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Test Your Systems with 4 Formats of Playback!

Many people don't hear the difference or care if there is a difference in sound.  We at DSD-Guide support those people who just want to listen to music regardless of the format.  If you would like to test your ears and your playback system for what formats you prefer read more to find free downloads and how to do a comparative listening test.

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David Flitner is a writer, musician, music lover and friend.  Here, he brings his thoughts to the new world of music from his unique perspective. 

Enjoy the read and feel free to comment on from your own perspectives.

As businesses around the country consider how to proceed with plans for partial and staggered reopenings, The Recording Academy understands that there is a deep sense of responsibility and trepidation. Directives for opening are, of course, on a state-by-state and city-by-city basis. The Producers & Engineers Wing®, like its membership, is resilient and created this set of guidelines after much research.

singing with headphones

The pandemic has accelerated the desire for musicians and others to record at home. Unfortunately, it's going to be difficult to replace the feeling of rehearsing or playing with bandmates when everyone is in the same room. What many people don't understand is how to get a song recorded when you're overdubbing drums, bass, guitar and vocals from different locations. There are so many factors beyond just getting a good sound from a microphone it's hard to know where to start. Even if you're not a musician, it could be interesting for you to understand the mechanics of how some recordings are made. Here are my top factors to achieve or avoid when building tracks in this way.

surpirse

Systems for Exceptional Audio or SEA is a process that takes any ordinary file and transforms it through an analog process to DSD256. Joke about the acronyms all you want, but in the studio, life is easier when we have defined process that can be uttered with one word. That then transfers to the music buyer to ensure what they've purchased. If you've optimized your playback system for DSD256 or DSD128 you'll know why the SEA process is important.

The Dino Blog

Livestreaming has become an important tool for every musician. Before the pandemic, we all thought about livestreaming's potential but after the pandemic and the cancellation of concerts, local gigs and touring, livestreaming rose to the top of the "must do" list for everyone in the music industry. Reality hit hard.

E.S.E. at the Fenix with Keith Greeninger

Extended Sound Environment (E,S,E,) is as relevant today as it was when we invented it back in 2002. Some people wonder why we come up with names for recording techniques and here's why....

AEA 44CX Ribbon Microphone

8. Microphone Characteristics

There are hundreds of professional microphones to choose from, and all have different characteristics and each model sounds different. We can divide these microphones into three basic operating principles, and look at the strengths and weaknesses of each.

JMR Orfeos

Recently the question came of what I use for mastering. It may comes as a surprise to know that mastering engineers don't all agree on how to listen or the processes involved. Even the loudness wars (louder sound vs more dynamics) has divided sides. I'll talk about my process.. the one I know. :)

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