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Crank Up the Old Gramo-Grapho-iPhone-a-Graph - December 2020 News


"It is easily overlooked that what is now called vintage was once brand new."

Tony Visconti

Which name will stick to a new technology? It's usually not the one given to it by the inventor. Plus find out everything that's been going on at Dynamix Productions lately.

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Giant Steps - November 2020 News

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"Sometimes you have to take two steps back to take ten forward."

Nipsey Hussle

As much as I hate being reminded of the times we are in, I hate talking about the times we are in. The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted the way we live our lives and the way we work. Because so much of our life and work has been forced online, some technology gurus think that over the last several months, we've advanced the online experience by ten years. Maybe, but there have definitely been hiccups along the way.

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It's For the Birds - October 2020 News

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“In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.”
Robert Lynd

Though we may seem as different as night and day, avians and humans may be more connected to each other than you think.

Plus find out what's been going on at Dynamix recently.

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Recycling Audio Cycles - September 2020 News


"I think reincarnation is possible. Hopefully, we all get recycled."

Christina Ricci

We all should recycle. A look at repurposing old audio gear into funky new uses. Plus find out the latest news from Dynamix Productions.

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Messages From the Deeps - August 2020 News

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- Lt. Werner: What's going on? Why are we diving?
- 2nd Lieutenant: Hydrophone check. At sea, even in a storm you can hear more down here than you can see up there.”

Das Boot

In the near future, submarines might be using sound waves to communicate through ocean waves. Find out more about this interesting new technology, plus what's been going on at Dynamix.

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I Like That Old Time Rock 'n' Scroll - July 2020 news

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"Call me a relic, call me what you will
Say I'm old-fashioned, say I'm over the hill
Today' music ain't got the same soul
I like that old time rock 'n' roll."

Bob Seger

Digital media is doomed to disappear at some point. Records may outlast hard drives, CDs, tapes, and other formats we haven't dreamt up yet. But what about stone tablets? I take a look at some of the oldest surviving forms of written music. You might be surprised what some of them contain. Plus, find out more about what's been going on at Dynamix.

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Finch's FAX - June 2020 News

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"I got a chain letter by fax. It's very simple. You just fax a dollar bill to everybody on the list."

Steven Wright

William G.H. Finch had a crazy idea. He liked efficiency, and he liked news. He imagined a future that would merge those together for the average American. Americans like Joe and Jane. When they woke up in the morning, this crazy idea goes, a box in their parlor had just printed out the latest news onto paper with stories and pictures, ready to be poured over while eating their breakfast. Wait – that kinda sounds like the here and now. What's crazy is that this brainchild was born in 1933. Plus find out the latest projects produced at Dynamix Productions.

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Free Music! - May 2020 News

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"Well, folks, now we've got free baseball!"

Baseball announcer Skip Caray whenever a game went into extra innings

We're so used to living in a litigious society that when someone says "free," it feels like strings are attached. I once had to revise the word "free" in a commercial to "at no cost" once the lawyers read the script. So it's been surprising to witness the recent trend of releasing free digital copies of archived photos, books, documents, artwork, historical artifacts, films, sounds, and music. But now there are two exciting web sites for music lovers to explore that are...wait for it...free! Plus, find out what's been happening at Dynamix lately.

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The Sound of a Lockdown - April 2020 News


"In radio, you have two tools. Sound and silence."

Ira Glass

Journalists are broadcasting from their backyards, guests are on Zoom, and the news sounds less-than-polished. But we don't know how good we got it. Plus, find out what's been going on at Dynamix lately.

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Piracy on the Hi-Res - March 2020 News

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“There comes a time in a man's life when he hears the call of the sea. If the man has a brain in his head, he will hang up the phone immediately.”
Dave Barry

Something people have been overpaying for since forever are music knockoffs. In the 1800s hucksters would blatantly rip-off sheet music; early records were either re-recorded or re-pressed from originals; and illegally replicated compact discs filled up warehouses for decades. Savvy consumers usually know fake from fact, but in this digital only world, it's getting harder to tell. But help is on the way. Plus, find out what's been going on at Dynamix lately.

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The Documentary Sound Quandary - February 2020 News

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In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director.
Alfred Hitchcock

Should documentary sound be real? Manipulated? Fake? We dig into the controversy. Plus we look at everything's that's been going on at Dynamix.

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2020 Hindsight - January 2020 News


"Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you."
Satchel Paige

I'm jumping on the bandwagon to do what so many others are doing this time of year: looking back at the last decade. We built a new studio, produced a documentary, and did oh, so much more. And we had a little fun along the way. Plus find out what's been happening in our studios lately.

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