6 thoughts on “Music/Audio Basics in Two Hours: Part I

  • July 15, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Those music execs won’t absorb 10% of this info. What they need to know is that the public as a whole has figured out that MP-3 sucks, hi-res is now with us, data storage is cheap, not like I-pod days, and that the music business and the public, mass enjoyment of music has entered a new era. Don’t sell folks short; they WILL hear the difference between only 5% of their music’s content actually audibly manifesting compared to the freight train of music that is 24/96 master tape download. Good sound for the masses will do society much more good than great sound for the few. This is why hair-splitting and divisiveness has no place in this movement. Whether or it’s Pono, or AIX, or Chesky, who cares about provenance as long as it sounds demonstrably excellent and has the audio qualities associated with master tapes that are rarely found to any great degree on any CD. Critical insights are only really important if they help produce positive benefits on a large scale.

    • July 17, 2014 at 12:01 pm

      Craig, this is not about “hair-splitting and divisiveness”, but about providing accurate and meaningful information to potential customers.

  • July 16, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    The discussion of pitch seems to be confusing the concepts of pitch and pitch class. In traditional western music there are only 12 pitch classes, but each of these pitch classes is composed of many different pitches. The difference between a C0 and a C10 pitch is part of what is being captured in a high resolution recording.

    • July 17, 2014 at 12:07 pm

      I thought it better to leave pitch class out of the discussion…my point was to distinguish between pitch and frequency.

  • July 20, 2014 at 4:49 am

    Mark, why don’t you video record it and then offer it for sale?

    • July 20, 2014 at 8:35 am

      I’ve thinking a lot about creating a series of educational videos…it’s a bunch of work and I already have plenty of that.

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