AIX Records Site: Reborn

The AIX Records and iTrax digital music download sites have been down for many months. The machine that served both sites (and some others including this blog) couldn’t be upgraded to accommodate newer software so I needed to identify an alternative. Additionally, the AIX Records website was hard coded, non-responsive, and outdated — it is time to remake the whole thing. And I have recently started working on the new AIX Records site.

The SHOP page from the new AIX Records site.

I’ve decided to use a WordPress theme called Storefront in combination with WooCommerce. You can take a look at the staging site at https://www.aixrecords.dreamhosters.com/. It’s a long way from being finalized but most of the album artwork has been remade. I had to reshape the covers from rectangular to square to work within the new theme and assemble a database of the albums — which is still underway. Plans include having downloadable versions of each album and the ability to audition every track. Please be patient. It’s going to take a while to get things exactly the way that I want them. And I’m open to any suggestions and comments, of course.

In the meantime if you’re interested in purchasing products from the AIX Records catalog, please feel free to try the new site to make your purchases. I’ve done some preliminary testing and it will accept domestic orders without difficulty. As an incentive to new or returning customers, I’m happy to offer a 25% discount on ALL AIX Records products. Just enter COUPON CODE AIX190704 during checkout and you’ll receive the discount.

If you have trouble using the new site, just drop me an email and I’ll make sure what you want with the proper discount. We can use Paypal in the interim.

If you’d prefer to purchase files instead of discs, I can make those available with the same discount. I managed to offload all 3 TB worth of my high-resolution files from the German server (thanks to those that provided help during that lengthy procedure!). I have all of the files on my local machine and can send them to you via Dropbox or WeSendIt.

The ultimate plan is to offer audition tracks, downloads, and maybe even analog tape transfers (more on that later) from the site. Stay tuned…it’s coming. If you need to audition tracks, you can still visit www.aixrecords.com.

And lest I forget about the book, here’s a July 4th coupon for a 35% discount on the “new gold standard”.


35% OFF Fourth of July Sale!!

Special 35% Discount for Blog Readers!

Get your copy of the paperback book and blu-ray NOW! USE COUPON CODE MAAG190704.

Visit Music and Audio: A User Guide to Better Soundto get your copy today!



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.

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