Road Trip – UC San Diego Audio Lab

I attended the California Institute of the Arts – Music Composition program in the late 80s after studying with Mel Powell and Morton Subotnick among others. One of my closest friends — also an electronic music [...]

AES: The AVAR Conference Report Continued

I promised additional discussion regarding my experience at the AES AVAR (Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality) conference from a couple of weeks ago. I’m sorry for the delay in getting back to the topic — [...]

RMAF: Show Report

It’s not difficult for me to pack up suitcases full of equipment and AIX recordings and head to the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in Denver, Colorado. The well-attended annual event is the legacy of the late [...]

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. [...]

Sonic Attitude

The article starts with, “Everyone’s talking about the great speech T Bone Burnett gave as the keynote address to AmericanaFest yesterday”. I read the speech and I read the interview he did with Billboard magazine recently. [...]

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 [...]