ROBERT AULD: Interviewed

A look at some popular models…  By Robert Auld In Part 1 we made the case for using headphones as critical monitors for recordings and suggested some ways of evaluating particular headphones for such a role. Here are my own evaluations of several headphones, using the criteriaoutlined in Part 1 [Editor’s note: this article was […]

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EDDIE KRAMER: Interview

  One of the greatest recording engineers out there, Eddie Kramer, known for recording artists such as the wildly celebrated Beatles, or the guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, the brilliant Led Zeppelin or the genius rock band Kiss. Yes, this man is up there with the best, and while he previously studied classical piano, also learning […]

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Audiophile interview: Acoustical Measurements for the Rest of Us

How to make acoustical measurements without a Ph.D.- By Dave Moulton As Lord Kelvin said, “To measure is to know for sure…maybe. The acoustical behavior of the rooms we produce music in is often baffling. To make it worse, acoustical treatments are regularly shrouded in hypespeak (as in “Our Soundsucker® Wall Panels will remove all […]

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Audiophile interview: Bob Ross – room acoustics fundamentals

Basics of nodes and standing waves… By Bob Ross Getting your music room to sound good can be a confounding and frustrating experience if you don’t take some basic physics into consideration. There are some fundamental principles of acoustics that apply to all small rooms with parallel walls. Once you are aware of the behavior […]

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Audiophile interview: An Acoustics Primer

Get started with the fundamentals of sound and acoustics…by Joe Albano The latest and greatest gear may get all the attention, but if the acoustics of your studio aren’t suitable, all the toys in the world won’t make for great-sounding recordings Let’s examine the basics of acoustics, look at issues that can affect our recordings, […]

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What is audio mastering?

Metroplis writes: What is audio mastering? It is the final stage of the production process and the last opportunity to check, correct and enhance your music before it’s released to the world. Here at Metropolis Mastering we have the skills, equipment and experience to realise the potential in your recordings and take them to the […]

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What if the way we think about mixing is all wrong?

Recording Revolution write: What if the way we think about mixing is all wrong?  What if our collective obsession with plugins, post processing, and “doing stuff” to audio might actually be working against our goal of delivering a butt kicking mix that has punch, power, and musicality? What if actually doing less in the mix […]

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AUDIOPHILE INTERVIEW: Craig Kallman of Atlantic Records – Listen Closely

Robert Baird (Stereophile Magazine) writes: Label heads—those at the very highest positions of power at music companies. To anyone who’s spent time near the record business, they’re a mythical breed. Like gnomes. Or dragons. Often, it’s their vision that spells success or failure for the label they run. And what they say goes. Over the […]

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AUDIOPHILE INTERVIEW: Recording Engineer Tips and Techniques:

A massive resource for established and new recording engineers who want to experiment and push the boundaries… This selection is just a small fraction of what’s available (click Producers on the menu). We have hundreds of top recording engineer and record producer video features that we are editing to extract the important bits: The recording […]

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AUDIOPHILE INTERVIEW: Producer Teddy Riley / Michael Jackson and Blackstreet producer talks gear

Teddy Riley has always had the cutting edge on production. Highlights of his career include forming R&B super groups Guy and Blackstreet, and co-producing and co-engineering Michael Jackson’s Dangerous album – it has sold over 32 million copies and saw him win a Grammy for Best Engineering (non-classical). He has produced countless landmark records, such […]

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AMPHION LOUDSPEAKERS: Music: A language which Amphion’s studio monitors translate smoothly

They say: “Translation is definitely the key, and I do not know a system that has translation as good as Amphion’s. Actually when you are mixing on the Amphions all post-playing speakers become your Amphion,” says Matej Gobec, a producer and sound engineer from Ljubljana, Slovenia.   Please click HERE for the full story  

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AUDIOPHILE INTERVIEW: Manfred Eicher – A Magnificent Obsession

At a time when the heads of most record labels barely know how to play a record, let alone make one, Manfred Eicher—owner, founder, and inspiration of ECM Records, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2010—has been intimately involved in the making of nearly 1200 of them. How many, though, can he actually remember working […]

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ALAN PARSONS: What he thinks about audiophiles

In an interesting interview at CEPro, Alan Parsons, the man who engineered Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon and yes, had his own Project, says that room acoustics are far more important than audiophile gear. In fact, the interview led one Slashdot commenter to post this fine quip: “Audiophiles don’t use their equipment to […]

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Mastering For Streaming Services

Sound On Sound write ….. The way we listen to music has changed fundamentally in recent years. Not only are we not buying CDs any more, but increasingly, we’re not buying downloads either. Instead, streaming is now the main route by which music reaches the ears of the public. Last year, for example, 431 billion […]

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NAXOS: Klaus Heymann: A 20th-Anniversary Chat with the Founder of Naxos

  Stereophile write:  By 1986, when his Pacific Music had become the biggest international classical distributor in Southeast Asia, Heymann envisioned a budget-priced CD label that would offer his Southeast Asian customers classical CDs at the same price as LPs. Naming the new label Naxos, after the Greek island long associated with art and culture, […]

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