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Masters of Sound with Rainey Qualley

The week before her debut at the Grand Ole Opry, Rainey Qualley gave us her thoughts on music, being a singer-songwriter and what it's like to prepare for arguably the biggest night in the career of a performer on the country scene. We would like to offer our sincere thanks to Rainey and her team for allowing us a behind-the-scenes look at her life and music.

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SoundStage! Insights Presents: KEF and the Uni-Q

Thanks to the great team at SoundStage! Insights for this excellent video on the design and manufacture of our Uni-Q and the products the Uni-Q goes in to.

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A Brief History of Surround Sound

You could win a bar bet by knowing that Quadraphonic sound (surround-sound as we call it now) first became available in 1969. In 1970, RCA Records released Quad-8 tapes which were 8-Track tapes that played discrete quadraphonic sound. If you played them on a standard stereo 8-Track you would only get half the sound, so this lack of backward compatibility meant you had to buy a specific Quad-8 player. Again, expensive with not a lot of demand. Quad-8 tapes were available until 1978, but demand was never strong.

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Masters of Sound - On the Road to the Grand Ole Opry: Show Time!

There are very few times – if any – when you can say you were in a room the day a star was born. As I write this on the plane back from Nashville I have no doubt that last night in a reception room at the Grand Ole Opry during Rainey Qualley’s Opry debut, I got that chance.

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Masters of Sound - On the Road to the Grand Ole Opry Day Three

Day Two of the Masters of Sound shoot was to revolve around a recording session of three songs from Rainey Qualley’s debut EP Turn Down The Lights, and a cover of the Motown classic Ain’t Too Proud to Beg. I arrived at the studio at 8:02 figuring I’d be alone for a while, but the video crew, audio engineer and assistant engineer were already working. The main work straight out of the box is setting the tracks and getting the microphones set up and connected to the console.

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Masters of Sound - On the Road to the Grand Ole Opry Day Two

Part Two of our series chronicling the production of our next Masters of Sound video and up and coming artist Rainey Qualley’s week leading up to her debut at the Grand Ole Opry takes a look at the behind the scenes work that goes into the production of a video.

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