Soundlab audio – DS Sound Labs http://dssoundlabs.com/ Wed, 01 Dec 2021 07:56:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://dssoundlabs.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-5-120x120.png Soundlab audio – DS Sound Labs http://dssoundlabs.com/ 32 32 The Matrix Club announces its opening in April 2022; New premier multicultural event venue features performance spaces, restaurant, theater and more https://dssoundlabs.com/the-matrix-club-announces-its-opening-in-april-2022-new-premier-multicultural-event-venue-features-performance-spaces-restaurant-theater-and-more/ Tue, 23 Nov 2021 14:00:00 +0000 https://dssoundlabs.com/the-matrix-club-announces-its-opening-in-april-2022-new-premier-multicultural-event-venue-features-performance-spaces-restaurant-theater-and-more/ The team behind The Matrix Club, Naperville’s newest and most luxurious convention, banquet and performance venue, recently announced that it plans to open in April 2022 at 808 S. Route 59. NAPERVILLE, Illinois., 23 November 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – The team behind The Matrix Club, from Naperville The newest and most luxurious premier conference, […]]]>

The team behind The Matrix Club, Naperville’s newest and most luxurious convention, banquet and performance venue, recently announced that it plans to open in April 2022 at 808 S. Route 59.

NAPERVILLE, Illinois., 23 November 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – The team behind The Matrix Club, from Naperville The newest and most luxurious premier conference, banquet and performance venue recently announced plans to open in April 2022 at 808 S. Route 59.

The Matrix Club is a concept unique to the suburbs Chicago Region. It aims to bring together creativity, cuisine, culture and art in a beautiful and innovative way that is affordable and can accommodate all types of events, from weddings, fundraisers, corporate events and conventions to large concerts.

“We provide an international hub in an already multicultural region, a place to support the global arts, celebrate diverse cultures within the community and collaborate with artists of all types,” said Matrix Director of Sales and Events. Club, Cherry Marcey. “We look forward to being an integral part of from Naperville venues for events and entertainment. “

The club building has been consciously designed to have different spaces to welcome guests with an international ambience and present a lot of facilities. Renderings of these spaces can be found at this link.

In addition to the banquet and convention center, the venue includes the Matrix Hall, an international fusion restaurant with 220 seats, a bar and a music lounge; the Dhrishti Center of Performing Arts which seats 200; yoga and dance studios; the Dhrishti Art Gallery to promote the art of local and international artists; and the Matrix Sound Lab, offering the best in audiovisual recording and mastering. The impressive banquet and convention area can accommodate 1,200 people for banquets and can also be used for concerts for up to 2,000 people. Carefully selected audiovisual systems featuring Bose, RCF, Danley and Chauvet products will produce high sound quality.

“The vision of the Matrix Club is to bring together global cultures, music, art, cuisine and people from around the world,” said Madan Kulkarni, the conceptualizer of the club. “This place is built to accommodate all communities because it is obvious that when people are exposed to diverse cultures, they begin to understand each other better. And most of all, music is the simplest form of communication. It doesn’t require no passport or visa to cross borders, and the pace is global, like your heartbeat. “

When it comes to offering creative and delicious dishes, the venue benefits from the influence of many international cuisines. The creation of these menus is a multi-star Michelin chef Yanni Sanchez who applies his culinary expertise and his training in France, Mexico, North America, and South Asia.

“I can’t wait to get started and be part of a new concept with all the challenges and rewards that come with a global place,” she said.

For more information, visit https://www.matrixvenue.com/.

About the Matrix Club:

Situated in Naperville, Illinois, The Matrix Club is a premier event facility dedicated to delivering the highest level of convenience, value and cutting edge technology. While the Matrix Club is home to an expansive banquet and event center, you’ll find it offers much more than traditional venues!

The Matrix Club’s Dhrishti Center features a luxury theater, yoga studio and art gallery, all equipped with the capabilities of the Bose Matrix audio and video system. Are you looking to make your event a unique experience? The Matrix Room serves delicious international cuisine that is the perfect addition to any gathering. Our spaces are fully equipped to handle everything, from intimate lunch meetings to big concerts.

We are proud to partner with local businesses to offer discounted memberships and are delighted to team up with nearby colleges and high schools for performances at the Dhrishti Center for Performing Arts. For more information, call (630) 581-7200 or cherryl@matrixvenue.com.

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Marie lazzara, JJR Marketing, 630-400-3361, marie@jjrmarketing.com

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50th anniversary vinyl reissue of Janis Joplin’s ‘Pearl’ album to be released next week – Everett Post https://dssoundlabs.com/50th-anniversary-vinyl-reissue-of-janis-joplins-pearl-album-to-be-released-next-week-everett-post/ Fri, 05 Nov 2021 03:20:13 +0000 https://dssoundlabs.com/50th-anniversary-vinyl-reissue-of-janis-joplins-pearl-album-to-be-released-next-week-everett-post/ High quality audiophile versions of the end Janis JoplinThe final classic studio album from, 1971’s Pearl, will be released on Tuesday, November 9. The versions include boxes of two LP mastered at 45 rpm, as well as in SACD format. The vinyl cases, which are pressed onto 180 gram vinyl, will be available with vinyl […]]]>

High quality audiophile versions of the end Janis JoplinThe final classic studio album from, 1971’s Pearl, will be released on Tuesday, November 9. The versions include boxes of two LP mastered at 45 rpm, as well as in SACD format.

The vinyl cases, which are pressed onto 180 gram vinyl, will be available with vinyl records created using Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab’s UltraDisc One-Step ultra-hi-fi lacquer process for $ 125, or with discs made with all three industry standards. step-by-step process for $ 59.99. The vinyl records are housed in a luxury box that features special stamped aluminum jackets.

The reissues celebrate Pearl’s 50th anniversary. The album was released on January 11, 1971, about three months after Joplin died in October 1970 at the age of 27 from a heroin overdose, and spent nine consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Pearl features the chart-topping Janis cover. Kris kristoffersonof “Me and Bobby McGee”, as well as other classic tracks such as “Mercedes Benz”, “Move Over” and “Cry Baby”.

“Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab is honored to be part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Janis Joplin’s historic recording,” said the president of the company, Jim davis. “Our limited edition audiophile-grade vinyl box set brings out the explosive dynamics and intricacies of Ms. Joplin’s powerful performances, allowing listeners to get closer to the music, passion and emotions of the singer. Most importantly, this definitive release helps ensure that Pearl will forever be considered one of the most important rock albums of all time.

You can pre-order the Pearl vinyl sets and SACD now at MoFi.com, and the ultra-hi-fi version can also be purchased at JanisJoplin.com and MusicDirect.com.

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50th anniversary vinyl reissue of Janis Joplin’s ‘Pearl’ album to be released next week https://dssoundlabs.com/50th-anniversary-vinyl-reissue-of-janis-joplins-pearl-album-to-be-released-next-week/ Thu, 04 Nov 2021 23:46:49 +0000 https://dssoundlabs.com/50th-anniversary-vinyl-reissue-of-janis-joplins-pearl-album-to-be-released-next-week/ Legacy Recordings / Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab High quality audiophile versions of the end Janis Joplin1971’s classic final studio album pearl, will be released on Tuesday, November 9. The versions include boxes of two LP mastered at 45 rpm, as well as in SACD format. The vinyl cases, which are pressed onto 180 gram vinyl, […]]]>
Legacy Recordings / Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab

High quality audiophile versions of the end Janis Joplin1971’s classic final studio album pearl, will be released on Tuesday, November 9. The versions include boxes of two LP mastered at 45 rpm, as well as in SACD format.

The vinyl cases, which are pressed onto 180 gram vinyl, will be available with vinyl records created using Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab’s UltraDisc One-Step ultra-hi-fi lacquer process for $ 125, or with discs manufactured with all three industry standards. step-by-step process for $ 59.99. The vinyl records are housed in a luxury box that features special stamped aluminum jackets.

The reissues celebrate pearl’50th anniversary. The album was released on January 11, 1971, about three months after Joplin died in October 1970 at the age of 27 from a heroin overdose, and spent nine consecutive weeks at No.1 on the Billboard 200. Pearl presents the cover of Janis to top the charts of Kris kristofferson“Me and Bobby McGee”, as well as other classic tracks such as “Mercedes Benz”, “Move Over” and “Cry Baby”.

“Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab is honored to be part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Janis Joplin’s historic recording,” said the president of the company, Jim davis. “Our limited edition audiophile-grade vinyl box set brings out the explosive dynamics and intricacies of Ms. Joplin’s powerful performances, allowing listeners to get closer to the music, passion and emotions of the singer. Most importantly, this definitive release helps ensure that Pearl will forever be considered one of the most important rock albums of all time.

You can pre-order the pearl vinyl and SACD boxes now on MoFi.com, and the ultra-hi-fi version can also be purchased on JanisJoplin.com and MusicDirect.com.

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Contemporary music festival announces 2021 program https://dssoundlabs.com/contemporary-music-festival-announces-2021-program/ Fri, 22 Oct 2021 09:09:29 +0000 https://dssoundlabs.com/contemporary-music-festival-announces-2021-program/ The Music Current contemporary electronic music festival has announced its program for this year’s event. The festival was originally scheduled to take place in April but has been postponed due to the pandemic and is now scheduled to be held at the Smock Alley Theater in Dublin from November 8-11. Artists such as Zubin Kanga, […]]]>

The Music Current contemporary electronic music festival has announced its program for this year’s event. The festival was originally scheduled to take place in April but has been postponed due to the pandemic and is now scheduled to be held at the Smock Alley Theater in Dublin from November 8-11. Artists such as Zubin Kanga, Darragh Morgan and Lina Andonvska will perform, and the festival is also currently looking for composers for a new music commission.

Concerts and novelties
The festival will feature six concerts over four days, starting November 8 with the Irish debut concert by Australian pianist and composer Zubin Kanga. Kanga will perform a program of works he has personally commissioned for piano and electronics, including: The Irish Premiere by Alexander Schubert WIKI PIANO.REPORT in which members of the public can modify the score; Michael Finnissy and Adam de la Cour’s New Beethoven Hammerklavier (Part 2); the world premiere of Nicole Lizée Scorsese Studies; and new works for piano and electronics by Scott McLaughlin and festival artistic director Fergal Dowling.

Each year Music Current invites composers to develop new works for the event and this year seven Irish composers have collaborated with five Irish soloists for a concert of new works, based on their one-year collaboration. The Music Current Soloists concert will take place on November 9 and will feature works by composers Seán O’Dálaigh, Elis Czerniak, Jane Deasy, Gráinne Mulvey, Darragh Kelly, Paul Scully and Neil O’Connor, performed by clarinetist Paul Roe, violinist Marja Gaynor, cellist Ilse de Ziah, flutist Joe O’Farrell and violinist Darragh Morgan.

London quartet Bastard Assignments will also perform as part of Music Current, performing in Ireland for the first time (November 10), and Darragh Morgan will give a concert including the Irish concert premiere of Pierre Boulez Anthems 2 (November 9). The festival will end with a double concert of Irish and international works for flute and electronics featuring Australian flutist Lina Andonovska and Scottish flutist Richard Craig (November 11).

Commenting on the event, Fergal Dowling said:

I am delighted that Music Current Festival can return with live concerts. We’re always programming music that needs to be experienced and not just heard, and this year’s program has a particularly strong multimedia element. At Alexandre Schubert wiki-piano.net, Zubin Kanga plays from an online sheet music that can be updated by the public or anyone; Lina Andonovska plays Nicole Lizée’s film Tarantino Studies on bass flute and imitates scenes from Tarantino films like a Foley artist; Bastard Assignments, a quartet of composers / performers from London, mime in intermittent beams of video projectors; and Darragh Morgan will perform Boulez Anthems 2 where the computer tracks Darragh’s performance to add accompaniment in real time. These works are not suitable for online video streaming; these are performances that must be experienced live.

Possibility of commission
The festival is also currently seeking composers, performers, sound artists and music technologists to make proposals for creative engagement with Music Current. A candidate will receive 3,600 € and the result of the collaboration will be presented next year. For more information on the commission, visit www.musiccurrent.ie/2021/commission.html.

In addition, on October 28, Superhuman, a new work lasting a concert for violin, cello, Fergal Dowling’s interactive audio and screened video will be presented by Dublin Sound Lab at Axis Ballymun. For tickets, see here.

For more information on Music Current, visit: www.musiccurrent.ie/2021/


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Redmi Buds 3 headphones with Bluetooth 5.2 land in Malaysia – Pokde.Net https://dssoundlabs.com/redmi-buds-3-headphones-with-bluetooth-5-2-land-in-malaysia-pokde-net/ Thu, 21 Oct 2021 07:32:22 +0000 https://dssoundlabs.com/redmi-buds-3-headphones-with-bluetooth-5-2-land-in-malaysia-pokde-net/ The folks at Xiaomi Malaysia recently announced their latest wireless earbuds in the form of Redmi Buds 3 and here’s what you need to know about the device. Redmi Buds 3 launches in Malaysia The Redmi 3 has a minimalist in-ear design and weighs just 4.5g. They claimed the headphones can last up to 5 […]]]>

The folks at Xiaomi Malaysia recently announced their latest wireless earbuds in the form of Redmi Buds 3 and here’s what you need to know about the device.

Redmi Buds 3 launches in Malaysia

The Redmi 3 has a minimalist in-ear design and weighs just 4.5g. They claimed the headphones can last up to 5 hours of use and up to 20 hours when paired with the charging case. There is support for fast charging as well as they claim that with a single 10 minute charge you can get 90 minutes of use.

Redmi Buds 3 Specifications

The headphones are powered by a Qualcomm QCC3040 chip that supports Bluetooth 5.2, which is said to offer lower power consumption, faster transmission, as well as stable connectivity. In addition to that, it also has a dual mic with Qualcomm cVc echo cancellation and noise canceling technology to deliver better voice quality.

Other than that, it uses a 12mm dynamic driver which is tuned by Xiaomi Sound Lab and is rated IP54 for waterproofing and water resistance for that extra protection.

The price? Well you can get it at RM139 on the two official Xiaomi stores on Lazada and Shopee, as well as on authorized Xiaomi stores and retailers in the country.

For more on the latest tech and gaming news, as well as reviews, stay tuned to Pokde.net.

Pokdepinion: Actually, for the size of the battery, that’s a pretty impressive battery life, that’s if it lasts that long. The price also seems fair for what you get. If you want to hear more of what we think, be sure to tune into our PokdeLIVE stream tonight at 9pm on our Facebook page!


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SoundLab Audio Editor by Liu Bei https://dssoundlabs.com/soundlab-audio-editor-by-liu-bei/ Sat, 09 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://dssoundlabs.com/soundlab-audio-editor-by-liu-bei/ With SoundLab, you can edit audio and mix music anywhere:• Audio Editing: Add multiple tracks to the editor, adjust clip position, and apply sound effects. • Music Cutter: crop clip from music file, apply various sound effects to change pitch and export. • Voices removal: remove vocals from the audio track and create a backing […]]]>

With SoundLab, you can edit audio and mix music anywhere:
• Audio Editing: Add multiple tracks to the editor, adjust clip position, and apply sound effects.

• Music Cutter: crop clip from music file, apply various sound effects to change pitch and export.

• Voices removal: remove vocals from the audio track and create a backing version for karaoke.

• Audio tuner: create a different version of the music file with special effects and changing the pitch / lower tempo.

• Audio recording: record speech, delete silent or unnecessary parts and mix it with background music.

• Audio correction: Record a voice memo and denoise the file using the noise reduction filter.

• Audio remix: remove the vocals from the audio track of the video file and record the accompaniment part, then mix with your own vocal recording (using Video Mute mode).

SoundLab is perfect for:
• Lovers of music production and audio editing

• Podcast creator and talk show producer

• Secondary creation of Youtube and TikTok videos

• Music students and teachers

• Karaoke lovers

• Especially for users who know Audacity or Audition

Characteristics:
• AI-powered voice extractor and voice extractor: Extract instruments and vocals from any audio / video file.
All voice removal / voice isolation process finish on your device, ensure the safety of your audio data privacy.

• Multi-track audio editing and mixing, professional jitter quantization and anti-interference filters ensure the sound quality of the audio mixer output and the smooth edge of the cut sound.

• Nonlinear editing with copy, cut, paste, delete, replace, move, etc. with full cancellation / reinstatement

• High precision editing, supports sound editing in millisecond level range, helps you edit tiny details in audio

• Range effects: process the selected audio track offline and edit it immediately, with full undo / redo,
including filters: bass booster, pitch shift, tempo changer (time-stretching), compressor, noise reduction, echo,
fade in / out, phaser, repeat (copy range), reverse, voice removal (center channel extraction), etc.

• Global Effects: apply to the realtime mix output, including filters: chorus, reverb, and tempo changer (keep pitch).

• High performance waveform supporting continuous scaling.

• Support for exporting AAC / ALAC / MP3 / FLAC / WAV format files.

• Video dubbing: remix audio file with video file and generate new video file

• Audio recorder supports background recording, customize recording rate, sample rate and format (AAC / ALAC / WAV).

• Built-in audio extractor: automatically extract audio track when importing from video file

SoundLab Pro subscription and permanent purchase:
SoundLab Pro Edition unlocks all PRO features:
Voice Separator: After a separate source file, user can export the voice and accompaniment file or use them in editor.
Audio Effects: User can use unlimited audio effects.
And remove all ads.

• The subscription is billed monthly or annually at the rate corresponding to the chosen package. In addition, a one-time permanent purchase will be offered if required, which is not part of the subscription plan. Subscriptions or permanent purchases can be shared with up to 5 family members.
• The subscription with a free trial period will automatically renew to a paid subscription, unless auto-renewal is disabled. Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. The subscription renews automatically unless auto-renewal is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal. Subscriptions can be managed by the user and auto-renewal can be turned off by going to the user’s account settings after purchase.

Customer service
If you have any suggestions, questions, or would like to report a bug, please contact us! We will gladly solve any problem!

• You can use the built-in email feedback tool
• Or send an e-mail to: [email protected]


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North Yorkshire’s £ 1bn A66 project slated for the technology’s first global use https://dssoundlabs.com/north-yorkshires-1bn-a66-project-slated-for-the-technologys-first-global-use/ Sat, 09 Oct 2021 04:00:00 +0000 https://dssoundlabs.com/north-yorkshires-1bn-a66-project-slated-for-the-technologys-first-global-use/ NATIONAL Highways has announced the world’s first use of innovative technology to enable the public to hear anticipated traffic noise in an ongoing £ 1bn project consultation. The project is proposed as the largest investment on the northern road network in a generation and is, so far, three weeks away from its six-week consultation. Read […]]]>

NATIONAL Highways has announced the world’s first use of innovative technology to enable the public to hear anticipated traffic noise in an ongoing £ 1bn project consultation.

The project is proposed as the largest investment on the northern road network in a generation and is, so far, three weeks away from its six-week consultation.

Read more: How to watch the sun set on this special regional train this month

November 6 will mark the last day for the public to express their views on plans to improve the A66 between the M6 ​​at Penrith and the A1 at Scotch Corner.

The plans aim to double the remaining sections of the route and improve a number of key junctions.

National Highways says some communities will benefit from the noise reduction and, in a world first for a consultation on a program, it has developed SoundLab technology.

The technology, designed by Arup, gives people the ability to listen to expected noise levels and hear road noise with and without the proposed upgrades, such as special coatings and noise barriers.

The road infrastructure company and Arup hope the technology will be nominated for a prestigious honor at the John Connell Awards, run by the Noise Abatement Society and known as the “Noise Oscars”.

Read more: Popular regional railroad sees return of fan favorites

Monica Corso Griffiths, National Highways Design and DCO Manager for the A66 Northern Trans-Pennine Project, said: “I had the pleasure of hearing the SoundLab in action at recent public engagement events in Kirkby Thore. and Warcop.

“It helps people understand the potential impact of program options and what can be done to mitigate it.

“I am delighted that we are now deploying this revolutionary kit during the statutory consultation period and I urge the public to check it out.”

Transport Minister Baroness Vere, who attended a demonstration of the SoundLab at the consultation launch event last month, said:

“I am delighted to see National Highways working so closely with Arup on this cutting edge technology. The A66 is poised to have a transformational impact on the region and I encourage anyone interested to get involved in this important consultation.

Read more: Regional water park to see new “flagship attraction”

Martin Butterfield, deputy director of noise and vibration delivery at Arup, said: “SoundLab provides users with objective information in a simple and accessible format so that they can form their own opinions on what they are hearing.

“In a world first for a project consultation, this technology provided National Highways with a range of sound demonstrations representing all areas of the A66 project without the need to measure sound and record audio and video footage in large numbers. different environments.

“The sound demonstrations bring to life the noise modeling results included in the preliminary environmental information report – which is one of the consultation documents available – and, in another first, are available online.”

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Kanto Audio Introduces SX Series Speaker Stands https://dssoundlabs.com/kanto-audio-introduces-sx-series-speaker-stands/ Fri, 08 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://dssoundlabs.com/kanto-audio-introduces-sx-series-speaker-stands/ High quality 22 and 26 inch brackets combine vibration isolation, cable management and other accessories Residential systems staff ⋅ Posted: October 8, 2021 Kanto SX22 Kanto showcased its SX series speaker stands – two high-quality 22 and 26-inch stands that offer a low-profile appearance, vibration isolation, cable management, and a number of useful accessories to […]]]>

High quality 22 and 26 inch brackets combine vibration isolation, cable management and other accessories

Kanto SX22

Kanto showcased its SX series speaker stands – two high-quality 22 and 26-inch stands that offer a low-profile appearance, vibration isolation, cable management, and a number of useful accessories to accommodate the speaker. greater variety of floor standing speakers. .

Available in black or white, the Kanto SX series speaker stands feature a proprietary isolation system that effectively decouples the stands from the floor and allows the speakers to deliver maximum clarity. Two top plates are included to accommodate a wide range of speaker sizes, and foam padding for the plates can be installed if desired.

The heavy-duty baseplates feature Kanto’s custom insulation system. The spikes can be adjusted from the top of the base making it easy to level the brackets. A bullseye level is included. The heavy baseplates provide stability, while reducing the resonance of the mounts for better sound quality.

Jason Zavarella, Kanto Product Manager, says, “We have developed a custom insulation system for the SX series that nestles in hexagonal holes at the base of the brackets. It consists of a custom molded silicone ring coupled with a cast metal case. The assembly allows the black oxide coated carpet tips to support the supports without physically touching the base. With no metal-to-metal contact, users can be confident that any vibration that has not been dampened by the mass of the stand will not reach your floor or enter the room.

The Kanto SX series stands feature a cable management channel to conceal speaker cables – even multiple thick cables can be accommodated. The stands can accommodate speakers weighing up to 40 pounds (18.1 kg) and come with bags that can be filled with the material of the user’s choice to provide added stability.

The Kanto SX Series speaker stands are currently available for a suggested retail price of US $ 349.99 per pair for the 22-inch model and $ 399.99 per pair for the 26-inch tall stands. They benefit from a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.

For more information, visit kantoaudio.com.

This article originally appeared on Residentialsystems.com

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Compact discs: the sound of the future https://dssoundlabs.com/compact-discs-the-sound-of-the-future/ Tue, 21 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://dssoundlabs.com/compact-discs-the-sound-of-the-future/ The following story was published in the very first issue of SPIN in May 1985. Compact discs and compact disc players are the most popular products in the audio market from cassettes and players. However, this new technology, commonly referred to as “CD”, offers more than convenience. CD offers a sound quality that far exceeds […]]]>

The following story was published in the very first issue of SPIN in May 1985.

Compact discs and compact disc players are the most popular products in the audio market from cassettes and players. However, this new technology, commonly referred to as “CD”, offers more than convenience. CD offers a sound quality that far exceeds records and cassettes. The digital audio technology of compact discs reproduces sound with remarkable precision and clarity and a dynamic range of up to 90 dB, without distortion or surface noise like “pops” and “ticks”.

CD brings to the general public the sonic refinement of state-of-the-art recording studios. The process is complex, but basically the music is translated into numbers and encoded onto a disc just 4.7 inches in diameter (about one-third the size of a conventional 12-inch vinyl record), which is covered with a protective layer of plastic. The numbers are “read” by a laser beam in the CD player and translated into music. There is no contact between the record and the player, so feedback and turntable distortion and normal stylus disc wear are eliminated.

There are other dramatic differences between compact discs and conventional discs. The compact disc is read on one side only; However, this side contains 74 minutes of information, so you can listen to an entire album without interruption.

The growing popularity of CDs has convinced record companies to release more recordings in this format. Over 5,000 CD titles are planned for 1985 and 1986. However, many reissues will only be as good as the original recording. CD can eliminate recording surface noise and turntable feedback, but it cannot enhance the original recording. Don’t expect tremendous clarity and dynamic range from an old Bob Dylan or Janis Joplin album.

However, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab has already fixed this problem. Famous for critically acclaimed Original Master Recordings in disc and cassette format, Mobile releases CDs using its proprietary analog-to-digital master tape transfer process, which duplicates and enhances the sound of original master recording tapes.

Woodstock’s debut album, with over three hours of live music from the legendary 1969 music festival, was transferred directly from the soundtracks of performances by Jimi Hendrix, the Who, Jefferson Airplane, Joe Cocker, Santana, Crosby Stills Nash & Jeune and others. Additionally, Woodstock ($ 80) is the first CD version to feature the new High Reliance (HR) surface coating, which offers greater resistance to abrasion and warping. HR / CDs are particularly suitable for hot climates and portable CD players.

Sony is at the forefront of the portable CD player market, offering the Walkman-style portable D-5 ($ 300), CDX-5 ($ 600), in-car dashboard player, and CDX-R7 ( $ 700), which is basically the CDX-5 with an AM-FM radio. But the real action is in the home player market. In 1983 and 1984, approximately 400,000 CD players were sold in the United States, and sales for 1985 are expected to exceed 500,000 units. Since prices decrease as sales volume increases, this is great news for the consumer. Prices for home CD players now range from as low as $ 199 to over $ 1,000.

Sony was the first manufacturer to market a home CD player to the general public; the CDP-111 is currently its top of the line. But NEC, Yamaha, Denon, Carver and Technics are now the leaders in home CD players. As with most things, not all CD players are created equal – sound quality varies by model and manufacturer. To some, the music may sound harsh, edgy, and two-dimensional, lacking depth and detail. However, some manufacturers have fixed these issues. The NEC CD-705E ($ 995) has been cited for its superior sound performance by many audio publications. NEC also offers the cheaper CD-607E ($ 599). Both units feature digital filtration to improve sound reproduction. Unlike conventional CD players which use analog filtration, which can cause phase distortion by cutting high frequencies too sharply, NEC CD players digitally remove unnecessary information without chopping, producing a cleaner, smoother sound. .

Another improvement from NEC relates to the switching devices used to separate the signals into left and right channels. While conventional CD players place rather slowly operating switches in the signal path, which can decrease the sound quality, NEC CD players use a high-speed switching circuit that bypasses the signal path, which results in lower sound quality. results in less high frequency distortion and, again, smoother, clearer sound.

Many features of the NEC CD-705E have been incorporated into the CD-607E. These include the ability to play up to 15 tracks in any pre-selected order, super-fast track-to-track access, a search function for instant access to next or previous tracks or any designated track, a repeat function and multi-mode time display that shows the total playing time of the tracks in the program, the elapsed time of the playing track, the remaining playing time of the playing track, the elapsed time since the start of the disc and the remaining playing time of the disc.

The Carver CD Player ($ 650), along with the Carver Digital Time Lens, is the first player designed to solve the problems of bright, warm, harsh midrange sounds and the lack of ambience and spatial detail, which are characteristic of most compact discs currently available. The Carver player corrects the ratio of left-to-right channel information and restores the octave-to-octave balance of the original recording. Most compact discs contain 33% less surround information than normal discs. This reduction in three-dimensional imagery and other acoustic factors diminishes the realism of the recorded music. Bob Carver’s Digital Time Lens restores the original balance created by the musician and the recording engineer.

The Carver CD player has a random memory selector that allows you to program selections in any order; track search which provides quick access to any track; and high speed scanning which provides almost instant access to specific passages. The Carver Digital Time Lens is available as a separate component for those who have other readers.

The Technics range from Panasonic is aimed at both the home and professional markets. Technics SL-P50 ($ 4000) is designed to meet the needs of radio stations and audio professionals. Needless to say, the tech specs are incredible: over 96dB dynamic range, flat rule frequency response, and no wow or float. A fluorescent graphic display shows the location of each track on the disc, the location where the disc will start playing, and the current location of the sensor. A start location display shows the track number, index number, duration (in minutes and seconds) and frame number that the operator selects via a keypad. The actual starting location can be determined in three ways: by numeric keypads, with a search dial, or with an automatic music detection system, which is accurate to 13.3 milliseconds (just over one hundredth of a second). These are just a few of its features.

Technics is attacking the home market with the SL-P3 ($ 600), SL-P2 ($ 500) and SL-P1 ($ 400). The SL-P3 features a multi-function wireless remote control with 15-track random programming, repeat function, auto pause, auto cue and volume output level control with LED level indicator. Program, volume, scan and repeat functions can be set with the wireless control. The forward and reverse search keys operate at high and low speeds and provide locator sounds. Auto Music Scan allows listeners to preview the first few seconds of each track.

A unique feature of the SL-P3 is a large fluorescent display with horizontal 15 bar “abbreviated” graphics that visually trace the tracks. The display also shows the track number, index number, and total and remaining time, in minutes and seconds.

The SL-P3 is equipped with a headphone jack that has a separate volume control and an automatic play timer. The SL-P2 has most of the functionality of the P3, including the wireless remote control. The SL-P1 does not offer a wireless remote control. Remember that the sound of a CD varies from player to player. In addition, it is important that the dynamic range of the CD is accurately transmitted through a preamplifier to your speakers. There is no reason to expect great sound if cheap and inefficient wiring is used to connect the components. Monster Cable Products of San Francisco has developed CD Interlink Interconnect Cables ($ 50 per 1meter pair) that will dramatically improve the sound of any CD player, the cables are made to compensate for phase and transient distortions in filtering. The sound improvements are impressive. The sound is more consistent, the bass is tighter, and the musical treble and bass are reproduced more accurately. Monster Cable is so confident in Interlink CD that it offers a full money back guarantee if you return the product within 30 days. Monster Cable also manufactures quality speaker cables.

The CD is here to stay, and you can expect more improvements in the technology. The next generation of home players will play both music and video discs. Pioneer and Teac both plan to start marketing combo players ($ 1,200) in 1985. Sony and Sanyo showcased combo players at the Japan Audio Fair, but have not decided to market them in the United States. reading methods. Are you ready for the experience?


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Noise-canceling headphones to avoid | CHOICE https://dssoundlabs.com/noise-canceling-headphones-to-avoid-choice/ Wed, 15 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://dssoundlabs.com/noise-canceling-headphones-to-avoid-choice/ Must know Our experts have tested over 40 pairs of popular brands such as Sennheiser, Sony, Apple, Audio Technica and more We evaluate key factors like sound quality, noise canceling listening, comfort, durability, battery life, etc. Become a CHOICE member to access our full reviews Whether it’s blocking out your neighbor’s barking dog on a […]]]>

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  • Our experts have tested over 40 pairs of popular brands such as Sennheiser, Sony, Apple, Audio Technica and more
  • We evaluate key factors like sound quality, noise canceling listening, comfort, durability, battery life, etc.
  • Become a CHOICE member to access our full reviews

Whether it’s blocking out your neighbor’s barking dog on a video call or silencing the background buzz of other commuters on the train, a good noise-canceling headset can save your life.

But if you pick the wrong pair, you can say goodbye to the sound of silence – and they can even affect the quality of the audio you listen to. That’s why it’s worth doing your research, especially given the high price tag of some brands.

“A good pair of noise canceling headphones can provide a great listening experience when you’re on the go, because they’re designed to filter out ambient noise,” says Peter Zaluzny, audiophile expert at CHOICE.

“However, just because some headphones have this feature doesn’t necessarily mean they sound good. In fact, poorly implemented noise cancellation technology can actually make your music sound worse, which is why we let’s test the audio quality with it on and off. “

CHOICE has tested the range of noise canceling headphones in the market, reviewing over 40 products from popular brands such as Sennheiser, Sony, Apple, Audio Technica, Huawei, JBL and more. Our experts assess key factors such as sound quality, listening (with noise cancellation on and off), comfort and durability.

Poorly implemented noise cancellation technology can actually make your music sound worse

CHOICE expert Peter Zaluzny

So that you don’t choose a lower-than-normal pair, here are the five lowest-rated products in our latest sound lab tests. Consider becoming a CHOICE member to access our full reviews and test results.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live.

  • CHOICE expert rating: 41%
  • Sound quality: 53%
  • Noise-canceling listening score: 13%
  • Price: $ 319

Buy them and you might have steam coming out of your ears, rather than music. Despite their luxurious, shiny look and hefty price tag of $ 300+, these wireless headphones ranked last in our review group with a dismal CHOICE expert rating of 41%.

They got an ordinary score of 53% for overall sound quality, but they got even worse when noise cancellation was turned on, with a shocking 13% rating in our test. With this option off, they sounded better but still only scored a poor 50% rating.

They also received medium ratings for comfort and durability. If you fancy amazing sound, tThese buds are not your friends. See our full review.

Jabra Elite 85T

jabra elite 85t

  • Expert score CHOICE: 45%
  • Sound quality index: 47%
  • Noise-canceling listening score: 13%
  • Price: $ 299

Music to your ears, these in-ear phones are not. Despite their “Elite” designation, our testers found them fair at best with an overall CHOICE expert rating of 45%.

As the Samsung shockers above, this pair only scored 13% in our noise canceling listening test. Luckily they’re a lot better at 95% with noise cancellation turned off, but that’s not really what you’re buying them for, is it?

Likewise, they only rated OK for comfort and durability, which is also a concern. See our full review.

Sony MDR-ZX110NC

sony mdr zx110nc

  • CHOICE expert score: 46%
  • Sound quality rating: 56%
  • Noise-canceling listening score: 13%
  • Price: $ 79

Proving that it’s not just the headphones that perform poorly, these on-ear headphones also deliver a pretty lousy listening experience. Oddly, these offer excellent passive noise reduction, but they are negated by very poor active noise cancellation, also noting an unlucky 13% in the test.

In contrast, they’re cheaper than the other pairs here and offer the longest battery life in the test at 80 hours, so you can sing and dance for days without recharging. See our full review.

Huawei Freebuds 4

huawei freebuds 4

  • CHOICE expert rating: 49%
  • Sound quality rating: 44%
  • Noise canceling listening score: 50%
  • Price: $ 159

These Huawei in-ear headphones failed to impress our experts with every test, but especially with battery life. They will only give you two hours of listening – bIn comparison, other headphones offer a duration of six to seven hours.

With or without noise reduction, these headphones deliver poor sound quality, scoring only 50% for both tests. And they don’t fare much better in terms of comfort or durability either, scoring only 56 and 50 percent, respectively.

See our full review.


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