Tag Archives: Audio

Bradford Benn, CTS or: How I learned to stop debating and take the CTS Exam

Bradford Benn's CTS Certification from InfoComm

With apologies to Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Let me put in the disclaimer first, this blog post as well as everything on this site are my opinions and do not reflect the opinions of my employer or anyone else. One of the interesting things that has been occurring recently has been people around me… Read more »

Are Numbers Coloring our Judgement?

I recently purchased a pair of high performance headphones. Not high performance by brand but by specifications. Yes, I know how to read them. They are rated for 10Hz to 30kHz and they are relatively flat, with variable tuning plugs to change their response curve acoustically. I decided to give them a little test run using various material in my… Read more »

The Independent Musicians

As some of you might know in my previous life, I was an audio technician touring with various groups – some known and unknown. I also happen to have eclectic musical tastes. In the past few years I have stumbled upon some musicians through the Interwebs. I have supported some through Kickstarter, Bandcamp, buying direct, and most recently Patreon. I… Read more »

Convention Caricature Caused by Production Values

As my faithful readers know, I had a less than stellar production experience while attending the Supernatural Convention. For those of you who are not familiar, Supernatural is a television series on the CW network. The lovely wife was lucky enough to win free admission to the convention. I went along to take pictures, they can be found at http://photos.bradfordbenn.com/Events/Supernatural-Convention-Nov-2013…. Read more »

Tweets against the audio machinery

As some of you who follow my Twitter feed, I went to a fan convention with the wife last week. I am still gathering my thoughts and writing a blog post about the experience. However I wanted to gather all of the Tweets together in one location for those that might has missed some of the experience. So presented in… Read more »

Digital Audio that is Good Enough

The new mode of delivery I am thinking of is digital distribution of audio products. I do purchase music as a digital format less often than most people think. The reason is that most delivery methods are compressed. I do believe that compression should be applied judiciously. Not all compression is bad, as I sit listening to music on my iPod on a plane. I decided the quality of music is the item I want for this application.