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 “HD-Audio Headphones

  • Terry

    Good luck with getting the producers to return to the soul of the music. Their employers just want LOUD and compressed so it sounds great on the radio and everything else.
    I do hope it forces change to better quality audio as well because if Apple says so the industry is like to follow, maybe kicking and screaming, but they will be forced to.
    CD’s don’t even sound as good as they could and folks still buy them so lets hope real HD audio eventually wins out with much less compression and tricks played with the sound.

    • Admin

      I really don’t hold out much hope that things are going to change dramatically…or at all.

  • headstack

    Maybe if 96/24 goes mainstream, the producers will care enough to push musicians to be cutting basics live again. Finally we could get back to the days of really knowing the material cold before going in, and running a track down with magic and pure excitement, mistakes and all.

  • dear Mark,

    You write pretty wel.

    Easy reading and seemingly balanced, by warnig me the reader for say-so’s and jumpers.
    Up to the point that you yourself state that some figures mean all, and that a paradigm will be changed “again”???.
    To continue on with an appeal: Now if we could just get the music producers and artists to “return to the soul of music”

    Apple is still and continuely trying to create a situation wherin they, and they allone exclusivly decided what will go and for how much.
    A monopoly.
    In fact, most of the industry in america and worlwide only believe in monopoly’s, were as the consumer does not want that.
    So marketing one on one, meaning what does the consumer wants, tels everybody, the consumer does not want to be restricted to one for all.
    You speaking on behalve off the consumer, or att least trying to inform him/her, in what best way to spend its hard earnded cash, advocate an monopoly.
    Even if apple would offer 4x beter specs, it still is an monopoly.
    Then there is this little problem, that a whole lott of people have choosen to use android telephones.
    And not the itunes webstore in that effect.
    Do you suggest that android phones are not allowed to build and sell mobile phones with the same specs or even better then apple?
    Lett me end, with the paradigm.
    The inverstors have dropped apple of the prime posistion of making money for them.
    So why are you sugesting that they are fools?
    The shareholders and some other guys are trying to get apple back in that position, as in a gamble,
    and you are helping to make that happen.
    So it has nothing to do with giving the best to the consumer, that is a mere trinket as compared with the hooked and adicted apple-believers and followers that do not dare to go anywere else, if this scheme of apple will suceed.
    Controlling distribution, is were the money is, by any means.

    My regards, Raf van Bossum.

    • Admin

      It will be very interesting to see what happens tomorrow.


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