Tuesday, June 21, 2016

ER4 Earphone (ER4+) - Fit Tutorial

I've uploaded a new video showing how to get the best fit with the Etymotic style earphones. This will hopefully assist you in achieving the best seal, noise isolation, and bass response.

er4 fit

ER4SR/XR/S Review

I've recently uploaded a new review video talking about the newest ER4 earphone models from Etymotic. They are both excellent, and I highly recommend them! Check out the review here:

er4 review

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

New EP coming soon!

I will be releasing a 6 song EP of my music soon in an official capacity. Please stay tuned. :-)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

New cover song "Destiny" by Eric Woolfson posted!

New cover song "Destiny" by Eric Woolfson posted!


This song has been one of my favorites. I have always loved a'cappella songs done well, and this is one of my favorites sung by Chris Rainbow (so good). This is a tribute to Eric Woolfson, who has been one of the greatest impacts on my musical journey through life. Him and his work as the Alan Parsons Project with Alan Parsons has given me so much from pure musical enjoyment to insights into great composition and mixing techniques.

I always like to think I have known a part of Eric by having such a deep connection with his music. As though I can feel a part of his emotions through the emotions in his songs that he conveys. As though the depth and sincerity he always had was him speaking directly to me (and you). He is greatly missed and I hope this cover has something of him in it and can serve as a tribute to him and what he meant to me and still means to me.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Two new cover songs posted

The Jim Brickman contest is coming to a close, and I've put together two more cover videos for entries. Wish me luck! :-) Hope you enjoy the songs. Some of my favorites.

Sound of Your Voice


Angel Eyes


Saturday, July 12, 2014

New piano cover "Hero's Dream" uploaded!

Here is a new song I'm entering into a contest. Wish me luck. :-)

Jim Brickman in the Spotlight - Hero's Dream Cover

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Sony MH1 - Full Driver Recable Tutorial by luisdent

O.K. Let's do this! Time to recable a Sony MH1 earphone...

Disclaimer: i'm not responsible if you get hurt following this tutorial. Use caution when soldering and working with tools.

*A huge thanks to sfwalcer and ZMF for all their help in getting this process down!

You'll need some basic tools, such as:
- MH1 earphone
- a soldering iron
- vice or helping hands for soldering
- solder
- pliers

Friday, April 25, 2014

John Denver - The RCA Albums Collection Sound Review

So here we go. For the first comparison coming up I'll review the album Back Home Again. I just bought the original CD on ebay and I have had the 2005 remaster for a while now. I'm ripping the RCA collection version as we speak.

Anyhow, I am comparing the original and the remaster at the moment and I'm both disappointed and surprised at the same time. The original CD has all the dynamics I knew I remembered the songs having. The new CD is definitely not bad, and compared to new CD mastering in general it isn't very compressed. However, it is not as open and doesn't breath as much as the original CD. So for dynamics the original wins hands down. However, holy cow, the remaster is cleaner and then some.

There are blurps and durps all over the old CD. The remaster only has a few that they probably couldn't eliminate very easily if at all. However, the remaster sounds newer and less like an old worn tape. Also, the remaster has a very noticeably wider and more balanced stereo mix. The old CD has a sort of strange hollow sounds sometimes, and things almost sound halfway mono. The new CD is wider and more realistic in terms of imaging. So much so, I 'm finding it hard to listen to some songs on the original CD when comparing. But the new CD is a bit more "in your face" or forward. Things don't sound as far away and spacious, which I sort of liked about the original. This is probably due to the compression and EQ applied. Things sound fuller in frequency and more even in dynamics, which makes reverb trails not sound so deep. So they're both a mixed bag. However, neither are bad and neither are amazing. But both are amazing, because of the songs and content. And really thy both sound good for the style of music in general.

Good news. The rhymes and reasons CD is identical to the remaster I have, which I think was a 2000-something year remaster. This is good in my opinion, because I found this a very excellent mastering. I also have a Japanese import version of this CD, and it is better than the US, but only but the very slightest margin, and some people might even find the opposite is true depending on their preferences of warmth vs. "cold" accuracy. But even then, the difference is so small only the most critical audiophiles would probably even hear it. In essence they're the same basic mastering. The Japanese might have used a double speed mastering process and slightly less compression. Needless to say the collection version is identical to the US remaster and is very good. Granted, I haven't heard the true original recording.

However, there is no obvious noise reduction. Things are clear and distinct. Basses and everything are tight and punchy (as far as john denver goes. ;P ) There is no dynamic compression either really (maybe 2% compared to the japanese version, but audibly almost non existent). So in my book this is an audiophile grade john denver release.

More to come as I listen and compare. Stay tuned!...