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Daniel Kumin  |  Mar 21, 2016  |  1 comments
While computer algorithms, given adequate input, have generated more-or-less recognizable Bach counterpoint in two and even three voices, the synthesis of an entire, musically coherent two-part invention, let alone a form as complex as a Bach-style Fugue, appears to remain beyond them…for now.
Daniel Kumin  |  Feb 22, 2016  |  2 comments
The tapes that launched ten thousand preamps.
Daniel Kumin  |  Dec 08, 2015  |  2 comments
A pair of musical deaths you may have missed.
Daniel Kumin  |  Nov 23, 2015  |  2 comments
When good speakers go bad. Or at least smell bad...
Daniel Kumin  |  Nov 09, 2015  |  0 comments
Our own Nostradamus on the perils of prognostication.
Daniel Kumin  |  Oct 12, 2015  |  3 comments
A return to live playing reiterates how far we have to go.
Daniel Kumin  |  Sep 28, 2015  |  1 comments
In a perfect world there would be fewer headphones. And I would be King.
Daniel Kumin  |  Jul 27, 2015  |  1 comments
Sure, everybody knows Ludwig van Beethoven. But how about his slightly less famous baroque predecessor (Johann) Ludwig Krebs?
Daniel Kumin  |  Jun 29, 2015  |  1 comments
Do amplifiers really sound different? These do…
Daniel Kumin  |  Jun 08, 2015  |  2 comments
It’s a self-administered “quiz” on file-format and audio quality, with six music segments presented, each with three clickable, on-screen “Play” buttons…
Daniel Kumin  |  Apr 22, 2015  |  3 comments
How high is high-resolution? How stereo is stereo? How many bits are really dancing around inside your DAC?
Daniel Kumin  |  Mar 30, 2015  |  4 comments
A new screen reinforces an old truth...
Daniel Kumin  |  Mar 12, 2015  |  4 comments
Remember radio? You turned it on, tuned it in, and got music, for free. (Well, free-ish; of course there were ads.)
Daniel Kumin  |  Nov 11, 2014  |  2 comments
This week, I'm going off on something that really gets me going: drummers.

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