Old Articles & Posts

Free Byrne / St. Vincent EP Download

Jun 11, 2013

Brass Tactics. Get the 5-track EP here. Cool tunes. Well engineered (if a bit compressed).

Video: Modern mastering made easy

Jun 04, 2013

In addition to being humorous, teaches a bit about overload distortion…    – Bob

The Absolute Sound (TAS) Issue #1 Download

May 30, 2013

Celebrating their 40th anniversary, TAS is offering their first issue as a free download (PDF).

Printed in 1973, this was the all-analog age.

Memorial – Frank Zappa

May 27, 2013

I came late to the genius of Frank Zappa. this video provides another look at his art and his modus operandi. As a small bonus,

Sound from Sight

Apr 05, 2013

The recordings are analog, but the medium is ink on paper.

This article describes the process used by Indiana University,

Audiophile Porn – 27,000 Pictures of Gear

Mar 28, 2013

The HiFi Shock website fills a unique niche, specializing in showing what’s inside audiophile gear.

Some very interesting images.

Subjectivism isn’t just an audiophile thing

Mar 20, 2013

We all lament how difficult our hobby is. How can we capture, remember, and describe an ephemeral audio event? How can we reconcile the results of objective vs subjective testing?

Is DSD more accurate than hires PCM?

Mar 20, 2013

Not really, especially 24bit/192kHz PCM.

It’s a shame that good articles like this 11-year-old piece have fallen into the Wayback-machine crypt.

Vinyl – “I’m Swimming in the Sound”

Mar 10, 2013

Q magazine features this article about a 20-year-old’s first experience listening to vinyl – LZ’s “Whole Lotta Love” no less.