Audio Philosophy

This is where I get to geek out and speak my mind on audio related topics. I’m hoping to expand this section of the site with more articles in the future. Some of what is already here is quite technical, and a few of the articles are a bit lengthy so be warned, you might get bored to death… unless you’re an audio geek like me.


  • Surround-Sound Mixing

    It’s been 15 years now since I took the plunge and invested in a complete Dynaudio Air 5.1 surround sound monitor system. At the time, I thought that surround sound on DVD-Audio and SACD discs was going to take off among music listeners. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen. Back then, I could walk into Tower Records […]

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  • Digital vs Analog – Recording

    When it comes to the recording process, analog gear will stay with us for a very long time. Even USB microphones have diaphragms and analog circuitry inside them, and there are a lot of beautiful sounding analog pieces of equipment, especially preamps, compressors and equalizers, that affect the signals traveling through them in interesting and […]

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  • Digital vs Analog – Mixing

    When it comes to mixing, the debate gets more interesting. There are basically three different approaches: Before I tell you my approach, let me elaborate about why people would choose one over the others. All-Analog Mixing A good example of someone who used to do all-analog mixing is the very successful mix engineer Michael Brauer […]

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  • DAW Platforms

    People often seem to be willing to die by their Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) of choice. Well, maybe that’s a bit of an overstatement, but many people either swear the software they happen to use makes their music sound better or that it’s superior from a functionality or user-interface perspective. I think all the major […]

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