May 23, 2019

Welcoming attitudes

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio A day of shopping is not something high on my list of favorites. When I do go shopping I am always on the lookout for how I am treated. If it’s a welcoming event I might sniff around the store in search of those items I really don’t need […]

US Senate Commerce Committee passes PIRATE RADIO Act

From All Access Music Group The SENATE COMMERCE COMMITTEE has passed the SENATE version of the Preventing Illegal Radio Abuse Through Enforcement (PIRATE) Act (S. 1228). The vote was unanimous and sends the bill to a vote in the full SENATE; the House version (H.R. 583) passed unanimously in FEBRUARY (NET NEWS 2/25). NAB Pres./CEO […]

Your earbuds are gross & full of germs

By Jordyn Cormier From Care2 You care about what you put into your mouth, right? You also probably wouldn’t put just any old thing in your nose or eyes. So shouldn’t you have the same discretion when it comes to what you put into your ears? Probably. And yet, the majority of us stuff our grimy […]

Preaching to the choir

by Paul McGowan From PS Audio It’s May 11th and, dammit, yesterday I turned 71 years old. I used to love birthdays. The older I get the less I want to prove anything to anyone. Experience suggests it’s a fool’s game. How many times have I produced videos demonstrating differences in audio equipment with the […]

Making the most out of audio and voice

As audio-enabled smart speaker devices have seen a sharp rise in popularity this year, there are definite opportunities to monetize and reach wider audiences. By Sahar Amer From Reuters Community he popularity of using smart speakers is growing at a similar pace to the use of mobile phones. The International News Media Association (INMA) report, Audio […]

Inside looking out

by Paul McGowan From PS Audio There’s a very important picture within each of us, one we believe represents our persona. It’s almost always wrong. It’s wrong because of the constant conflict within our heads: I am good at this—well, maybe not so much. I am really bad at that—well, I’ve been better in the […]

The importance of prayer

From Dr. James Dobson’s family talk Dr. James Dobson Discusses the Importance of Prayer with Sarah Perry This is a rush transcript and may contain minor errors and/or discrepancies from the audio. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.Sarah Perry: We look forward to the National Day of Prayer […]

List of ingredients

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio Prepackaged foods list their ingredients so consumers know what they’re putting into their bodies. My rule of thumb is not to eat anything I cannot pronounce or if the list sounds more like a Gilbert Chemistry set than food. Stereo equipment manufacturers have no such rules though many tout the good […]

They’re not instruments

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio Reader Timothy Price posed an interesting thought: “How many musical instruments project sound in a narrow dispersion?  Even a trumpet or better yet a clarinet seem to have fully tonal perception off axis.  They may sound louder when heard directly in front but there is no lack of identification […]

Stealin’ from the best

By Paul McGowan from P.S. Audio Artist Pablo Picasso is credited with an old saying. “Good artists copy, great artists steal.” Composers routinely lift riffs and melodies from each other. In 1775, at the age of nineteen, Mozart composed the “Misericordias Domini,” a six-minute sacred work that is rarely heard today. In it, Mozart employs […]