: ' Mastering'

CLASP: Everything Old Is New Again?

The CLASP (Closed Loop Analog Signal Processor) system I described yesterday is another studio tool that audio engineers can use to record create a very specific “tonal flavor” for an album. They describe it as putting [...]

Mark Knopfler – Tracker – A Film By Henrik Hansen

Whether you’re a fan of Mark Knopfler or not, you should check out the Henrik Hansen film of his creative process during the recording of his album “Tracker”. You can view it on YouTube or Vimeo [...]

A Morning Listening Session..What A Treat!

I don’t listen to enough music. I used to. But these days, life has become so busy that it’s actually difficult for me to find the time to do some quality listening. Sure, I listen to [...]

Streaming High-Resolution Audio…Not!

ClassicsOnline.com, an online digital music download site that specializes in classical music, announced their new upgraded site will be called ClassicsOnlindHD.com and will launch in April. High-resolution classical music just inched away from downloading in favor [...]

High Resolution Audio Demystified: Session at AIX

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 [...]

I Don’t Take Requests

It’s common at audio trade shows to bring some of your favorite albums or high-resolution tracks to audition using the equipment available in various vendors’ rooms. I certainly understand the motivation. After all, there are many [...]

Another “High Resolution” Music Store

Technics entered the “high-resolution music download” business today. Like their competitor Onyko, they launched “Technics Tracks” in Germany and the United Kingdom. The site is powered by 7digital, the same digital music aggregator that is behind [...]

A | B Testing At Home

I have a beautiful studio here at AIX Records. The main room was deliberately designed to be similar to a very nice home theater. The control rooms of most professional studios are smaller than mine. It’s [...]

Setting Appropriate Expectations

High-resolution audio will never become a mainstream phenomenon. It just won’t. And it’s not because David Pogue, Seth Stevenson, and Brent Butterworth have written uninformed articles claiming that high-res recordings don’t matter or that listeners failed [...]

Audiophile Appreciation

Have you read the piece by Fred Kaplan at Slate.com defending audiophiles? Thanks to Norman Chesky for passing along a link to a very thoughtful and compelling article about our mutual passion. It’s called “I, Audiophile” [...]