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with Twittering Machines' Michael Lavorgna. https://twitteringmachines.com/ Show notes: https://darko.audio/2021/06/podcast-apple-musics-hi-res-lossless-spatial-audio/ Producer: Nick McCorriston Music: Ben Pit -- https://soundcloud.com/beniospit/hybrid-rhythms
With KEF's VP of Technology Jack Oclee-Brown. PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/johndarko for associated music playlists + exclusive video content Producer: Nick McCorriston Music: Ben Pitt
RMAF '15: What The Specs Don’t Tell You… And Why https://youtu.be/2V6YN-mshmY Upcoming Meeting: AES SGS Research Colloquium #5: Listening Tests vs. Measurements: https://www.aes.org/sections/southgerman/blog/2021/4/meeting-2021-4-20 Audio Precision: https://www.ap.com/ Audio Engineering Society: https://www.aes.org/ Consumer Technology Association: https://www.cta.tech/ Mother, should I build a wall? https://darko.audio/2021/03/mother-should-i-build-a-wall/ Producer: Nick McCorriston Music: Ben Pit
Karl Wallinger discusses his glorious five-album run as World Party (a run that was brought to an abrupt halt by an aneurysm in 2001), his time in The Waterboys, *that* Robbie Williams cover and what's coming next... https://www.discogs.com/label/60608-Seaview-Records-Ltd PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/johndarko for associated music playlists + exclusive video content Producer: Nick McCorriston Music: Ben Pitt
Dave Turner has been a mastering engineer for over thirty years. He currently works out of two studios in Hastings, UK: 360 Mastering (https://www.360mastering.co.uk/) and Curve Pusher (http://curvepusher.co.uk/) where he cuts vinyl lacquers. More info: https://www.discogs.com/artist/235210-Dave-Turner PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/johndarko for associated music playlists + exclusive video content Backstory: Producer: Nick McCorriston Music: Ben Pitt
Lossless audio quality is coming soon to Spotify. PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/johndarko for associated music playlists + exclusive video content Spotify Stream On: https://youtu.be/Vvo-2MrSgFE Should I buy a DAC if I only use Spotify? https://youtu.be/VOw_v9pZYa8 A hi-fi for your Spotify? https://youtu.be/Q0El9yo5N7o #darko #audiophile #futurefi
#23 - Physical Formats

#23 - Physical Formats

2021-03-0401:39:11

With Twittering Machines' Michael Lavorgna. Because the plural of 'vinyl' is 'vinyl'. PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/johndarko for music playlists + exclusive video content Backstory: https://darko.audio/2021/03/us-music-fans-bought-more-cds-downloads-than-vinyl-in-2020/ Also worth a read: https://darko.audio/2017/04/beyond-audiophile-walls-perspective-on-vinyls-comeback/ https://darko.audio/2020/02/the-cd-is-still-the-king-of-physical-formats-in-germany/ https://darko.audio/2019/10/the-reports-of-the-cds-death-are-greatly-exaggerated/ Producer: Nick McCorriston Music: Ben Pitt
Gearslutz (soon to change its name) is one of the most popular forums on the web for anyone wanting to discuss how music is made in a 'professional' or home studio. In this episode of the Darko.Audio podcast, Gearslutz founder Jules Standen and I chat about the differences between the hifi world and the studio world. PATREON: www.patreon.com/johndarko Gearslutz: https://www.gearslutz.com/ Producer: Nick McCorriston Music: Ben Pitt
PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/johndarko Backstory and background info: https://darko.audio/2021/01/podcast-alessandro-cortini-john-tejada-talk-rosson-rad-0/ Mentioned in this podcast... Rosson Audio RAD-0: http://www.rossonaudiodesign.com/ Pole - Fading: https://pole-music.com/limited-edition-of-fading-aztec-gold-vinyl-poster/pole-gold-vinyl-poster-lstumm457/ John Tejada - Year of the Living Dead: https://kompakt.fm/releases/year_of_the_living_dead Scape Mastering: https://scapemastering.com/ Alessandro Cortini Bandcamp: https://cortini.bandcamp.com/ Carl Craig - Landcruising: https://www.discogs.com/Carl-Craig-Landcruising/release/18835 https://www.discogs.com/Carl-Craig-The-Album-Formerly-Known-As/master/9246 Scion Arrange and Process Basic Channel Tracks: https://hardwax.com/37927/scion/arrange-and-process-basic-channel-tracks/ Kraftwerk - 3D The Catalogue: https://www.superdeluxeedition.com/news/kraftwerk-3-d-the-catalogue-box-sets/ Producer: Nick McCorriston Music: Ben Pitt Photo of RAD-0: Alessandro Cortini
#22 - Ego-boner!

#22 - Ego-boner!

2020-12-2402:08:28

WARNING. THIS PODCAST CONTAINS CONTENT OF AN ADULT NATURE. With Twittering Machines' Michael Lavorgna. Back story: https://darko.audio/2020/12/ego-boner/ Further listening: Why isn't digital audio simply a matter of ones and zeroes? https://soundcloud.com/johnhdarko/why-digital-audio-isnt-just-ones-and-zeroes EXPERT OPINION: Bruno Putzeys (Purifi, Mola Mola, Hypex, Kii) https://soundcloud.com/johnhdarko/expert-opinion-bruno-putzeys-purifi-mola-mola-hypex What is electrical noise and how does it affect your DAC? https://soundcloud.com/johnhdarko/what-is-electrical-noise-and-why-is-it-bad-for-audio-systems EXPERT OPINION: Paul McGowan (PS Audio) https://soundcloud.com/johnhdarko/expert-opinion-paul-mcgowan PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/johndarko https://www.patreon.com/michaellavorgna/ Produced by Nick McCorriston Music by Ben Pit Photo by Cameron Pope
Tom Vek is a multi-instrumentalist with a solid music career in the indie-dance-punk field. In 2020 he has released a new album *and* become an audio hardware developer. Sleevenote is an app, a web player and a digital audio player that aims to put the cover artwork front and centre in the listening experience: https://sleevenote.com/ Music: Ben Pitt Producer: Nick McCorriston Tom Vek photo: Kat Green
With Campfire Audio's Ken Ball whose IEM designs are like no other manufacturer's. In this episode, Ball discusses his company's return to ceramic earshells and the differences between dynamic and balanced armature driver designs. https://campfireaudio.com/ Backstory: https://darko.audio/2020/10/campfire-return-to-ceramic-for-dorado-2020-vega-2020/ PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/johndarko Producer: Nick McCorriston Music: Ben Pitt
More info: https://www.finkteam.com/ PATREON: www.patreon.com/johndarko Mentioned in this episode: Wharfedale Diamond 12 Series: https://darko.audio/2020/09/overhauled-and-over-here-wharfedales-diamond-12-series/ Q Acoustics Concept 300: https://darko.audio/2019/05/the-look-of-love-part-2-q-acoustics-concept-300/ Mordaunt-Short: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mordaunt-Short https://www.google.com/search?q=mordaunt-Short+3.10&hl=en&sxsrf=ALeKk01Lk50gsQazz5WiHt1xesz_ZS64tg:1604477911653&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiA6uT_uejsAhWKNOwKHaoiDDgQ_AUoAXoECAsQAw&biw=1553&bih=1089 Mission 760i: https://www.yaegeraudio.com/reviews/mission-760i/ EPOS Loudspeakers: https://www.epos-loudspeakers.com/ Denafrips Ares: https://www.denafrips.com/ares €9 doorstops: https://darko.audio/2018/12/doorstop-me-if-you-think-youve-heard-this-one-before/
#21 - Work Experience

#21 - Work Experience

2020-10-1401:17:29

With Twittering Machines' Michael Lavorgna. https://twitteringmachines.com/ PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/johndarko Mentioned in this episode... Paul Klee's Twittering Machine: https://www.moma.org/collection/works/37347 Adam A3x: https://www.adam-audio.com/en/ax-series/a3x/ IsoAcoustics ISO130: https://isoacoustics.com/iso-130-isolation-stands/ IsoAcoustics Gaia II: https://isoacoustics.com/products/gaia-series/ 6moons: https://6moons.com/ In Living Stereo: https://inlivingstereo.com/ Carfrae Little Big Horns: http://www.creationaudio.com.au/Carfrae.html Cambridge Audio CXN (V2): https://youtu.be/N8bSQSFm56E Soundstage Hifi - More measurements? Here’s why: https://www.soundstagehifi.com/index.php/opinion/1491-more-measurements-heres-why “What Diego doesn’t attempt to do with these measurements -- nor will he in future -- is correlate them with what was heard in the listening sessions for the product reviewed. Although some audio publications try to marry measurements with listening impressions, we don’t feel that’s the right thing to do -- it potentially gives readers bad information. As we’ve found out in the 25 years we’ve been publishing, although there’s broad consensus in the engineering and scientific communities about which measurements are valuable, how that measuring should be performed, and what good and bad measurement outcomes look like in terms of well-engineered, technically proficient products, there’s little consensus about how that translates to what we hear, especially when the differences in measured performance are minute. Therefore, we’d rather let the listening impressions and the measurements speak for themselves, directly to our readers, without trying to mix the two." Wavelength Audio Junior: https://twitteringmachines.com/in-barn-for-flashback-fi-wavelength-audio-junior-integrated-amplifier/ Klipsch KG-4: https://www.klipsch.com/products/kg-4 Audio Analogue Puccini: https://www.tnt-audio.com/ampli/puccinie.html Sun Audio SV300 BE: https://www2.big.or.jp/~sunaudio/sv/sv300be_e.html
Head of KEF R&D, Dr. Jack Oclee-Brown talks us through how he and his team developed a broad/er band metamaterial absorber for use behind the tweeter in the newly announced KEF LS50 Meta and LS50 Wireless II standmount loudspeakers, what drove the development of the active model's new streaming platform and more... More info: https://international.kef.com/ PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/johndarko
The Buchardt Audio A500 active loudspeakers and their streaming hub have arrived for some Darko.Audio video treatment but before the that process begins in earnest, I sat down to talk with company CEO Mads Buchardt about his company's origins, the decision to sell direct to customers and the complexity/utility trade-off of digitally-active loudspeakers. More info: https://darko.audio/2020/01/buchardt-teases-a500-active-streaming-loudspeaker/ https://www.buchardtaudio.com/products/a500-white-bundle PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/johndarko
An audio engineer with a brain the size of a planet, Bruno Putzeys has designed Class D amplifier modules for Hypex, coded DSP for Kii Audio and Mola Mola and most recently has teamed up with Lars Risbo and Peter Lyngdorf to bring another Class D module - the Purifi Eigentakt - to market. PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/johndarko Mentioned in this podcast... Darko.Audio 2018 video interview with Bruno Putzeys: https://darko.audio/2018/05/playback-pioneers-2018-bruno-putzeys-kii-audio/ NAD Masters M33: https://darko.audio/2020/01/future-fi-at-ces-2020-the-nad-masters-m33/ Mola Mola Tambaqui: https://www.mola-mola.nl/tambaqui.php Hypex nCore: https://www.hypex.nl/p/technology/ncore Kii Three/BXT: https://www.kiiaudio.com/?lang=04 Is Too Much Amplifier Negative Feedback Bad? https://www.audioholics.com/audio-amplifier/amplifier-negative-feedback Purifi Audio: https://purifi-audio.com/
Improv. Comedy. Music. Beatboxing. A late late chat show with James Corden. Is there anything Reggie Watts can't do? But how does he *listen* to music? In this episode, we find out. About Reggie Watts: http://reggiewatts.com/#:~:text=CONTACT-,ABOUT,lines%20between%20music%20and%20comedy PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/johndarko Mentioned in this podcast… Reggie Watts' Netflix special: https://www.netflix.com/title/80115673 Reggie Watts at TEDx Berlin: https://youtu.be/Y7IxzpB-UMM The The - Mind Bomb https://thequietus.com/articles/16952-the-the-mind-bomb-anniversary-review The Smiths - Strangeways Here We Come https://www.allmusic.com/album/strangeways-here-we-come-mw0000193220 B&O Beolab 18: https://www.bang-olufsen.com/en/speakers/beolab-18 Rosson Audio - RAD-0: https://www.rossonaudiodesign.com/ AMC: http://hifi.amchome.com/ TDL: http://www.tdl-loudspeakers.co.uk/history.htm Nordost Blue Heaven: https://www.nordost.com/leif/blue-heaven.php Leland Leard: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leland-leard-492a447/ Campfire Solaris: https://campfireaudio.com/shop/solaris-2020/ iFi IEMatch: https://ifi-audio.com/products/iematch/ Astell & Kern ULTIMA SP2000: https://us.astellnkern.com/products/a-ultima-sp2000 AudioQuest DragonFly Red / Cobalt: https://www.audioquest.com/dacs/dragonfly Line 6 DL4: https://www.thomann.de/gb/line6_dl4.htm Beardyman: https://www.youtube.com/user/beardyman Wajatta: https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/wajatta-dont-let-get-you-down/ Producer: Nick McCorriston | Music: Ben Pitt
The Nine Inch Nails guitarist and synth wizard joins us once again, this time to share his thoughts on three new IEMs from Campfire Audio. Preview video: https://youtu.be/jEWJvVU9irU Campfire Andromeda 2020: https://campfireaudio.com/shop/andromeda-2020/ Campfire Solaris 2020: https://campfireaudio.com/shop/solaris-2020/ Campfire Ara: https://campfireaudio.com/shop/ara/ PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/johndarko _____________________________________________________________________ Also mentioned in this podcast... Custom Art tips: https://thecustomart.com/ AudioQuest DragonFly Red: https://www.audioquest.com/dacs/dragonfly/dragonfly-red LG V40: https://www.lg.com/de/smartphones/lg-V40-ThinQ Sony WM-1A: https://www.sony.com/electronics/walkman/nw-wm1a Cayin N8: https://cayin.com/produkt/cayin-n8-hr-player/ Sonarworks: https://www.sonarworks.com/ Grandaddy - Last Place: https://www.discogs.com/Grandaddy-Last-Place/master/1143797 Grandaddy - Just Like The Fambly Cat: https://www.discogs.com/Grandaddy-Just-Like-The-Fambly-Cat/master/117205 Alessandro Cortini bandcamp: https://cortini.bandcamp.com/ Producer: Nick McCorriston | Music: Ben Pitt _____________________________________________________________________ Playlists… Alessandro Cortini: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2sJ6bCwiqIRtOI9t5IW0LL?si=dYrgy_OATy2WCt27uFJD2Q https://tidal.com/browse/playlist/be341d79-ced6-462b-9c81-34f2aa41352b https://open.qobuz.com/playlist/3410407 John Darko: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3pMthTuCjsUMsX4DabYKjb?si=FyFhqZrISIeYHb8LkED_nw https://tidal.com/browse/playlist/029202bb-dab2-436f-bd29-2170c5ed76d8 https://open.qobuz.com/playlist/3410482
John Tejada has been making electronic music for almost thirty years. In this episode of the Darko.Audio podcast, Tejada discusses how he got into making music, his creative process, his favourite playback hardware, his teaching work at CalArts and some of his favourite music. Photo: Holly Parker PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/johndarko Mentioned in this episode... Orbital - Green Album: https://www.discogs.com/Orbital-Orbital/master/8932 John Tejada - Mesh Series 004 mix: https://soundcloud.com/meshmeshmeshmesh/john-tejada Psyance “Andromeda’s Dance”: https://www.beatport.com/track/andromedas-dance-original-mix/1226022 The Orb’s - Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld: https://www.discogs.com/The-Orb-The-Orbs-Adventures-Beyond-The-Ultraworld/master/7119 Plaid w/ Björk - “Lilith”: https://youtu.be/pNA-l2Nb1ow Photek - The Hidden Camera: https://www.discogs.com/Photek-The-Hidden-Camera/master/65745 Art of Noise “Beatbox”: https://youtu.be/JSWhzsGY3hA Kraftwerk - Computer World: https://www.residentadvisor.net/reviews/25051 Richard H. Kirk - Virtual State: https://warp.net/artists/91322-richard-h-kirk/info Etapp Kyle - Nolove: https://ostgut.bandcamp.com/album/nolove Forest Drive West - They Live EP: https://midgar-records.bandcamp.com/album/forest-drive-west-they-live-ep Neon Chambers - One: https://neonchambers.bandcamp.com/album/one Hard Wax store: https://hardwax.com/ Genelec 8351 The Ones: https://www.genelec.com/previous-models/8351a Reftone Cube: https://reftone.com/ Rosson Audio Design - RAD 0: https://www.rossonaudiodesign.com/ Stefan Betke (Scape Mastering): https://youtu.be/5d7O4uMx7YE Dan Clark Audio Aeon2: https://darko.audio/2019/11/a-short-film-about-the-dan-clark-audio-aeon-2/ Touched Music - Covert II EP: https://touched.bandcamp.com/album/covert-ii John Tejada presents Future Stars: https://touched.bandcamp.com/album/john-tejada-presents-future-stars Regis - In This Is The Light That You Miss: https://dns-regis.bandcamp.com/album/hidden-in-this-is-the-light-that-you-missed Campfire Audio - Solaris & Polaris: https://darko.audio/2020/01/a-short-film-about-campfire-audios-solaris-polaris-ii-andromeda/ Juan Atkins & Moritz von Oswald - Borderland: https://shop.tresorberlin.com/index.php/juan-atkins-moritz-von-oswald-borderland-tresor-262.html John Tejada Bandcamp: https://johntejada.bandcamp.com/ Producer: Nick McCorriston | Music: Ben Pitt
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Jim Ellemore

Really enjoyed this John, more of the same please. Maybe Marquis Hawkes or Crooked man?

Jun 20th
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Aram Baghoomian

Been waiting for this... Thank you

Dec 3rd
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Aram Baghoomian

I think ultimately the CD quality is good enough. What has to be improved is the sound engineering and the recording phase.

Sep 29th
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ShellstaX

I also think location is a key component to Zeppelin & Co success. Sim Lim Square is an international 'tech' draw card. Massive/bustling foot traffic- where people might like the timeout of coffee and a sit down.

Sep 6th
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ShellstaX

Ep 19. - Great conversation. I can't help but think but most, if not all, are stumbling their way through social media strategy - even the 'experts'.

Sep 6th
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Great podcast!

Jul 26th
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ryan kight

love the show

Jul 26th
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