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MQA: It’s Everywhere, It’s Nowhere

The good folks at MQA have done a great job at getting their technology and message out. Never mind about the benefits of the “authentication” process or the technical merits of the “origami” folding of ultrasonic [...]

A New Chapter

I know there’s been a long pause between this post and the previous one. I’ve been exceptionally busy, took a long weekend in Big Sky, Montana to ski with some close friends, started a new semester, [...]

A Little Help From My Friends

I finished reading and grading three stacks of final exams (130 4-page exams), listened to dozens of homework assignments, watched 40 final DVD projects, tabulated totals for every one of my students, and submitted them online [...]

Hi-Res Audio Pavilion at CES 2017

During previous CES Shows, the good folks at the CTA, DEG, and NARAS put together a Hi-Res Audio “Tech Zone” in a ballroom at the Venetian Hotel. They invited hardware and software companies to participate with [...]

Sound Breaking BBC Series

The past week my local PBS station has been broadcasting an eight-episode series that explores the impact of the recording industry on modern culture. It’s called SoundBreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music and [...]

AES Report: Friday Part I

Last Tuesday, the local chapter of the Audio Engineering Society held their monthly meeting at the university where I teach. I can never make the monthly Tuesday evening meetings because the conflict with my evening classes. [...]

The Problem With Experts

There continues to be a lot of confusion in amateur and professional circles regarding the subject of high-resolution. One would think that after more than a decade of research, discussion, and debate, we would have an [...]

Smyth Introduces the A16 Real 3D Audio Headphone Processor

Many of you know that I have one of the original Smyth Research Room Realisers (the A8) and I have offered my studio to many of the company’s customers for measurement. The device is able to [...]

Sonic Blocks: A First Modular Music System

Scott Wilker, the founder and CEO of Sonic Blocks, has been a very close friend of mine for almost 20 years. Our beginnings go back to the early days of the DVD format when AIX Media [...]

A Pain In The Neck…Surprise!

Life is not all about music, audio, and struggling with the realities of high-resolution music. On Thursday of this past week, I underwent surgery to have an overactive parathyroid gland removed from my throat. I’ve never [...]