The Thin (Actually Pretty Fat!) Red Line

I’m working on a project for a local film composer. He has put together a bunch of 96 kHz/24-bit, 5.1 surround tunes in the “electronica” style (they include acoustic instruments as well). And they’re really good! [...]

Apple Moves Away From Hi-Res Audio

I usually take the time to watch the September Apple event. I haven’t had a chance to check out the entire presentation but I did watch the opening few minutes of CEO Tim Cook’s keynote during [...]

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 [...]

High-Resolution Metadata and Digital Interconnects: An Interview with Jeffrey Barish of 3beez

You may have noticed a banner ad from 3beez on this webpage. 3beez founder and president, Jeffrey Barish reached out to me some months ago via email and it seems we’re on the same page on [...]

I’m Radioactive!

How many people can say they’ve swallowed a radioactive pill? It’s a very strange feeling to be comfortably sitting just outside the “hot” room at the nuclear medicine basement area of the UCLA Medical Center about [...]

Summer’s Over

My summer break is officially over tomorrow when the fall semester 2016 begins at California State University, Dominguez Hills. It’s back to the classroom to welcome a new crop of eager audio students and to guide [...]

Ask Me Anything: Defining Hi-Res Audio

If you’ve visited AVS Forum, you might have noticed a couple of upcoming events focused on “Defining Hi-Res Audio”. The folks at Sony — the Q&A session will be driven by the primary advocate for hi-res [...]

Audio Fidelity Olympics?

I love the summer Olympics! I’ve been spending a bunch of time watching them from my DVR so that I can skip all of the fluff and commercials. As a track and field athlete in high [...]

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 [...]

Your Listening Room: Absorption

Continuing with the importance of having a proper listening room, I’d like to continue talking a little more about isolating an individual room. Last time, I talked about things that professional studio do to isolate adjacent [...]