FORMATS

Music and Audio: The Blu-Ray Disc

I’ve been working on the script to the pitch video that I have to produce for the upcoming Kickstarter campaign. My first draft is too long but as I read what I’m planning for the Blu-ray [...]

The Analog Tape Adventure

I’ve very aware of the work that Paul Stubblebine and his partners are doing at The Tape Project but I hadn’t actually seen or held any of their products. Well, I did on Saturday in the [...]

$4999 for Reel-To-Reel Analog Tape

You may have already read about some craziness going on at eBay. I’ve talked about $1000 glass CDs but $4999.99 or even $7999.99 for a reel-to-reel analog tape copy of Pink Floyd or Queen? Is anyone [...]

A Strange Path To A Rating of “10”

The production of an album can be accomplished using a lot of different approaches and techniques. The purist approach involves getting the artist/band to perform their set in the studio and a recording engineer capturing a [...]

The Loudness War Is Here To Stay!

Ian Shephard runs a website out of the UK called production advice. He’s a skilled mastering engineer and a strong voice in the anti-loudness effort that’s been growing over the past few years. He’s written articles [...]

Nine Ways to Love (and profit from) The CD! Part I

Inspiration for these posts comes from a number of sources. I think about what to discuss during my morning walks (sometimes runs) with Charlie, the new Waldrep Border Collie puppy. And not infrequently, a reader will [...]

Everyone Wants In The Club: Analog Tape II

This is the second part of a series of posts about the challenges that confront designers of analog tape machines. What is thought by a select few of passionate “reel to reelophiles” to be the ultimate [...]

Making Copies from Vinyl LPs to DSD & PCM

I downloaded the files that Ayre made from vinyl LPs to both DSD and PCM. I played them in my studio and they both sounded great! I haven’t had a chance to do any real analysis [...]

Another Article on DSD vs. PCM…Really?

Whenever a comment is made that references this site (in this case a link to the John Siau interview…which has now received over 5500 views!), I get a notification. Today, someone referenced the interview with John [...]

The Need to Clean

Music has been distributed for many decades on spinning flat discs. There have been 78 rpm lacquer discs, 33 1/3 rpm LP vinyl discs, 45 rpm vinyl singles and albums in the analog domain AND compact [...]