: ' surround music'

A Musician’s Life

My interest in music started early. I wasn’t offered piano lessons or encouraged to learn to play an instrument by my parents or through programs at school. But I did spend hours sitting in front of [...]

Sony’s 360 Reality Audio

I’ve been a huge fan of immersive audio for many years. When DVD entered the marketplace back in 1997, it was its ability to deliver 5.1 surround sound that really appealed to me. Yes, the video [...]

Made My Day

There isn’t a lot of money to be made running a small audiophile record label and I knew that when I started AIX Records back in 2000. But I proceeded anyway because I was convinced the [...]

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 [...]

T.H.E. Show: A Great Show by Audiophiles

The 2019 edition of The Home Entertainment Show is over. Unlike years past, I didn’t drive home every night. After an unfortunate experience at a nearby Travelodge (loud music coming from the adjacent room and no [...]

Highly Resolving Redux

I’m really fortunate to have friends that are smarter than me. In many aspects of life, it’s great to be able to discuss and learn from people with different areas of expertise and life experiences. So [...]

T.H.E. Show: Long Beach This Weekend

Attending trade shows gives audio hardware and software vendors a chance to demonstrate their products to new customers, connect with existing customers, and maybe garner some attention from the audiophile press for their products. I’ve participated [...]

Highly Resolving Audio Systems: Required or Not?

It’s an easy and all to common response from high-end audio reviewers and consumer commentators that one needs to assemble an audio system of sufficient quality and expense — “a highly resolving system” — to reap [...]

Graduation Day 2019!

The Class of 2019 walked across the riser at CSU Dominguez Hills at yesterday morning at the 9 am graduation ceremony. I couldn’t be more proud of the DMA Recording Arts students that received their degrees [...]

Hi-Res Audio HAS Specifications!

My last post was about honesty in audio. And I’ve written extensively about trust and integrity in all things music and audio in previous articles. The topic is especially poignant in this age of blogs and [...]