Lossy Is Hurting Us

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If you own a ponoplayer or another modern 24bit digital audio player, you can experience this.

Full resolution for all the music you love will return you to the quality you deserve.

 


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The Art of Recorded Music

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A canvas. A monitor.

A block of clay.

Human imagination is more fertile and expansive than all of them.

Human imagination is where the soundstage of recorded music is rendered.


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Creating sound for a recording takes planning. Even a simple … Read the rest

Team Eye vs. Team Ear Part 1 – TV Sets Through History

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Recording allows us to store and replay something. It is the first time-shifting. It’s been around for ~ 200 years but it wasn’t until the last 100 that they really started making tangible progress for commercial applications.

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Youkill Audio Youtube


Deets on Youtube’s audio handling:

Audio is streamed at either 128k or 320k mp3.

Everything defaults to 128k. You can only get the 320k audio stream by selecting the HD video quality. Some videos start in HD but most don’t. … Read the rest

Good Morning Eddie


Who’s the finest electric guitarist of all time?

It’s a very short list at the very very top.

There’s likely millions of good ones, thousands of amazing ones, and probably 100’s of legends that I have heard of.


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Magical 2nd Track

When you have your first certified hit as track #1 on your first album, track #2 becomes really important.  Track 2 = What else can this band do?

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Commercial Breaks

34849332_614Priming the pump…. 2MERICA isn’t over
it might just be beginning


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Do It To Me I’ll Do It To You

What you be about?

Hip-hop is 37 years old. At least.… Read the rest

What’s That Sound What’s That Sound?

Is it Freekbass gettin’ down?

I don’t think so.

Not funky enough.

It’s an unknown sound disrupting an Oregon town and it has experts stumped.

It’s a high-pitched squeal almost like a boiling tea kettle or crazy flute, has … Read the rest

Music Everywhere

Random act of music: Lunch at the cafeteria in Vietnam

Stay for the guitar solo!

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Streaming’s Shortcomings

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If everyone got their music from streaming?  That’s a big problem.

Streaming…

  1. has no cross promotion with local events or the local economy.
  2. has no cross promotion with local unsigned bands.
  3. has no direct connection back to the artist.

  4. completely
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The Mortal Coil


 

We wake every day, or we don’t. I’d like to keep it that simple but man is it hard to contain the sadness as more and more beautiful people perish.

The latest is a great musician and friend Big … Read the rest

The Next Era of Music


 

On the playback side, not the creation side….

Turntables have been selling well the past few years but there was one big dark spot on that record – the iconic Technics 1200, the stratocaster of turntables, was discontinued a … Read the rest

The Sun Within

The person behind this website does a few other things that you might kindly check out:


21st century concept albums from 2MERICA:

https://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/2merica
https://soundcloud.com/2merica

https://www.reverbnation.com/2merica
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mass-entertainment-ep/id537824079


ROAMING CRAZY. FOR REAL.

 


EZRAZ solo noodles.

http://ezraz.bandcamp.com


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New Bowie: Behold The Blackstar

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David is 68 and counting and still making new, relevant music – very inspirational.

For his new record he scouted the New York scene and then hired an experienced hard-jazz improv group to act as his foil. He brought … Read the rest

Science On My Side

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Another advancement in the understanding of how we detect sound: timing is more important, and more accurately detected, than frequency. #savetheaudio

This flies in the face of hi-res skeptics who believe our horrible ears could never hear beyond that CD-quality … Read the rest

More Hi-Res Rumors For Apple

imagesI guess this is good – rumors are floating again that Apple Music is moving into Hi-Res Audio.  Being a rumor there are very few specifics but a few people more influential than me are saying that 24/96 streaming … Read the rest

Shop Local Record Stores

Nice little roundup of the remaining Cleveland-area record stores, fighting for survival in this digital streaming world. I know where I’m spending my christmas cash!

17 Great Independent Record Stores in Cleveland, Akron, and Beyond…


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