: ' Pono'

Audio Myths – Benchmark’s John Siau Takes on DSD

You don’t have to drill very far to realize that John Siau, the chief designer at Benchmark Media, is a very smart guy. Over the years since I first met him, he has become a friend [...]

Adding Dolby “A” Noise Reduction To The Mix

I wrapped up the Christian Jacob “Beautiful Jazz” transfers last night about 10 pm. It was a very long day. As I drove out of my parking lot, I made the choice to use the freeway [...]

An Analog Weekend

I’m sitting here in my main studio control room watching reels turn on both my Nagra IV-S and the Studer A820 1/4″ 2-track machine I rented yesterday. I had hoped to be further along at this [...]

Today Is Analog Day

It is very hot in Los Angeles…even by the beach where Charlie and I went running this morning. Today is the day I start transferring the analog master tapes of Christian Jacob’s “Beautiful Jazz” for about [...]

The Pono Promise

The breaking news from Pono yesterday included a rehashing of the PonoPromise to “upgrade” any files that the labels issue at a higher resolution without charge for any PonoMusic customers. As was pointed out, the chances [...]

Breaking News: Pono Updates!

There’s big news today at Pono. They sent out a couple of emails to members of their community…I received them both because I have a Pono player and I have downloaded a number of items from [...]

Pono: They Just Can’t Help Themselves!

Pono representatives were at the California Audio Show a couple of weeks ago. I could see them just outside the ballroom where I had my two tables and on occasion I would stop by and check [...]

Pono Player: First Impressions

I should be preparing my keynote address and PowerPoint slides for tomorrow’s Newport Show. But the contents of a miniature coffin-shaped bamboo box were just too tempting to ignore. I really wanted to play with the [...]

Sending Off My Students…

Yesterday evening, I participated in the commencement ceremonies at CSU Dominguez Hills. For many years, I didn’t attend…and I really don’t know why. I guess I was lazy or believed I had more important things to [...]

Heart of Gold: Pono Revealer Part II

Neil Young and Ponomusic announced a software application recently that lets any Pono owner “process” any “high-resolution” tune in their Pono library into a variety of formats and downconversions. I don’t have a Pono player and [...]