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Will Neil Young's 'Pono' Player Really Make Music Sound Better?

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 10.09.2012 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

Sampling rate dictates the highest pitch a format can represent, while bit depth concerns number of gradations of loudness. But can humans actually tell the difference? In other words, is there any point to Pono?

Recording Tips for the 'The Loudness Wars': An Interview With Mastering Great Bob Ludwig Part 2

Chris Castle | Posted 03.12.2012 | Technology
Chris Castle

Mastering is the last and probably the least understood step in the audio recording process. This is Part 2 of a two-part interview with mastering great Bob Ludwig is one of the true living legends of the music business.

Recording Tips for the 'The Loudness Wars': An Interview With Mastering Great Bob Ludwig

Chris Castle | Posted 02.29.2012 | Technology
Chris Castle

Mastering is the last and probably the least understood step in the audio recording process. Mastering engineer Bob Ludwig is one of the true living legends of the music business.

Yes, You Should Spend Over $100 on Headphones

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 09.07.2011 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

We cover music apps like the waterfront at Evolver.fm. But without a solid way to turn the ones and zeros comprising today's music into vibrating air,...