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    David Chesky is of the opinion that the best seat...

    David Chesky is of the opinion that the best seat in the house is not 5th row center, but the conductor's stand.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-T-fKAimBc&t=87s

    When you think about it, jazz...
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    Now you're talkin'.

    Now you're talkin'.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mSselTZySM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mSselTZySM
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    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/5...

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51g7rckUVpL._AC_SX355_.jpghttps://thumbs.worthpoint.com/zoom/images1/1/0812/15/walt-disney-donald-duck-phonograph_1_6612796ee81c065fb8a7a450ed75c93b.jp...
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    Phase 4 Stereo

    From 1961-1979 Decca Records had a special sub-label called "Phase 4 Stereo" which released over 200 records. Despite the name, they were not quadraphonic records but rather state-of-the-art...
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    Marvin Gaye must feature prominently :roll

    Marvin Gaye must feature prominently :roll
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    There are many approaches to listening to music....

    There are many approaches to listening to music.

    Not all of them are Hi-Fi or audiophile :)
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    Anything stage far-left or stage far-right would...

    Anything stage far-left or stage far-right would end up in the derived L-R rear channel. Audience noises are usually mixed to the wings, since they're not supposed to be the focal point of any music...
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    Robyn Miller, who did the great Myst and Riven...

    Robyn Miller, who did the great Myst and Riven soundtracks, in 2015 scored another similar videogame (which I didn't play, having moved on) called "Obduction":
    ...
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    The Descent soundtrack comes from the era when...

    The Descent soundtrack comes from the era when video game soundtracks were as elaborately produced as movie soundtracks.

    That reminds me of another "photorealistic walkthrough" game I played, The...
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    Sorry, an errant forward slash crept in at the...

    Sorry, an errant forward slash crept in at the end of my link.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hafler_circuit
  12. Me too. "Axe Victim" was released in June...

    Me too.

    "Axe Victim" was released in June 1974.

    In Bowie's world, "Ziggy Stardust" was June 1972, "Alladin Sane" was April 1973 and "Diamond Dogs" was May 1974. "Ziggy Stardust" was New...
  13. And absolutely NOTHING like Freddie Mercury or...

    And absolutely NOTHING like Freddie Mercury or Brian May!
  14. Thank you. I thought I was going crazy.

    Thank you. I thought I was going crazy.
  15. One of my favorite Bill Nelson solo albums is...

    One of my favorite Bill Nelson solo albums is "Optimism" (1988) which is apparently getting a little hard to find. It's a little more "experimental" than some of his earlier stuff, using samples and...
  16. I offered these links because the phenomenon is...

    I offered these links because the phenomenon is not unusual. Not only does nobody know for sure how to write a surefire hit, but labels often can't even tell when they've got one on their hands.
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    "Hafler configuration"? Is that where the rear...

    "Hafler configuration"? Is that where the rear speakers are wired up to play only the DIFFERENCE between the front left and front right speakers, i.e. using the positive lead from each?
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    I have no doubt they're good speakers. I'm just...

    I have no doubt they're good speakers. I'm just not interested in buying a pair.
  19. https://ultimateclassicrock.com/b-side-big-hits/...

    https://ultimateclassicrock.com/b-side-big-hits/
    https://www.radiox.co.uk/features/x-lists/b-sides-more-famous-than-a-sides/...
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    Or even earlier. In the 1970s lots of people,...

    Or even earlier. In the 1970s lots of people, including me, experimented with adding rear-facing radiation to speakers in an attempt to replicate the bipolar radiation of ribbon tweeters and...
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    I'm such a freaking geek. Somebody posted on...

    I'm such a freaking geek. Somebody posted on YouTube one-hour recordings of the ambient sounds in Riven, the forest scene, the clear cut scene, the elevator scene and the Moeity hive scene. People...
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    Indeed. Adding L-R signal (difference between...

    Indeed.

    Adding L-R signal (difference between left and right) to L+R (signal common to both left and right) gives enhanced mono, or if added out-of-phase, a weird hybrid where only the difference...
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    Maybe not ENTIRELY on-topic here, since this...

    Maybe not ENTIRELY on-topic here, since this stuff actually *IS* very progressive and gorgeously produced (rather than 8-bit...), but I'm a huge fan of Robyn Miller's soundtracks to Myst and...
  24. Yrtsudni gnigassem drawkcab cinatas eht tuoba...

    Yrtsudni gnigassem drawkcab cinatas eht tuoba deirrow m'i. Llew dna evil.
  25. That's why automobile turntables never really...

    That's why automobile turntables never really caught on.
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    Both work by adding out-of-phase signal.

    Both work by adding out-of-phase signal.
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    Paul actually has some pretty good videos -- like...

    Paul actually has some pretty good videos -- like this one on imaging:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OI7DA886-9o
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    The Carver C-9 Sonic Hologram Generator has front...

    The Carver C-9 Sonic Hologram Generator has front panel switches for IN/OUT so you can switch it out of the circuit when playing material where it "really botched up the sound overall" (as Mr....
  29. And "direct-to-disc" recording eliminated the...

    And "direct-to-disc" recording eliminated the tape recorder, with the musicians playing directly into the cutting head while it engraved the lacquer master.

    Lots of attempts were made to...
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    Here's a demonstration of BEFORE sonic holography...

    Here's a demonstration of BEFORE sonic holography and AFTER sonic holography:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7MzM6N7lqs

    As Paul McGowan explains, in the link in the previous post (and I've...
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    Source...

    Source
  32. Maybe Tom Cruise will get involved :roll.

    Maybe Tom Cruise will get involved :roll.
  33. Question: DMM (direct metal mastering), how does...

    Question: DMM (direct metal mastering), how does that work? Is it the actual stamping masters that are engraved by the mastering cutter?
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    Okay, I'm done here. I'm familiar with the...

    Okay, I'm done here.


    I'm familiar with the concept. My DAW has a plugin called "channel mixer" which allows you to mix in negative amounts, i.e. out of phase signal, of the left and right...
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    I'm still confused. If the Polks do not have a...

    I'm still confused. If the Polks do not have a small sweet spot -- and speakers that produce sweet spots don't need SDAs -- then what does the Polk SDA do and why is it needed?

    When I was a kid I...
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    Clarify something for me please. Hopefully I...

    Clarify something for me please. Hopefully I have not misrepresented your post (above) by removing extraneous word salad. It seems to me what you're saying is:
    1. SDAs ("stereo dimensional...
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    I don’t like anything in my ear canals either....

    I don’t like anything in my ear canals either. That’s why I like these:
    https://webobjects2.cdw.com/is/image/CDW/3504286?$product-main$
  38. Thread: Hoven Droven

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    Excellent news, thx

    Excellent news, thx
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    I've seen it maybe a dozen times. The first...

    I've seen it maybe a dozen times.

    The first couple, it was a nice period film noir. Once I got familiar with the story (and the reality behind the story), it became a powerful drama of...
  40. I still have both my factory knees, but both my...

    I still have both my factory knees, but both my parents had all four of their knees done :)

    They get you up & walking the next day, and you must keep exercising the new knee to recover properly. ...
  41. And yet, there were only two places in the world...

    And yet, there were only two places in the world to get a lacquer made. And one of them just burned to the ground.

    Is the vinyl market strong enough for somebody to invest in creating a new one? ...
  42. I C wot U did there

    I C wot U did there
  43. You misspelled “fad.”

    You misspelled “fad.”
  44. Me too. Used prices are generally $5 now, half of...

    Me too. Used prices are generally $5 now, half of what they were five years ago. But I credit that to the popularity of streaming, and the consequent diminishing of the market for hard product.
    ...
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    Maybe hes just tired of listening to you...

    Maybe hes just tired of listening to you whippersnappers?!?
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    Sounds like a job for the Central Scrutinizer.

    Sounds like a job for the Central Scrutinizer.
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    Cool, thanks for the link!

    Cool, thanks for the link!
  48. Maybe Compact Discs will come back :yell

    Maybe Compact Discs will come back :yell
  49. Still my favorite BBD: ...

    Still my favorite BBD:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_DqNW0HVIY

    Bill's got a lot of great solo music too:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAIVe_VeUuU
    ...
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    More on natural horns. I just discovered Alison...

    More on natural horns. I just discovered Alison Balsom, who plays one!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b24w_ykmwD4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wa2vzx-aNrw&feature=emb_rel_end
  51. Thread: Lee Pomeroy

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    Turns out there actually are left-handed violins...

    Turns out there actually are left-handed violins, and at least one left-handed saxophone and a left-handed piano.

    But I take your point. :roll
  52. Thread: Lee Pomeroy

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    Yeah, we actually discussed this a little bit...

    Yeah, we actually discussed this a little bit when Dick Dale died.
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    Ron's work with "piccolo bass" (+ cello) in the...

    Ron's work with "piccolo bass" (+ cello) in the 1970s was divine.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AF4kNV2Ka4c
  54. Thread: Lee Pomeroy

    by rcarlberg
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    Lee Pomeroy

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rvr_Qcf4NjM

    Why does he string his bass upside-down?
  55. Well, good luck with the channel. I appreciate...

    Well, good luck with the channel. I appreciate what you're trying to do. I suspect the lack of sales in the genre have less to do with proper marketing exposure, and more to do with a general lack...
  56. Send it to Scotch and Grey :)

    Send it to Scotch and Grey :)
  57. The icon needs to blink once in a while too....

    The icon needs to blink once in a while too. :roll Is the voice synthesized? Your profile says you're in the UK but the voice -- if that's your real voice -- has a heavy German accent. Perhaps,...
  58. I make enough money on Bandcamp...

    I make enough money on Bandcamp to buy an ice cream, once a year, or so.
  59. I don’t disagree. But most of the really creative...

    I don’t disagree. But most of the really creative EM I’ve heard lately has been on BandCamp, where sales are 1:1 to the composer.
  60. Ahem. EM, as with most other Ms, should be...

    Ahem. EM, as with most other Ms, should be produced for the fun of it, because it's something you want to hear, for your own edification. Doing it "for sales" or for "positive reviews" or for...
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