    The idea of an integrated amplifier has always appealed to me. Combining the amplifier and preamplifier sections in a properly isolated design makes economic sense—just sit back and enjoy the music without the bleed-through of a tuner. Last year, I had the pleasure of reviewing Peachtree’s nova125 integrated and, while I enjoyed both its form and function, I wondered what impact nearly doubling its power would have on the notoriously power-hungry Magnepan 1.6 speakers. Well, I now know—and it’s been worth the wait. The nova220SE possesses tremendous grip, never letting the Magnepans…
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    AudioMelody

  • Is U2’s deal with Apple the future of record releases for big-named artists?

    audiomelody
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:45 am
    It took U2 five years to deliver a follow up to 2009’s No Line on the Horizon, but due to their deal with Apple Songs of Innocence was downloaded an impressive 26 million times. Measured against album sales of other artists 26 million is phenomenal, with Beyonce’s very popular self-titled 2013 record only managing 3,366,000 sales worldwide. However, it is impossible to compare like-with-like with regards to Songs of Innocence, because no-one knows how many times people would have bought the album if it wasn;t delivered to their iPhone or iPad for free by Apple. In terms of money…
  • 4 USB audio interfaces that won’t break the bank

    audiomelody
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:38 pm
    The cost of a home studio has come down a long way with software taking over the vast majority of tasks, but to get the best audio recording and playback quality you can, you will need to spend a little money on a dedicated audio interface. Here are our picks for five of the best USB audio interfaces available for well under £200, so you won’t have to pin your hopes on winning a hand of blackjack at Red Flush casino to be able to be able to buy one. Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6 (£180) The Komplete Audio 6 is both and audio/MIDI interface that offers digital I/O, four analogue…
  • 5 Most Important Gigs of All Time

    audiomelody
    25 Jun 2014 | 7:24 am
    1. The Beatles at Shea stadium, New York, 15 August 1965 Considering the sound was awful, there was no lighting show, no screens and no one could see the band, you may wonder how this gig has made it to the top of the list ­- but it was a world changing concert that paved the way for the large stadium and arena tours that we know today. No music act had ever filled a stadium before or sold so many tickets for a one off performance, so this concert set a precedent for where live music was going. These were the days before the band had the luxury of stage crew, bodyguards, event staff or…
  • J-Lo causes controversy with World Cup theme

    audiomelody
    25 Jun 2014 | 7:10 am
    Jennifer Lopez took to the stage with rapper Pitbull to perform at the World Cup opening ceremony last week. The official World Cup theme has divided opinion thanks to its controversy over lyrics, artists and general poor taste. J-Lo teamed up with rapper Pitbull to create We Are One (Ole Ola), featuring further vocals sung in Portuguese from singer Claudia Lette. The song sees Pitbull inviting listeners to put their flags up to the sky, while the Aint It Funny singer Jennifer Lopez warns us that a million eyes will be watching the famed tournament. Despite the team spirit, the song has…
  • What a Beginner Should Know About Buying DJ Equipment

    audiomelody
    21 May 2014 | 10:01 am
    DJ turn that music up, I want to feel it! You know that beat. Tiesto and Three 6 Mafia meet for a collaboration of a lifetime. In its time, it was played in night clubs all over the world. Originally mastered on premium quality DJ equipment, the song was later blasted at club parties on equipment of varying quality levels. Seemingly even the most affordable professionally DJ equipment is good enough to make this track a winner. But not every song is a hit. Sometimes the difference maker is the DJ equipment that is used to play it. There are some songs that can really get butchered if the…
 
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    EXCITING SOUNDS

  • Luniverse #105 (45 RPM single, 195?)

    Joseph Bremson
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:54 pm
    A Buchanan And Goodman Production / Martian Symphony Orchestra“Flying Saucer The 2nd” / “Martian Melody”Luniverse 105, mono [195?]This 45RPM single released on the Luniverse label in the late ‘50s (I’m guessing) is a quirky little treat for lovers of Space Age oddities. Side A features a mock-news-report of “the first Earth ship” landing on Mars. Spliced between the spoken script are samples of popular songs from the time period including Elvis Presley and other big names. The entire piece might best be described as a slightly schizophrenic fever dream, and another example of…
  • Missing Persons - Rhyme And Reason (LP, 1984)

    Joseph Bremson
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Missing Persons“Rhyme And Reason”Capitol ST-12315 [1984]This 1984 release by well-known New Wave band Missing Persons is considered by some to be a weaker effort. Although this album might not pass muster for many of the more discriminating pop music aficionados, it does have a certain dark charm that sounds lacking on 1982's “Spring Session M” (even though Destination Unknown, Noticeable One, and several others off that album are extremely good songs that I love). “Rhyme And Reason” is an LP that I find myself returning to every once in a while and I always enjoy the experience…
  • Jack E. Leonard - Rock And Roll Music For Kids Over Sixteen (LP, 1956)

    Joseph Bremson
    6 Jul 2014 | 11:11 am
    Jack E. Leonard“Rock And Roll Music For Kids Over Sixteen”RCA Vik LX-1080, mono [1956]A mid-fifties album with a somewhat enticing and provocative title, “Rock And Roll Music For Kids Over Sixteen” is definitely a “journey.” In many ways, it is also a freakish (but certainly lovable) artifact of the Rockabilly era, because nothing quite similar enough to it exists on this planet.For those of you who aren’t familiar, Jack E. Leonard was a comedian, and fairly well-known at that. In his time, he appeared extensively on television, recorded several albums, acted in movies, and was…
  • Album reviews For WFMU's Beware Of The Blog

    Joseph Bremson
    30 Jun 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Some of you may know that I've also written album reviews for WFMU's Beware Of The Blog. Having already posted links to my reviews for WeirdoMusic.com, I thought I'd make create a post on this blog listing all the WFMU links too.So, here they are for your reading and listening pleasure - all six reviews I wrote several years ago. Enjoy! Hawaii In Stereo by Sam MakiaIt's Alaska by Harry Simeone ChoraleReflections Of An Indian Boy by Paul Weston And His OrchestraParadise Regained: The Exotic Music Of The Pacific by Leo AddeoJewels Of The Sea by Les BaxterFantastica by Russ Garcia
  • WeirdoMusic Album Reviews

    Joseph Bremson
    4 Mar 2014 | 3:00 pm
    As some of you may have noticed, I've been writing album reviews for WeirdoMusic.com -- about one every five weeks or so. I thought I'd post all of those links here, though, just so that you guys can peruse conveniently. :DSo, here are all ten reviews I've written so far (in no particular order). Enjoy!Swingin' Fling by Alvino ReyMusic For Space Squirrels by Al CaiolaQue Mango by Les BaxterEast Of Suez by 101 StringsUn peu de l'ame des Bandits by Aksak MaboulPagan Rites by ÌxtahueleThe Violence Of Amateurs by French TVPo... Po... Popp by André PoppCamel by CamelMaxophone by Maxophone
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    Dark Horse Institute

  • Nashville Music Production School Launches $15,000 “Battle of the Bands” Recording Contest

    Joseph Bamber
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    Dark Horse Institute, a 14-week school for Music Production and Audio Recording, announces the $15,000 “Battle of the Bands” talent contest. The winning group or band will record at the acclaimed Dark Horse Recording, in the same studio used by … The post Nashville Music Production School Launches $15,000 “Battle of the Bands” Recording Contest appeared first on Dark Horse Institute.
  • What U2 Taught Us About Today’s Music Industry

    Scott Karan
    2 Oct 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Two weeks ago U2 and Apple did something that upset a lot of people. If you did not hear about this I’ll give you a refresher. U2 placed it’s new album Songs of Innocence on 500 Million Apple iCloud accounts.  … The post What U2 Taught Us About Today’s Music Industry appeared first on Dark Horse Institute.
  • How to get Freelance Audio Work Online

    Scott Karan
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:59 am
    There is a lot of freelance audio work to be had online if you know where to look.  Audio Engineers and Audio professionals often overlook these great opportunities because they aren’t full time or in studio positions.  These sites offer … The post How to get Freelance Audio Work Online appeared first on Dark Horse Institute.
  • Win $15,000 in Studio Time

    Scott Karan
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    DHI’s Battle of the Bands will pit 64 bands in a head to head, bracket style competition that lets the fans decide the winner. The top 64 bands will be separated into 4 divisional brackets. Each band will face 1 … The post Win $15,000 in Studio Time appeared first on Dark Horse Institute.
  • What Can You Learn About Audio Engineering In 14 Weeks

    AudioBlogger
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    That’s right, you can’t.  Have I gone crazy?  Isn’t our program 14 weeks? No I haven’t gone crazy and yes, we do have a 14 week program.  But what most people say when we say you can learn audio engineering … The post What Can You Learn About Audio Engineering In 14 Weeks appeared first on Dark Horse Institute.
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    Alchemea - Music Production & Sound Engineering Blog

  • Alchemea Sessions 08 – Hattie Whitehead – 23

    Peter Barter
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:17 am
    Hattie Whitehead – 23 (Live) – Alchemea Sessions Hattie and her band are back with their second Alchemea sessions track ’23′ – hope you enjoy! if you missed the first one – check it out here Hattie Whitehead – Vocals & Acoustic Guitar Peter Hill
  • Information Dissemination

    Jon Olliffe
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:09 am
    In the early days of commercially recorded music, studio techniques were passed on to the tape op either explicitly, via conversation, or implicitly by observation. This was necessary so that the tape op could, after some years, progress into the role of engineer. Methods of
  • Latency and Buffer Sizes

    Christian Huant
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    How to tackle latency? You’ve probably all heard of latency, and have probably experienced it too, but many people are still confused about what it is. Latency can affect any recording into a DAW, be it audio or MIDI using virtual instrument plug-ins. It manifests itself
  • Alchemea Sessions 07 – Hattie Whitehead – Worse Than Me

    Peter Barter
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:14 am
    Hattie Whitehead – Worse Than Me (Live) – Alchemea Sessions Hattie Whitehead was born and raised in South West London constantly surrounded by music and words. She has been singing since she can remember, taping her first album at the tender age of 3, with
  • The Joy Of SYSEX

    Christian Huant
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    SYSEX is one of the 8 types of MIDI messages (see my previous blog on MIDI for a bit of background), and is short for System Exclusive. This means that, instead of focusing on musical performance-related information, SYSEX transmits system messages, used for configuration purposes, for
 
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    Beats Music Now

  • Bob Lefsetz Talks Streaming Entertainment History while Apple Seeks Lower Subscription Rates

    dangellert
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:41 pm
    The Lefsetz Letter comes by email and is an analysis on music, entertainment and technology. Lefsetz wrote a short history on how the last 20 years in film/TV and music has put us squarely into the rental/streaming of our entertainment vs. owning our music, movies and TV shows. Although Beats Music is not mentioned, his post, ‘Netflix vs. Spotify’ lays out how visual entertainment has been training customers for decades to pay a monthly subscription to “rent” film/TV while music stayed with the ‘own-it’ model well into the 21st century. Lefsetz describes…
  • ‘Beat by Beat’ Album Commentary With Banks

    dangellert
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:33 pm
    The new album by Banks, ‘Goddess‘, has two versions on Beats Music — the normal release with just music, and what Beats Music calls the ‘Beat by Beat’ version which has a commentary by Banks for each song. Exclusively on Beats Music, the Beat by Beat albums are good added value for fans. Magic! and Common are the other two artists that have Beat by Beat album versions on Beats Music. I wrote about them a few months ago.
  • AT&T and Beats Music Partnership Has Ended

    dangellert
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:44 pm
    When Beats Music launched in January, they had an exclusive deal with AT&T offering subscribers individual and family plans ($9.99 and $14.99 for 5 accounts, respectively). Conveniently, payments were processed through your AT&T phone bill. The offering ended today (see AT&T chat thread below). Beats Music no longer offers a subscription through AT&T. The Beats Music website no longer has an option to subscribe through AT&T and it appears the 5 account Family Plan for $14.99 is no longer available either. The current Beats Music offering is $9.99/month or $99.99/year.
  • Audio Quality Rising On Music Streaming Services

    dangellert
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:58 pm
    As Deezer and Tidal begin to enter the U.S. streaming music market, they both have set themselves apart by offering higher quality audio. Most music services are streaming music at 320 kbps, whereas their offering will be flac files at 1,411 kbps (essentially streaming at CD quality). Whether this strategy enables Deezer and Tidal to get a substantial customer base is yet to be determined. Yet offering much higher quality audio might nudge the existing services (Spotify, Beats Music, Rdio, etc.) to start moving toward streaming higher quality audio too. This would be a big victory for the…
  • What Is Baboom?

    dangellert
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:49 pm
    Baboom is a music streaming service that is planning to launch in early 2015. Based in New Zealand, it is entering the streaming space with hopes of offering a distinct service — a cross between iTunes and SoundCloud. It is unclear weather CEO Grant Edmundson or CFO Tony Smith is responsible for this quote describing their upcoming offering: Baboom’s distinctive design is a world away from the cookie-cutter streaming music services,” he said. “The platform will be open to artists of all kinds, will support high-quality FLAC files, faster downloads and analytics that have…
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    Sound Engineers that Blog About Audio Production & Entertainment News

  • iLoveMakonnen Get Beat Up on a “Tuesday” Video

    anderkh4
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:50 pm
    iLoveMakonnen Get Beat Up…..On A Tuesday! Rapper iLoveMakonnen Get Beat Up while performing his hit Song “Tuesday” on a Tuesday! iLoveMakonnen was performing in SOB’s in NYC last Tuesday night when the attack occurred. A man in a grey hood walks up to the rapper and extends his hand, then … Continue reading The post iLoveMakonnen Get Beat Up on a “Tuesday” Video appeared first on Sound Engineers that Blog About Audio Production & Entertainment News.
  • Submit Music to Pandora Internet Radio Easily!

    anderkh4
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:54 am
    How to Submit Music to Pandora Radio Submitting Music to Pandora Radio just got easier, the internet radio station recently changed their submission process. Before Pandora changed the way they accept music, you had to have a CD in physical stores to be considered. They required a UPC in order … Continue reading The post Submit Music to Pandora Internet Radio Easily! appeared first on Sound Engineers that Blog About Audio Production & Entertainment News.
  • Top 5 Celebrity Leaked Photos: Leaked Selfies

    anderkh4
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:31 pm
    The Top 5 Celebrity Leaked Photos of 2014 Actresses in Hollywood have been feeling the burn by hackers for the last two months. Pictures of celebrities began popping up via social networking sites like Twitter & Reddit, users have been spreading the photos like wildfire since the release. Thanks to the … Continue reading The post Top 5 Celebrity Leaked Photos: Leaked Selfies appeared first on Sound Engineers that Blog About Audio Production & Entertainment News.
  • Audio Engineering Society Back in LA after 12 Years!

    anderkh4
    11 Oct 2014 | 12:11 pm
    2014’s Audio Engineering Society in Los Angeles The Audio Engineering Society host its 137th AES Convention in Los Angeles, CA. Audio Engineers from around the world gather at this event to learn about newest technologies in audio and the latest research. The AES Convention is 4-Days long and features several … Continue reading The post Audio Engineering Society Back in LA after 12 Years! appeared first on Sound Engineers that Blog About Audio Production & Entertainment News.
  • Rumor Raiders: Red Bull Energy Drink $10 Claim Site

    anderkh4
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Claim Your Money From Red Bull Energy Drink! Red Bull Energy Drink claims that it’s product will “Give You Wings”. Well the slogan is not true! Red Bull is nothing more than Soda. The company will pay out over $13 Million in damages to customers who have purchased the energy … Continue reading The post Rumor Raiders: Red Bull Energy Drink $10 Claim Site appeared first on Sound Engineers that Blog About Audio Production & Entertainment News.
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    Picky Ear

  • Interview with Home Studio Expert John J. Volanski

    Hogni Kamban
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:08 am
    I’ve got an awesome guest for you today! It’s John J. Volanski, an electrical and audio engineer, home recording enthusiast, and author of the book, Sound Recording Advice. John has been operating his own home recording studio for over 20 years. Needless to say, he knows what he’s talking about. I first met John when […] The post Interview with Home Studio Expert John J. Volanski appeared first on Picky Ear.
  • What Are the Best Headphones for Running?

    Hogni Kamban
    25 Sep 2014 | 11:18 am
    You’re a runner on your daily run. You enjoy listening to your favorite music, but no matter how hard you try, those annoying headphones just keep falling out of your ears. Even if they decide to stay put for a minute the sound quality just doesn’t cut it when your moving. You want to be […] The post What Are the Best Headphones for Running? appeared first on Picky Ear.
  • New Infographic: 8 of the World’s Most Expensive Headphones

    Hogni Kamban
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:03 pm
    We would love for you to share this infographic! This is an infographic that shows 8 of the most expensive headphones in the world. These are headphones that you can actually purchase. Not just some diamond-stacked-jewellery headphones. The prices range from $1,399, all the way up to $5,495. This list in not meant to be […] The post New Infographic: 8 of the World’s Most Expensive Headphones appeared first on Picky Ear.
  • Overview of the Best Surround Sound Headphones

    Hogni Kamban
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Surround sound headphones can enhance any home theater, gaming, and music experience. Surround sound headphones designed for cross-platform use, like with the PC, Mac, DVD player, Blu-Ray player, your favorite gaming console, and digital TV, are a great investment in your entertainment experience and enjoyment for years to come. If you live alone as a […] The post Overview of the Best Surround Sound Headphones appeared first on Picky Ear.
  • The Best Headphones For Classical Music

    Hogni Kamban
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Who doesn’t love listening to classical music at the end of a long, hard workday or on a long flight? Well, plenty of people don’t like classical music actually, but for those of us who do, there is no better idea than purchasing the best headphones for classical music. If you’re a classical music audiophile […] The post The Best Headphones For Classical Music appeared first on Picky Ear.
 
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  • Best gaming earbuds with mic

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    24 Oct 2014 | 11:28 am
    How often do you play online game? wearing the over the ear gaming headphones can be hot and heavy on your ears. In addition, the leather padding of ear cups can make ear “unbreathable”. So a good gaming earbuds in this case is more preferable. However, what earbuds were designed specifically for gamers, do you feel they’re immersive enough to bring you to the virtual world or drive you deeper engagement into the game. I round up a few of the best gaming earbuds available. The gaming earbuds come with the inline mic, which enable you to communicate with your teammates…
  • Smart headsets vs earbuds

    Thebestearbuds
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:03 am
    The headsets with smart features have been being developed by some reputable brands in Audio Industry like Sony, Jawbone, Plantronic and BlueAnt. Some of them are sucessfully delivering innovative features that many users are keen on. Wireless headsets almost use the Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) basically relying on the bluetooth connection to communicate with the paired devices. These smart headsets was evolved to ultilize some feature commonly integrated in smartphones. Since the smart devices become more popular, the smart headsets were spawned to meet the demand “smarter…
  • Samsung galaxy earbuds for Android phones

    Thebestearbuds
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    In this article, I will introduce you the Samsung Galaxy earbuds from the brand that has a lot of issues with Apple. Originally, they are supplied with Samsung galaxy S4, S5. From my point of view, they’ve got some points about design and fashion. Many smartphone manufacturers like Apple, Amazon, LG, Sony…always ship their headset with your ordered smartphones in the same box. Amazon Fire Phones gives you Premium earbuds, and Apple iPhones offers earpods. These headsets may appeal to you not because of great sound quality but their impressive design. Looking at the design you…
  • Nabi safe headphones for kids

    Thebestearbuds
    18 Oct 2014 | 1:39 am
    Your kids probably own a smart device now, which can be a smartphone, a tablet, or MP3 player. These devices become more popular and kids are exposed to smart features as well as games, video increasingly. At the same time, they will use more time to wear a headphones. Do you find any challenges to find suitable headphones for your kids without worring about hearing problem may potentially arise from using them. Indeed, It does take for a while.  In response to recent publications about the effect of headphones to kid hearing many audio manufacturerers has produced headphones limiting volume…
  • The best earplugs for sleeping like a log

    Thebestearbuds
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:09 am
    Everyone hates the snoring sound, the most annoying sound in the silient night which makes you difficult to sleep, it’s nightmare if you hear this noise every night over and over again. Or some times you travel with your friends and share the same room, you can’t avoid to hair unwanted sound from’em. How to get rid of this hype? You can wear a headphone or earbuds, or ask your partners to wear anti snoring mouthpiece ( it’s an expensive option and he/she may not like wearing this). However, these solutions never are better than using earplugs.  Some people are really…
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