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Combining great articles, projects, tips and techniques for producing the best in quality audio, audioXpress connects manufacturers and distributors with audiophiles eager for sound solutions.
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My audioXpress February 2015 editorial on Crowdfunded Innovation. How crowdfunding is changing the audio industry with concepts that existing companies would never consider promoting for themselves, including some really weird products.

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Do You Want to Hear the Difference?
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Why is it so easy to find an audio enthusiast claiming that his new headphones, DAC, preamplifier, or pair of speakers “completely changed his perception of the music” and “made it possible to hear things in a totally new way,” and yet so many consumers cannot actually hear the difference when listening to
high-resolution audio?

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Advancing the Evolution of Audio Technology

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Roland understands musicians and appeals to musicians and the concept of the HS-5 is one of those “why didn’t anyone think of that before” things. To be fair the concept and design of the HS-5 is familiar to a similar solution from Jamhub available on the market for some time but not very successful. If there is a brand that could actually turn this concept into something popular, that brand is undoubtedly Roland. The fact that they already added a USB interface and internal effects to the concept is a good sign of that.

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Join our global audio community! Follow audioXpress magazine.#audioengineering #audioelectronics #acoustics #innovationsinaudio #DIYAudio

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http://www.facebook.com/audioxpresscommunity

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Consolidação no mercado áudio profissional ou uma estratégia inteligente de expansão? A DiGiCo, Allen & Heath e a Calrec decidiram juntar-se para criar o novo ProAudio Group. Num anúncio surpresa, os três grandes fabricantes britânicos de consolas de mistura confirmaram a criação de um novo grupo de áudio profissional com o suporte financeiro de duas grandes empresas de investimento de Londres. A criação do grupo prevê a manutenção das marcas e identidades de cada fabricante sendo de prever sobretudo a intensificação da colaboração tecnológica no desenvolvimento de novos produtos e a integração de sistemas em redes de áudio. O que irá acontecer em termos de distribuição?
Todos os pormenores aqui: http://audioxpress.com/article/New-Professional-Audio-Group-Combines-DiGiCo-Allen-Heath-and-Calrec.html

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Combining great articles, projects, tips and techniques for producing the best in quality audio, audioXpress connects manufacturers and distributors with enthusiasts eager for sound solutions.

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"Clever ideas without business plans to back them up don’t necessarily equal product success. Nor does it mean all ideas should immediately be converted into crowd-funded campaigns on Kickstarter. Doing so risks turning a valuable resource designed to help finance new start-ups into a site filled with collective deceptions.

We’ve seen examples of many “good-idea” products introduced on Kickstarter that are not viable in the real market. And remember, one product is not a company and not a business by itself. You need a market opportunity larger than one single product idea." - Joao Martins

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iTunes Radio Gets News Radio, Via NPR

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Apple's Pandora rival branches out.
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Streaming services like Spotify and Pandora target personalized "radio channels" normally dedicated fully to music listening. Apple launched iTunes Radio in the US as a complementary service to its digital musical platform, extending the concept of "radio channels" based on musical preferences streaming directly from its own library. Now, its also adding "news" related content and suddenly streaming services become really close to traditional radio.

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The April 2014 Issue of audioXpress is Now Online | audioXpress

The April 2014 Issue of audioXpress is Now Online | audioXpress | Audio Voice | Scoop.it
This month’s audioXpress reviews the different approaches in microphone placement techniques for capturing and recording unamplified acoustic music, particularly classical music. A recent study and AES presentation has reignited this issue and our author Gary Galo decided an historical perspective was needed in his article “Stereophonic Recording: What …
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The April 2014 issue of audioXpress reviews the different approaches in microphone placement techniques for capturing and recording unamplified acoustic music, particularly classical music. We review the Focal Spirit Pro headphones and detail the new HDMI 2.0 specification.

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Premium US Headphone Market Surpasses $1 Billion in 2013, According to NPD

Premium US Headphone Market Surpasses $1 Billion in 2013, According to NPD | Audio Voice | Scoop.it
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The stereo headphone market increased 11 percent to $2.3 billion in 2013

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The March 2014 Issue of audioXpress is Now Online | audioXpress

The March 2014 Issue of audioXpress is Now Online | audioXpress | Audio Voice | Scoop.it
This month’s audioXpress brings a great article from our regular contributor Thomas Perazella, in which he revisits the art of studio reamping and the different approaches and implications of that two-stage studio process. During the process, we first record a …
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Audiobus 2 is coming

Audiobus 2 is coming | Audio Voice | Scoop.it
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Making music and recording it on a iPad - or any iOS device - is getting more powerful everyday. Soon we will have Audiobus 2 to play with and the demos are really impressive. As I wrote on audioXpress, Mac and PCs still are not able to generate audio, sequencing notes, process audio, support realtime performance instruments and record in multitrack with different applications running on the same machine. And remember, the new iOS devices are already 64-bit!...

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The Audio Voice: Weekly Updates from audioXpress & Voice Coil

The Audio Voice: Weekly Updates from audioXpress & Voice Coil | Audio Voice | Scoop.it
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All expert panelists in the AES sessions agree that targeting -16 LUFS would be a much more acceptable approach for streaming and digital radio services, being even a reasonable default for production. 

Loudness normalization is undoubtedly a fascinating subject and something which all the high-end enthusiasts should be aware of when comparing sound sources and recordings.

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The 137th AES Convention in Los Angeles, CA, (October 9–12, 2014) will certainly be one of AES’s most complete and relevant technical programs. Several of the topics relate to the issues we have been following in audioXpress—from spatial audio and transducers to room acoustics, cinema sound, and audio signal processing.

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Streaming Music is Already Profitable

Streaming Music is Already Profitable | Audio Voice | Scoop.it
How often must we read that leading streaming music services are still losing money despite tens of millions of users & hundreds of millions of dollars invested?
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A few interesting thoughts about streaming on-demand and the convergence with radio, some of which are in-line with things I have written before. "The new Internet Radio services will handle news, talk, and sports as well as music, and they will reach profitability without having to approach AM/FM ad loads. They will continue to be primarily ad-supported, with a minority of users opting for commercial-free subscriptions".

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Combining great articles, projects, tips and techniques for producing the best in quality audio, audioXpress connects manufacturers and distributors with enthusiasts eager for sound solutions.

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Apple bytes Beats Music & Beats Electronics

We know in this story there must be an Apple, an Adam and a Snake, but only time will tell us who’s who.

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Audio-Technica M50x Review - MusicTech

Audio-Technica M50x Review - MusicTech | Audio Voice | Scoop.it
Audio-Technica’s M50 headphones are a standard feature in many studios, but you asked for more, and AT answered that call by adding an x to M. Andy Jones does the can-can…
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I wouldn't normally share anything from another magazine, but I think the ATH-M50X deserve the recognition and this is a good review. 10 out of 10. Well done.

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beyerdynamic – We are celebrating 90 years

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90 years of "Generation Audio": beyerdynamic celebrates its company anniversary with an interactive Internet timeline and anniversary

editions of successful products. Gotta love those sixties pictures!

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BLOG

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"Since its construction in 1969 until June 2013, the Gulbenkian Great Hall preserved its original design, both architectural and acoustical. Its acoustic withstood the test of time and was even considered to be among the world's top ten best symphonic halls. Last summer, the Great Hall was closed for renovation and was assured to attendants that the changes would be invisible, and minor acoustic corrections would be made to better adapt the venue to amplified music concerts, film and multimedia screenings." Not so... says João Ganho.

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Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing - Jacob Collier - YouTube

Jacob Collier's arrangement of an all-time Stevie Wonder favourite; recorded, produced and performed by a whole team of Jacob Colliers; recorded entirely wit...
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The best possible use of multi-tracking when you are musically talented, or, "what kids are able to do at home these days". See it to the end. It's worth it!

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IEEE SA - Standards Store | IEEE 1857.2-2013 - IEEE Standard for Advanced Audio Coding

IEEE SA - Standards Store | IEEE 1857.2-2013 - IEEE Standard for Advanced Audio Coding | Audio Voice | Scoop.it
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New IEEE Standard - Active. This standard defines a set of tools to support specific audio coding functions including general audio coding and lossless audio coding. The tool set defined in this standard, in combination provides regular high quality and efficient coding tool sets for compression, decompression, processing, and representing of audio data to save bandwidth for transmission, to save space for storage, to speed up indexing and multimedia search, and to enhance performance when using mixed media for virtual reality and other applications that demand high bandwidth. The target applications and services include but not limited audio transmission, audio recording, internet streaming, and other video/audio enabled services and applications.

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Get Noticed in the Loudspeaker Industry Sourcebook | audioXpress

Get Noticed in the Loudspeaker Industry Sourcebook | audioXpress | Audio Voice | Scoop.it
The Loudspeaker Industry Sourcebook captures the attention of thousands of OEM buyers from around the world each year. A targeted directory, loudspeaker professionals turn to this listing of manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors because it gives them instant access to everything …
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