36 episodes

For Music-First Audiophiles.

Darko.Audio podcast John Darko

    • Technology

For Music-First Audiophiles.

    Alessandro Cortini on Campfire Audio Ara, Solaris 2020, Andromeda 2020

    Alessandro Cortini on Campfire Audio Ara, Solaris 2020, Andromeda 2020

    The Nine Inch Nails guitarist and synth wizard joins us once again, this time to share his thoughts on three new IEMs from Campfire Audio.

    Preview video:
    https://youtu.be/jEWJvVU9irU

    Campfire Andromeda 2020:
    https://campfireaudio.com/shop/andromeda-2020/

    Campfire Solaris 2020:
    https://campfireaudio.com/shop/solaris-2020/

    Campfire Ara:
    https://campfireaudio.com/shop/ara/

    PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/johndarko

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    Also mentioned in this podcast...

    Custom Art tips:
    https://thecustomart.com/

    AudioQuest DragonFly Red:
    https://www.audioquest.com/dacs/dragonfly/dragonfly-red

    LG V40:
    https://www.lg.com/de/smartphones/lg-V40-ThinQ

    Sony WM-1A:
    https://www.sony.com/electronics/walkman/nw-wm1a

    Cayin N8:
    https://cayin.com/produkt/cayin-n8-hr-player/

    Sonarworks:
    https://www.sonarworks.com/

    Grandaddy - Last Place:
    https://www.discogs.com/Grandaddy-Last-Place/master/1143797

    Grandaddy - Just Like The Fambly Cat:
    https://www.discogs.com/Grandaddy-Just-Like-The-Fambly-Cat/master/117205

    Alessandro Cortini bandcamp:
    https://cortini.bandcamp.com/

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    Playlists…

    Alessandro Cortini:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2sJ6bCwiqIRtOI9t5IW0LL?si=dYrgy_OATy2WCt27uFJD2Q
    https://tidal.com/browse/playlist/be341d79-ced6-462b-9c81-34f2aa41352b
    https://open.qobuz.com/playlist/3410407

    John Darko:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3pMthTuCjsUMsX4DabYKjb?si=FyFhqZrISIeYHb8LkED_nw
    https://tidal.com/browse/playlist/029202bb-dab2-436f-bd29-2170c5ed76d8
    https://open.qobuz.com/playlist/3410482

    • 1 hr 40 min
    John Tejada: a man and his machines

    John Tejada: a man and his machines

    John Tejada has been making electronic music for almost thirty years. In this episode of the Darko.Audio podcast, Tejada discusses how he got into making music, his creative process, his favourite playback hardware, his teaching work at CalArts and some of his favourite music.

    Photo: Holly Parker
    Music: Ben Pit
    Producer: Nick McCorriston

    PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/johndarko

    Mentioned in this episode...

    Orbital - Green Album:
    https://www.discogs.com/Orbital-Orbital/master/8932

    John Tejada - Mesh Series 004 mix:
    https://soundcloud.com/meshmeshmeshmesh/john-tejada

    Psyance “Andromeda’s Dance”:
    https://www.beatport.com/track/andromedas-dance-original-mix/1226022

    The Orb’s - Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld:
    https://www.discogs.com/The-Orb-The-Orbs-Adventures-Beyond-The-Ultraworld/master/7119

    Plaid w/ Björk - “Lilith”:
    https://youtu.be/pNA-l2Nb1ow

    Photek - The Hidden Camera:
    https://www.discogs.com/Photek-The-Hidden-Camera/master/65745

    Art of Noise “Beatbox”:
    https://youtu.be/JSWhzsGY3hA

    Kraftwerk - Computer World:
    https://www.residentadvisor.net/reviews/25051

    Richard H. Kirk - Virtual State:
    https://warp.net/artists/91322-richard-h-kirk/info

    Etapp Kyle - Nolove:
    https://ostgut.bandcamp.com/album/nolove

    Forest Drive West - They Live EP:
    https://midgar-records.bandcamp.com/album/forest-drive-west-they-live-ep

    Neon Chambers - One:
    https://neonchambers.bandcamp.com/album/one

    Hard Wax store:
    https://hardwax.com/

    Genelec 8351 The Ones:
    https://www.genelec.com/previous-models/8351a

    Reftone Cube:
    https://reftone.com/

    Rosson Audio Design - RAD 0:
    https://www.rossonaudiodesign.com/

    Stefan Betke (Scape Mastering):
    https://youtu.be/5d7O4uMx7YE

    Dan Clark Audio Aeon2:
    https://darko.audio/2019/11/a-short-film-about-the-dan-clark-audio-aeon-2/

    Touched Music - Covert II EP:
    https://touched.bandcamp.com/album/covert-ii

    John Tejada presents Future Stars:
    https://touched.bandcamp.com/album/john-tejada-presents-future-stars

    Regis - In This Is The Light That You Miss:
    https://dns-regis.bandcamp.com/album/hidden-in-this-is-the-light-that-you-missed

    Campfire Audio - Solaris & Polaris:
    https://darko.audio/2020/01/a-short-film-about-campfire-audios-solaris-polaris-ii-andromeda/

    Juan Atkins & Moritz von Oswald - Borderland:
    https://shop.tresorberlin.com/index.php/juan-atkins-moritz-von-oswald-borderland-tresor-262.html

    John Tejada Bandcamp:
    https://johntejada.bandcamp.com/

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Beware the measurements!

    Beware the measurements!

    With PS Audio's Darren Myers.

    Music: Ben Pit
    Producer: Nick McCorriston

    PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/johndarko

    Mentioned in this episode...

    Mandolin Orange - Tides of a Teardrop:
    https://mandolinorange.bandcamp.com/album/tides-of-a-teardrop

    The Avett Brothers:
    https://www.theavettbrothers.com/

    Pro-Ject Xtension 10 Evolution:
    https://www.project-audio.com/en/product/xtension-10-evolution/

    Ortofon Cadenza Black:
    https://www.ortofon.com/mc-cadenza-black-p-490

    LCD Soundsystem - American Dream:
    https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/lcd-soundsystem-american-dream/

    PS Audio Stellar Phono Preamplifier:
    https://www.psaudio.com/products/stellar-phono-preamplifier/

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Fear and joy in high-end audio

    Fear and joy in high-end audio

    With Primare's Terry Medalen.

    What brings us joy when pursuing a better listening experience and how is that joy sometimes tarnished by fear?

    More info: https://www.primare.net/

    Music: Ben Pit
    Producer: Nick McCorriston

    PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/johndarko

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Who the hell is Chris Whitten?

    Who the hell is Chris Whitten?

    Chris Whitten has a fascinating story: he's played drums for The Waterboys, Paul McCartney, Dire Straits, Edie Brickell and Julian Cope but he's just released a melodic techno EP on Kirk Degiorgio's ART label under the name Circles & Ellipses.

    Tidal: https://tidal.com/browse/artist/11716309
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5tv01E3QhVPE6MI45NpU9E?si=kXyzgnayS4-weOZWfk0vIQ

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chriswhittenmusic/

    Music: Ben Pit

    • 1 hr 57 min
    Is Alessandro Cortini an audiophile?

    Is Alessandro Cortini an audiophile?

    Musical excerpts from Alessandro Cortini’s PRE​-​AVANTI - Berghain - live 1​/​1​/​16:
    https://cortini.bandcamp.com/album/pre-avanti-berghain-live-1-1-16

    PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/johndarko

    Mentioned in this podcast...

    Barefoot MM27
    https://barefootsound.com/micromain27/

    AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt
    https://www.audioquest.com/dacs/dragonfly/dragonfly-cobalt

    Chord Mojo
    https://chordelectronics.co.uk/product/mojo/

    Astell & Kern SP1000
    https://us.astellnkern.com/products/a-ultima-sp1000

    Sony WM1A
    https://www.sony.com/electronics/walkman/nw-wm1a

    Campfire Audio Solaris
    https://campfireaudio.com/shop/solaris/

    Campfire Audio Solaris SE
    https://campfireaudio.com/shop/solaris-special-edition/

    Campfire Audio Andromeda
    https://campfireaudio.com/shop/andromeda/

    Sonarworks
    https://www.sonarworks.com/

    Qobuz
    https://www.qobuz.com/

    ELAC
    https://www.elac.com/

    Spacehall
    https://www.spacehall.de/

    Campfire Audio Solstice
    https://campfireaudio.com/shop/solstice/

    Grado RS-1
    https://gradolabs.com/headphones/reference-series/item/6-rs1e

    HEDDphone
    https://www.hedd.audio/en/heddphone/

    Aztec Camera - Knife
    https://www.discogs.com/Aztec-Camera-Knife/master/36430

    Alessandro Cortini’s Bandcamp
    https://cortini.bandcamp.com/

    Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts I - IV
    https://archive.org/details/nineinchnails_ghosts_I_IV

    • 1 hr 17 min

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