From time to time, we get calls or emails from enthusiastic young man and women asking for a trainee, apprenticeship or job at Rollofone. Listening to great music and hanging out with the rich and famous – who wouldn’t want to do that? […]
Among the tunes I remastered for “Glenn Miller – Swing For the Jukebox” was, of course, “Tuxedo Junction”. I got a DSD copy from the original metal master – but, unfortunately, this more than 70 years old master was severely degraded. Would it be possible to get something out of it?
A lot of people believe DSD to be the format of choice when it comes to real high quality audio. If the provenance is right (e.g. if it has been recorded directly to DSD) DSD will deliver an amazing sound experience (see the differences between digital audio formats) . If you are a Linux user, Read more about Playing DSD files directly on Linux[…]
Sales of old fashioned vinyl records are surging, pressing plants are booked out. Vinyl is the new thing – even for younger folks. So – you might be tempted to try vinyl? Agreed – analog sound systems may look a bit overwhelming. But it’s really not that complicated. You have to understand one thing: Music Read more about So … you want to go vinyl?[…]
In light of the surging demands for vinyl records, we want to tell you a little bit about how records are actually created. Vinyl records contain the analog curve of sound pressed or cut into the carrier material. In order to create a record, several steps are involved that all need technical skill, training and Read more about Making Records: Part One – Cutting[…]
Part 2 of this little backgrounder looks into the process of pressing records. In the previous part, I explained the creation of a master record by cutting the analog sound into grooves on a lacquer or various plastics plate. This freshly cut record can now be played on a record player. Or it can be Read more about Making Records: Part Two – Preparing And Pressing[…]
Though we are concentrating on old-fashioned analog audio. we’re well aware (and occasional use) digital technology to modify, enhance sound or read or write to digital media. We also know about those raging battles between the analog-only aficionados and digital proponents. Let’s give you a short overview from a neutral perspective. Audio / Sound is Read more about A Short Primer On Digital Audio[…]