Archive for March, 2010

Many (remote) voices singing

While not in 24/192, I think you’ll agree with me that the final product – ‘Lux Aurumque’ – of composer/conductor Eric Whitacre’s epic choral experiment is stunning, captivating, and just plain cool.

Using the web, Eric recorded 250 performers in 25 countries, each singing a part of the song. Then, in what must of been one heck of a mixing session, he combined the tracks.

Check out his blog to hear more singing and learn more about how it was done.


Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 Audiophile, Bob, General Comments Off

Is old audio science best?

As many of you know, I’m in the midst of a personal ‘analog renewal.’

In fact, I haven’t played a digital song on my system this year. None! It’s been quite an interesting experience.

What does this have to do with today’s post?

Well, one could argue that the vast majority of what’s needed for quality audio reproduction was known by 1960. The breadth of knowledge was amazing, and the research topics in audio were vibrant.

Well, led by a post on AA, I discovered a terrific source of ‘old knowledge’ – and it’s free!

There’s something here for most every audiophile, but the site is especially rich in Macintosh, tubes, radios, and basic science.

New is great, but I find odd comfort in ‘old science.’


Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 Audiophile, Bob, General Comments Off