Music. Technology. Stories. For people who love the art and science of listening to and enjoying recorded sound.Here, it’s all about the art and magic of sound reproduction and related human stories. We survey music, technology and stories from the early beginnings of relatively low-fidelity to the heyday of the 70’s high-fidelity (HiFi) and the modern age of digital and streaming.
The Vinyl Renaissance
Today, we're diving into a topic that has been captivating music enthusiasts around the globe—the Vinyl Renaissance! I am going to do another 3-part series where I cover:
· Vinyl Renaissance, Surprising Facts and Caring for Vinyl
· Collectible Vinyl (investment and historical)
· Vinyl records you should own
Do you remember going to a record store to use your saved up lawn-mowing money to buy 2, maybe 3 records? Why do people, including younger generations still find vinyl records appealing? What exactly is a Renaissance and how does it apply to vinyl? What were the top selling vinyl records last year? How should you care for your vinyl records? What are exactly are “b-sides” and what are some of the most surprising b-sides?
AIM Part Three: Specific Uses of AI/ML in Music Creation
Welcome to the 3rd part of the AI in Music episodes - today we will learn about some specific AI and ML tools used in music creation and production..
Music creation has always been a creative and artistic endeavor that has relied on the skills and talents of musicians and producers to create memorable songs and albums. However, in recent years, with the advent of AI and ML technologies, music creation is changing. Let's dive deeper into three specific tools that are being used today.
AIM Part Two: AI in the Music Industry, an Interview with ChatGPT
Today’s episode is AIM Part Two of the 3-part series. Today I interview a special guest in the studio; ChatGPT. In the chat we talk about a number of interesting topics and some of the pro’s and cons of using AI in music:
How AI is used in the music industryAI created musicMusic production and masteringNew artist searchingThe rise of virtual pop stars
Atrificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Music - Part 1
Given my personal and professional interest and focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Leaning (ML), I thought I’d do a series of SoundWaveShow episodes that cover the intersection of AI and ML with Music. I am calling this series Artificial Intelligence in Music (AIM) – which is kind of funny for those of us who remember AIM as the first widely used chat application from AOL.
This episode is AIM Part One: What are AI and ML and how it is already impacting your life?
I will cover this topic is 3 episodes:
AIM Part One: What are AI and ML and how it is already impacting your life?AIM Part Two: A broad brush overview of AIMAIM Part Three: Specific uses and applications of AIM (including AI music generators)
https://ai.engineering.columbia.edu/ai-vs-machine-learning/#:~:text=Put%20in%20context%2C%20artificial%20intelligence,and%20improve%20themselves%20through%20experience https://cyanite.ai/2021/04/30/4-applications-of-ai-in-the-music-industry/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_and_artificial_intelligence https://www.rollingstone.com/culture-council/articles/music-and-artificial-intelligence-implications-artists-and-the-industry-1388232/ https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/ai-can-now-compose-pop-music-even-symphonies-here-s-ncna1010931 https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2019/12/16/the-10-best-examples-of-how-ai-is-already-used-in-our-everyday-life/?sh=47d79e9f1171 https://openai.com/ https://www.cnet.com/tech/computing/why-everyones-obsessed-with-chatgpt-a-mind-blowing-ai-chatbot/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2021/08/25/the-ai-revolution-is-happening-now/?sh=6892c52c28c8 https://emeritus.org/blog/ai-and-ml-how-to-use-chatgpt/ https://www.unite.ai/best-ai-music-generators/ https://searchengineland.com/how-google-uses-artificial-intelligence-in-google-search-379746
Festive Holiday Albums Review
Today we're going to take a look and listen to two Christmas / Holiday albums and learn a little history along the way. So, get your cup of hot chocolate and prepare to get into the Holiday spirit.
It's likely that a lot of people have a particular album, or even song which defines the Christmas / holiday season to them. The albums that define Christmas to me are Bing Crosby's I Wish You a Merry Christmas and Vince Guaraldi Trio’s A Charlie Brown Christmas.
Holiday AirPod Pro Gen 2 Review
Today we're going to take a detailed look the recently released Apple AirPods Pro Gen 2. I’ll talk about why I decided to get the new APP’s, some of the best features and capabilities of these new air pods and a review of the sound quality with a side-by-side listening test. Hopefully, if you're thinking about getting a set of AirPods Pro generation 2 headphones this article will help you make the decision one way or the other.
By the way, I have learned how to make chapter markers in my podcast episodes which I added to the last episode as a test and will include them going forward. For this episode, iof there is a particular feature or commentary that you are particularly interested in, you can just index into that segment.
This show’s vibe is very authentic. It’s a guy having fun and bringing us along for the ride.
Glad it's back
Fills a niche in ways I haven't found in other podcasts, for electronics and audio enthusiasts of a certain age. Scripted but relaxed when the host is solo, conversational but focused during interviews.