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  • Jabra Move Wireless

    AUDIO SOUND - Yahoo News Search Results
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:43 pm
    For $100, the comfortable Jabra Wireless headphone pair delivers solid Bluetooth audio that will appeal to bass lovers.
  • Razer to launch gaming-focused sound bar

    AUDIO SOUND - Bing News
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Designed primarily for use with PCs and consoles, the Leviathan features Dolby Digital technology, which converts audio from a sound card, console or set-top box into virtual surround signals for an immersive experience. But the system isn't just for ...
  • Nola Metro Grand Reference Gold loudspeaker
    Jon Iverson
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:37 am
    For a reviewer, deciding which products to write about is a tricky business. You want to do a professional job of evaluation, but you also want to be able to wrest maximum enjoyment from your music while you do so. Attending audio shows is where reviewers perform sonic triage, weeding out the products that aren't ready for prime time, and making a note of those they wish to invite home after the show. Thu, 10/30/2014
  • Current CA Site Issues

    Computer Audiophile
    The Computer Audiophile
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:14 pm
    Hi Guys - We are experiencing some issues with the site right now. The forums work just fine. The front page will not load and neither will any of the main articles / reviews. The problem started around 5:00PM 10/30/2014 Central Time. We are working on the issue with two different support teams and hope to have it resolved as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience.
  • Meyer Sound SB-3F Holds Key to Long-Distance Audio Clarity at Nebraska Memorial Stadium

    Meyer Sound Stories
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:29 am
    To project utmost audio clarity to the furthest of its 87,000 fans, Memorial Stadium at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has installed 16 SB-3F sound field synthesis loudspeakers, the Meyer Sound technology for projecting mid-high frequency energy over distances of up to 1 km.
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    AUDIO SOUND - Bing News

  • Razer to launch gaming-focused sound bar

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Designed primarily for use with PCs and consoles, the Leviathan features Dolby Digital technology, which converts audio from a sound card, console or set-top box into virtual surround signals for an immersive experience. But the system isn't just for ...
  • Dead On Live bringing Wall of Sound to the Paramount

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:33 pm
    The other major player on Halloween is the sound system itself. Constructed by the folks at Farmingdale-based Asbury Audio, the show will boast a re-creation of the Grateful Dead's legendary Wall of Sound set-up from 1974, complete with towering speaker ...
  • Special 'War of the Worlds' planned for World Audio Drama Day October 30th

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:27 am
    In honor of World Audio Drama Day today, Sound Stages Radio is hosting a special Audio Drama Marathon October 30th to November 2. A 13-hour marathon of chills and thrills began broadcasting at 8 a.m. today, and rebroadcasts will continue until November 2 ...
  • ION Commands Big Sound From Sound Lounge Ottoman-Speaker Combo

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    Cumberland, RI - October 30, 2014 - ION Audio, a leader in lifestyle consumer electronics, launches the Sound Lounge, a stylish and plush ottoman equipped with built-in stereo speakers and a ported subwoofer to fill any room with big sound and deep bass.
  • Masque Sound Custom Audio Equipment Package For New Musical, Found

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:18 am
    NEW YORK, NY, OCTOBER 30, 2014 - When the ambitious and original new musical FOUND opened at the Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater on October 14, Sound Designer Ken Travis enlisted the services of Masque Sound, a leading theatrical sound ...
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  • Nola Metro Grand Reference Gold loudspeaker

    Jon Iverson
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:37 am
    For a reviewer, deciding which products to write about is a tricky business. You want to do a professional job of evaluation, but you also want to be able to wrest maximum enjoyment from your music while you do so. Attending audio shows is where reviewers perform sonic triage, weeding out the products that aren't ready for prime time, and making a note of those they wish to invite home after the show. Thu, 10/30/2014
  • Audio Streams #3

    Jon Iverson
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
    Do you travel? Commute, perhaps? Just like to listen to music privately around the house? No matter—the Astell&Kern AK240 is the luxury choice in high-resolution portable music players (footnote 1). It even comes with a lovely leather case that beautifully cradles its angular beauty. The AK240 can play all of your PCM files, up to a resolution of 24-bit/192kHz, as well as DXD and single- and double-rate DSD, natively, and can do so from its internal storage, from a microSD card, or from your computer via WiFi or a wired connection. It can also function as a DAC or USB-to-TosLink…
  • Communication Breakdown

    Jon Iverson
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Classical and jazz notwithstanding, an awful lot of new music is highly compressed, processed, and harsh, and it's about time we got used to it. Musicians, producers, and engineers are, in large part, on board with the sound, and any suggestion of making less-compressed recordings, with a wider dynamic range, is met with confused stares, or worse. One superstar producer didn't take kindly to my suggestion that he make two mixes for his new project: the standard compressed one, and another, less-crushed version. That didn't fly; he said there could be only one, the mix approved by him and the…
  • Recording of November 2014: Music for Peter Gunn

    Jon Iverson
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Henry Mancini: Music for Peter Gunn Steven Richman, Harmonie Ensemble/New York (22-piece orchestra) Harmonia Mundi HMU907624 (CD). 2014. Steven Richman, prod.; Adam Abeshouse, prod., eng., mastering; Bill Siegmund, asst. prod., ed.; Andy Rider, eng. DDD? TT: 51:04 Performance ****½ Sonics **** To get the full benefit of this album, you must be old enough to remember 1959. Detective shows were the rage. Your parents let you stay up for Richard Diamond, Private Detective, starring David Janssen, and Peter Gunn, starring Craig Stevens. They were the first TV dramas with their own original…
  • Toronto Show Starts Friday

    John Atkinson
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:31 am
    New location, new features, and a more inclusive, consumer electronics-orientated approach: that's the word on the fourth annual Toronto Audio Video Entertainment Show (TAVES). Now ensconced in the Sheraton Centre Hotel in downtown Toronto, which offers far more large exhibit rooms than did TAVES' former venue, the three-day show opens on Friday, October 31 with four floors' worth of audio, video and consumer electronics-oriented exhibits.Mon, 10/27/2014
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    Computer Audiophile

  • Current CA Site Issues

    The Computer Audiophile
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:14 pm
    Hi Guys - We are experiencing some issues with the site right now. The forums work just fine. The front page will not load and neither will any of the main articles / reviews. The problem started around 5:00PM 10/30/2014 Central Time. We are working on the issue with two different support teams and hope to have it resolved as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience.
  • Led Zeppelin IV and HOTH Downloads

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:51 pm
    These downloads as 96/24 FLAC remasters are 10% off on Acoustic Sounds as part of their Halloween deals. Discount code is "DOWNLOAD"
  • new pioneer streamers

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:13 pm
    Pioneer introduces the all-new N-70A/N50A Hi-Fi streamers: Easy to use and hard to outperform. looks like the n70 has all you would need for a decent streamer. not sure on pricing. but cant wait for some reviews.
  • how to get Tidal to Oppo

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:10 pm
    I have the Tidal app running on my macbook pro retina but can't figure out how to send it to my Oppo BDP 105. I have JRiver and use it to wirelessly send my music file to the Oppo so I am set up for wireless connection to my Oppo. Just don't know how to get mac to send to Oppo without JRiver. Sorry for the dumb question. This computer audio revolution sure is making me feel like an old man!
  • Audirvana volume control - need explanation

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Hello, I am on Maverick connected via USB to my DAC. Integer Mode is ON and volume control is set up only to be used with DAC on A+ preference pane. I am using late 2008 Macbook Unibody. However, I can still change volume control in Audirvana?! It is normal or something is wrong? When I use optical control is disabled at all, but in this case I can understand it. So, why I am still able to use volume control on A+ and if used, how it works - in digital domain, if so, does it means that after any change it may loose bit precision (like 25% meant ~2 bits), am I right? I don't want to use…
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    Meyer Sound Stories

  • Meyer Sound SB-3F Holds Key to Long-Distance Audio Clarity at Nebraska Memorial Stadium

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:29 am
    To project utmost audio clarity to the furthest of its 87,000 fans, Memorial Stadium at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has installed 16 SB-3F sound field synthesis loudspeakers, the Meyer Sound technology for projecting mid-high frequency energy over distances of up to 1 km.
  • TrinityLife Church in Maryland: Transformation through Meyer Sound M'elodie

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:29 am
    With its new Meyer Sound M'elodie line array loudspeaker system, TrinityLife Church in Lutherville, Md. has given new life to the congregation's high-octane, music-centric worship services.
  • 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.
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    Adobe Audition

  • Audition CC as a Loudness Correction Appliance

    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!

    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!

    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

    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

    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

  • Audio Note AN/E SPe HE speakers in poplar burl

    26 Oct 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Finally got the Audio Note AN/E SPe HE speakers setup… A little changing of the guard in our second listening room. The $9288 per pair Audio Note AN/E SPe HE speakers taking over music duties for awhile from the around $73K AN/E SEC Signature speakers. Sounds great! So immediate and musical… We have always liked these high-efficiency hemp-driver ‘little E’ speakers, as Neli calls them. Nice finish on these, and this burl in matte finish has no up-charge associated with it [so she tells me].   The setup at the window end of the room. Can’t show you the other…
  • Houston, the … EMM Labs MTRX amps… have landed

    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

    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

    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

    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…
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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

  • Audio is Fun & Games for CRAS Grad Eliot Connors

    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    CRAS is excited to share an update on Eliot Connors and his adventures in game audio engineering! CRAS Graduate — Eliot Connors, Sound Designer, Voice Over Editor, and Implementer Update! Eliot was nominated and won a Golden Reel Award in 2013 for: Best Sound Editing – Computer Interactive Entertainment for the game Baiohazâdo 6 (Resident Evil 6) […] The post Audio is Fun & Games for CRAS Grad Eliot Connors appeared first on 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

    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

    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.
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  • Spice Up the Season | Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum & Cocktails

    LeVar Thomas
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Everyone over 21 who enjoys rum has had an encounter with Captain Morgan whether it was with Cola, in a mojito, rum punch, or long island iced tea because the winning flavor has been around since 1944. However you chose to have it, the smooth, premium taste blends well in all of your rum cocktails […] The post Spice Up the Season | Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum & Cocktails appeared first on stupidDOPE.
  • The Surreal Images Of Alastair Magnaldo

    Jesse James
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
    Art comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes, different varations and inspirations and much more along the way. Well today we get a look at some interesting work from the one and only, France-based creative Alastair Magnaldo. The artist created something rather surreal with his latest collection. Images that stretch the imagination and creation […] The post The Surreal Images Of Alastair Magnaldo appeared first on stupidDOPE.
  • Watch: Kendrick Lamar’s “i” On TNT To Kick Off The 2014-2015 NBA Season | Video

    Jesse James
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    Kendrick Lamar and his new track “i”, have been getting a lot of shine lately. Today the wordsmith returns, this time on TNT with his brand new track being the official theme song for the NBA’s 2014-2015 Season. The infectious track and its contagious feel good appeal definitely fit in with the league this year, […] The post Watch: Kendrick Lamar’s “i” On TNT To Kick Off The 2014-2015 NBA Season | Video appeared first on stupidDOPE.
  • Album Covers — The Bigger Picture By Aptitude

    Jesse James
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:42 am
    Have you ever wondered about the rest of the image behind some of your favorite album covers? We sure do, but then again, we look at music much differently then most. Well the good folks over at web design studio Aptitude decided to look at the whole picture of iconic album covers, and gives us […] The post Album Covers — The Bigger Picture By Aptitude appeared first on stupidDOPE.
  • Solid Bronze Air Jordan Artworks by Msenna

    Jesse James
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:36 am
    Yes, we have a passion for sneakers, and it all started with our first pair of Jordan’s. Can you blame us? Well today we get a look a few iconic pairs of the legendary Jordan Brand, as this time we see the Solid Bronze Air Jordan Artworks by Msenna for the first time. Msenna created […] The post Solid Bronze Air Jordan Artworks by Msenna appeared first on stupidDOPE.
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  • Just Landed - The latest in car In-Dash Car Audio and Video Receiver

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Pioneer has once again delivered an amazing addition to their fleet of in-dash car audio and video receiver with their Pioneer AVH-X1700S. Packed with tons of features and powered by Pioneer's legendary audio engineering, this head unit would surely be a favorite of car audio enthusiasts.    SPECIFICATIONS:  Satellite Radio Ready: Yes Remote Control: Yes MP3 playback: Yes Maximum Power: 200 Watts HD Radio: Yes DIN: 2 CD-R/CD-RW Compatible: Yes CD Text: Yes Built-in EQ: Yes Aux input: Yes Audio/Video Inputs: 1 Display Size: 6.2 Inch Audio/Video Outputs: 1 RDS - Radio…
  • Car Security & Safety

    27 Oct 2014 | 10:24 am
    Don't wait to be a victim of car theft and vandals and start protecting yourself, family and property. is here to help you equip your car with the latest in car alarms, remotes and cameras at ridiculously low prices. You can even save more with this limited time offer of 8% OFF by using coupon code ALARM8 at checkout! Don't miss out on this big savings opportunity.  
  • 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 these 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…
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  • Pyle Audio PSBV600BT Wave Base Bluetooth TV Stand Soundbar

    Brian Mitchell
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:10 am
    Pyle Audio today introduced a $150 contemporary speaker designed for direct positioning under a TV screen to instantly improve the sound of your flat screen television. The Pyle Wave Base (PSBV600BT) Bluetooth TV Stand Soundbar offers a user-friendly option for those seeking an immersive home-entertainment experience. With built-in Bluetooth, it allows music to be streamed […]
  • MSI GT80 Titan Gaming Laptop with Mechanical Keyboard

    Brian Mitchell
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:46 am
    MSI today announced the GT80 Titan, the world’s first gaming laptop with a mechanical keyboard, which provides superior tactile feedback, increases durability, and enhances overall gaming experience by eliminating key jamming. It is also the world’s slimmest and lightest 18-inch gaming laptop, measuring 17% thinner and 22% lighter than its closest competitor. The 18-inch notebook […]
  • ION Sound Lounge Ottoman Speaker Combo

    Brian Mitchell
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:29 am
    ION Audio today introduced Sound Lounge, a stylish and plush ottoman equipped with built-in stereo speakers and a ported subwoofer for $130. The Sound Lounge is a comfortable seat, footstool or tasteful accent piece fused with powerful sound to enhance your dorm room, living room, game room or bedroom. Sound Lounge features an integrated Bluetooth […]
  • Acer Liquid E3 Review

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:07 am
    Acer isn’t a manufacturer that you’d typically associate with mobile phones, despite having numerous handsets under its belt. With this experience, Acer is hoping to make a success out of its latest mid range offering, the Liquid E3. A quick look down the spec sheet leaves little doubt where the Liquid E3 is going to […]
  • Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Review

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:50 am
    Indroduction Phablet devices are big business right now. It’s courtesy of devices like the Apple iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and this; the Huawei Ascend Mate 7. It’s the Chinese company’s latest flagship device, but proffered as a large-screen alternative to (rather than a replacement for) the Huawei Ascend P7. Coming in as […]
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    Sound & Vision

  • Vizio S5451w-C2 Soundbar System

    Jon Iverson
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    Performance Features Ergonomics Value PRICE $500 AT A GLANCE Plus True 5.1-channel sonics from a soundbar system Reasonably neutral tonal balance Fairly deep response Unexpectedly substantial volume Minus Restrained treble No IR passthrough THE VERDICT This Vizio is a large, affordably priced, true 5.1-channel soundbar system that actually plays loud, with respectable bass extension and very presentable sound. Vizio has come a long way from its roots in a small PC-monitor brand (Princeton) a decade or so ago. Depending on your metrics, the California firm is now the No. 1 brand in both LCD…
  • Panasonic Announces 4K/Ultra HD Streaming Update for AX800 Series TVs

    Bob Ankosko
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:51 am
    Panasonic today announced today that its current 58- and 65-inch AX800 series of 4K/Ultra HD TVs have received a firmware upgrade enabling them to stream 4K content via Netflix.
  • Do I Need an HDCP 2.2-Compliant Receiver for 4K/Ultra HD TV?

    Al Griffin
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:35 am
    Got a tech question for Sound & Vision? Email us at Q I’m trying to choose between new AV receivers from Sony, Denon, and Yamaha. The Sony is the frontrunner, but I am hesitant to pull the trigger because it’s not HDCP 2.2 compliant. If I connect an HTPC to this AVR, will I have problems in the future playing Ultra HD movies? How about satellite? Will I have the same problem if I eventually upgrade to an Ultra HD-capable satellite receiver?—Sam Shirzadegan
  • Y Tu Mamá También

    Jon Iverson
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Picture Sound Extras Is Y Tu Mamá También (rough translation: So’s your mama) a wry and trenchant story about class, friendship, sexuality, and globalization in a rapidly changing Mexico—or is it a gussied-up piece of soft porn? Both, I think, but it’s all done so affably and naturally (the sociology, the politics, and the porn) that it comes off as a work of great charm and comedy and sadness. A gorgeous young married woman and two rambunctious teenage boys—best friends, one wealthy, one poor but aspiring—take off on a road trip to Mexico’s…
  • Transcendence

    Jon Iverson
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Picture Sound Extras Christopher Nolan’s Oscar-winning go-to cinematographer Wally Pfister makes his directorial debut with this fantastical tale of a 21st-century ghost in the machine. Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) believes that mankind is on the verge of a new order of artificial intelligence. It involves “transcendence,” whereby the electrical impulses of the brain—the emotions, memories, and ideas that make up our consciousness—are uploaded into a supercomputer. And after Will is shot by a member of a radical neo-luddite group (no, seriously), that’s…
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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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  • Sennheiser Files Petition with FCC Over Impending UHF Spectrum Auction

    29 Oct 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Audio specialist Sennheiser in Old Lyme, Conn., which continues to file comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in light of the pending spectrum auction now scheduled to take place in early 2016, recently filed a Petition For Reconsideration with the FCC on its Incentive Auction Ruling. The company also encourages microphone owners and customers to write to the FCC in support of the Petition for Reconsideration before the initial reply deadline of November 12, 2014, and is offering to help with any filing or procedural requirements.
  • SynAudCon Announces 'Making Wireless Work' In-Person Training

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:39 pm
    SynAudCon presents the “Making Wireless Work” two-day seminar, which will take place in Dallas, Texas on January 3 and 4, 2015, at the American Airlines Convention Center. James Stoffo (Radio Active Designs), Karl Winkler (Lectrosonics) and Tim Vear (Shure) will share with attendees their vast knowledge about how to use wireless audio products. Topics will include wireless microphone technologies, frequency coordination, band planning, RF fundamentals, FCC and spectrum allocation issues and site survey commissioning procedures.
  • Holland Performing Arts Center in Nebraska Installs d&b audiotechnik System

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Since first opening its doors in 2005, the Holland Performing Arts Center (HPAC) in Omaha, Nebraska, has been celebrated as a world class concert hall. Originally designed almost a decade ago to enrich live acoustic performances, the 2,000-seat rectangular space is used for a variety of purposes, showcasing jazz, blues and popular performers presented by Omaha Performing Arts, and is also home to the Omaha Symphony Orchestra, which plays here several times per month.
  • MOTU Ships 24Ai, 24Ao Audio Interfaces

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    MOTU is now shipping the 24Ai and 24Ao ($995 MSRP each), two new audio interfaces that offer 24 channels of high-quality analog audio input or output in a single rackspace, combined with three banks of ADAT optical for a total of 72 channels of I/O. All analog I/O is supplied on standard DB-25 D-Sub connectors or 12-pin Phoenix (Euroblock) connectors for studio and industrial installations alike.
  • Killer Tracks Marks 25 Years in Production Music

    27 Oct 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Production music company Killer Tracks in Santa Monica turns 25 this year, and is celebrating its anniversary with new releases, including tracks from the Japanese punk rock movement, a follow up to 'The Mutants—Rhythm and Punk Review'. The company has also teamed with SaraoMusic in Barcelona, a new music library covering such genres as electro ambient, Balkan, Gypsy swing, pop, dubstep, Latin and lo-fi.
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  • Future's End #23-24 (Comics Review)

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:33 am
    Though Future’s End has been one of my favourite series of this year, some of the recent decis
  • Enterprising hi-fi retailer Infidelity takes the quality music message on the road

    17 Oct 2014 | 4:33 am
    London hi-fi specialist exhibits at car launch event, attracts interest for latest audio technology So there I was last night, rubbing shoulders with the great and the good of South-West London – well, the Lexus-buying great and the good, anyway – at the launch of the new Lexus NX hybrid SUV. Held at the impressively-positioned Lexus Twickenham, slap bang at the top of the M3 on its way into London and in the shadow of the Home of Rugby, the event combined a ‘reveal’ of the new car, a fashion show from Harvey Nichols, and generous amounts of fizzy drinks, both alcoholic and soft. It…
  • Comics Picks For 08.10.2014

    15 Oct 2014 | 7:12 am
    This week turned out to be even less productive on the reading front than the previous one, mostly b
  • 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…
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  • Lyn Stanley's New Album Potions From The 50s

    29 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    Lyn Stanley, the wonderful jazz singing phenomenon, has attracted a large number of devotees with her beautiful, sultry alto voice. Discovered in 2010 by world-class jazz pianist Paul Smith, Lyn Stanley began self-producing her debut album entitled "Lost In Romance". Her new Album "Potion From The 50s"" celebrates the sultry and remantic songs from the 1950s. The album is available on stereo SACD and soon to be available on vinyl LP and reel-to-reel tape.
  • World Premiere! Pass Laboratories XA30.8 Amplifier Review

    28 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    Enjoy the has just posted a sneak peek to our November Review Magazine with a world premiere review of the Pass Laboratories XA30.8 power amplifier! This 30 Watt Class A amp conveys an involving musical intimacy. Yowzer, Yowzer, step right up ladies and gentlemen and listen to the eighth wonder of the world! You should not miss this once in a lifetime opportunity with the all new, and revolutionary, XA30.8 amplifier from Pass Labs!
  • VIDEO! Blues With Marquise Knox Plus We Have Kim Wilson And Billy Flynn

    28 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am just added Blues Masters at the Crossroads performances by Marquise Knox plus another great musical team featuring Kim Wilson And Billy Flynn. Enjoy the music!
  • VIDEO Big George Brock With Marquise Knox From Blues Masters at the Crossroads

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    We're busy adding more concert footage from Acoustic Sounds' event by Chad Kassem called Blues Masters at the Crossroads. We just uploaded a video showcasing the talents of Big George Brock with Marquise Knox. As always.... enjoy the music!
  • Sneak Peek World Premiere Of Hi-Fi World's December 2014 Edition

    27 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    The December edition of Hi-Fi World issue includes reviews of the Oppo BDP-105D Blu-ray player, Cocktail Audio CA-X30, Acoustic Energy 103 speakers, Naim Mu-So powered speakers, Yamaha A-S701 integrated amplifier, Epiphany Atratus II and III cables, Clearaudio Ovation turntable, Miyajima Artisan MC mono cartridge and Hi-Fi World's New York Audio Show report.
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    Audiophile Audition

  • Zubin Mehta and Güher & Süher Pekinel in Concert, DVD+CD (2012/2014)

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    Zubin Mehta and Güher & Süher Pekinel in Concert, DVD+CD (2012/2014) Performers: Güher & Süher Pekinel, duo-pianists; Zubin Mehta conducting Orch. del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (in Bartok) Lorenzo D’Attoma & Fausto Cesare Bombardier, percussion Program: BARTOK: Concerto for Two Pianos, Percussion and Orch.; SCHUBERT: Fantasy in f; MOZART: Sonata for Two Pianos in D; DEBUSSY: En blanc et noir; INFANTE: Sentimento (fr. Danses Andalouses); POULENC: Elegie for Two Pianos; LUTOSLAWSKI: Variations on a theme by Paganini; BRAHMS: Hungarian Dance No. 5; MILHAUD: Brazileiras (fr.
  • “Miraculous Metamorphoses” = HINDEMITH: Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber; PROKOFIEFF: The Love for Three Oranges Suite; BARTOK: The Miraculous Mandarin Suite – Kansas City Sym./ Michael Stern – Reference Recordings

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    “Miraculous Metamorphoses” = HINDEMITH: Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber; PROKOFIEFF: The Love for Three Oranges Suite; BARTOK: The Miraculous Mandarin Suite – Kansas City Sym./ Michael Stern – Reference Recordings multichannel SACD RR-132SACD, 54:45 (HDCD on the CD layer) [10/14/14] ****: A most interesting overall title for a program of three unusual works. I’ve always found the Symphonic Metamorphosis to be my favorite Hindemith work, perhaps because it is not all Hindemith. He didn’t just select themes from the music of Weber, but created his…
  • NIELSEN: Sym. No. 4, “The Inextinguishable”; Sym. No. 1 – New York Philharmonic/ Alan Gilbert – DaCapo

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    CARL NIELSEN: Symphony No. 4, Op. 29 “The Inextinguishable”; Symphony No. 1, Op. 7 – New York Philharmonic/Alan Gilbert – DaCapo multichannel SACD 6.220624 [Distr. by Naxos](9/9/14) 69:20 ****: I have always loved nearly all the music of the dynamic and very unique Danish composer Carl Nielsen. His music bears a resemblance to Sibelius in places with hints of Richard Strauss but his harmonic palate and his orchestrations are uniquely his. For many concert goers, Nielsen is hard to assimilate and, therefore, only sparingly programmed. I happen to like all his six symphonies, but in…
  • Harry Allen All-Star Brazilian Band – Flying Over Rio – Arbors

    28 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    Harry Allen All-Star Brazilian Band – Flying Over Rio – Arbors ARCD19425, 77:08 [Distr. by Allegro] ****: (Harry Allen – tenor saxophone; Klaus Mueller – piano; Guilherme Monteiro – guitar; Nilson Matta – bass; Duduka Da Fonseca – drums; Maucha Adnet – vocals) Harry Allen is one of those tenor saxophonists that, in many ways, defies categorization. Strongly swing-oriented, his style is influenced not only by the masters such as Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young, but also by his contemporaries such as Scott Hamilton and Stan Getz. In his current…
  • ROSSINI: Le Comte Ory (complete opera) (2014)

    28 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    ROSSINI: Le Comte Ory (complete opera) (2014) Conductor: Muhai Tang Cast: Oliver Widmer (Raimbaud)/ Teresa Sedlmair (Alice)/ Liliana Nikiteanu (Ragonde)/ Javier Camarena (Le Comte Ory)/ Ugo Guagliardo (Le Gouverneur)/ Rebeca Olvera (Isolier)/ Cecilia Bartoli (La Comtesse Adele)/ Jan Rusko, Patrick Vogel (Courtiers)  Performers: Orchestra La Scintilla and Supplementary Chorus of the Zurich Orch. Producer: Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier Studio: Decca 074 3467 [4/29/14] Video: 16:9 Color Audio: DTS 5.1, PCM 2.0 Subtitles: German, English, French, Korean Length: 142 minutes Rating: **** If you…
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    Steve Hoffman Music Forums

  • Who were (or are) the Best Female Hard Rocker(s)?

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:49 pm
    I would say it has to be Heart, especially on Kick It Out and Barracuda. After Heart, I'd name Pat Benatar, Grace Slick, Joan Jett, Lee Aaron, Chrissie Hynde, and the terrific singer in Vancouver, Darby Mills. In my experience, few females really shine in the hard rock area. There is a level of hard rock intensity only the guys generally seem to want to do. But Heart is different, they really like the genre and showed it in many ways, e.g., by their covers of Zeppelin. Comments/opinions?
  • Poll: what do you think of "Electronic Sound" by George Harrison?

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:47 pm
    Having only just heard Electronic Sound for the first time last night, I thought it would be interesting to see what other people think of the album, and whether or not they're fans of the electronic genre to begin with. I'm a big electronic/ambient fan, which is sort of what led me to check out this album in the first place. I'm a Harrison fan as well, but I probably wouldn't have ever bothered with Electronic Sound if I didn't also have an interest in the electronic genre.... Poll: what do you think of "Electronic Sound" by George Harrison?
  • Why do people dislike Don Henley and Glen Frey?

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:46 pm
    I'm a big fan of their music, both Eagles and solo.
  • Least Favorite Album By Your Favorite Artist.

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Pretty much says it all. Rock And Roll John Lennon MIU Beach Boys True Stories Talking Heads Live It Up CSN
  • McCartney Album "NEW" (2013), part22

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Continued from here:
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    pink fish media - audio

  • Teddy Pardo on tour in Glasgow!

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Ok, Teddy wasn't really on tour in Glasgow, but last week I took my Pre1/MB100s combo on a mini-demo tour of Glasgow and the results were quite surprising. Demo 1: AVA-Media digital streaming into ART speakers and the owner thought there were no losses compared to his Naim 252/300 combo and, has since contacted Teddy with a view to buying the Pre1/MB100 combo! Demo 2: LP12 into Martin Logan Vista speakers and it wasn't at all good compared to his Nait XS/ Teddycap combo. This demo took place in a small room and it did seem like there was too much sound for the room to accommodate; it might…
  • Replacement speaker dust caps / domes

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Hello Does anyone know where to get replacement dust caps / domes for speakers? I have a pair of Linn Tukans that I believe I need 35mm dust caps for. The only place I can find them is on eBay from China - who knows how long that would take to arrive!! Thanks Jonathan
  • Anybody near Norwich got a Martin Bastin Wave Mechanic power supply?

    Mike Reed
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:37 pm
    I need to try my power supply on your t/t, or your supply on mine (whichever), as mine may have a fault which is difficult to identify, even by M. Bastin. I don't want to send it off etc. unless I'm convinced that it is faulty. I'd very much appreciate help from an owner (who may well have a N.A. t/t) and am prepared to travel.
  • Linn LP12 vs. Rega P9, comparisons sought

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Hey Folks, I currently have Rega P9 with a Dynavector XX2 mk.II and while I really like many things it does (speed stability, great highs and lows) and can't help but feel that I'd like a little more meat on the bones in the mid-range. I recently had a demo of a Linn LP12 (Akito arm, Adikt, Lingo). The problem with the demo was that I really didn't care for any of the other components, (Linn Majik 140 speakers, later Naim S-400 or S-600, not sure which ones, and a Linn Majik-I integrated amp). So I really don't know how the Linn truly sounds. With the system at the demo, the bass was almost…
  • Goodbye iPod Classic

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:07 am
    Apple have rapped up the iPod classic. I for one am sad to see it go as 160gb of music storage is great to have when working weeks offshore. Added a Fostex HP-P1 portable amp/dac Sennheiser-650 headphones with replacement Cardas cable and you have yourself a serious sound system for the cabin. there are a couple of good portable players out there like the new Sony and will play 24bit but the storage space is small.
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    AVS Forum - 2 Channel Audio

  • Zu Druids

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Posted on the speaker threads but am asking who has Zu speakers for a 2 channel set-up? Ordered a pair of Druids for Christmas!
  • Adding Apple TV to 2 channel set up

    29 Oct 2014 | 7:37 am
    I would like to add Apple TV to my 2 channel bar setup. I have a 2 channel power amp and a pre amp as well. Both only have RCA inputs. Apple TV only does audio out through HDMI and Toslink. I know there are some Optical to analogue converters, but I was wondering if there would be a major degradation to the sound? If so is there a better option?
  • 2.0 Setup for the classroom

    28 Oct 2014 | 8:32 am
    Hello, I work as a technologist for a K-12 school district. We are looking for the best 2.0 pc speaker setup for under $100. I would like the speakers to be optimized for voice clarity, as that is the most popular use. I would also like to avoid systems that include a subwoofer. The average room size is 20'x30' with a ceiling height of about 10'. Any specific or general recommendations are much appreciated.
  • Full range Speakers for 10,000 cubic foot room

    26 Oct 2014 | 3:58 pm
    I am re-posting this in the actual speaker subforum, I realized its probably not best in the other home theater subforum... I need some advice on speakers for a pretty large room (my parents want to re vitalize their bedroom speakers, one blew out a while back...) I don't know what they had (they have since been thrown away without me having a chance to look at them), but I know there were two speakers on each side of the room, and they filled a 40 foot long, 18-20 foot wide and 18 foot high room. The room has a sloping ceiling, so the speakers will be up about 12-13 feet on rafters on the 18…
  • 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!
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  • [Admin] Posting problems mini-FAQ

    RAHE Moderator
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:15 pm 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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    24 Oct 2014 | 5:15 pm
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  • [Admin] Posting problems mini-FAQ

    RAHE Moderator
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:15 pm 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 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
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    Everyday Listening


    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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  • TIDAL High Fidelity Music Streaming Service Launches

    Audiophilia Staff
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Deezer last month, now TIDAL launches high definition streaming in the UK and the US (with an agreement in place for a further 50 countries). ‘The ideal service for those who care about quality, TIDAL welcomes music lovers to enjoy its extensive library of 25 million-plus tracks, 75,000 music videos and curated editorial articles, features and interviews written by experts. Ad free and available now for a monthly subscription of $19.99.’ The specs. Lossless quality (FLAC/ALAC 44.1kHz / 16 bit - 1411 kbps) More than 75,000 music videos Curated Editorial provided by experienced…
  • Merrill Audio visits with their Veritas Monoblock amplifiers

    Martin Appel
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Michael Levy of Alta Audio arranged for Merrill Wettasinghe, the head of Merrill Audio Advanced Technology Labs, to bring his Veritas Monoblock amplifiers to my home to audition them with Mike’s Alta Audio amazing stand mounted FRM-2 speakers in a home environment. We also had the opportunity to compare them to my reference Hephaestus Harpocrates SE monoblocks. Wettasinghe, Levy and Karl Sigman from Audiophilia all took part in our listening sessions. This was my first meeting with Wettasinghe and his products and I was very curious to hear how they stacked up against my reference. The…
  • 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…
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  • A First Look At Tidal’s Music Streaming Service

    28 Oct 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Along with all the wacky things that happened in the world today, TidalHiFi launched their music streaming service.  So the quote goes, “who needs another rock and roll band,” and it might be said with equal weight, “who needs another music streaming service?” But we do. Unlike all the other streaming services, Tidal is serving up their music at 16/44.1 resolution.  For those not so techie, this is pure CD quality resolution, not the dumbed down mp3 files that everyone else is offering.  And the difference to anyone that cares is huge. Yes, yes, I love analog and my vinyl, but…
  • Tidal Music Launches Today!

    28 Oct 2014 | 3:40 pm
    TIDAL, the first high fidelity lossless music streaming service with HD music videos and curated editorial, today announced the launch and availability of its service in the UK and US. The ideal service for those who care about quality, TIDAL welcomes music lovers to enjoy its extensive library of 25 million-plus tracks, 75,000 music videos and curated editorial articles, features and interviews written by experts.  Ad free and available now for a monthly subscription of £19.99 / $19.99, visit or download the app from iTunes App Store or Google Play. TIDAL has spent…
  • Visiting Light Harmonic

    28 Oct 2014 | 11:57 am
    Light Harmonic’s business continues to advance, and with that growth comes the need for a bigger production facility. Managing editor Rob Johnson had a chance to visit their new offices near Sacramento, California.The space may be under construction still, but that doesn’t slow their team down. Here’s an inside look at the process behind production Many are familiar with Light Harmonic’s flagship DaVinci DAC, which we reviewed here. It’s a true labor of love. Here’s a quick look at the upper case of a new DaVinci before assembly. The photo below showcases…
  • Robert Plant

    27 Oct 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Robert Plant sounds jubilant on his first new studio record in four years. And why not? Forever linked with Led Zeppelin, the singer has spurned convention over the past three decades by ignoring lucrative requests to reconvene with his former mates and choosing instead to press on with a solo career marked with diversity, risk, and exploration. Yes, he’s leaving Fort Knox-level money on the table. Countless fans and industry folk—including Plant’s former right-hand man, guitarist Jimmy Page—tend to believe the 66-year-old English native bonkers for passing up an automatic nine-figure…
  • Balanced Audio Technology VK-3000SE Integrated Amplifier

    27 Oct 2014 | 3:26 pm
    The VK-3000SE from Delaware’s Balanced Audio Technology (BAT) is a vacuum-tube linestage and a solid-state amplifier rolled into one. The latter offers 150 watts per channel into 8 ohms and twice that into 4 ohms. For the preamp section, BAT utilizes a pair of Russian 6H30 valves, which are concealed inside the unit. Some refer to these military-grade tubes as “super tubes” for their longevity and durability; they’re also alleged to have a whopping 10,000-hour lifespan. In the unlikely event of a bad tube, BAT stands behind them with a one-year warranty. (The VK-3000SE itself comes…
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  • Is U2’s deal with Apple the future of record releases for big-named artists?

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 Blog

  • 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, 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 -- 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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  • Blind Listening Tests

    Amie C
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:12 am
    // Ian Colquhoun and Andrew Welker are in the Axiom Blind Listening Test room for the first in a series of videos – maybe four or five – on the topic of blind listening tests and their importance to acoustic research. We’ll also focus particularly on when it is important that a test is done blind as opposed to sighted. Ian: I thought I’d start with just a bit of a history of how I was introduced to double-blind listening tests. It dates back to the early 80s when I first arrived at the National Research Council (NRC). They had a room…
  • Sneak Peek into Axiom’s Current Research and Development

    Andrew Welker
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:13 am
    // We have some exciting new additions to the Axiom Electronics lineup. As many of you remember, about two years ago we launched a very successful series of amplifiers that are configurable from 2 to 8 different channels. We’ve had a lot of requests from customers who are moving back to stereo speaker setups (partially I think because when we introduced the LFR1100, many people started to listen to music in stereo again, and really enjoyed that set up) Customizable Face Plates 3U Zone Control Amp With Customized Wooden Faceplate First up on the list of…
  • Axiom’s Newest Speaker: The In-Ceiling M3

    Andrew Welker
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Axiom’s newest product is the M3 in-ceiling speaker.  It’s a dual solution-oriented product: you can use it anywhere in your home where only an in-ceiling speaker is going to work with your decor, or you can prepare yourself for the most exciting development in home theater in years: the imminent release of Dolby Atmos, which requires in-ceiling speakers to add height channels to your surround sound experience.  The M3 in-ceiling is perfect for both applications:  it has high power handling, balanced linear performance, and good bass so a subwoofer is not required.
  • Outdoor Speaker Placement

    Andrew Welker
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Today’s topic is Outdoor Speaker placement.  There are a variety of options available for placing them, and some things you need to keep in mind when you are positioning and mounting them, because outdoor speakers, depending on the environment,  may not work the same way as a pair of speakers in your living room or home theater. // Let’s take a screened-in outdoor room as an example.  This is an environment that is as close as you’re going to get to an actual enclosed room.  You’ve got boundaries: you’ve got a rear wall,…
  • Speaker Placement: Unusual Room Layouts and Elevating Speakers

    Andrew Welker
    1 May 2014 | 7:31 am
    Today we’re going to be doing our last video in this series that talks about the basics of loudspeaker placement. We’ll come back to it again if we get some more questions that we didn’t cover. But today we’re going wrap it up by talking about different sized rooms and different layouts, and things that you can try when setting up your speakers. // We’ve already covered the basic floorstanding positioning, toe-in, bookshelf speakers – whether they’re mounted on stands or bookshelves – center channels, subwoofers…
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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

    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

  • Streaming Music Services Roundup

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:24 pm
    Here is a rundown of what the streaming services have been up to lately: Beats Music — No news directly from Beats or Apple – lots of speculation. Reports say Beats may be combined with iTunes Radio in 2015. It’s also reported they are negotiating with music companies to lower the monthly subscription to $4.99. Tidal — Meanwhile, Tidal is going the other way with price. They launched in the U.S. with a $19.99 per month subscription price, for lossless ‘high fidelity’ streaming music. Spotify — they’re trying a family plan. Add 4 extra…
  • Speculation On Apple’s Beats Music For 2015

    27 Oct 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Once again, the media has worked itself up into a frenzy speculating on what Apple will do with Beats Music. It all emanates from a single line in a Wall Street Journal article, “Apple is rebuilding Beats Music and plans to relaunch it next year as part of iTunes, according to a person familiar with the matter.” Hardly a substantive, definitive statement – and a no comment from Apple. A more interesting part of the article talks about the world market. Curiously, it states that in Japan there is “little streaming business to speak of.” And Japan is the second…
  • Bob Lefsetz Talks Streaming Entertainment History while Apple Seeks Lower Subscription Rates

    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

    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

    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.
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    Sound Engineers that Blog About Audio Production & Entertainment News

  • iLoveMakonnen Get Beat Up on a “Tuesday” Video

    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!

    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

    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!

    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

    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

  • JVC HAFX1X Xtreme Xplosives Review 2014

    Hogni Kamban
    26 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    The JVC Xtreme Xplosives earbuds are one of the most affordable headphones on the market. With their good sound quality and solid build, they are a pair that will serve you well. They have a powerful bass, good noise isolation, and are surprisingly comfortable to wear. The post JVC HAFX1X Xtreme Xplosives Review 2014 appeared first on 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.
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    The best earbuds

  • Best gaming earbuds with mic

    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

    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

    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 fine call sound quality but their impressive design. Looking at the design…
  • Nabi safe headphones for kids

    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

    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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