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SV Staff Posted: Jul 29, 2015 0 comments
Waves Audio is webcasting the third episode of Everything Audio this Friday (July 31, 2015) at 1 p.m. PT, 4 p.m. ET on waves.com.
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Bob Ankosko Posted: Jul 29, 2015 0 comments
You’ve heard it on THX-certified DVDs and Blu-ray Discs and in THX theaters. It’s the perfect crescendo, that indescribably fantastic swell of sound that’s been wowing movie-goers for more than three decades. We recently spoke with Dr. James “Andy” Moorer, composer of the “THX Logo Theme,” to get the story behind the iconic flourish, which debuted in the THX trailer Wings, shown before the 1983 premiere of a movie you might remember—Star Wars: Episode VI-Return of the Jedi.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 28, 2015 3 comments
Researchers at the University of Cambridge have linked musical taste to cognitive style, or the way you think.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 28, 2015 5 comments
For better or worse, portable Bluetooth speakers have become one of audio’s hottest commodities, capturing a huge share the billion-dollar portable speaker business. Do you own one and, if so, how often do you use it? Take a moment to tell us which scenario best describes your situation. And don’t forget to leave a comment explaining your choice.
Do You Own a Portable Bluetooth Speaker?
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Ken C. Pohlmann Posted: Jul 28, 2015 0 comments
Some people think that digital audio is cold. That's debatable. But it's almost universally accepted that analog audio is cool. It is also funky, weird and apparently makes people say and do strange things. Digital audio comprises binary data offering relatively few opportunities for freakish mischief. Analog audio, on the other hand, offers endless possibilities. For example, I am sure you have noticed that flour tortillas fit nicely on a turntable platter.

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Daniel Kumin Posted: Jul 27, 2015 0 comments
Sure, everybody knows Ludwig van Beethoven. But how about his slightly less famous baroque predecessor (Johann) Ludwig Krebs?
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 27, 2015 0 comments
Rega was approached by the legendary rock band Queen to produce a limited edition turntable to coincide with the September release of Queen: The Studio Collection, an 18-piece 180g vinyl LP box set from Virgin EMI Records, according to Sound Organisation, which distributes Rega and other European audio brands in the U.S.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 27, 2015 1 comments
More than half (55 percent) of the people who own a soundbar use it for listening to music, podcasts, and other audio-related content in addition to watching TV, according to a new survey from The NPD Group.

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Geoffrey Morrison Posted: Jul 25, 2015 0 comments
E3, the yearly video game expo, was last month (yeah, I had other cool stuff to write about first).

I didn’t go, because I don’t hate myself.

A bunch of cool games were announced, and now that we’ve got a bit of distance from the sturm und drang of the show, I figured it was worth taking a look at what to look forward to in the coming year.

A short list, with trailers…

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Chris Chiarella Posted: Jul 24, 2015 0 comments
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If not the first movie to expose the true inner workings of organized crime—in contrast to Coppola’s seminal, romanticized The Godfather—GoodFellas is arguably the most influential, and the most enduring. It is also one of Martin Scorsese’s most popular films, a near-perfect intersection of source material and cinematic execution. Nicholas Pileggi’s book Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family recounted bona-fide gangster Henry Hill’s rise from two-bit mob gopher to prolific felon, as well as his ultimate downfall, and the many escapades in between. Adapted with ample violence and profanity, GoodFellas (renamed to avoid confusion with contemporary TV series Wiseguy) is also incredibly funny, often darkly so, for a more deeply entertaining tale.

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