I’ve been asked a number of times whether I would be willing to hold a series of sessions/seminars at the AIX Studios for anyone interested and available. In the past, I’ve held an open house, several release parties, and one of the monthly meetings of the Los Angeles and Orange County Audio Society here at my facility but I’ve never really held half-day seminars about high-resolution audio. Some of you may have seen me present at one of the audio trade shows, seen the introductory video I produced for my Blu-ray sampler disc, or viewed one of the dozens of online videos on YouTube from the RMAF or other event. But here’s your chance to come to the world headquarters of AIX Records and enjoy a half-day session with me in the flesh.
The first “High-Resolution Audio Demystified” seminar will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2015 here in West Los Angeles from 10 am to 3 pm. (Depending on the interest level, I’m willing to repeat the seminar later that same day or Sunday, April 5th…I’ll have to gauge the interest level.). The event will include in depth information on high-resolution audio, an introduction to digital audio, portable high-resolution, music servers, HRA engineering techniques, analysis tools and techniques, HRA system recommendations, online and other resources, and, of course, lots of listening in both stereo and 5.1 surround. I will be playing some of my favorite tracks and treat attendees to some very special tracks from a project that I haven’t been able to release to the general public.
Figure 1 – The main control room at AIX Records
During the seminar, I’ll let you audition standard resolution and high-resolution versions of selected tracks and switch between them. Do you think you’ll be able to tell the difference? How about comparing a heavily compressed master vs. the same track without any mastering? Finally, I’d like to show attendees what difference mixing perspectives can do to open up the details of a track. Of course, I’ll be happy to answer any questions or steer the seminar to topics of particular interest.
The session will be limited to 10 participants. I want to keep the sessions small so that everyone has a chance to experience high-resolution tracks from the best seat in the studio and so that we can have an intimate, open dialog about the subject of high-resolution audio. If you haven’t had a chance to hear some of the best audio recordings ever produced, please consider spending part of your Saturday with some fellow enthusiasts and me early in April.
In addition to the educational and listening portions of the event, everyone will receive the latest AIX Records High-Resolution Audio Blu-ray Sampler disc (if you already have this sampler, you can select another AIX product) and another AIX Records release of your choice (Blu-ray or DVD-Audio/Video…retail value of $65). Additional AIX Records releases will be discounted 50% and remember that any physical purchase includes the high-resolution digital files as well. There will be a printed session guide for each attendee as well. The cost of the “High-Resolution Audio Demystified ” seminar is $200. To reserve your place at this unique event, you can use pay by credit card or PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org). Lunch and soft drinks will be served.
I haven’t opened up the AIX Records studio in a very long time. But the number of requests that I get from customers and readers to visit my studio has grown over the past couple of years since I started writing my daily posts. It’s time I opened the doors and shared some face time with those of you that want to learn about and listen to real high-resolution audio.
Feel free to contact me via email email@example.com or by cell phone (213-718-7336) to reserve your spot. I can take your credit card information over the phone. I look forward to seeing you in April. Please feel free to share this opportunity with your audiophile friends.