October, 2013

Pono: Where Music Lives Part I

I met Neil Young about ten years ago at a Northern California post production facility. He had stopped by to check on some video that was being edited and I happened to be there. I know [...]

Tape to Vinyl LP to Tape Equals Better Sound!

Alan Kanter is an audio engineer and electronics repair technician in Los Angeles…and very good at both. He’s been a friend for years and I run into him at McCabe’s Guitar Shop whenever I manage to [...]

Mastered in 96 kHz/24-bit PCM

Did you see the top item in your HDTracks newsletter this week about the “NEW” album from Paul McCartney? This is his first release in 6 years and is described as a Deluxe Edition Audiophile release [...]

All AX-1000z Units Recalled!

It was a joke! After seeing all of the excitement and pitches at the RMAF for expensive equipment running at ridiculous sample rates, I figured I should dream up my own version of the ultimate hardware [...]

The AX-1000z: 1.536 MHz /48-bit PCM

AIX Records’ hardware division is very proud to announce their first ultimate audiophile hardware component…the AX-1000z Ultra High-Resolution AD/DA converter with a built in 100 MHz Rubidium Atomic Clock. In the continuing quest for ever higher [...]

J37: Going for that Analog Tape Sound

Once in a while, a marketing email shows up in my inbox that merits some closer scrutiny. This morning I got an announcement about a new plug in that allows users of digital audio workstations to [...]

Benchmark Founder Allen Burdick Remembered

While I was attending the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest over the past weekend, I learned that Allen Burdick, the founder and former principal designer at Benchmark passed away on the 27th of September. My condolences go [...]

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest Day 3

It’s over. The three-day, 10th Anniversary edition of the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest is behind us. AIX Records had just about the best location imaginable inside the entrance and across from the registration desk. Traffic to [...]

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest Day 2

Things were a little slower yesterday at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest. This meant that I got the chance to drift away from my table and visit some of the other rooms. The first place I [...]

Rocky Mountain Audio Day 1

The first day of the RMAF 2013 edition is behind me and I’m looking forward to an even bigger crowd today. The AIX Records sales table ended up right adjacent to the registration table rather than [...]