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The Beatles Announce New Limited Edition All-Analog 7″ Vinyl Singles Box With a Twist

By | October 21st, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

AudioQuest’s Small $299 DragonFly Cobalt Offers Stunning Digital Audio Playback

By | October 21st, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

For as long as I’ve reviewed high-performance audio equipment, I’ve repeatedly iterated that to bring young people into the hobby, audio manufacturers need to make excellent, affordable, and convenient products. If a product fails any one of those criteria, hundreds of potential audio enthusiasts are turned away and save for a few outliers, hi-fi continues to be a hobby for old, mostly white men.

AudioQuest’s Small $299 DragonFly Cobalt Offers Stunning Digital Audio Playback

By | October 21st, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

For as long as I’ve reviewed high-performance audio equipment, I’ve repeatedly iterated that to bring young people into the hobby, audio manufacturers need to make excellent, affordable, and convenient products. If a product fails any one of those criteria, hundreds of potential audio enthusiasts are turned away and save for a few outliers, hi-fi continues to be a hobby for old, mostly white men.

Mastering Engineer Bob Ludwig Recipient of dCS’s First Legends Award

By | October 20th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

At a ceremony in New York City during the 147th AES (Audio Engineering Society) Convention, mastering legend Bob Ludwig was given the first dCS Legends Awards. The company, best know for its line of SACD player/DACs and streaming audio DACs, has already announced upcoming recipients, many of whom were at the event to congratulate Ludwig.

Mastering Engineer Bob Ludwig Recipient of dCS’s First Legends Award

By | October 20th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

At a ceremony in New York City during the 147th AES (Audio Engineering Society) Convention, mastering legend Bob Ludwig was given the first dCS Legends Awards. The company, best know for its line of SACD player/DACs and streaming audio DACs, has already announced upcoming recipients, many of whom were at the event to congratulate Ludwig.

Frank Ocean Drops Two Limited Edition 7” Singles of New Music

By | October 20th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

Following a year of selective magazine interviews and the recent opening of a VIP 80s retro nightclub, musical genius Frank Ocean is finally back with new music. In addition to returning today to his Beats1 Blonded radio show to premiere a new song “DHL,” Frank also posted preorders on his website for two 7” singles of new music.

Chord Introduces Affordable “Huei” MM/MC Phono Preamp

By | October 17th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

The Huei is based on Chord Electronics’ high-end, award-winning Symphonic MC phono stage. While the Symphonic offered MC compatibility only, the Huei offers both MC and MM compatibility, opening the world of Chord high end analog playback to everyone listening to vinyl.

Is Michael Weiss’s AAA Joe Ferla engineered and Mixed Kickstarter Project Worthy of Your Support?

By | October 17th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

Keyboardist Michael Weiss released in 2003 a CD of his all-analog (AAA) production of Soul Journey, a collection of nine original compositions arranged for sextet featuring Steve Wilson, alto sax, Ryan Kisor, trumpet and flugelhorn, Steve Davis, trombone, Paul Gill, bass and Daniel Sadownick, percussion. It was recorded to 2 inch 30IPS tape at Avatar Studios New York by Joe Ferla and mixed by Joe to 1/2″ 30IPS analog tape.

At “Making Vinyl, Hollywood”, Bernie Grundman Gets A Lifetime Achievement Award

By | October 15th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

Guitarist Steve Vai gave veteran mastering engineer Bernie Grundman a well-deserved Making Vinyl lifetime achievement award at Monday’s Making Vinyl, Hollywood 2019, Blue Note Tone Poet reissue series curator Joe Harley delivered an 80th Anniversary Blue Note slide show and Phonocut demonstrated a home new vinyl cutting system. Those were only a few of day one’s highlights at Making Vinyl, Hollywood taking place at the W Hotel, Hollywood.

This is What <i>IGOR</i> “Non-Fill” Looks Like

By | October 14th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

We inadvertently identified Memphis Record Pressing as being responsible for pressing Tyler, the Creator’s IGOR. Obviously some buyers got copies like mine seen in this picture showing a horrendous case of audible “non-fill”. MRP received some not pleasant emails from readers. These should be directed to United Record Pressing, which actually pressed this terrible looking record. Apologies to MRP and we vow greater diligence going forward.