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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.

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....

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. :)

Streaming DSD

Brian Moura wrote this terrific article for Positive Feedback.in 2017 when Blue Coast Records hosted the first livestream DSD concert with Alex de Grassi and Jenna Mammina. Take a trip down memory lane.

I watch a lot of youtube. The other day a video came up where a audiophile vlogger (name withheld) put together an 18 minute video about DSD vs PCM and what the differences are. He was 50/50 on getting the information right... but still, he spoke with authority when he was wrong. Why is this still happening?

drive in

We had heard about a few drive-in theaters opening up, but the idea of going to a concert at a drive-in sparked our interest! Certainly, during a pandemic where people are asked to socially distance themselves, the idea of being in a car, correctly spaced sounds pretty good if the reward is to see a great band.

Mads Tolling

Most people know that when they see a "live" performance of the Rolling Stones each singing/performing in their studios that it's not really "live". And some people don't. They believe that the musicians are performing together. It's not yet possible.. so what happens to live performances?

French Horn with iPhone

Paul McGowan tells a fascinating story of a unique discovery by Randy Crowell. What happens when you pair a French Horn with an iPhone?

We found this interesting article that describes how the world is slowly changing to a better quality audio playback. With Amazon's HD Music, Tidal, Qobuz and others, it seems the time is ripe for better sound.

Our brains reward us for seeking out what we already know. So why should we reach to listen to something we don’t?  Pitchfork, one of the leading music magazines available in the mainstream, explores this question using Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring as an example.

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