The Pono Pretense

Dave Business, Cracked Up (Blog), Opinions, Tech 1 Comment

FWIW, I have nothing against Neil Young nor do I dislike high-quality audio. Quite the contrary. I’d never classify myself as a “fan” of Neil. I could take or leave his music – perhaps blasphemous to other Canadians out there, but, it is how it is. I’ve long given up paying attention to the opinions of artists. They may have …

A432 Tuning – Bullpoop or Other?

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Someone called me an “Audio Mythbuster” a long time ago. Especially when dealing with audio “folklore”, I’ve never been one to accept statements that are purporting to be fact but sound more like subjective opinion. Same Page Now for those of you who haven’t heard about this, there are a number of sites and blogs out there that discuss the …

Hi-Res Music – Who Wants It?

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I saw a post on Bobby Owsinski’s blog entitled: Can Hi-Res Music be in our Future? It pointed to an article that Steve Guttenburg wrote for CNET mentioning a summit that he attended with Warner Brothers on their plans to start releasing and marketing Hi-Resolution music. Think 24-bit / 96kHz digital files – that kind of hi-resolution. It’s going to …

Living with Mistakes

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I found myself going off on tangents in thought today while I chaperoned my two youngest kids classes to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s Elementary School Concert. Tangent on a Tangent It’s funny how time fogs the memory.  I remembered promising myself not to chaperon another of these field trips a couple of years ago.  The concert was fine, but they …

Inspiration, Where Art Thou?

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I’ve been going through the age-old dilemna of trying to find inspiration to do some serious songwriting. I’ve got a project starting in a couple of weeks and I wanted to spend the “downtime” adding at least one song to my list of “Songwriting Trainwrecks” Where do you start?  HOW do you start? I’ll have to come up with a …

The “Orchestra”

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I discovered a new tidbit this morning … my director has an aversion to flutes because of my music. I produced a short opening bumper for one of his other shows that was a web-comedy series about an angel’s “union”.  It had a somewhat prominent flute trill in it. I guess, as a result of editing multiple episodes, that sound …

I Had a Dream…

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No, seriously, last night, I dreamed about being at the CBC recording studios here in Vancouver in the big orchestral recording room.  Which is kind of cool in that it was the feature I’m scoring and seemed to get an increased budget to afford a real orchestra. It quickly got kind of weird and turned into sort of a bad …