Monthly Archives: November 2008

Digital Copy Me, part 3

Quality is another issue with downloadable media – though more so with video than audio. But acceptance of quality issues in audio has paved the way to a worse situation with video. A few years ago, 128 kbps was the standard bitrate for stereo MP3 files. In a critical listening environment, 128 kbps is clearly […]

Digital Copy Me, part 2

In the last post, we discussed the prospect of the death of physical media distribution of entertainment content, and what might takes its place. There are currently three basic models: streaming on a proprietary network (cable company, cell phone provider, etc.), streaming on the Internet, and download from the Internet. All suffer from the same […]

Digital Copy Me, part 1

Last month, Disney released it’s first classic animation title on Blu-Ray, Sleeping Beauty. The Pixar Blu-Ray releases (Ratatouille and Cars) look awesome, and I had high hopes for classic Disney animation in all its high def glory. Plus, with Sleeping Beauty, they have finally mastered the movie in it’s full Super Technirama 70 aspect ratio. […]

What’s My Name?

My post about Robert Rauschenberg’s passing contained a typo – I mis-spelled his name Rauschemberg (since fixed). Last week, this blog started getting a rash of traffic generated by search engines resulting from multiple phrases containing “Rauschemberg”. Some of the phrases (“combines de rauschemberg”) make it clear that these are folks searching on information about […]

Wild Fires

The Korg DS-10 is quickly becoming my new favorite toy. There are layers upon layers to it that I am still discovering. One of the advantages of poor documentation, I suppose. The developer has put some video tutorials on line. A couple new ones show up each week. I still need to view the lesson […]