Today’s post is going out late today because I’m been expanding and revising the infographic that I pass out yesterday. No kidding, I’ve been at this for over 8 hours today. I’m so thankful to all of you for your excellent suggestions (many of which have been implemented) and for taking the time to proof over the text. Honestly, I hadn’t done any proofreading yesterday. I think I’ve caught all of the errors in the current version. Here it is:
Figure 1 – The revised infographic that shows different levels of fidelity and the production processes that produce them. [Click to enlarge]
The new version has four levels indicated by the colored rows. Real high-resolution audio production is shown in green with standard-res, and “master source quality” below. I’ve added the “reduced-resolution” category, which is comprised of lossy formats and compressed streaming.
All of the circles are the same size now. And the vertical space is divided into three distinct areas to highlight the SOURCE formats, the PRODUCTION PROCESS, and the DELIVERY format that consumers receive. I removed the additional notes and incorporated them into the existing descriptions. I’ve added icons (many custom made) throughout the document. I was tempted to include Pono and some other high-resolution download sites but decided against it.
I’ve been through all of the texts, edited some and made sure that they were consistent in the use of periods etc. There may still be some errors…I’m definitely running out of steam. But I got inspired and am pretty happy with the results. I spoke with the printer today and they told me that I can submit the piece first thing in the morning and still make my deadline. So anyone with a few extra moments that would like to read it once again or make comments…please feel free. I can’t make major changes now but obvious things have to be right.
I haven’t included DSD production or MQA as some suggested. Think of this infographic as a starting point that will grow and change as I have time and get additional information.
I did get a degree in design and art after I completed my undergraduate degree in music, although my focus was on 3-dimensional media…specifically woodworking. There’s plenty of artistic talent in the Waldrep clan…my daughter graduated in fine art from UC Santa Cruz and the oldest son (the math metal guitarist/band leader) has already amazed me with his creativity and drafting ability. Check out the mascot that he designed for one his former bands:
He’s a struggling musician but does freelance design and illustration to help sustain himself. If anyone’s interested in having him do some creative drawing, I guarantee he’ll meet your expectations.
Go to go…