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Tom's Diner and the Birth of the mp3

Sometime between 1989 and 1990, at the AT&T labs in Murray Hill, NJ, a scientist heard a song. That scientist, Karlheinz Brandenburg, was just your average, every day audio engineering genius who also happened to be working on the codec for a new digital music format.

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The Storage Revolution - Disk Drives and Music

The Miniaturization Revolution has done more to change the way we purchase, store and listen to music than any other invention since Thomas Edison's wax cylinder, yet most of us are hardly aware of it.

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How the CD Killed the Album

The format is dead, but what exactly killed the album? It might just be that streaming and dowloading didn't kill the album. It might have been something else.

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High-Res Treasures: The Carpenters - Singles 1969-1981

The Carpenters Singles 1969-1981 covers all of the hits with a few of their rarer songs mixed in for good measure. The mastering is accurate to the era they were originally recorded but the 96kHz/24-bit tracks opened up all of the light and shade of the original releases.

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A Digital Music Primer

The tech that makes our music so easily available to us may be complicated but getting at least a passing knowledge of it all isn’t. With that in mind, here is our Digital Music Primer.

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Hi-Res Treasures: John Coltrane - Blue Train

John Coltrane is as important to American jazz as anyone else in the genre. Blue Train released in September 1957 is the quintessential be-bop record and certainly a record that should be in the collection of anyone serious or curious about American be-bop.

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