Tape Log

Blog posts by Allen Farmelo

May 5, 2014

How Portable Head-Fi Can Help Save The Record Industry

by Allen Farmelo

head-fi: n, audiophile-grade headphone systems.portable: adj, able to be easily carried. The record industry is about twenty-five years into a massive devaluation of its products. This devaluation is not due to some invisible calculus the way, say,...

April 6, 2014

Could 192k Simply Make Good Common Sense?

by Allen Farmelo

As we exit the era of digital audio data compression and begin the ascent into higher sample rates for consumer consumption (via multiple platforms, though most popularly Neil Young's PONO system), we are finding ourselves as a community of...

Jan. 17, 2013

Analog Investment in the Age of Pono

by Allen Farmelo

I'm about to write something that at first will seem like another gray-beard waxing nostalgic for a by-gone analog era. But, stick with me, because I think the tables are turning to where going analog might be as forward-thinking as it gets. Let's...

Sept. 25, 2012

How to Stop Plixid from Stealing a Record

by Allen Farmelo

A band I work with is two weeks away from their release date. They've worked tirelessly to prepare for this release, hired an excellent publicist, shot videos, toured....they've done it all right and without fatigue. That record is the most...

March 9, 2012

International Dynamic Range Day is March 16th

by Allen Farmelo

Like any war, the loudness wars are a total mess brought on by territorial tendencies amongst those who fear losing their place in the world. And like a real war, the loudness wars cause people to throw rational thought out the window and replace it...