Streaming, Downloads, and Personal Audio – NEW BOOK!

I’m very please to announce that the campaign for my new book on high-fidelity streaming, hi-res downloads, and headphone-based high-end audio will launch on Kickstarter on September 30, 2020 at 8:00 am PDT. The project has been underway for many months, most of the research completed, and I’ve already laid out a preliminary table of contents (see below).

Proposed Table of Contents

Many hours have been spend developing the look and feel for the new book, writing and assembling the Kickstarter page, recording and animating the pitch video, and launching a website for the new book ( There is no functioning shopping page on the site … this will happen after the campaign.

The book is the follow up companion to my first book Music and Audio: A User Guide to Better Sound and introduces a few of the latest topics that should be of interest to all audiophiles: streaming, downloads, and personal audio. Here’s the pitch video that I produced for the KS campaign.

The KS Pitch Video for SDPA Guide

As usual, there are a number of incentives for early backers including a couple of rewards that offer both of my books for less than $90. I’ll even send you the first book at the close of the campaign. Those interested in being notified at the launch of the KS campaign, can click on the promotional link below:

And if you’re on my mailing list, you’ll get a brief email about the campaign on Thursday morning. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Post on Social Media Sites – Please

Success with a Kickstarter campaign depends heavily on promotion. Please feel free to send this announcement to your audiophile friends, post it on your favorite audio FB groups (they frown on obvious self-promotion/advertising and I respect that), announcements on appropriate forums, and anywhere else that would like to know about a book on Streaming, Downloads, and Personal Audio.

Sign Up Here

If you haven’t signed up at the pre-launch web page and would like to have advance notice of the launch, please use the form below:

SDPA Guide Pre KS Launch


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 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 “Streaming, Downloads, and Personal Audio – NEW BOOK!

  • October 14, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    Hi Mark, Just signed up for your new book. Probably the last thing this 77 year old listener needs, but I wanted to be sure that you reach your goal and get it in production Good Luck!

    • October 14, 2020 at 4:22 pm

      Kit, Thanks very much to helping with the campaign! I really appreciate it.


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