DAN SHANEFIELD: Clarity Versus Fidelity

In the December 1997 Stereo Review Corey Greenberg reviewed a new DVD recording of the Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture [Delos DV 7001] and heaped praise on the sound quality. At the recent Audio Engineering Society meeting in New York City, this recording seemed to be all the buzz, and several knowledgeable people whom I bumped into […]

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MERIDIAN: CDR @ £4,500 in 1992

They launched this CD-R recorder in 1992, about ten years after the first CD player. It could record both digital and analogue input onto CD discs. It looks very similar to a conventional CD player, apart from the large rotary recording level knob on the left. It was priced at £4,500. Nowadays all the functions […]

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STUDIOS: Valentine Recording Studio, Los Angeles

Hannes Bieger writes ….. Few industries cherish the achievements of bygone eras as much as the music recording business. From both a technical and an emotional standpoint, studios actively seek to employ gear from half a century ago in current working environments. Imagine the same thing happening in healthcare or aviation! Continues HERE

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JIM ANDERSON: The Educated Ear

Tune those young ears, Mr. Anderson! After a 30-year career in audio engineering that’s seen his name appear in the credits of over 1700 albums, Jim Anderson, who won the 2013 Grammy for Best Surround Sound Album, for his remastering of Patricia Barber’s Modern Cool, thinks education is the key to stemming the tide of […]

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PRINCE: His sound engineer, Susan Rogers: ‘He needed to be the alpha male to get things done’ By Ben Beaumont-Thomas

One of a tiny number of female recording engineers, Rogers was there at birth of some of pop’s classics, including When Doves Cry. She recalls the man she knew – and shares her theory about why he loved working with women https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/nov/09/princes-sound-engineer-susan-rogers-he-needed-to-be-the-alpha-male-to-get-things-done

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