NEWS

Summer Is Finally Here!

It’s been a very challenging semester. The shutdown of face-to-face classroom instruction caused no end of headaches, compromises in the quality of teaching, and some serious doubts about tests and grading. I just finished grading 55 [...]

HD-Audio Challenge II: Preliminary Results

The HD-Audio Challenge is coming to an end. Tomorrow is May 1 and it’s time to wrap phase one of this research project and begin the process of analyzing the raw data. It will be a [...]

Find an Expert, Lose the Sales Pitch!

Having been involved in high-end audio for many years as an audio engineer, record producer, writer, and having garnered a reputation as somewhat of a contrarian when it comes to some well-established norms in our hobby, [...]

Wallace Roney Lost to Coronavirus at 59

In 2012, Crystal Roney contacted me and asked if I’d be interested in recording her brother Wallace. I have to admit that I didn’t know much about him at the time. But after doing a little [...]

Final Days! The HD-Audio Challenge Ends Soon.

I’m guessing that all of us have some extra time on our hands due to the pandemic that is wreaking havoc around the world. While our hopes and thoughts go out to those impacted by this [...]

A Few Nice Things in Difficult Times…

The world has changed. Priorities have been reordered and difficult decisions are being made. It’s a time to be concerned and vigilant. It’s a time to recognize facts, acknowledge experts, listen and learn, and to all [...]

A Very Inconvenient Truth…Indeed!

I apologize for failing to issue a post in over a month. Since the first of the year, life has been a little busier than usual — my sabbatical is over and I’m working on a [...]

Cable Denial or Deaf Faith?

My sabbatical is officially over. I returned to the classroom last Tuesday to teach Advanced Audio Recording and Strategies for Media Production. I’ve enjoyed being away from the campus, traveling to a couple of trade shows, [...]

HD Music Day at NAMM?

Every January the National Association of Music Merchants — the organization supporting music stores, musical instrument makers, synths, software, and related accessories — get together in Anaheim at the convention center, to show off their new [...]

2019: Another Year Ends

As we creep closer to the end of another year, I thought I would string together a few words reflecting some of the issues, trends, and observations that occurred during the past 12 months. As I [...]