May, 2013

DSD: Up and Down

I just finished reading a couple more pieces on the merits of DSD. I read a marketing brochure produced by Korg called, “The 1-Bit Advantage – Future Proof Recording”, the original, a white paper produced by [...]

Ray Manzarek – Doors Keyboardist Dies

Ray Manzarek, keyboardist and founding member of the influential rock group The Doors, died in Germany at the age of 74. He died after a prolonged battle with cancer in his bile duck according to his [...]

HD PCM to Analog Tape

A good friend and the local representative of Symth-Research (a company that makes the “Room Realizer” box that can reproduce the sound of my 5.1 surround room through a set of Stax headphones…topic for another later [...]

MQS – Mastering Quality Sound

According to the Astell & Kern website, “Mastering Quality Sound (MQS) is an acronym of collective lossless & high-resolution audio source formats, typically in 24-bit/44 to 192kHz of bit/sampling rates. Because MQS delivers about 6.5 times [...]

Inside the Blast Radius…

There are basically two ways to write and think about audio. Many of the best-known software and hardware reviewers use flowery adjectives, irrelevant metaphors and non-descriptive passages to write about the abstract “sonics” of a particular [...]

Pure Audio Blu-ray?

The Blu-ray HD-Video format makes a very good high definition audio platform as well. And MSM-Studios, a production company and studio in Berlin, and the award-winning Norwegian label 2L have developed what they call Pure Audio [...]

Mac ‘N Cheese

Listening to music is not about specifications. It’s about the emotional and intellectual stimulation that music triggers in our brains and our bodies. When a pulsing bass drum or an electrifying guitar solo comes out of [...]

Steinway or Fazioli?

The sound of a concert grand piano is something to behold. If you’ve never had the chance to hear one up close, you owe it to yourself to visit a piano salesroom for the experience. Just [...]

If A Tree Falls in the Woods…

I read with interest a recent press release titled, “World’s Highest Resolution Recording”. Dated April 26, 2013, the release includes information on a recent session by Five/Four Productions, Ltd. (which a very highly regarded production company [...]

Play Music All Access from Google

Google is now officially in competition with other streaming music services such as Spotify and Pandora. For $10 per month, users can sign up for this latest subscription model service with availability to “millions of songs”, [...]