Perceptual Effects of Dynamic Range Compression in Popular Music Recordings - January 2014
Accurate Calculation of Radiation and Diffraction from Loudspeaker Enclosures at Low Frequency - June 2013
New Measurement Techniques for Portable Listening Devices: Technical Report - October 2013
Discs - New Formats Bring Life to Optical Media
The future for the distribution of high quality music entertainment is very hard to predict. Record companies are now confronted with many options for digital packaged media distribution - not only regular Red Book CDs, but also HDCD, SACD, DVD-Audio, MiniDisc and MP3 on CD-ROM. The latest DVD-5 based disc formats (SACD and DVD-Audio) have promoted much interest in the audiophile industry and press, but so far the formats have made little significant penetration into the main marketplace for home entertainment. The new B1uRay DVD technology will bring further possibilities with its even greater storage capacity. Many listeners of high quality music are conservative as far as technology is concerned, and packaged media continue to have more appeal at this end of the marketplace for the enjoyment of reproduced music than electronic distribution. Options before record companies for electronic distribution are more complicated; fraught with questions about copy control, collection of payments, - let alone poor sound quality from lossy compression necessary for low-speed connections.
Click to purchase paper or login as an AES member. If your company or school subscribes to the E-Library then switch to the institutional version. If you are not an AES member and would like to subscribe to the E-Library then Join the AES!
This paper costs $20 for non-members, $5 for AES members and is free for E-Library subscribers.