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Apr

Last week I wrote a speculative post asking if we might be on the verge of a new “golden age” in audio quality. I was thinking aloud if ever lower prices for computer data storage, coupled with a growing frustration with MP3 audio quality might lead to change in direction…

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12
Apr

Last year, on the Lumen Dei tour to Ladakh, I had the chance to meet Piet Van den Eynde. I was immediately impressed, not just with Piet’s photos and the amount of gear who could lug around, but also with his manner and generosity. I learnt a lot from shooting…

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12
Apr

“Ear training is actually mind training, because the appreciation of sound is a learned experience and the more we experience, the more we learn. Although to our modern ears, Edison’s acoustic phonograph gave a crude representation of the original, it’s first listeners felt that is reproduction was indistinguishable from real…

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11
Apr

Here’s the final instalment of my top twenty five things about living in Hong Kong. I started this list back in late January and always intended to take my time writing it. After all, this is meant to be a very personal and personally biased collection. Few of my choices…

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10
Apr

I’ve mentioned before that a day trip to Lamma Island is one of my favourite things about living in Hong Kong. A half hour ferry ride from the Central Ferry Pier and you are on a very hippie-ish Island that feels a long way from the rat-race and hyper-consumerism. Unfortunately,…

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7
Apr

Yesterday afternoon I had a talkative cabbie. He ran me through the usual sorts of questions – where are you from, what do you think of Hong Kong – that sort of thing. Then came the kicker, Him – don’t you think Hong Kong is the best city in the…

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6
Apr

When we imagine a professional recording studio the vision that normally comes into our head is of a mixing desk, or recording console, with rows of faders, knobs and controls. In fact, the people who build and run studios will often talk about the console “anchoring” the studio, both in…

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4
Apr

As I mentioned last week, March was a bit of grind, health-wise. In fact, my theme for April is “re-boot,” since I’m restarting, or reconfiguring a lot of the projects I started in January and February. Last week was a bit of a mess, but the pieces are starting to…

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1
Apr

This morning I had to cancel a meeting and in the past few weeks I’ve missed two concerts, four film screenings and more meetings than I care to remember while trying to fight a persistent cold. It’s the second one I’ve had this year and follows on from two bad…

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30
Mar

Hong Kong is a bustling, noisy, crowded and constantly vibrant city. Industrial and heavy transport estates are surrounded by densly packed high rise and neon-lit shopping precicints that are not infrequently compared to Ridley Scott’s vision of the future in Blade Runner. But, like any city, Hong Kong has places…

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