EDITORIALS

Pink Floyd: What Better Band to Experiment with 5.1?

If any band’s fans fit the profile of audiophiles, it is the passionate following of Pink Floyd. The desire for richer, more detailed mixes of the songs the English rockers wrote 40 years ago is still prevalent…

The Future Is Here for Futurama

Cracked Rear View was one of the bestselling albums of the 1990s. In the space of this album’s release, Hootie and the Blowfish were catapulted from obscurity to virtual household names…

Hearing New Heights: Hootie and the Blowfish

Cracked Rear View was one of the bestselling albums of the 1990s. In the space of this album’s release, Hootie and the Blowfish were catapulted from obscurity to virtual household names…

The Secret Everyone Is Talking About

Alan Parsons is fully deserving of all of his acclaim as musical royalty. The British musical maestro and legend of progressive rock has never been afraid to plow his own furrow through…

An Introduction to 3D Sound: What is Immersive Audio?

The world of technology moves so incredibly fast that it can sometimes be hard to keep up. Audio is a huge part of that, and as the music industry has grown immensely alongside technology over the past decade

The Immersive Masterpiece of Genius Loves Company

In 2005, the first-ever Grammy Award for Best Immersive Audio Album was awarded to Genius Loves Company, kicking off the era of this award not only with a truly incredible and fitting artist….

Brothers in Arms: An Immersive Audio Production

There’s just something about British bands and seminal rock albums, and in the 1980s, it was Dire Straits who created the anthems that still get played daily over 30 years on…

Mixing Morph the Cat for Surround Sound Excellence

Donald Fagen is best known for his decades of work with the iconic rock band, Steely Dan. The “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” member has carved a varied, interesting, and frankly meandering career since the band split in 1981…

The Beatles: Love Them All Over Again

The Best Immersive Audio category of the Grammys is certainly exciting, and can throw up a few surprises or reward hidden gems of albums. In 2008, however, there was absolutely nothing hidden about the winners…

Bringing Modern-Day Sound to Mussorgsky

Michael Bishop is a Recording Engineer with an unbelievable track record of producing exceptional results with classical music. He won the Grammy for Best Immersive Audio Album with his 2009 tribute album to Mussorgsky…

All Hail Transmigration: An Immersive Audio Experience That Transcends Music

Transmigration is a recording which could be described as something of a hidden gem. Even since bagging the Grammy for Best Immersive Audio in 2010, the work has not gone on to sell the numbers you might expect,…

Classical Meets Modern in Britten’s Orchestra

Benjamin Britten is one of the most celebrated composers of the last century. His work, colorful and varied in nature, has been tackled by orchestras all over the world, but when Keith O. Johnson…

Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs in Immersive Audio

Rarely has an album come about in such an unusual way. Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs was Eric Clapton’s departure from supergroups to a band with whom he felt he could take a more free-and-easy approach to song-writing….

Modern Cool Lives up to Its Name

When Modern Cool was first released in 1998, it is fair to say that it put Patricia Barber on the map. A stint at The Jazz Standard in New York saw her music reach…

Letting in Live Kisses: The Audio Experience

Paul McCartney has never been afraid of pushing boundaries. While it would be easy for a household name, with adoration around the globe, to retire to occasional concerts and the comfort of his back catalogue, McCartney wants to experiment…

Surrounded By Beyoncé: An Immersive Album Experience

When the 2015 Grammy for Best Immersive Audio Album was awarded to Beyoncé for her self-titled album, there were certainly some eyebrows raised…

Amused To Death Remastered in 5.1 Surround Sound

In 2016, James Guthrie and Joel Plante were awarded the Grammy for Best Immersive Audio album for their remastering and immersive rethinking of…

Surrounded by a Symphony: Dutilleux: Sur le même accord; Les citations; Mystère de l’instant & Timbres, espace, mouvement

Alexander and Dmitriy Lipay’s 2017 Grammy win was a victory not only for immersive audio and excellent engineering of sound, but…

Jazz in 5.1: The Accomplishment of Early Americans

Jane Ira Bloom is not exactly a household name unless the household in question happens to have a passion for avant-garde jazz. In the world…

Bringing the Past into the Future: Alan Parsons, 2019 Grammy for Best Immersive Audio Album

Many were surprised to see Eye in the Sky awarded a Grammy win for Immersive Audio Album, but to listen to this 35th-anniversary edition, you…