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The Art & Science of Sound
A Brief History Of Surround Sound

When VCRs first became broadly available in the late 1970s, people (mainly the movie making people and movie theater owning people) were up in arms about lost revenue and licensing, so there was a lot of pushback on the ability for the average person to own movies in their own homes. Funny how that worked out.

 

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Why Hi-Fi?

Why Hi-Fi? Beauty is indeed in the eye of the beholder, but the magic of art exists in our ears. 

 

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I May Be Old, But I Got To See All the Cool Bands

Music wasn’t better ‘back in the day,’ it was just pretty much the only thing there was to do. Having said that, there really isn’t any debate a great deal of music was created in those years that people will still be listening to 200 years from now. Of all the years in the history of music to be a semi-rogue teenager and college student, I can’t think of a better time.

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The Grateful Dead's 'Wall of Sound' Helped Change Live Music Forever

Forty-eight MacIntosh MC-2300 amps producing 28,800 Watts of continuous RMS power (48 x 600) that drove 586 speakers and 54 tweeters. The bass rig had a separate amplifier and speaker array for each string! The Grateful Dead's 'Wall of Sound' didn't last very long, but it forever changed the way we listen to concerts.

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Music As Memory Therapy

Hold on to your music because it’s the key to your life in more ways than you can imagine, and share the joy of music with those you are afraid of losing touch with – regardless of the reason, but most especially those whose memories are fading away.

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The Foley Artist - Making Movie Sound Come Alive

With a sophisticated mix of sound and visuals, movies are now more life-like than we could have imagined a few short decades ago, but it wasn't always that way. Here's a quick history of the people who make the sound of movies come alive: the Foley artist.

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