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  • McIntosh, Sonus Faber, and Wadia Choose DTS Play-Fi Wireless Audio Ecosystem

    AUDIO SOUND - Yahoo News Search Results
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    CALABASAS, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a leader in high-definition audio solutions and audio enhancement technologies, today announced that the McIntosh, Sonus Faber, ...
  • Quality, Big Sound: Denon X5200W | First Look

    AUDIO SOUND - Bing News
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:11 am
    When it comes to home audio, its go big sound or go home. Well the good folks over at Denon are back with their latest creation, which is bound to add some added power to your home theater and stereo set up. The Denon X5200W boasts a 9.2 channel system ...
  • Parasound Shares its Strengths in San Jose

    Stereophile.com
    John Atkinson
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:08 am
    On July 17, industry veterans Richard Schram, founder of Parasound, and John Curl, the company's legendary circuit designer (above), made a rare joint appearance at Century Stereo in San Jose, CA. Surviving unexpectedly horrendous freeway traffic, which made for a late start—perfect for this writer, who made the same commute—the two men's great spirits contributed to an evening as entertaining as it was informative. Schram noted that when Parasound began in 1981, his strategy was informed by the very direct, unfiltered feedback he had received about the products he had developed for…
  • Fone DSD Downloads on NativeDSD.Com

    Computer Audiophile
    bmoura
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    The Fone record label from Italy has released their first three DSD Downloads on the NativeDSD.Com web site. They are recorded with valve mics in natural settings. Downloading the Jazz trio album "La Notte" in Stereo DSD from the Fone collection as we speak. https://fonerecords.nativedsd.com/
  • Meyer Sound JM-1P & 1100-LFC Drive High-Energy Worship at The Crossing Church in Las Vegas

    Meyer Sound Stories
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    To attract a younger, media-savvy demographic, The Crossing Christian Church has installed a concert-grade Meyer Sound system. The design features the JM-1P arrayable loudspeaker and the 1100-LFC low-frequency control element, Meyer Sound's most powerful loudspeaker for the 30 Hz to 85 Hz frequency response.
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    AUDIO SOUND - Yahoo News Search Results

  • McIntosh, Sonus Faber, and Wadia Choose DTS Play-Fi Wireless Audio Ecosystem

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    CALABASAS, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a leader in high-definition audio solutions and audio enhancement technologies, today announced that the McIntosh, Sonus Faber, ...
  • New Voice Processing From Jünger Audio at IBC

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:52 pm
    The processor includes Jünger Audio's proprietary Spectral Signature dynamic EQ – a totally new creative tool that offers automatic and dynamic EQ control to balance spectral differences in real-time.
  • Citrix OpenVoice App Takes the Hassles Out of Audio Conferences from Mobile Device

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Citrix today announced that it is making on-the-go audio conferencing easier with the release of the Citrix OpenVoiceTM mobile app. The new service makes joining a conference call seamless and effortless for mobile workers with a simple, one touch feature to join and no need to enter access codes or memorize call ID information.
  • TSB grants boost Audio Analytic research collaborations

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:02 am
    Commercial sound recognition pioneer Audio Analytic, based in Cambridge, has teamed up with researchers from Queen Mary University of London’s Centre for Digital Music, with the support of two new grants worth £385K from the Technology Strategy Board – the UK government’s innovation agency. Read more...
  • What Is High-Resolution Audio?

    21 Jul 2014 | 12:26 pm
    An equivalent of the television industry’s big push for the so-called 4K TVs is happening in the audio industry. From artists, music labels to device makers, the buzz word these days is “high-resolution audio.”
 
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  • Quality, Big Sound: Denon X5200W | First Look

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:11 am
    When it comes to home audio, its go big sound or go home. Well the good folks over at Denon are back with their latest creation, which is bound to add some added power to your home theater and stereo set up. The Denon X5200W boasts a 9.2 channel system ...
  • The kX Project's influence on an enthusiastic sound-obsessed teen

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:50 pm
    I didn't always know much about it all, the then-mystery of how the many kinds of audio signals behave and to produce certain sounds, but as any musical thing was always fun to me, finding fun in audio processing was an effect of the interest in creating ...
  • First there was analog sound, then digital, what's next?

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:43 pm
    The quality of those conversions determine sound quality. Analog recording avoids those conversions, but is subject to a number of distortions that digital audio avoids. Neither format is perfect; we need a new recording and playback technology that sounds ...
  • New Voice Processing From Jünger Audio at IBC

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:17 pm
    By analyzing incoming audio and comparing its spectrum with individually predetermined voice 'fingerprints', the unit can automatically apply dynamic EQ corrections to give a consistent sound. For people working in TV voiceover and feature film ADR ...
  • Toolbox Tip: Recording Professional Quality Audio from Home

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:20 am
    We all recognize the sound of poor quality audio when we hear it. Whether it’s unwanted static, an echo, or ambient room noise, bad audio can prevent an audience from clearly receiving the message and distract them from the content in an e-learning course.
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  • Parasound Shares its Strengths in San Jose

    John Atkinson
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:08 am
    On July 17, industry veterans Richard Schram, founder of Parasound, and John Curl, the company's legendary circuit designer (above), made a rare joint appearance at Century Stereo in San Jose, CA. Surviving unexpectedly horrendous freeway traffic, which made for a late start—perfect for this writer, who made the same commute—the two men's great spirits contributed to an evening as entertaining as it was informative. Schram noted that when Parasound began in 1981, his strategy was informed by the very direct, unfiltered feedback he had received about the products he had developed for…
  • Know Thyself: Audio Existentialism

    Jon Iverson
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Playing recorded music in the home is a complex, coded, cultural experience: We sit, we listen, we think and dream—and, when it feels just right, we admire. We admire who we are and how we arrived at this beautiful moment. This simple act of admiration is usually a happy sort of self-congratulatory expression of our basic desire to have meaningful as well as enjoyable experiences. We are proud of our good taste and love of music. But this type of listening can also provoke anxiety and self-recrimination. We ask ourselves why we like this music and not some other kind. What would my…
  • Recording of August 2014: Turn Blue

    Jon Iverson
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:43 pm
    The Black Keys: Turn Blue Nonesuch 7559795555 (LP/CD/HDtracks download). 2014. Black Keys, Danger Mouse, prods.; Kennie Takahashi, eng.; Collin Dupuis, Geoff Neal, Bill Skibbe, asst. engs.; Tchad Blake, mix. TT: 45:09 Performance **** Sonics **** There was a time when calling the Black Keys "sexy" would have been thought perversely stunted, given that they were a two-man, raw-as-hell, blow-me-down, frat-rock grinder that jammed and pounded and convinced everyone that their version of Tony Joe White's groove was something new and revolutionary. Yet their eighth studio record is so smooth and…
  • Music Lovers' Open House in San Francisco, Friday

    John Atkinson
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:54 pm
    We’re big fans here at Stereophile of dealers putting on events for their customers to meet manufacturers and enjoy some high-quality tunes. So we’re letting everyone know that next Friday, July 25, from 5–8pm, San Francisco’s Music Lovers (2295 Bush Street) will host an open house. Guest speakers will be AudioQuest's Bill Low (founder and CEO), Joe Harley (SVP, Marketing and Product Development), and Skylar Gray (Director, Ear Speaker Division), each of whom will be available to share and discuss current and future products and answer any questions. For more info, visit…
  • A Capital Show Starts Friday

    John Atkinson
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:13 am
    The annual Capital Audio Fest (CAF), the Mid-Atlantic States' premier playground for audio, returns to the Sheraton Hotel in Silver Spring, MD on July 25–27. With the addition of its CanMania, whose list of vendors continues to grow; Saturday's Headphone Meet; and a new focus on high-resolution downloads, the annual show expects to draw a younger and bigger crowd of up to 2000 attendees to its eminently accessible location. "D.C. has fantastic demographics and top universities, but a shortage of audio retailers," show founder Gary Gill told Stereophile. "There are maybe 10 retailers…
 
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  • Fone DSD Downloads on NativeDSD.Com

    bmoura
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    The Fone record label from Italy has released their first three DSD Downloads on the NativeDSD.Com web site. They are recorded with valve mics in natural settings. Downloading the Jazz trio album "La Notte" in Stereo DSD from the Fone collection as we speak. https://fonerecords.nativedsd.com/
  • Oppo PM-1 Headphones, New Longer Cable ???

    Cycleman
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:09 am
    I'm very seriously thinking of buying the new-ish Oppo PM-1 headphones. But it comes with "only" a 10-foot long cable, and with my listening setup, I need a 15-foot long cable. Now, when I've looked at the Moon Audio site, my source up to now for headphone cables, they don't seem to have cables for the Oppo. So, can you suggest any source for high-quality headphone cables in that 15-foot length? The Oppo PM-1's need 2.5mm mono mini jacks terminations at the can end, if I understand correctly. Dave, who prefers the idea of the Oppo headphones vs. the Audeze partially because the Oppo…
  • Ripping Blu-ray audio for streaming from NAS (DLNA) to OPPO player

    asm140
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:33 am
    Hello everyone. I just joined this forum. I spent a fair bit of time researching how to do my latest project, but have had no luck so far. Hopefully someone can point me to a thread or help me out. About 6 months ago, I started to purchase blu-ray version of the movies I really enjoy that I had on regular DVD and have been ripping them and placing the MKV file on my QNAP NAS and using my OPPO BDP-103 to play the movies and it has worked out great. Just solved an issue with forced english subtitles not working. My new project is I am now starting to purchase Blu-ray pure audio music discs and…
  • Amarra: advice with EQ

    6rs
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:19 am
    Dear all, I have been a long term Amarra user. Recently, I have been modifying my loudspeakers by swapping the tweeter. The new tweeter (a Mundorf AMT) is now too loud. I will eventually reduce the level with an adjusted L-pad. However, I wonder whether I could use Amarra'sEQ in the meantime. I would like to reduce output from 2.8K to 20kHz by about 3 dB. What function of the EQ would you use? I thought about Low Pass. Does that make sense? However, I am bit confused about the parameters that can be changed (they are nowhere explained). Freq is clear. But then there is Stop, which allows…
  • Pono will use J River

    Geoffrey Armstrong
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:50 am
    So Pono and J River have shaken hands! I think this is great news, because J River is far superior to iTunes for library management and the Pono/J River partnership should create the "ecosystem" that we've been looking for as a High Rez alternative to iTunes. I wonder what Apple's response will be?
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    Meyer Sound Stories

  • Meyer Sound JM-1P & 1100-LFC Drive High-Energy Worship at The Crossing Church in Las Vegas

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    To attract a younger, media-savvy demographic, The Crossing Christian Church has installed a concert-grade Meyer Sound system. The design features the JM-1P arrayable loudspeaker and the 1100-LFC low-frequency control element, Meyer Sound's most powerful loudspeaker for the 30 Hz to 85 Hz frequency response.
  • What to Know about the Loudspeakers in Immersive Atmos or Auro 11.1 Systems: Q&A with Ron Lagerlof

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    Multichannel surround formats—Dolby Atmos and Auro 11.1—are promising to deliver fully immersive experiences beyond 7.1. To date, close to 150 films have been heard on these systems, while hundreds of theatre owners around the world have jumped at the opportunity to give their cinema a competitive edge by investing in one of the formats. For post-production houses and cinema exhibitors considering an upgrade to Dolby Atmos or Auro 11.1, what should they consider in the loudspeaker implementation?
  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival: "The Meyer Sound System has Completely Changed the Artist & Audience Experience"

    17 Jul 2014 | 10:36 am
    The 79-year-old Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) in Ashland has chosen Meyer Sound MINA line array loudspeakers to anchor the first full reinforcement setup in its 1,190-seat, outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre. With a stage house and thrust stage originally built for non-amplified performances, the theatre now benefits from an architecturally pleasing audio solution that heightens vocal clarity and musicality for the audience, while making performing easier for the actors.
  • Meyer Sound Launches User Training Videos for LYON Line Array System

    14 Jul 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Meyer Sound has released four online video tutorials to support users of the LYON linear sound reinforcement system, the newest addition to its LEO Family of line array products. Covering topics that range from system design and rigging to optimization, the video modules are available for viewing on meyersound.com and YouTube.
  • Meyer Sound LEO Powers 200,000-Strong CfaN Gospel Crusade in Burundi

    10 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Christ for All Nations (CfaN) recently debuted its new Meyer Sound LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system at a four-day gospel crusade on the outskirts of Bujumbura, Burundi. Set up in an open field without delay towers, the LEO system performed flawlessly for the musical and speech programs in front of 200,000 visitors, and replaces CfaN's Meyer Sound MSL-3A conventionally powered loudspeaker system that has served the ministry for 26 years.
 
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    Adobe Audition

  • New Add-ons marketplace for Audition

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

    Eric Philpott
    18 Jun 2014 | 12:16 pm
    We’re delighted to announce that the 2014 release of Adobe Audition CC is now available. The new version includes features such as native Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus support, new multichannel options, and multitrack usability improvements drawn directly from customer requests. You can read more about the new features in our earlier blog post from NAB 2014. This Audition CC release is part of a much larger Adobe Creative Cloud release, including new 2014 versions of all of the desktop apps, new mobile apps, expanded integration, and more. Read more about the Creative Cloud release…
  • Sneak Peek: Upcoming new features in Adobe Audition CC!

    durin
    1 Apr 2014 | 9:03 pm
    The next major update of Adobe Audition CC is almost ready and on its way to a computer near you! I’d like to share what’s new with this release!  Read below, or view the sneak peak video on Adobe TV! One of our primary themes with this release has been improving Multichannel audio workflows and to this extent, we’re excited to unveil native import and export of Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus audio files! No need for expensive plug-ins or additional licensing hoops, these multichannel transfer and delivery formats are as easy as opening an MP3. Dolby Digital (AC-3)…
  • Learn Audition CC by trying your hand at basic noise reduction

    Eric Philpott
    23 Dec 2013 | 10:57 am
    We now have a great intro course for Audition CC that shows you how to fix your audio, easily and efficiently. Free for all CC members, the course includes with downloadable assets. You can can complete the exercises in 30 minutes. The new course arrives at a good time. We’ve been really pleased at the number of downloads of Audition CC since its release last June. Many of those downloaders are  CC members who are already experienced in audio editing – but there are growing numbers of users, especially video editors, who are still new to the art of manipulating sound. We’re…
  • Guide to using 32-bit VST effects with Audition CC via jBridge

    durin
    19 Dec 2013 | 11:50 am
    It’s a crisp December morning, and I’m looking out my office window at the little corporate building bunny rabbit that lives in the bushes.  He pretty much keeps to himself nibbling on grass, playing with the robins, and hiding from the corporate stray cat that roams through once in awhile.  But every once in awhile, I can hear him talking to me through his big, soulful eyes.  Usually I can dismiss it as the ramblings of a silly rabbit – I mean, c’mon – but this morning he said something that really struck a chord with me.  He mentioned, in a very…
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    CRAS BLOG

  • Grad Panel!

    CRAS
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Tonight, CRAS is happy to bring back 4 of our graduates who are actively employed in the audio industry to share their stories with current CRAS students. All of these individuals have gone through the program and have risen to success.  The panel includes: In anticipation for this event, I put together a quick recap from our last stellar CRAS grad panel! Andrew Monheim - Manley Labs Eric Rennaker - Bedrock LA Brian Stubblefield - Jelly Beans Audio William Anspach - EastWest Studios In preparation for this panel tonight, I wanted to share some of the outstanding questions and answers…
  • Celebrate your 4th of July with Free Plugins!

    Jess Repanshek
    4 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Nothing is better than letting freedom ring through your mixes! Just like outboard gear, you can never have too many audio tools in your gig bag. Here’s a nice compilation of some of the better free plugins that are available for common platforms. Audio Damage: Their Rough Ryder compressor gives a great 70s, warm, yet crunchy sound to your mix. It seems to work the best on low frequency instruments, like toms, kick drums and bass guitar. Rough Ryder   Bomb Factory: Bomb Factory has a series of plugins that we use on a very regular basis here at the Conservatory. I especially like…
  • Grad Spotlight and Nashville’s Studio A

    Jess Repanshek
    27 Jun 2014 | 5:07 pm
    There’s been a lot of talk lately about RCA’s Studio A in Nashville being sold! Here’s a quick info update from Ben Folds: Here’s an update on the status of the possible sale of historic RCA Studio A: My office just received a phone call from a Brentwood TN-based development firm. Bravo Development is the firm that was planning to purchase the land and the building that houses the studio. Mr. Reynolds informed us that his firm will only buy the property if his engineering and architectural team can figure out a way to feasibly re-develop the property while protecting and…
  • Mic Raffle Winners!

    Jess Repanshek
    20 Jun 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Microphones are one of the most important parts of the recording signal chain, and are the very first block in audio recording signal flow! Often times the quality of a studio is judged based upon the contents of their mic locker. There is a decent Sennheiser dynamic mic that is included with the laptop recording package that every student who goes through CRAS gets, but we also provide various other opportunities to increase student’s mic collections. From time to time, we do a small condenser mic build, where students purchase a kit that includes all of the individual parts of a…
  • Pro Tools Track Management

    Jess Repanshek
    13 Jun 2014 | 5:00 pm
    CRAS was the first audio recording school to ever certify in the digital audio workstation known as Pro Tools. There are many DAWs out there, and everyone has their favorite, but Pro Tools has been one of the industry standard apps for a long time now. For this reason, we like to focus on training our future audio engineers in all the ways Pro Tools works, and how you can make Pro Tools work for you! When it comes down to it, Pro Tools is basically a digital multi-track recording program. Throughout audio recording history, having the ability to multi-track has allowed us to increase the…
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  • Limited Edition Public School x Air Jordan 1 Gets Another Look

    Darren Griffin
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:28 am
    New York streetwear brand Public School shook the sneaker world earlier this week when they unveiled a first look at their collaborative Air Jordan 1. Donning bold aesthetic with brandon at the rear fused with a speckled midsole, the super limited collaboration see another look today. Sticking with a monochromatic theme, the all black leather […]
  • Ride With Style: SikSilk Limited-Edition Aluminum Fixed Gear Bike | First Look

    Jesse James
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:27 am
    One would really associate a fashion brand with an iconic bicycle, however the good folks over at SikSilk are looking to change all of that. Today they unleash their latest creation for the cycling the world, creating an interesting, eye-catching and quite brilliant Limited-Edition Aluminum Fixed Gear Bike. The bike is constructed from lightweight steel, […]
  • Cormega – Industry | Music Video

    Jesse James
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:14 am
    The wordsmith we all know as Cormega, makes his way back to the game today. The lyricist makes his return with a brand new video for our viewing enjoyment, this time around giving us “Industry”. The track finds Cormega unleashing his lyrical talents quite nicely, speaking about the game and its ways behind the scenes, […]
  • We’re All Big Kids Now: Hot Toys 1/6th Scale Marty McFly Collectible Figure | First Look

    Jesse James
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    There is a kid inside of us all, and for most of us there is a soft spot for the film, Back To The Future. The franchise celebrates its 30 year anniversary next year and the good folks over at Hot Toys have created something that also celebrates the event. They have created a stunning […]
  • Love Unique Decor: Second Lab’s ‘Love’ Rugs | First Look

    Jesse James
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:55 am
    When it comes to your home or office, why not make it as unique as the person that calls it their own. Well today we’ve got something that is sure to help with that situation, the brilliant and beautiful SECOND LAB “Love” Rugs. These rugs boast plenty of style and individuality rocking, Robert Indiana’s iconic […]
 
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  • Sony Alpha 77 Mark II Review

    TechRadar
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:37 am
    and features After the announcement of the full-frame E-mount Sony A7, A7R and A7S compact system cameras and the demise of the Nex brand, you could be forgiven for thinking that Sony may not continue with its A-mount SLT (single lens translucent) cameras. However, the Sony Alpha 77 II proves this not to be […]
  • Adobe Photoshop CC Review

    TechRadar
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:26 am
    Photoshop CC caused a storm when it was launched in 2013. From that point on, you couldn’t buy Photoshop with a ‘perpetual licence’ – you had to rent it a month or a year at a time via an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription. You choose the plan you need, and the software is then […]
  • Sony SRS-X9 Review

    Digital Trends
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Sony’s SRS-X9 is a tour de force of elegant style and high-performance sound, but it will cost you. (8.5 out of 10) Pros Brilliant clarity and definition Smooth, musical bass Loaded with features Cons Very pricey Sound signature occasionally too bright Once king of consumer electronics, Sony has slipped in the rankings over the […]
  • Grid Autosport Review

    Digital Trends
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Grid Autosport ditches the feature-bloat of other racing games in favor of a lean, race-first experience. (8 out of 10) Pros Strong racing simulation Lean career mode emphasizes getting you into the driver’s seat Cons Visual presentation not up to the standards of modern racing games Like a taut action thriller, Grid Autosport effortlessly […]
  • A Guide to the CRYPTO_SELF_TEST_FAILURE Blue Screen of Death Error

    ReviverSoft
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:50 pm
    The CRYPTO_SELF_TEST_FAILURE BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) error may appear during the initialization process for Windows Vista, Windows 2008, and Windows 7 and 8. This error appears when the driver that handles encryption fails to function correctly, or is damaged. This error results to the abrupt shutdown of the computer to prevent damage and avoid […]
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    Sound & Vision

  • Play-Fi Wireless Audio Standard Gains Momentum

    Bob Ankosko
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:10 am
    DTS today announced that the McIntosh, Sonus Faber, and Wadia brands owned by Fine Sounds Group will introduce products featuring its Play-Fi wireless audio standard later this year.
  • Do I Need a Receiver with a Phono Input to Play Records?

    Al Griffin
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:55 am
    Got a tech question for Sound & Vision? Email us at AskSandV@gmail.com Q I need to replace an old receiver that has a phono input for my turntable. Do I need to get another receiver with a phono input, or can I just use the receiver’s Tape or Aux inputs instead?—David L. Waller 
  • Steve Lukather on the Second Coming of Toto

    Mike Mettler
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:14 pm
    “Our music has stood the test of time,” observes Toto guitarist/vocalist Steve Lukather. “We’ve had this long ride, and now it’s starting all over again.” Luke, as he’s known to his friends, has an excellent point. Toto, whose members past and present honed their impressive chops as studio musicians, have long been the favorites of audiophiles the world over, best evidenced by the ongoing impact of Toto IV (1982) and tracks like the ebb-and-flow magical rush of “Rosanna” and the percussive continental vibes that fuel “Africa.” (And Toto IV is all the more aurally…
  • Electronic Door Locks: Simple Security for Smart (and Dumb) Homes

    Darryl Wilkinson
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Locks have been around ever since people starting accumulating stuff that they didn’t want other people to get their hands on. Over the millennia, various types of locks have been used to safeguard all kinds of things: stones (a.k.a. jewels), money, jars of Nutella, castle dungeons, the secret formula for the Krabby Patty, automobiles, and houses, just to name a few. Supposedly, there are 4,000-year-old clay tablets (probably locked away in a museum somewhere) from the Babylonian Empire that show an early form of keys on them. In ancient Greece, keys were large enough that they were carried…
  • CEA Expands Guidelines for Ultra HD TVs

    Bob Ankosko
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:50 am
    The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has announced expanded guidelines for Ultra High-Definition (UHD or Ultra HD) TVs, monitors, and projectors. Devised and approved by CEA’s Video Division Board, “Ultra High-Definition Display Characteristics V2” are voluntary and build on the Ultra HD definition the association announced in October 2012. The guidelines, which take effect in September, address picture quality and interoperability and are designed to provide clarity for consumers and retailers. A TV, monitor, or projector may be referred to as “Ultra High-Definition” if it…
 
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    RecordingHacks.com

  • t.bone SC 1100

    17 Jul 2014 | 2:27 pm
    The SC 1100 is a three-pattern FET condenser with switchable high-pass filter. The capsule is a center-terminated K67 type, advertised as 35mm (O.D.).The mic uses two circuit boards with discrete components.The capsule is a K67 type, variously described as "1.07''" and "35mm."Tags:side-addresslarge-diaphragmmultipatternk67transformer-coupledcondensertripolarRelated microphones:Advanced Audio Microphones CM-87 - The SC 1100 is identical to the older Advanced Audio CM 87.This profile of the t.bone SC 1100 is part of the microphone database and search engine at RecordingHacks.com. All…
  • Cathedral Pipes Seville

    17 Jul 2014 | 10:18 am
    The Seville is an active ribbon microphone made in the style of the RCA 77 and AEA R84, with a pill-shaped body on a swiveling yoke mount. It uses a single 2.5-micron ribbon element, a Cinemag CM-9887 output transformer, and a JFET-based transformerless active output circuit.Tags:side-addressribbonactive-ribboncinemagThis profile of the Cathedral Pipes Seville is part of the microphone database and search engine at RecordingHacks.com. All content is ©2014 matthew mcglynn.
  • Samar Audio Design AL39

    12 Jun 2014 | 10:16 pm
    The AL39 is a large-geometry, passive ribbon microphone with a toroidal output transformer. It incorporates some of the characteristics of the custom motor design of Samar Audio's premium MF65 microphone, at less than half the cost. In particular, the AL39 was designed to have an extended high-frequency response superior to traditional ribbon designs. The motor design provides a very short audio path around the ribbon -- described by Samar representatives as "shortest front to back acoustical path ever seen in ribbon microphones" -- which influences the frequency response. Passive acoustic…
  • Mesanovic Microphones Model 2

    25 May 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Mesanovic's second ribbon mic, the Model 2, is a passive, bidirectional design with extended high-frequency response.While the company's first mic, the Model 1, has a very short front-to-back audio path for the purpose of improving the high-frequency response, the Model 2 uses a redesigned motor whose path length is shorter still. The front and rear sides of the motor incorporate passive acoustic filters (resonator plates) which further increase the high-frequency response, resulting in a broad +3dB boost at 12kHz, and a -3dB point above 20kHz. The narrowness of the redesigned motor allowed…
  • ADK Cremona 251-T

    11 May 2014 | 8:36 pm
    The Cremona 251 Au is a multipattern FET condenser with a large-diaphragm capsule and transformer-coupled output. It is part of ADK's "Custom Shop" series of five microphones.It uses the GK-251 capsule from ADK's 3-Zigma product line; this capsule was designed to recreate the sound of the earliest AKG CK-12 capsules, with a very bright and present response.The circuit is made with high-quality parts, including Wima capacitors, a premium JFET, and an Oxford/OEP output transformer.Three switches located below the headbasket allow for multiple configuration options:On the front of the mic, a…
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  • Nashville's Historic Sound Emporium Studios Installs API Legacy Plus

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:52 am
    Sound Emporium Studios is a go-to destination for artists including Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney, and Alison Krauss, not to mention major projects by T-Bone Burnett. The facilities, built by “Cowboy” Jack Clement in 1969, are the birthplace of legendary recordings including Kenny Rogers’ The Gambler, REM’s Document, Sammy Davis Jr.’s final album, as well as Taylor Swift’s first. To meet the growing needs of its diverse clients, Sound Emporium consulted Rob Dennis at API reseller Rack-N-Roll, who directed the studio toward a 48-channel Legacy Plus…
  • Dennis Sands Selects Meyer Sound for Dolby Atmos Film Music Mixing Stage

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:29 am
    Award-winning film sound engineer Dennis S. Sands has upgraded his Sound Waves SB studio with a Meyer Sound cinema loudspeaker system for mixing in Dolby Atmos. Located in Santa Barbara, Calif., Sands’s private studio is the first Dolby Atmos dubbing stage dedicated exclusively to native mixing of film music.
  • George Strait’s Final Show Includes L-Acoustics K1, K2

    17 Jul 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Dallas-based Onstage Systems, which has been rigging sound reinforcement for George Strait’s tours since they began, pulled out all the stops for the final date on the tour, dubbed The Cowboy Rides Away, powering up a massive L-Acoustics K1/K2 loudspeaker system to fill the stadium, which is home to the Dallas Cowboys.
  • Community Launches New Brand Identity

    16 Jul 2014 | 7:49 pm
    Community Professional Loudspeakers in Chester, Penn., founded in 1968, unveiled its new corporate brand identity at InfoComm last month. Community states that it has undertaken a branding initiative to reinforce its focus on the installation markets.
  • Toby Keith Tours Canada with Adamson Energia System

    16 Jul 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Adamson Systems in Port Perry, Ontario, reports that Toby Keith recently performed for his Canadian fans during his Shut Up & Hold On tour with concerts in St. John's, Sydney, Summerside, and St. John. Out on tour with Sound Image Nashville, Keith's crew brought everything but the P.A. to Canada and worked closely with Tour Tech East, based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia, to provide an Adamson Energia system for the Canadian dates.
 
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  • ROREM: Piano Album 1 = Piano Album I; Six Friends – Carolyn Enger, p. – Naxos

    johnsunier
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    ROREM: Piano Album No. 1 = Piano Album I; Six Friends – Carolyn Enger, piano – Naxos 8.559761, 51:11 (10/29/13) ****: Self-proclaimed romantic – in the dual personae of composer and memoirist – and perennial Francophile, New Rorem (b. 1923) has accrued a potent reputation as a composer of art songs and rewarding keyboard music whose practitioners have included Julius Katchen, Eugene Istomin, and Carolyn Enger, the last of whom earned direct praise from Rorem for this present disc (rec. 16-17 March 2009). The collection of miniatures, Piano Album I, consists of 27 pieces that date…
  • SCRIABIN: Piano Sonata No. 3 in F-sharp Minor; 4 Preludes; 2 Impromptus; 3 Morceaux; 2 Poemes; Piano Sonata No. 10; 6 Preludes; 2 Poemes; 3 Etudes – Pervez Mody, p. – Thorofon

    johnsunier
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    SCRIABIN: Piano Sonata No. 3 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 23; 4 Preludes, Op. 22; 2 Impromptus, Op. 14; 3 Morceaux, Op. 49; 2 Poemes, Op. 69; Piano Sonata No. 10, Op. 70; 6 Preludes, Op. 63; 2 Poemes, Op. 63; 3 Etudes, Op. 65 – Pervez Mody, p. – Thorofon CTH2612, 69:20 (6/10/14) [Distr. by Naxos] Indian concert pianist Pervez Mody has made the music of Alexander Scriabin a specialty, and this collection (rec. 7-9 April 2013) includes some rarely heard items from the intensely prolific oeuvre by the Russian mystic composer. Mody’s recital opens with the hectically passionate Piano Sonata No. 3…
  • Blue Lunch – The Blue Lunch Special/ 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition – Rip Cat Records

    johnsunier
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    Blue Lunch – The Blue Lunch Special/ 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition – Rip Cat Records RC1114, 64:11 ****1/2: (Pete London – harmonica, vocals; Bob Frank – guitars, vocals; Raymond DeForest – bass, vocals; Scott Flowers – drums; Mike Janowitz – drums; Mike Rubin – trumpet; Mike Sands – piano; Bob Michael – trombone; Norman Tischler – tenor saxophone; Keith McKelley – tenor saxophone; Christopher Burge – tenor saxophone; Tony Koussa – tenor saxophone; with special guests Tim Longfellow – piano, organ; Konrad Aukerman – trombone; “Sax” Gordon Beadle –…
  • Denny Zeitlin – Stairway To The Stars – Sunnyside

    johnsunier
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    Denny Zeitlin – Stairway To The Stars – Sunnyside Communications SSC1380, 66:14 ****:  (Denny Zeitlin – piano; Buster Williams – bass; Matt Wilson – drums) In Marc Myers jazz blog Jazz Wax dated October 5, 2009, Denny Zeitlin offers the following comment on his playing: “When I play, I’m always searching for the joyful experience I first had as a child playing music. In that kind of ecstatic space I lose the positional state of myself”. (Zeitlin has color-synesthesia.) The release of  Stairway To The Stars which was originally recorded in November 2001 at…
  • Monique de la Bruchollerie, piano = Works BEETHOVEN, LISZT, SCHUMANN, CHOPIN, SOLER, GALLES, RODRIGUEZ – MeloClassic

    johnsunier
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    Monique de la Bruchollerie = BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110; SCHUMANN: Carnaval, Op. 9; LISZT: Funerailles; CHOPIN: Nocturne in E Major, Op. 62, No. 2; Berceuse in D-flat Major, Op. 57; SOLER: Sonata ancienne; GALLES: Sonata ancienne; RODRIGUEZ: Sonata ancienne – Monique de la Brucholerie, piano – MeloClassic MC 1005, 75:09 (5/2/14) [www.meloclassic.com] ****: Until a fateful automobile accident in Romania 1966 impaired her performing abilities, Monique de la Bruchollerie (1915-1972) occupied a powerful position in the history of French piano music.  A pupil of…
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  • The digital dilemma: Broken sine wave equates to loss in sound quality?

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:51 am
    I ran across this quote from Peter Qvortrup of Audio Note UK in a Q&A, and thought it interesting. I've only read a very little online about this, not enough to know if it actually makes sense. I'm an analog guy regardless (for many reasons), but I'd like to hear from the peeps if there's any validity to what Qvortrup references here: "I do not download, absolutely zero music files! I just don't think it sounds good enough for audiophile grade high fidelity purposes. The problem lies in the... The digital dilemma: Broken sine wave equates to loss in sound…
  • George Harrison - The Apple Years box set

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:51 am
    A day ago, Dhani Harrison posted this pic to instagram.. Saying "Back to work .. Happy Monday to all the twos out there. If you look closely you may spot something PH and I have been working on for the past few months." A user named "d_gargs" replied: "The remasters of Dark Horse and Extra Texture?!" To which Dhani replied: "Well Done @d_gards ! ... not only that but it is the test pressing of the whole apple years box set. The first 7... George Harrison - The Apple Years box set
  • Is there anybody around we could truly call a musical genius?

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:51 am
    Again driving to work this morning listening to Monk and I thought, this man was a musical genius, or is that too strong? Was he just a great musician? I believe he was a musical genius because he was off the wall in the way he thought and his music shouldn't sound great but it does. To my ears anyway. Others I would apply the term musical genius to must include Mozart and Beethoven. They both deliberately changed the course of music. I'm sure there are others but off hand I can't think of them... Is there anybody around we could truly call a musical genius?
  • Are Suede criminally underrated?

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:50 am
    I'm on a huge Suede kick lately after witnessing their last week's stunning performance on Moscow's Afisha Picnic Fest and the more I hear the more I come to the conclusion that we're talking about one of the greatest bands of the last God knows how many years. I always loved obvious classics like Dog Man Star and Coming Up (in the Top 50 albums of all time I did recently) but last few days I'm revisiting Sci-Fi Lullabies, an epic 2 CD set of B-Sides and outtakes and all I can say is that it... Are Suede criminally underrated?
  • CSNY '74 Tour CD/DVD/Blu-Ray (Part 3, Carry On...)

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:50 am
    Continued from here: http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threa...dvd-bluray-part2.362608/page-39#post-10775366
 
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  • JJ ECC802 GOLD PIN

    JADISMAN
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:07 am
    These long plate 12AU7s seem to have a good reputation for current production tubes. Has anyone here used them? If so what did you think of them and where did you source them, as there don' t seem to be any UK suppliers who stock the long plate version. I'm thinking of trying them in my CDP which has four in the output stage.
  • Battery and Linear PSUs for Bantam Gold, T amps

    lordmortlock
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:59 pm
    Morning Fishermen I've been having a play with power amps since picking up Panis excellent Shindo Auriges phono here and I'm currently enjoying the Temple Audio Bantam gold. Seems to really suit the Shindo ... First heard the combo in James Brumjams system at Scalford and it seems to gel as well here with LVs as it did with his Primes. I'd like to try an affordable linear PSU so I'll probably give the tweakable Maplins CB 13.8v PSU a go and dial it up to 15v. Anyone got any good sources for a 15v battery PSU please? Be good to give that a try as well. My diy skills are very limited but I even…
  • Ceiling speakers

    adamdea
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:14 pm
    I'm planning on getting ceiling speakers installed in three rooms. Two of them will just be for music (probably 2 sets of 2 in each room, probably sonos connect), but one room will need 5 speakers for AV (4 of which at least will be in ceiling and perhaps with sub) Any views on good in-ceiling speakers? I wouldn't have a clue where to start. I was kind of hoping I could get away without spending a fortune on them (500 a room?), but am prepared to consider splashing out a bit more for the AV set. Can I get away with another centre speaker to go in front of the projector or would I be better…
  • A NEW "flat earth"system??

    bhazen
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:11 pm
    In a fit of nostalgia for something I never really experienced, I was wondering what might be the most "flat earth" hifi setup I could buy new these days. CD as source, and no vinyl or tubes (don't want to go down either of those rabbit holes, no matter how nice the rabbits might be...) Current entry-level Rega/Naim CDP and integrated* plus fun standmount monitors** most likely. Linn seems to have abandoned CD (grrr). I've no interest in "streaming", just want to play CDs. (Relatively inexpensively!) FWIW my current motley setup is Onkyo CDP>Rega DAC>Linn Majik…
  • Which Nait 5?

    thebiglebowski
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Looking to build a second system and want to go with a Nait as I think it offers the best VFM. Please please please don't tell me I need a Nait 1,2 or 3 as I don't like the olive/bumper sound and am not looking to start an old vs new thread. Just looking to get an idea on what the differences are between these: Nait 5i Nait 5i (italic) Nait 5i 2 (italic)
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  • Upgrade my Integrated AMP to HK990?

    grasshoppers
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:41 pm
    I'm playing around with the idea of replacing my Outlaw Audio RR2150 to the HK990 for my 2.1 music only system. I'm looking for some input and feedback. When I originally Set up the system I wanted the HK990, but it was beyond My budget. I "settled" for the Outlaw and have been pleased With its performance. Current System: Paradigm Studio 40's v4 Paradigm DSP3200-12 inch sub with PBK(perfect bass kit) HK DMC1000- hard drive based system with about 450 CD's Ripped in lossless format. (WAV) Sony cdp595 5 disc SACD changer Outlaw rr2150 with analog bass mgmt Set up: Room is about 10x13…
  • Need help: got Hissing sound on contact between headphone and remote

    happy hopping
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:24 pm
    I had an old sony remote, a sony RM-MC40ELK, and when I connect my Sony mdr-v900 headphone, there is hissing sound. So a few mth. ago, I ordered a brand new sony remote (the remote is for my HiMD player). When it arrives, the hissing sound is gone. Then just recently, that hissing sound comes back. As the audio jack of my headphone contacts to the portable audio remote, I have to slowly rotate the audio jack and eventually there is a certain spot that I can get sound coming out from both left / right headphone. Otherwise, it's either hissing sound, or sound comes out from the left headphone…
  • Division bell Hi Res 96/24 verdion

    RickPas
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Has anyone heard the hi res 96/24 version on HD Tracks, just wondering if it is an upgrade from the standard release? Rick
  • Teac NP-H750 vs. Denon DR-AN5

    DaMaN841
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:59 pm
    I am looking for a device that will supply power to two Emptek E5Bi's. The requirements are that the device will be in my Living Room Closet (where the speaker connections will be) and it will need to be Wireless as well as support Airplay. After looking into buying an Apple Express, Stereo Amplifier and DAC, I decided to research an all in one solution for a slight price jump in an effort to have fewer components filling up the closet shelf. The two I finally narrowed it down to (unless someone else has a better suggestion) are the Teac NP-H750 and Denon DR-AN5, both available for $399.99.
  • looking for 50-80$ Headphones for music

    ozeri
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:43 am
    Looking for good quality headphones , long lasting, folded , 10hz-25khz freq response will be good . I really ebjoyed my 414k AKG headphones but seems that their cables ripped too fast . I need recommandations from you audiophiles . Thanks .
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  • [Admin] Posting problems mini-FAQ

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

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  • [Admin] Posting problems mini-FAQ

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

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

  • Tools That Help to Learn a Foreign Language

    Roy Lindemann
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:55 am
    Language skills have never been more valuable than they are today, in the classroom, the workplace, and the world at large. The cultural incentive has always been strong for students who choose to learn a new language, but now the financial incentive is catching up. As technology continues to bring our world closer together, the demand for people who speak multiple languages will only rise in the job market. It’s no surprise, then, that more students than ever are seeking multilingual skills as a key component of their education. The broad appeal of language skills means that these…
  • Moodlerooms adds ReadSpeaker text-to-speech feature

    Roy Lindemann
    11 Jul 2014 | 12:19 am
    Content on Moodlerooms, a Moodle Partner offering online learning solutions under the Blackboard, Inc. banner, will now be speech-enabled using ReadSpeaker’s Enterprise Highlighting plugin. Speech-enabled content offers educators using Moodlerooms an added tool to differentiate instruction, and allows students to learn in the format they find most comfortable. Adding text-to-speech functionality also improves accessibility, which levels the playing field for the many learners with accessibility challenges like learning disabilities, second-language learning, and visual impairments. The…
  • ReadSpeaker adds document-reading and viewing solution for Moodle customers

    Roy Lindemann
    8 Jul 2014 | 4:47 am
    Document content on Moodle, the popular open-source e-learning software, will now be speech-enabled using the docReader service from ReadSpeaker. Speech-enabled content improves accessibility by allowing learners to consume information in the way they are most comfortable. Learning disabilities, visual impairments, and second-language challenges are just a few examples of why some learners prefer listening to content over reading it. The docReader service from ReadSpeaker is plugin-free, and works across the wide variety of document types found online, including PDFs. Moodle end users will…
  • FIFA chooses ReadSpeaker text-to-speech service

    Roy Lindemann
    26 Jun 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Making textual content on the global game accessible to a wider audience, FIFA has added Readspeaker Enterprise Highlighting to its website. Text-based web content from the FIFA website is now speech enabled, allowing site visitors from all over the world to listen to content in the optimal format for their needs and preferences. The FIFA World Cup news articles for example are now speech enabled in six major languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Arabic, and Portuguese. With ReadSpeaker Enterprise Highlighting, football fans can choose to listen to content on demand and have the text…
  • Solutions to Overcome Health Literacy Challenges

    Roy Lindemann
    17 Jun 2014 | 2:50 am
    The web is packed with medical and health-related data, as a few keystrokes on any search engine will readily reveal. A gap exists, however, between the amount of data available and the amount that’s practically useful to the majority of citizens. Health literacy initiatives and government regulations aim to bridge that information gap, so individuals can make informed healthcare decisions. Health Literacy: The Basics Simplicity and accessibility are the foundational concepts of health literacy. The Plain Language Act of 2010 indicates that information should be presented in a…
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  • Frequencies (a)

    admin
    6 Jul 2014 | 4:59 am
    Nicolas Bernier is a Canadian sound artist who we’ve seen before. His “Frequencies” is an ongoing process focusing on basic sound generation systems. “Frequencies (a)” is a sound performance combining the sound of mechanically triggered tuning forks with pure digital soundwaves. The tuning fork, producing a sound closest to a pure sinewave, provides a historical link between science, tonal instrument works, and electronic music. The performer is triggering sequences from the computer, activating solenoids that hit the tuning forks with high precision. Streams of…
  • Sounds Like Silver

    admin
    29 Jun 2014 | 4:32 am
    Synaesthesia is the neurological phenomenon in which the brain mixes up the senses; stimulation of one of the senses leads to experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway. For “Sounds Like Silver”, Kevin Blake worked with a group of three people with sound to colour induced synaesthesia, documenting and illustrating the visual experiences of the group upon hearing his composition. The work explores the concept of synaesthesia being both a blessing and a curse, and explores visual spaces that are both real and surreal. It was completed as part of a thesis exploring the…
  • Five Sound Questions to John Wynne

    admin
    2 Jun 2014 | 7:14 am
    Picture by Tim Wainwright. Last week we saw John Wynne’s 300 Speakers, Pianola and Vacuum Cleaner, and also new site-specific works for “The Flux, and I” which is on in London until the 22nd of June. The delicate sounds of the huge installation were quite intriguing, so I am quite honored to have him answer the Five Questions. 1.    What sound from your childhood made the most impression on you? I remember being 8 or 9 years old and living in Cold Lake, in Canada, running around at night with a couple of friends, unscrewing Christmas light bulbs outside…
  • 300 speakers, pianola and vacuum cleaner

    admin
    23 May 2014 | 2:04 am
    John Wynne is a sound artist currently based in the UK. His untitled installation for 300 speakers, player piano and vacuum cleaner plays with contrasts in size: the work is monumental and huge, while the sounds the installation produces are very delicate. In this way he is able to craft an immersive environment where the sound really becomes part of the space itself. The pianola plays some notes of Franz Léhar’s 1909 operetta Gypsy Love at a very low tempo. Synthetic sounds add to this and both the vacuum cleaner as well as the sound spatialisation are controlled through the…
  • Carileon

    admin
    13 May 2014 | 1:05 pm
    On Everyday Listening we hardly every post about novel instruments. I don’t exactly know why. Is it because most instruments are not as aesthetically pleasing to the eye? Do they not get documented that well? In any case, this half-instrument, half-installation is definitely pleasing to the eye. New York-based sound artist Sebastien Leon created the Carileon, which can be played by the wind and a performer simultaneously. In the video you see multi-instrumentalist Loup Barrow (who plays some awesomely strange instruments) with the Eiffel Tower as a backdrop. Some say wind chimes are the…
 
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  • Sounds! — Shelly Manne, percussion and Jack Marshall, guitar

    Roy Harris
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:31 am
    I was visiting a friend who subscribes to several streaming services, including, Beats, Googleplay, Gruvshark, and Rdio, all of which have bit rates of 320. He played a CD he recently downloaded, titled ‘Sounds’, featuring Shelly Manne on percussion and Jack Marshall on guitar. Even though the data rate of the download is considerably inferior to Redbook, the sound on all the tracks was so impressive, I bought the CD on Amazon. It was originally released as an LP, during the 60s, and later reissued in 2010 as a CD, in Japan, on the Capitol/EMI label, Capitol ST 2610. Auditioning…
  • Audiophilia Star Recordings

    Audiophilia Staff
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:14 am
    Much like our Audiophilia Star Components, we are instituting an Audiophilia Star for recordings. Once again, no hard and fast rules, just an love affair between music, recording and reviewer. The list will grow over the years and our readers will be able to use this list as a first class resource for recordings that boast superior music making coupled with brilliance in engineering. CD, vinyl and digital files will be represented. Each entry will have software type, company information, release/recording date and where to purchase link. Guest submission posts of your favourite recordings are…
  • Raidho Acoustics X-1 Loudspeaker

    Anthony Kershaw
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Creating a one off, great speaker is difficult. Creating a range, a family of great speakers is harder still. The basics of fine speaker design has to be there, of course, but an eye and especially an ear to tune a ‘house’ sound within boxes various takes great skill. In the last few years, Wilson Audio has done it to near perfection, and, after a longtime house sound that did not float my boat, Focal/JM Labs created its incredible ‘Utopia’ line. Toronto’s Hansen Audio and Minnesota’s Magneplanar are at the top of the page, too. Add Danish company, Raidho Acoustics to this short…
  • Antipodes Audio Reference Jumpers

    Martin Appel
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    In recent months I’ve had the pleasure of listening to several excellent pairs of speaker jumper cables and have concluded they can significantly affect the sonic presentation. Not exactly a glamorous product that every reviewer wants to address, but a necessary one for those whose speakers have two sets of inputs and doesn’t want to bi-wire or bi-amp his speakers. My current reference analogue and digital interconnects are the Antipodes Audio Reference and Kokiri respectively and when I learned that they made jumper cables, too, I had to investigate Mark Jenkins makes some killer cables…
  • Why — Ginger Baker

    Karl Sigman
    11 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    I was waiting at the 34th Street Penn Station subway platform in Manhattan to head Uptown the other day, and I heard and saw two young African Americans playing drums using only plastic paint canisters to pound with their sticks and hands. The African rhythms fascinated me and caused me to stay and miss the next train. Why? Because the drumming reminded me of Ginger Baker, my nomination for greatest ‘Rock’ drummer. He recently performed at the age of 74 in New York City, and I had not been able to attend his show for scheduling reasons. I had mixed feelings anyhow: Once, some years ago…
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  • Ortofon 6NX-TSW1010 Tonearm Cable

    toneaudio
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Many associate the Ortofon name with its legacy of phono cartridges, but the company’s product line includes a multiple of analog accessories, including headshells, tonearms, and high-end cables. The 6NX-TSW1010 tonearm cable, like Ortofon’s cartridges, is extremely well built. The cable’s transparent blue casing showcases the shielding beneath, which surrounds seven conductor cores made of very pure copper. The main cable body is 5/8 inches thick and it is surprisingly flexible; the segments leading to RCA plugs are about 1/4 inch thick, and the grounding wire is much thinner. The…
  • Clones Audio 25i Integrated Amplifier

    toneaudio
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:58 pm
    What started as a one-off unit intended as a family birthday gift has blossomed into a full-fledged audio equipment manufacturer. Hong Kong’s Clones Audio now counts monoblocks and a DAC among its product roster, but its 25i amplifier ($865/€629) is what jump-started the boutique manufacturer. The 25i, which is a 25 watts-per-channel integrated amplifier, was inspired by a 47 Labs’ circuit design that later landed in the public domain for the DIY crowd. After all, not everyone would see the $3,000-plus asking price of the 47 Labs’ Gaincard amp without wincing—and some might double…
  • Dali Fazon Mikro 2 Speakers and Sub 1 Subwoofer

    toneaudio
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:54 pm
    As the starship Enterprise explodes while I’m watching Star Trek: Inception, it’s clear that these miniscule satellite speakers from Dali deliver big sound. Working in concert with the tiny Fazon Sub 1, which utilizes a 6.5-inch long-throw driver, the speakers provide an equally solid bass response, as illustrated by the cannon shots in AC/DC’s “For Those About to Rock (We Salute You).” Finding a balance between performance and aesthetics when integrating great sound into your living room is always a challenge. Danish manufacturer Dali does a better job than most at combining a…
  • OPPO PM-1 Headphones

    toneaudio
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Since I’m not much of a headphone guy, it takes something special for me to leave the comfort of my listening room and put a pair of cans on my head. Few ‘phones have ever given me big enough goosebumps to do so, and those that did have all been planar or electrostatic. No surprise, since most of my favorite speakers are panels. There’s just something about the open, airy presentation you get from a great pair of ESL speakers. OPPO’s new PM-1 planar magnetic headphones take me to that desired place. By nature, headphones provide the same feeling of sound pressure offered by a pair of…
  • Musical Fidelity MF-100 Headphones

    toneaudio
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    During my recent trip to the Sterling Sound mastering studio in New York City, where I visited with senior mastering engineer Greg Calbi, I had the rare privileged of listening to the new Beatles’ Yesterday and Today from Calbi’s chair. An uncompressed version of “Doctor Robert” comes through the MF-100 phones via my iPod Classic rather crisply. This $199 pair of phones does a cracking job at capturing the essence of the music. As I track through some of the tunes on the U.S. Beatles albums that were just released, the MF-100s become even more endearing. I forget that I’m sitting…
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  • Missing Persons - Rhyme And Reason (LP, 1984)

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

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

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

    Joseph Bremson
    4 Mar 2014 | 3:00 pm
    As some of you may have noticed, I've been writing album reviews for WeirdoMusic.com -- about one every five weeks or so. I thought I'd post all of those links here, though, just so that you guys can peruse conveniently. :DSo, here are all ten reviews I've written so far (in no particular order). Enjoy!Swingin' Fling by Alvino ReyMusic For Space Squirrels by Al CaiolaQue Mango by Les BaxterEast Of Suez by 101 StringsUn peu de l'ame des Bandits by Aksak MaboulPagan Rites by ÌxtahueleThe Violence Of Amateurs by French TVPo... Po... Popp by André PoppCamel by CamelMaxophone by Maxophone
  • Various Artists - Stroboscopica, Vol. 1: Sonorizzazioni Psycho Beat (CD, 1998)

    Joseph Bremson
    11 Feb 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Various Artists"Stroboscopica, Vol. 1: Sonorizzazioni Psycho Beat"Plastic PL 003, Italian import [1998]Volume one of a three volume series issued by the now defunct Plastic Records of Italy, this various artist compilation features a selection of tracks sourced from late '60s and '70s Eurotrash films and B-movies. Unfortunately, this release is long out-of-print and beyond scarce, and I'd imagine that many people would have difficulty finding it for less than 50 dollars.This album is comprised of only a handful of groups/composers, though they are fairly "big" names in their field -- Marc 4,…
 
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  • 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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55Y73fQfDto 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…
  • 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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y60ha4v1Sj0 We’ve already covered the basic floorstanding positioning, toe-in, bookshelf speakers – whether they’re mounted on stands or bookshelves – center channels,…
  • Positioning Floorstanding Speakers

    Andrew Welker
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:23 am
    Today we’re going to continue our series of discussions on the basics of loudspeaker setup and positioning. We’ve already covered center channels, bookshelf speakers, port plugs, mounting on mounting brackets, and more, and today we’re going to get to floorstanding or tower speakers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkUzByQqTiw We’ve got an M80 High-Powered floorstanding speaker here in the video so you can get some ideas of what goes on in the room – how it interacts with the loudspeaker – and some simple tips that you can use when you’re first setting…
  • Our Newest Flagship Model: The M100

    Andrew Welker
    25 Feb 2014 | 6:54 am
    In today’s post, Ian Colquhoun and Andrew Welker explain the evolution of the newest Axiom speaker, the M100 floorstanding speaker, recently released from beta. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtSK64wXQBI Ian Colquhoun:  The M100 is quite large and contains three 6.5-inch high powered drivers.  The whole goal behind this product came from the return to stereo out there.   We’re finding with a lot of our customers are looking for very high-powered, natural-sounding stereo pairs of speakers with large soundstages. The M100 has been in development for four or five years now. Over…
  • Why We Make Our Own Drivers

    Ian
    20 Feb 2014 | 7:44 am
    Axiom’s new tweeter In a recent post on our message boards, Message Board Member Eggman asked “Would you happen to know if Axiom makes all their speaker parts in-house? Just curious.” It’s a great question, and it was followed up by MichaelTrottar asking “is that for a better sound quality….?” There are two main reasons for manufacturing our own parts: sound quality and consistency. The sound quality is achieved by having more options available to us when designing the finished product. If you are selecting your drivers from already available parts…
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  • Tutorial: Mixing With Separation EQ & Compression

    platinum
    3 Jul 2014 | 4:55 pm
    In this tutorial we will look at blending all of the elements that make up a track by using some basic EQ separation between individual tracks in a mix. We also touch upon using sidechained multiband compression to further distinguish parts in the mix which may otherwise conflict with eachother. In particular, we look closely at separating the Kick Drum from the Bass Instrument so that each can stand out and be clearly defined in the mix.
  • Tutorial: Compression Settings Explained

    platinum
    29 May 2014 | 6:22 pm
    In this tutorial we look at the basics of compression, and how to effectively use the different compressor settings common to all compressors. Attack, Release, Ratio, and Threshold are explained and our example shows how to properly listen for the changes produced from these settings, focusing on the importance of Attack and Release settings in particular.
  • Review: Cubasis DAW on iPad & Midi Routing Tutorial

    platinum
    11 May 2014 | 2:55 pm
    In this video we take a look at midi routing between Cubasis and outside apps, as well as a basic review of the different features available in Cubasis. If you are interested in importing Cubasis sessions into Cubase 6 or Cubase 7, you will need the Cubasis importer extension. You can download it from our mirror under Software & Utilities, or go to Steinberg’s official Cubasis Session Importer page.
  • Quick Look: Sends With Benefits

    platinum
    9 May 2014 | 1:05 pm
    In this Quick Look Tutorial we take a brief look at the advantages of using send / return FX channels vs simply using insert effects. This specific tutorial applies reverb as a send effect and we look at the processing paths that open up when isolating the wet track, such as allowing you to equalize, compress and gate the 100% wet send effect alone.
  • Quick Look: Compression Limiting Individual Tracks & Mixes

    platinum
    7 May 2014 | 3:49 pm
    In our latest video tutorial, we take a quick-look overview of using limiters in audio mixing, explaining what the separate sections of a limiter do (threshold, release, dithering, etc) as well as the exact changes it does to your audio when contrasted with ordinary compression. We also look at the somewhat controversial technique of using a limiter on individual tracks and busses versus applying it only as a final stage mastering effect. Spoiler alert: in mixing, don’t let anyone tell you what you can and can’t do. Because what sounds good to your ears is what matters most.
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    Head Yo

  • Geek Wave: The Most Promising Portable Music Player

    Josh
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Imagine the world without the iPods. You will probably be thinking that I’ve gone nuts. But there will be a far more promising and superior portable sound system on our way. Light Harmonic Labs introduced Geek Wave, a next generation portable music player which promises the highest resolution of the audio available. With the configuration ...The post Geek Wave: The Most Promising Portable Music Player appeared first on Head Yo.
  • Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Headphones Review

    Josh
    18 Jun 2014 | 2:14 am
    Audio-Technica is a company renowned for its excellent design and fundamentals when manufacturing studio monitors. They do not add on any frills with their products, and one would seldom find in-line controls, mic and other things in their cords. What they do well is make one of the best over ear headphones in the world. ...The post Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Headphones Review appeared first on Head Yo.
  • Bose QuietComfort 20i Headphones Review

    Josh
    17 Jun 2014 | 2:13 am
    Bose is the one-stop solution for all music enthusiasts who crave for the ultimate audio experience. From speakers to headphones, Bose believes in value for money. Priced little higher than most other products in the market, the audio-products from Bose ensure that they offer what none other can; technical advancements coupled with ingenuity. The company’s ...The post Bose QuietComfort 20i Headphones Review appeared first on Head Yo.
  • Beyerdynamic DT 880 Headphones Review

    Josh
    16 Jun 2014 | 2:33 am
    Beyerdynamic is not a company that merely makes run of the mill headphones. These are extremely well made and made for a lifetime, like a Leica or a Zippo. The headphones manufactured by them are counted as one of the best over ear headphones around in the world. With the beyerdynamic DT 880 headphones, the ...The post Beyerdynamic DT 880 Headphones Review appeared first on Head Yo.
  • What are the different types of Headphones?

    Josh
    11 Jun 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Before you head out to look for a pair of headphones for yourself, you may want to know about the different types of headphones available in the market. Let’s take a look at these: Circumaural Headphones They sit around the ears and their earpads or ear cushions surround ears completely thereby blocking any external noise. ...The post What are the different types of Headphones? appeared first on Head Yo.
 
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    Dark Horse Institute

  • Leaked Britney Spears Track is Real…Probably

    AudioBlogger
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:13 am
    Was the leaked Britney Spears track before Autotune Real? Yesterday the social media and interwebs blew up with the “leaked Britney Spears track before Autotune”.  The track disappeared from existence after about an hour.  But it’s still floating around. Britney Spears – Alien NO AUTOTUNE by dioguinhoblog I’m not posting the video to add fuel to [...] The post Leaked Britney Spears Track is Real…Probably appeared first on Dark Horse Institute.
  • Historic Ryman Auditorium Making Big Changes

    Scott Karan
    26 Jun 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Nashville, TN- In a Press Conference this morning changes to the Historic Ryman Auditorium were announced that will make the Mother Church of Country Music more accessible to tourists and visitors.  Don’t worry though the highly touted auditorium itself will remain untouched.  These changes will actually help people experience the Ryman in an all new way. [...] The post Historic Ryman Auditorium Making Big Changes appeared first on Dark Horse Institute.
  • Ben Folds Pleas to Preserve Historic RCA Studios

    Scott Karan
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:13 am
      Yesterday Composer/performer/good guy extraordinaire, Ben Folds, released a statement concerning the future of the Historic RCA Studio A and it’s eminent sale.  This comes to a shock not only to Ben but musicians, producers and engineers around the world.  The last of 4 identical studios (the 3 others were in LA, Chicago and New [...] The post Ben Folds Pleas to Preserve Historic RCA Studios appeared first on Dark Horse Institute.
  • Is Luke Bryan responsible for Fans Behavior in Pittsburgh?

    Scott Karan
    23 Jun 2014 | 9:56 am
    I’m a Pittsburgher through and through.  One look at my office will tell you that.  So I feel a little obligated to pose a questions after this weekend’s Luke Bryan concert that left a huge mess at the venue since I am not only from Pittsburgh, but also in the music industry in Nashville.  In [...] The post Is Luke Bryan responsible for Fans Behavior in Pittsburgh? appeared first on Dark Horse Institute.
  • Making of Dark Side of the Moon

    AudioBlogger
    20 Jun 2014 | 8:02 am
    Pink Floyd has made a huge impact on my life, music and even engineering.  It spent 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988 on the Billboard Charts. With an estimated 50 million copies sold, it is Pink Floyd’s most commercially successful album and one of the best-selling albums worldwide. It has twice been remastered and re-released, and has been covered in [...] The post Making of Dark Side of the Moon appeared first on Dark Horse Institute.
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    Alchemea - Music Production & Sound Engineering Blog

  • Understanding human hearing

    Christian Huant
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:57 am
    Whenever considering any kind of career in audio (be it music production, sound for film, video games, TV broadcasting, acoustic design of buildings etc.), it is not only essential to understand what sound is and how it works, but also how we human beings actually
  • Alchemea Sessions 03 – Lovestarrs – Get Your Sexy On

    Peter Barter
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:26 am
    Alchemea Sessions 03 - Lovestarrs – Get Your Sexy On (Live) Introducing Lovestarrs! Meet Sarah, Hamish (both recent Alchemea Studio Sound & Music Production Diploma graduates) and George, 3 musketeers from London and Somerset who grew up listening to their parents record collection, including Tears for
  • What Is Sound?

    Christian Huant
    23 Jun 2014 | 7:27 am
    What is sound? Sound is the result of air particle movement close to our ears, particles responding to a constantly varying pressure wave. An easy, although not entirely accurate analogy, is to think of water particles ‘riding’ on waves caused by some phenomenon such as
  • Game Audio – Like nothing you’ve done before…

    Peter Barter
    18 Jun 2014 | 9:05 am
    One of the biggest challenges of working in game audio is making the conceptual shift from working on a linear medium, like film or music, to the interactive nature of video games. Game audio is truly like nothing you’ve worked on before. Although it’s obvious,
  • Should you study Game Audio?

    Peter Barter
    6 Jun 2014 | 3:55 am
    Want to study game audio or get a job? Not sure it’s your thing? Consider these points and then see how you feel: Game Audio job prospects are good Realistically speaking, competition for any job in audio is tough and game audio is no exception.
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    Beats Music Now

  • YouTube Music Service Controversy Update

    dangellert
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:36 am
    Last month, YouTube flatly stated they would block videos from independent record labels they could not reach a deal with. After an uproar in the music community, YouTube has not blocked any videos so far and is allowing more time for negotiations. Since this slight change in attitude, more than 800 Independent labels have formed a pact seeking fair treatment from music streaming services. Initiated by the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) - the organization that represents the interests of the global independent music community – they issued a Fair Digital Deals Pledge that labels…
  • Friday Quirky Playlist

    dangellert
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:12 pm
    ‘Madrecita Querida’ is todays quirky playlist from Beats Music. It comes from the Beats Pop Latino genre. Love songs for Moms, in Spanish. Looking for just the right way to be sentimental and emotional with a Mama? Play this playlist that includes The Gypsy Kings to Christina Aguilera. Listen to the Friday quirky playlist ‘Madrecita Querida‘   Every Friday I’ll seek out a quirky playlist – something that intrigues or dumbfounds; a playlist that is multiple degrees off-center.
  • Bop.fm Wants To Feed All Music To You

    dangellert
    10 Jul 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Beats Music, along with a few other streaming services, has been feeding music into the Bop.fm interface since March of this year. As their tagline above implies, Bop ultimately wants to be the network that lets you play and share any song, any time from any music streaming service. It’s an ambitious (and elegant) goal. Bop is going in the right direction as today they announced raising $2 million from Charles River Ventures. Bop may be in a prime position to expand their business as music streaming services are launching seemingly every month – potentially adding confusion for…
  • On-Demand Music Streaming Increases 50% – Tech Companies Sharpen Their Offerings

    dangellert
    8 Jul 2014 | 10:13 pm
    Nielsen and Billboard released their mid-year music industry report. On-demand streaming audio is up 50% – the largest percent change in all the categories covered. The chart below says it all: Current Music Offerings It is no surprise the biggest tech companies are positioning themselves to capture the streaming market within their ecosystems. Here is where they sit today: Apple offers iTunes Radio, Beats Music (recent purchase) Google offers YouTube, Google Play All Access, Songza (recent purchase) Amazon offers Prime Music (launched last month) Microsoft offers Xbox Music Facebook…
  • On-Demand Music vs. Internet Radio explained

    dangellert
    7 Jul 2014 | 8:10 pm
    The general public is still confused about how on-demand streaming music is different than Internet Radio. Beats Music and Spotify are on-demand streaming services. Pandora and iHeartRadio are Internet Radio services. On-demand streaming means you can immediately play the music (song or album) you search for. Internet Radio allows you to search for a song, artist or genre, but then will play a continuous stream of songs similar to your search criteria. Eventually it may even play the song you searched for. This is often referred to as a lean-back listening experience. On-demand streaming is…
 
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  • Determining What Makes An LED Strip High Quality

    Dennis Santos
    26 Jun 2014 | 3:17 pm
    How can you give an LED strip the definition of “high quality?” It is fairly simple, really. You see, many vendors tend to include a phrase in their products to grasp your attention. And yet, they do not have any information as to why they are “high quality” products. Many vendors avoid the question altogether […] The post Determining What Makes An LED Strip High Quality appeared first on .
  • How To Re-Seal Your Waterproof LED Strip

    Dennis Santos
    19 Jun 2014 | 1:19 pm
    This blog post will point you in the right direction, in a “Do It Yourself” manner, to a solution for re-waterproofing your waterproof LED strips. It is the middle of summer and droughts are everywhere. But we can never be too sure of what tomorrow brings. Whether it be rain or shine, you want to […] The post How To Re-Seal Your Waterproof LED Strip appeared first on .
  • iPad For DMX & ArtNet Control How To

    Dennis Santos
    17 Jun 2014 | 1:44 pm
    In our previous blog post, we had mentioned the innovative breakthrough of wireless technologies and the impact it had on many of the lighting industry’s equipment. Luckily for us, some of these technologies support the DMX and Art-Net protocol, and a lot of others, like the Apple iPad, help in giving us the upper-hand when […] The post iPad For DMX & ArtNet Control How To appeared first on .
  • Comparing Titans: anyDMX Wireless DMX Tranceiver vs Wireless DMX Pro

    Dennis Santos
    5 Jun 2014 | 3:30 pm
    In one of our previously written blog posts, we mentioned one of our personally engineered products, the anyDMX Wireless Transceiver. In that particular post, we mentioned many of its capabilities and functions. Well, this time around we thought of going head-to-head with a similar wireless capable product on the market that has also been produced […] The post Comparing Titans: anyDMX Wireless DMX Tranceiver vs Wireless DMX Pro appeared first on .
  • Baxter Pocket Console Basic – Innovative Lighting Tool

    Dennis Santos
    4 Jun 2014 | 2:08 pm
    With the availability of newer technologies, comes the demand for mobility, and Baxter Controls, Inc. has the perfect solution for you; the simple and easy to use Baxter Pocket Console Basic. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 25 years, you definitely have come across the ability to multitask in your everyday […] The post Baxter Pocket Console Basic – Innovative Lighting Tool appeared first on .
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