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  • Music And Media Subscription Model

    DRM has rightly had a bad year as consumers have been faced with iTunes songs not working on any other mp3 player, and even interoperability issues between Napster and Yahoo Music’s Microsoft developed PlayForSure DRM and Microsoft’s own Zune player. Annoying to say the least. Even iTunes sales have collapsed in contrast to emusic’s DRM […]

  • The History Of File Sharing

    This article should go some way into explaining the birth and collapse of file sharing companies, the effect of record company pressure, and the huge growth of file sharing since Napster. (updated 26/12/2006) In the beginning Scour Exchange was understood to give faster searching and downloads, but that it was the first one to fight […]

  • Digital Audio – Hearing Is Believing

    The following is a discussion that started between me and a friend in a pub in January 2000. It follows on from some very pertinent discussion on the Internet about how “Digital Level Meters” tend to take responsibility away from peoples ears – with disastrous results, and how in the early days of Digital Audio, many of us embraced the early technology because we were “told” it was better. But deep in the back of our minds, we had our suspicions…

  • Recording Levels – The Real Truth!

    Often people ask questions like “What level should I record tracks at?” or “What level should I record my mixes at?”. The standard answer that comes back is: “Always record so that your maximum level is just below digital “zero” at the top of the meter.” This well meaning advice is – unfortunately – completely wrong. Why? Well, that’s the subject of this short article.