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.

4 thoughts on “A Field Trip to DTS

  • August 30, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    This is really beginning to sound very exciting!
    Are you using any of the new multi element array mics for your recordings?
    I saw Nevaton has a very interesting surround mic, and the Josephson C-700 looks like it would be a nice mic for capture.
    Are these surround headphone systems accurate enough for small mix jobs?

    • August 31, 2014 at 9:45 am

      I don’t use arrays of mic in any configuration unless an ORTF stereo pair counts. The use of 5.1 arrays means the microphones are too far away for my taste.

  • September 4, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    My apologies,
    The last question may have been a bit cryptic.
    The mics I am really curious, and excited about are the single unit surround mics with multiple capsules.
    DPA 5100, Nevaton MC-50 (quad), Soundfield, etc. for instance.
    The Nevaton has a self noise of 4dB weighted IIRC which is just fantastic.

    • September 4, 2014 at 2:48 pm

      I haven’t looked into them…but I will.


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