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 “HDMI 2.0: Connecting in HD

  • Patrick J Sandham

    Off topic: I see you’ve come to the darkside over at the Pono site…

    • Yep, I did sign up over at the Pono community. There’s no better way to spread the word about real high-resolution audio or learn what Pono supporters are thinking.

  • Wayne Blair

    32 channel audio????
    I want the ability to easily create my own surround mixes so I can hear and understand/appreciate specific sounds/instruments/performances. I appreciate Mark’s “aggressive” surround mixes because it’s as close I can get to what I really want… But one day I might agree with his sound stage/mix and another day I might be upset because I heard something I want to focus upon but can’t change the soundstage/mix.

    • Admin

      The 32 channels that Gus was talking about is the total numbers of tracks at Immersive Studios. Their Sony Sonoma System is equipped with 32 inputs and outputs as well as 32-simlutaneous tracks. My Pro Tools system for comparison can handle easily twice that amount at 96 kHz/24-bits. I pass around digital signals and the Sonoma DSD system acts like an older analog multichannel deck and takes analog signals in and outputs analog signals.

  • 5meohd

    32 channels for Dolby Atmos and Auro..

    Can’t wait. Really looking forward the new generation of live shows being recorded with proper rigs taking in the hemispherical data of an epic concert!


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