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.

5 thoughts on “Playing Fast and Loose With the Numbers

  • July 25, 2014 at 12:49 pm
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    It is interesting reading some of the comments about the Omnifone decision on the Kickstarter page as there does seem to be some skepticism about the decision. One person seems pretty naive, though, openly wondering if “Pono has our (backers) best interests at heart”…while I assume Pono doesn’t want unhappy customers, I can safely say that Neil Young and his partners interests come first.

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    • July 26, 2014 at 4:32 am
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      The whole “high-resolution” initiative has be hijacked. The record companies and others have decided that there is real money in re-selling “HD” versions of the same old stuff…and it can be done so that we get Master Quality or an improvement, but that means retransfering and/or remastering. It seems that the Omnifone people and others have simply moved the goal line to make everything that is not a lossy compressed MP3 file “high-resolution” thus everything they’ve got in their catalog is now a viable candidate for Pono and others.

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  • July 26, 2014 at 5:05 am
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    It has been hijacked to be sure, which is why one had to be rather selective in what one purchases. Can be a daunting task to be sure to make sure you get the best possible quality. Great to see you in D.C. Mark. I hope you sell out your table!

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  • July 28, 2014 at 4:12 pm
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    Doesn’t look good. Very disappointing, in fact. A lot of hype and a wasted opportunity. Well hello Mr. Sold!

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    • July 29, 2014 at 10:46 am
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      I’m going to reach out to the Omnifone people and see what I can find out.

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