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.

7 thoughts on “Expanding Dynamic Range

  • August 5, 2014 at 2:22 pm
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    Could one encode the mastering so a domestic decoder could render the mix dynamics?

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    • August 5, 2014 at 3:12 pm
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      This is what I’m advocating.

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  • August 6, 2014 at 1:17 am
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    Wouldn’t it be easier to avoid compression in the first place, then!

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  • August 7, 2014 at 3:44 pm
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    If the compression was multi-banded, or in any way frequency-dependent, you would have to know the compression settings to be able to ‘decode’ it. Any ‘universal’ expansion settings would be sure to fail.

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    • August 8, 2014 at 9:29 am
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      Expansion is not going to work to restore the dynamics of a recording that has too much audio compression.

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  • August 12, 2014 at 3:01 pm
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    As much as I want this to happen, it just isn’t on the radar, I suspect.

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