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.

6 thoughts on “I Don’t Take Requests

  • February 27, 2015 at 12:46 am
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    It is a strange world we are living in!
    To me it is quite simple:
    You don’t sell or demo the gear in your room – you demo and sell your recordings.
    Should not be hard to understand!

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  • February 27, 2015 at 5:43 am
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    This falls squarely under the “sometimes people just need to lighten up” category. At every audio show I’ve ever been to, I’ve never once had the assumption that a equipment vendor or room host was obligated to play my music selections. After a polite inquiry, some would be fine with the idea and some not. It’s never been anything to get in a huff about.

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  • February 27, 2015 at 6:42 am
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    I have to disagree with your position here Mark. I would want a dealer at a show to have the confidence that his equipment will sound great with all kinds of music. When a manufacturer only limits listening to his selected music, I have to wonder if it is because using something else will show deficiencies he or she doesn’t want one to hear. Makes me less reluctant to consider their stuff.

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    • February 27, 2015 at 11:54 am
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      Off premise since Mark is neither a harware dealer nor a manufacturer. Makes a difference doesn’t it?

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  • February 27, 2015 at 10:38 am
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    Completely understandable, your there to demo and sell your recordings, playing someone else music is a total waste of your time and the $ you spent to attend the show.

    But on the other hand if you were a dealer selling hardware equipment like speakers, amps, etc and wouldn’t play my copy of Mark Chesnutt – Your Room, PF – Dark Side of the Moon, or even Dillinger Escape Plan (LOL) I’m out of there and that dealer just lost a sale. I was in sales and know how to ask a few qualifiers to determine if the customer is really a potential buyer or just a tire kicker. But if you selling speakers and I’m a buyer and won’t let me hear my music, goodbye, you just told me your speakers aren’t up to anything besides chamber music. LOL

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  • February 27, 2015 at 1:59 pm
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    Not really Nik, note I said dealer. I wouldn’t classify Mark as a dealer of equipment which is what i was referring to. I wouldn’t ask a seller of music to play music I brought to a show.

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