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Block diffusers

The proportions of the room may seem like it would only affect the visual aesthetics of the space, but the ratio between the height, width, and depth of the studio can have a profound impact on how it sounds. This applies to all rooms where acoustics are important, including the recording control room, a listening room, a classroom, a church, or a concert hall. Read how you can improve the sonic response of your room.

Most people know of Neil Young as the iconic rocker from days of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and his decades long career in music that influenced the likes of Pearl Jam and others.  Audiophiles might remember him for the Pono high resolution portable music device.  Wired Magazine offered a wonderful interview of his recent enthusiasm for high resolution music and why he feels Amazon's Ultra HD Music subscription is the biggest event to happen to digital a

With Amazon, Apple, Qobuz and others beginning to offer streaming services for high resolution audio, we are about to see the "war of words" and definitions hit music lovers hard.  Brace yourself as the mainstream enters the audiophile world and subscribes to Amazon's Ultra HD Music service for high definition audio.  What does it all mean?

Auro-3D

Immersive Sound is the latest term coined by the music industry to mean music that has a consumer playback using more than 2 channels of playback. Surround Sound, Quadrophonic, Atmos, 360 RA, Auro-3D and more.

We've all known it was a matter of time before Amazon, Apple and all the other streaming companies would have high resolution streaming.  Qobuz, Tidal, Deezer and others had already been offering high resolution streaming.  Amazon's announcement could have a huge impact on the music industry... find out why.

It's not that you need to care about this question and many of you may not know whether you're listening to a digital conversion or an analog transfer.  Bottomline, if you're happy with your music then GREAT!  Continue listening...

But, for those of you interested in the processes recording engineers often use, then read on.

What is a digital conversion?

July 8, 1998...  Liquid Audio's IPO.  What was Liquid Audio?  It was the first company to offer legal digital downloads delivered worldwide.  I was fortunate to be part ot the crew that helped make history.  Liquid Audio was a software program that predated Napster and iTunes for delivery of audio files.  In a sense, we were the first aggregator for digital audio even though the word "aggregator" didn't exist.

Otari

Recently there has been some curious questions about the meaning of "analog" vs "digital".  Many engineers working with DSD (Direct Stream Digital) feel strongly that DSD digital sounds much better than PCM digital.  Many of us feel that DSD is the closest thing to analog that the digital world can offer.

Blue Coast Collection 2

Technology is what brings us the ability to transform live performances into repeatable audio events using equipement and source material formated for a specific technology.  Over the years, technology advances change for various reasons. 

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