Dr. AIX

Mark Waldrep, aka Dr. AIX, has been producing and engineering music for over 40 years. He learned electronics as a teenager from his HAM radio father while learning to play the guitar. Mark received the first doctorate in music composition from UCLA in 1986 for a "binaural" electronic music composition. Other advanced degrees include an MS in computer science, an MFA/MA in music, BM in music and a BA in art. As an engineer and producer, Mark has worked on projects for the Rolling Stones, 311, Tool, KISS, Blink 182, Blues Traveler, Britney Spears, the San Francisco Symphony, The Dover Quartet, Willie Nelson, Paul Williams, The Allman Brothers, Bad Company and many more. Dr. Waldrep has been an innovator when it comes to multimedia and music. He created the first enhanced CDs in the 90s, the first DVD-Videos released in the U.S., the first web-connected DVD, the first DVD-Audio title, the first music Blu-ray disc and the first 3D Music Album. Additionally, he launched the first High Definition Music Download site in 2007 called iTrax.com. A frequency speaker at audio events, author of numerous articles, Dr. Waldrep is currently writing a book on the production and reproduction of high-end music called, "High-End Audio: A Practical Guide to Production and Playback". The book should be completed in the fall of 2013.

20 thoughts on “500 Posts and Counting!

  • July 20, 2014 at 6:23 pm
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    Using your “Contact Us” page, I’ve requested numerous time credentials to download your free samples, yet without reply. Why?

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    • July 21, 2014 at 9:01 am
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      Alex, I have sent the credentials to your email several times. I just did it again…please check you JUNK or SPAM folder.

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  • July 20, 2014 at 6:25 pm
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    hi Mark,
    The other day I found this interview done by Stereophiles Steven Stone with J Gordon Holt in 1997. Its a very interesting read covering Hi-Fi, recording and equipment. Everybody with an interest in sound should give it a go. He was a market leader for a while and was recording in surround the Boulder orchestra before his death. http://www.stereophile.com/interviews/66/

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    • July 21, 2014 at 9:01 am
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      Thanks Robert…very interesting.

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  • July 20, 2014 at 6:33 pm
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    Keep it up doc. Really enjoy your posts and have learned so much either directly or indirectly from them. Very much appreciated.

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  • July 20, 2014 at 7:21 pm
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    Mark
    I want to let you know I hope you have another 500 (plus) posts in you. I guess I fit in the audiophile category, not much musical talent but appreciate those who have it and can do well at it, and those who can recognize it and bring to us all. I have learned quite a bit from your posts. Keep it up.
    Bruce

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  • July 20, 2014 at 7:47 pm
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    Keep up the good work, Dr. AIX! Why stop at 500 more?

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  • July 20, 2014 at 7:50 pm
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    Mark,

    Thanks for all your posts and work in the field. You give us audiophiles some hope.

    CF

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  • July 21, 2014 at 1:17 am
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    Hi

    I signed up a week or two ago after hearing an interview with you on hometheater geeks – you posts are interesting and refreshing, there are too few rationalists posting on audio and you are one of the few – good luck and keep on posting!

    Steve

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  • July 21, 2014 at 1:37 am
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    Actually, although I must admit that I downloaded quite music, if there is a label on the can and you should invest some money is on AIX RECORDS has restored my hope in unsealing records. There are few labels you can confiar.Gracias for his writings Free educators .

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  • July 21, 2014 at 3:32 am
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    Mark,
    Congrats on the 500th post. I read every post I can and have learned a great deal from you over the past year or so.
    Keep up the fight! We are with you 100% to bring honesty and transparency to the HRA market!
    Thanks for what you do!

    Dan

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  • July 21, 2014 at 8:40 am
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    Love your emails! I have learned more in six months of reading your emails than the first 52 years of my life! Keep up the good fight there are a lot of us watchers out hear that just love great music!

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  • July 21, 2014 at 10:56 am
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    Here’s to many more posts!

    Always a wonderful mix of education, opinion and the spirit of the righteous underdog.

    We’re all hoping you can change the world, mate…

    Cheers
    Mick

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  • July 21, 2014 at 2:03 pm
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    Keep up the good work-from a retired guy who bought his first “Hi-Fi” set up(Mono with Electrovoice speaker-I made the box) in 1950. My first stereo was AM-FM simultaneous broadcast of the Boston Symphony using a tuner I bought at the original Radio Shack in Boston in 1957, And I did my first “surround sound” by taking the “difference” signal off the analog stereo outputs of an integrated amp and then amplifing this signal to get “ambience” to side speakers. This was about 1969 before Dolby. Today, whenever I can, I listen to SACD or the discrete 6 channels on most Blu-ray discs using the analog outputs from a Special Edition Oppo player or the newest Oppo 105 Darbee. Now I am waiting for 4K video on blu-ray or a shorter wavelength laser( UV) player and discrete 7.1 channel 96/24 audio. That will be the day! John

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    • July 21, 2014 at 6:26 pm
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      Thanks John…there aren’t a lot of readers that go as far back as you do…and I’m not far behind.

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  • July 21, 2014 at 2:40 pm
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    Congrats on your hard work, honesty and competency – as I (unfortunately) age, I realize more and more how rare and valued that combination is. (Continue to) Be bold in fighting the good fight for high quality music!

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    • July 21, 2014 at 6:26 pm
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      Thanks…I really do appreciate the encouragement.

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  • July 21, 2014 at 6:16 pm
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    “My goal is to change the music industry.”
    You already have Mark. But we need you to continue, so a sufficient number of audiophiles end up converting most music lovers.

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    • July 21, 2014 at 6:28 pm
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      Thanks…Édouard. I’m not done yet.

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  • July 22, 2014 at 1:05 pm
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    500 posts of an entire career’s invaluable experience generously shared, qualitative, honest, enriching and fact-based content, and all with an unwavering committment to scientific accuracy and utter disregard for industry hype, BS and snake oil. My most sincere appreciation and admiration for your generous passion.

    Cheers

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