May 17 1965, Moog introduces the first analog synthesizer.

Posted on May 17, 2012 in Album Art, Equipment, History, Music, Studio History
The Moog synthesizer, though Robert Moog preferred the former) may refer to any number of analog synthesizers designed by Dr. Robert Moog or manufactured by Moog Music, and is commonly used as a generic term for older-generation analog music synthesizers. more »

Pet Sounds:Released May 16, 1966

Posted on May 16, 2012 in Album Art, Equipment, History, Studio History
Pet Sounds is the eleventh studio album by the American rock band The Beach Boys, released May 16, 1966, on Capitol Records. It has since been recognized as one of the most influential records in the history of popular music more »

The Wrecking Crew

Posted on January 5, 2012 in Album Art, History, Music, Studio History
  I had a chance to see the documentary “The Wrecking Crew” a few weeks ago. This documentary is a is a journey back to an era in the music industry that will never come again.  I hope that you have more »

20,000 Watts, 1976 style

Posted on November 4, 2011 in Album Art
Every audiophile including myself has sometimes fantasized about the components he’d or she would get if unlimited funds where available, the most knowledgeable design engineers to serve him, and a couple of highly qualified technicians for construction and installation. But more »

Man On Abbey Road Cover Doesn’t Like The Beatles

Posted on September 18, 2011 in Album Art, Audio Perception, History, Music, Studio History
The Beatles walked across a zebra crossing in an innocuous North London street. The photoshoot for their new Abbey Road album happened just yards from the eponymous recording studios and took ten minutes – only six frames were taken by more »

Don’t trust what you hear. The McGurk Effect – Fascinating optical and Auditory illusion.

Posted on September 11, 2011 in Album Art, Audio Perception
“The McGurk effect is a perceptual phenomenon which demonstrates an interaction between hearing and vision in speech perception. It suggests that speech perception is multimodal, that is, that it involves information from more than one sensory modality. The McGurk effect is sometimes called the McGurk-MacDonald effect. It was more »

Skylark-Wildfire 1972

Posted on August 27, 2011 in Album Art, History, Music
Skylark was a former Canadian pop/rock band active from 1971–1973 and based in the Pacific Northwest. The band formed from one of Ronnie Hawkins’ backup groups and signed with Capitol Records, releasing a self-titled album in 1972 that spawned three more »

1965 – Beatles’ second film, ‘Help’, premieres in US this fine day in rock history!

Posted on August 22, 2011 in Album Art
In their second feature with director Richard Lester, who oversaw the massive hit A Hard Day’s Night, the Beatles again aim for a mix of goofy comedy and sterling pop music. There is slightly more of a plot this time, more »

Alex Steinweiss – Creator of the Album Cover

Posted on July 25, 2011 in Album Art
It seems quite remarkable that it took until 1939 for the music industry to take advantage of the natural advertising real estate of the record sleeve. Until that point record sleeves were plain and drab. In 1939, Columbia Records in more »
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