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Mar 1, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: corin

Have you ever been listening to an album and all of sudden a new song starts and your head and stomach turn in unison?  Your not sure why, but something just didn’t feel right.  This is either the result of someone not paying attention to the sequence of the album, or maybe (less likely) an intentional shift to get you to pay attention… I think there are better and more obvious ways to get listeners to wake up and pay attention.

Bob Ludwig told me this the other day- If you have 12 songs, there are 479,001,600 possible sequences. And...

Feb 29, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: corin

This is not exactly new news for engineers, but may be for artists and music lovers.  Apple's iTunes is the predominant online source for downloadable music right now.  And on iTunes and almost every other music site out there, the music files are reduced in size in order to get them to you faster- even in real time.  So MP3s and most other "codecs" that are used, take the original CD audio and do their best to only throw out the "unimportant bits" of the data to take a 30 MB file size down to 3 MB. That's a lot of missing data!  Isn't it...

Feb 27, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: corin

Today marks the anniversary of the passing of a great man, musician, friend and salami aficionado.  I have so many great memories of working with TBone.  Actually, it never felt like work with him.  It was fun. Music is supposed to be fun! Even creating sad songs- the fun is in crafting the musical moments whether with words or instruments that you know will move another listener- many listeners- time after time.   TBone just knew. No...