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.
Part Two -- The Recording Chain- examines the steps that music goes through from performer to listener. This is a simplified version, since real-world recording is usually a lot more complex than this. Follow the twelve part series from renown engineer Doug Fearn as he takes us through the recording process and to your speakers.