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.

2 thoughts on “SHARP Event in Vivid Mode!

  • Bruce B.

    Mr. Campbell’s response and newfound appreciation of surround mixes shouldn’t surprise you anymore, Mark. The combination of your careful, appropriate,mic placement, & passion for ultra high resolution audio are unlike any other. It has caused some hostility in my household, however. Your recordings require me to upgrade the surround speakers in my living room to more fully realize the superior recordings you make. What I have in place is okay for the movie surround effects, but I’m entirely discontent with the immersive effect of “sitting in” with the band that your recordings provide. It’s not a new battle for better “stuff”, she just made the mistake of saying aloud that she could hear the difference!
    I’m both angered and disappointed with the industry as a whole regarding your standards of what high resolution audio is and isn’t with respect to provenance. Beta-max comes to mind with the exception of consumers making the wrong buying decision opting for VHS. There isn’t anything unreasonable about the standards you’re proposing. So instead we will have labels repackaging the same old crap & charging more for it. There’ll also likely be new equipment required (or worse downloads that can be removed by the labels like Disney did), further adding to a model that at best, is dishonest. The consumer will lose, again. There’s no one lobbying in D.C. for honesty in standards of high resolution audio All these scenarios remind me of David vs Goliath.

    • Admin

      Thanks Bruce for the very kind comments. I especially appreciate the fact that your wife could tell the difference. Getting positive feedback from the ladies in our lives makes a special difference.


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