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Mike Mettler Posted: May 31, 2006 0 comments

In our previous installment, S&V traveled to Washington, DC, to sit in on the recording of Alan Parsons' groundbreaking installment of Artist Confidential in 5.1 for XM Satellite Radio back in March.

Mike Mettler Posted: Oct 29, 2010 0 comments

To borrow Mick Jagger’s growl from the Rolling Stones’ feisty Tattoo You track “Neighbours”: labels, labels, labels, labels, LABELS! People feel like they have to label just about everything, especially when it comes to music. So whenever I’m asked to describe what Carlos Santana’s music sounds like, my answer is quite simple: “It sounds like Carlos Santana.” In the case of the 63-year-old guitar guru, his name defines his sound. “The majority of the music I play is still African music,” Carlos explains. “I honor that. And it comes through the Delta, and Mississippi.

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Mike Mettler Posted: Jan 25, 2013 0 comments

This one's been 36 years in the making - or you could call it 100 years ahead of schedule, depending on how you look at it. I'm talking about the DTS-HD Master Audio 96-kHz/24-bit 5.1 Blu-ray version of it's-about-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Rush's 1976 epic 2112 (Anthem/Mercury).

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Mike Mettler Posted: Jul 15, 2011 0 comments

It may only be the middle of July, but it already feels like Christmastime ’round the hallowed S+V office halls. How come? Well, the evidence is right there before your eyes — to wit: the all-new, all-awesome Sound + Vision Web site!

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Mike Mettler Posted: Mar 08, 2007 0 comments

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Mike Mettler Posted: Jun 29, 2012 0 comments

Yesterday, a rep from Disney came to the S+V offices to show me some of the coolest interactive features that will be on the Blu-ray edition of The Avengers, which comes out on September 25.

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Mike Mettler Posted: Feb 28, 2001 0 comments
Touchstone
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Mike Mettler Posted: May 03, 2011 0 comments

The next leg of Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience tour is officially underway, and I highly recommend you check it out. Dates and info are here.

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Mike Mettler Posted: Dec 07, 2008 0 comments
Buena Vista
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TV's benchmark for A/V quali
Mike Mettler Posted: Dec 07, 2010 0 comments

And in an instant, lo, a hole in the sky appeared, and then it hit me like (bang bang) Maxwell's Silver Hammer when "Get Back," the Beatles? 1969 classic song to roller-coast by, cued up on my iPod during one morning's commute. As Paul McCartney's lead vocal embraced the song's galloping melody line, a great revelation emerged: I can sing Black Sabbath?s "Paranoid" to the same tune! Black Sabbath, the dark lords of melody . . . revealed!

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