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The Art & Science of Sound
Timbre: A Brief Tutorial

Timbre (TAM-bra) is one of those audio words that gets thrown around without a lot of understanding on exactly what it is and why it's so important. Simply put, timbre is what makes something sound like what it is. Here's a quick tutorial on why it matters.

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The Rise & Fall of George Martin's A.I.R. Montserrat

If you’ve listened to pretty much any music in the past fifty years you’ve heard something George Martin was involved in. Even if you’re not a pop music kind of person, you’ve probably heard some of the finest classical records or movie scores ever recorded that were sessioned at Martin’s AIR (Associated Independent Recording) studios in either London or the Caribbean island of Montserrat.

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Dynamic Compression and the Loudness Wars

A look at the Loudness War and how it changed music.

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Stereo - A Novella

A grizzled audio guy and a person-of-technology find they have more in common than a misunderstanding of each other. As always, it's all about the music.

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In Defense of Stereo: It's What Music Really Sounds Like

Stereo. Rediscover, or discover for the first time, the beauty of music in its natural state. You'll be amazed at what you've been missing listening to music the way we've been conditioned to listen to it lately.

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The Storage Revolution - Disk Drives and Music

The Miniaturization Revolution has done more to change the way we purchase, store and listen to music than any other invention since Thomas Edison's wax cylinder, yet most of us are hardly aware of it.

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