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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.

The world is in lockdown mode, but you still have your music and listening system.  Suddenly, you feel the urge to test the difference between all the different formats.  You think it's an easy task?  It's even harder on your own.  If you have a family member, bring them onboard to help you with this test.  Make it a fun family event!

Download 9 formats of one song recorded in DSD here.. and it's free!

Pat Metheny

 Patrick Metheny describes what it's like to improvise and melody.  Most importantly, he talks about how to listen.  Neuroscientists later interview him about music, emotion and the brain.

Even though we specialize in DSD audio we understand the value vinyl brings to the music industry.  As much as this fire represents a set back for many, we don't believe it spells the end of vinyl.  Read for yourself, add your comments, let us know what you think!

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We have a properly-constructed and acoustically-treated studio and it’s time to record some music. We will start with a very simple performance: a singer playing acoustic guitar.

Our first task is to determine where to place the performer in the room. This can be more complex than it might first appear, because many factors need to be considered. Some are technical, some are artistic decisions, and some are psychological.

Andreas Koch is a pioneer of digital audio from the days of developing digital audio recording in the 1980's for Studer Dyaxis to his leading edge work with Sony working on DSD and the first recording device for DSD - the Sonoma System.  Here Andreas explains the differences between PCM and DSD audio.

David Solomon and Dan Mackta

HD Music Day's first event was held at the Hilton Anaheim during the NAMM Show on January 19, 2020.  The half day event was very well received and packed with interested professional audio engineers, artists and others wanting to up the quality of their listening.  AES (Audio Engineering Society) has suggested a repeat performance in October 2020 at the New York City AES convention.  Join the HDMusicDay.com mailing list to stay up to date on activities.

It's coming to the close of 2019 and we want to know what you think about HD Music! Fill out the survey form listed in the article and we'll announce the results in January 2020.


Mark your calendars for January 19, Sunday.  Sign up to receive the latest information at http://hdmusicday.com/

From 10am-2pm at the Hilton Annaheim, NAMM and AES will be giving Blue Coast Music free reign to put on 4 panels for the professional audio community.  Representatives from Sony, Qobuz, Roon, Blue Coast and others will be there to introduce the professional audio community what the consumers have been listening to for years.

The world’s coral reefs have been affected from the devastating effects of climate change which has given rise to some radical solutions. Last week, British and Australian researchers suggested another way they say could help restoration efforts: broadcasting the sounds of healthy reefs in dying ones.


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