Audio

Sony stopped production of Minidisc recorders and players after 21 years in 2013. Most 20 year old audio enthusiasts would be surprised to hear that they were born after the arrival of this digital audio disk system. But how did it manage to cling to life for so long?
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We take a look at a technological oddity of yesteryear, the vertical record player - an unneeded (and ultimately unwanted) engineering marvel.
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Adding the Modstep iOS app to a first generation iPad transforms an obsolete tablet into a powerful, portable touchscreen sequencer.
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We introduce the problem of measuring digital audio cable quality, in light of a manufacturer's incredible claims.
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04 Mar 2016

Jean-Michel Jarre on sampling

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Jean-Michelle Jarre takes us through a history lesson, covering the practice of sampling from its infancy to our modern heights.
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We've always wanted to try this, and now we don't have to, because here it is, in all its screeching glory
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We explore the practical differences between pro and HiFi domestic audio equipment (and why pros may need to use both).
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29 Feb 2016

Incredibly Useful Audio Gadgets

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Roland Denning shares often overlooked accessories that are mainstays in his sound kit.
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27 Feb 2016

How to design a DAW

by Published in Audio
Some people take the view that a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) is the software that you use to edit your audio tracks. Leo Waldock argues that a DAW is a combination of a suitable laptop or PC, the sound card/interface, your chosen software and the mouse or instrument you use to control the software. And here's how to put one together...
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What's vinyl's secret? Why do valve (tube) amps sound so good? We have a theory
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Google Cardboard is a remarkable and easily obtained VR viewer. We tried it out and wondered how much directional audio would improve the experience
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