TECH TALK

MQA and CD Quality: A Couple of Questions

Jason Victor Serinus posted an article about a press conference that was held at the recent Rocky Mountain Audio Fest. I’m sorry I missed it. The title of the event was “MQA and Mytek Present: From [...]

REGEN Evaluation Tomorrow: Stay Tuned

As usual, I’ve been spending way too much time at this computer today. I did manage to break free for a couple of Frisbee sessions at the part down the street with Charlie. He’s had quite [...]

Understanding Digital Audio Sampling

The sound that we hear is the result of vibrations traveling through the medium of air. The molecules of the air care compacted or rarefied in a one to one relationship with the original source sound [...]

Digital Audio Basics: Lose The Stairsteps

The marketing people at Sony let me know that their new website designs have launched. They passed along two URLs that deal with high-resolution audio. The first features their entire line of hardware and some discussion [...]

Audio Myths – Benchmark’s John Siau Takes on DSD

You don’t have to drill very far to realize that John Siau, the chief designer at Benchmark Media, is a very smart guy. Over the years since I first met him, he has become a friend [...]

An Analog Weekend

I’m sitting here in my main studio control room watching reels turn on both my Nagra IV-S and the Studer A820 1/4″ 2-track machine I rented yesterday. I had hoped to be further along at this [...]

More Computers and Information Representation

Computers used to be very large and cumbersome machines. The earliest machines could easily fill a room and required a very capable cooling system to keep them from overheating. These early calculating machines used vacuum tubes [...]

What are Analog and Digital?

The fall semester starts next Monday, August 24, 2015. One of the courses I’ll be teaching is “Digital Media and The Arts”. It’s an introductory class intended to examine some of the major art forms and [...]

Getting Back To Basics

I wrapped up the AIX Records sales tables after the California Audio Show closed on Saturday evening rather than Sunday afternoon. It was tough decision but I was very worried about the traffic heading south to [...]

Room Acoustics: The Basics

My wife and I purchased the AIX world headquarters building 9 years ago. The facility that housed AIX Media Group used to be in West Hollywood and occupied a small studio and iso booth on the [...]