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Eight Track Museum opens in Dallas to display 1960s music cartridge relics

With compact discs going the way of cassettes, it’s unlikely that anyone under the age of, say, 40 even knows what an eight-track tape is. But those who remember–or are just plain curious–will have a place to gather on Valentine’s more »

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History is added to Creative Audio Works

Creative Audio Works recently acquired 2 channels of Ampex 350 electronics for use in our new mix/mastering suite, which is expected to come online in March.  The Ampex 350 electronics came with the original estimate addressed to Milton Yakus of more »

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20,000 Watts, 1976 style

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 »

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“The ‘In’ Crowd-October 9, 2011

Ramsey Lewis was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Ramsey Lewis, Sr. and Pauline Lewis. Lewis began taking piano lessons at the age of four. At 15 he joined his first jazz band, The Cleffs. The seven-piece group provided Lewis his more »

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Instruments: From the Rolling Stones Archive

The tools of the musical trade have their own special mystique, never more so than in the case of the Rolling Stones, whose lifespan and legacy with technology stretches back deep into the warm and fuzzy world of analogue. The more »

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Today in rock history – Earth, Wind and Fire hit #12 with “That’s the Way of the World”.

Earth, Wind & Fire is an American R&B and funk band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1969 by Verdine and Maurice White. Also known as EWF, the band has won six Grammy Awards and four American Music Awards. They more »

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Harman Releases “How to Listen”. Available For Download!

Here is a tool used to teach listening techniques. Version 2.04 of Harman How to Listen is now available for download here.

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Man On Abbey Road Cover Doesn’t Like The Beatles

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 »

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Abbey Road Remasters the works of Wilhelm Furtwängler

Simon Gibson one of Abbey Road Studios’ most experienced mastering engineers, talks us through the process of restoration and remastering of the works of  Wilhelm Furtwängler. Wilhelm Furtwängler (January 25, 1886 – November 30, 1954) was a German conductor and composer. He is more »

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1963 Seeburg “1000” Background music system

The Seeburg 1000 background music system was introduced in 1963 in which to provide background music or “elevator music” as we know it today for shoppers in stores, or factory workers etc. The video incorrectly states that it is a more »

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