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 “Apple To Introduce HD-Audio iPhone and iTunes HD

  • August 30, 2014 at 4:47 am
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    Ithat would be the greatest move that Apple can made since the introduction of the iPhone. Wish you were right in your crystal ball prediction. Not very hopeful though.
    Ed

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  • September 1, 2014 at 2:41 am
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    While that would be awesome, Apple is very slow on these sorts of things when it comes to iOS. They still don’t have apt-x in iPhones or iPads like they do in Macs. However, I did see that some 96/24 HDtrack music I have that was previously incompatible with iTunes Match got matched a couple days ago for some unknown reason.

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  • September 3, 2014 at 4:30 pm
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    Certainly Apple has positioned itself to be the leader in HD content delivery. Actually, if they don’t launch this month you’ve got to wonder why they bothered to collect 96/24 sources from the labels. Recognizing Apple’s strength in integration, it makes sense that the iPhone 6 would be capable of realizing the new content. The irony here is that Pono, while raising awareness, will most likely lose market share to Apple before launch. To Neil Young, maybe restoring the quality of content was paramount.

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    • September 3, 2014 at 4:57 pm
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      I think Apple is going to do something…but it won’t make any difference. As for Neil, he’s getting plenty of funding via Crowdfunder and should be able to weather the storm. I think he’s going for the money.

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    • September 14, 2014 at 10:14 am
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      The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus don’t have a DAC capable of playing 96 kHz/24-bit PCM audio files but that doesn’t mean that they can’t pass a high-resolution digital file to an external DAC through a wire or wirelessly. It’s coming…

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