NEWS

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 [...]

Perceptual Evaluation of HRA Study Proves Nothing!

There is small but noticeable buzz circulating among audiophile sites, FB pages of prominent audio experts, and even mainstream websites stating without reservation that high-resolution audio has been proved to be perceptible. I’ve read no fewer [...]