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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 Sound Wave Pat Shepherd

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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 Secret History of Bone Music

    The Secret History of Bone Music

    In keeping with the theme of the podcast to cover all kinds of audio-related topics, today I will be talking about an incredibly interesting piece of history: Bone Music.
    What is Bone Music?Why was it illegal?What is its relation to freedom from totalitarian governments?Tune in as those are the topics we are going to be talking about today.
    (Image from https://www.x-rayaudio.com/x-rayaudioproject)

    • 8 min
    Apple AirPods Max Review

    Apple AirPods Max Review

    Today I do an Apple AirPods Max review and discuss my impressions, the pros and cons, and whether they are worth the (hefty) price. Tune in as those are the topics we are going to be talking about today.

    TheSoundWaveShow Web site: http://www.thesoundwaveshow.com/

    • 8 min
    Spatial Audio - What it is? Where did it come from and where may it be going?

    Spatial Audio - What it is? Where did it come from and where may it be going?

    Today I talk about Spatial Audio with a special focus on Apple’s announcement of Support for both Dolby Atmos and Lossless Audio. Not sure what that’s all about? Curious about what lossless audio is and does it really matter? Where did spatial audio come from? Is spatial audio going to be a game changer? Tune in as those are the topics we are going to be talking about today.

    TheSoundWaveShow Web site: http://www.thesoundwaveshow.com/
    Links to articles referenced in this episode:
    How to prepare music for Dolby Atmos: https://www.masteringthemix.com/blogs/learn/how-to-prepare-your-music-for-apple-spatial-audio-with-dolby-atmosIntroduction to Psychoacoustics: https://spatialsoundinstitute.com/P_Psychoacoustics-An-IntroductionSpatial Audio The Continuing Evolution: https://abbeyroadinstitute.nl/blog/spatial-audio-continuing-evolution/The Verge review of Spatial Audio: https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/9/22525028/apple-music-spatial-audio-dolby-atmos-hands-onBillboard; Eddie Cue on future of Spatial Audio: https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/streaming/9583947/apple-music-eddy-cue-spatial-audio-lossless-future-of-music/Pocket lint: https://www.pocket-lint.com/headphones/news/apple/155956-what-is-apple-spatial-audio-how-does-it-work-how-to-get-itApple press release: https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2021/05/apple-music-announces-spatial-audio-and-lossless-audio/The Verge - how 3D audio hacks your brain : https://www.theverge.com/2015/2/12/8021733/3d-audio-3dio-binaural-immersive-vr-sound-times-square-new-yorkWikipedia / Dolby Atmos: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolby_AtmosDolby Atmos Home Page: https://www.dolby.com/technologies/dolby-atmos/

    • 18 min
    Vintage Audio Repair - The Inside Story

    Vintage Audio Repair - The Inside Story

    Ever wanted to hear the inside story on how a vintage audio repair shop views different brands and components? Want to hear advice for people who want to buy vintage audio equipment? What is the single most important factor for deciding on a particular component for your system? If so, check out his episode featuring Jimmy Diaz of Electronics Service Center.

    You can visit Jimmy's repair shop at: http://www.esc-website.net/

    TheSoundWaveShow Web site: http://www.thesoundwaveshow.com/

    • 22 min
    Recording Audio Books - The Inside Story with Olivia Belfie

    Recording Audio Books - The Inside Story with Olivia Belfie

    Ever wanted to hear the inside story on how Audio Books are recorded and published? Have you ever thought about being an Audio Book narrater and wondered what is involved and how to get started? If so, check out his episode featuring voice actress Olivia Belfie!

    Examples of Olivia's Audio Books available on Audible: audible.com

    Be sure to visit Olivia's web site at: https://www.oliviabelfie.com/

    • 19 min
    Radio Shack Catalogs - An Interview with Michael Dalessio

    Radio Shack Catalogs - An Interview with Michael Dalessio

    1.     Did you love to receive Radio Shack catalogs when you were younger?
    2.     Radio Shack catalogs – are they gone forever?
    3.     Is there a place you can go to relive the joy and fond memories of pouring through the Radio Shack catalogs, TV commercials, corporate videos?
    4.     Did Rod Serling (famous for Twilight Zone) ever record a Radio Shack TV commercial and is there a place you can see that?
    5.     Did Radio Shack create educational comic books including one featuring Archie?
    Check out this podcast for answers to these questions and more.  I’m super happy to be able to feature my guest, Michael Dalessio creator and curator of radioshackcatalogs.com. 

    • 32 min

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