• Millecular: More isn't always more - 02/03/2016 09:18 PM MST
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    Audio FileAudio File: Single-room and desktop sound systems are all the rage right now

    This column has gone all over the place in the last two years. The staff at the Colorado Daily have let me wax on about whatever I want. Full Story
    Audio File: A huge event in our own backyard
    We are now one month away from the 14th annual Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, held as always down in Denver's Tech Center at the DTC Marriott. Full Story

    Audio File: We're living in a golden age of music
    I've been seeing a lot more earbuds and AirPods dangling from heads around Boulder, which tells me that students are back in town. Full Story

    Columnist Q&A: Taylor drops the beat in 'Audio File'
    You've got so many questions: What are the best local acts? How do I get the most bang for my buck when it comes to speaker systems? Full Story

    Audio File: Get music, give music
    When I heard that a new album was recently produced featuring a variety of musicians from this area, I was intrigued. Full Story

    Audio File: Some music is a solo affair, but most is made better by joining in
    Sitting under a tiki shade at the Palms Hotel & Spa in South Beach and listening to bossa nova has me in a great mood this morning. Full Story

    Audio File: Humans have unprecedented access to music
    It's a fascinating mental journey for me when I think about how listening to music has changed over the last 20 years. Full Story

    Audio File: Silent Bear not so silent
    There are opportunities for music to accomplish amazing things — just look at "We Are the World," which raised a ton of money in the '80s from the royalties of basically one song. Full Story

    Audio File: Send a message
    Words and music. You have your music, just strutting its stuff around, speaking its own language, having the time of its life. Full Story

    Audio File: World-class pipes
    I hope you all had as great a week as I did, running from moosen in the mountains per usual. Things in the news business change quickly, and it appears my old email addresses have gone by the wayside. Full Story

    Audio File: Musicians, get at me
    I hope you got a chance to head up to Gold Hill last weekend to catch the Gasoline Lollipops. True to form, the show sold out before 8:30, leaving a very large group of sad concertgoers outside. Full Story

    Audio File: Head to the Hill
    My last column ended with a statement that the best place for a subwoofer isn't the corner. That's because of how lengthy bass waves interact with the room, and because the omnidirectional sound pattern of bass gets focused into a beam. Full Story

    Audio File: All about that bass
    Bass is like a warm blanket. It's a seductive sensation that we humans love nearly across the board. Hell, bass is the reason Beats by Dre ever took off in the first place, and what's happened since it did is proof that we love bass. Full Story

    Audio File: A good set of headphones deserves a bit more power
    Last week's roundup of pricey headphones reiterated that with personal items that you interact with often, paying for quality can mean the difference between keeping a thing, using it and loving it, or watching it fall into disrepair and ultimately throwing it away. Full Story

    Audio File: When you pay more for quality design, you will love it, keep it and use it
    Someone recently sent me a 2015 article in the New York Times that pertains to my column last week about investing in quality engineering and design rather than buying cheap. Full Story

    Audio File: Get the good stuff
    Last week's column suggested hi-fi desktop audio systems ranged from little eggs with great speaker drivers inside to the imposing yet notepad-thin Mini Maggies from Magnepan. Full Story

    Audio File: Killer desktop sound
    Finding options to build a great desktop sound system is easy in this Internet age. Public interest in better desktop sound has been helped by better audio in video gaming and better sound cards in computers and also boosted by the Beats By Dre revolution. Full Story

    Audio File: Musical Mom
    The name of my column, Audio File, implies a focus on good sound and the science behind the obtaining of it. Full Story

    Audio File: Natural stereo recording techniques have gone out of style in the mainstream
    The sound of natural stereo music has a quality that is intoxicating. The same way our eyes use two slightly different images to produce a 3-D picture, our ears are built to provide a 3-D image to our brains. Full Story

    Audio File: Fly on the wall
    Last week, I mentioned a buddy of mine had recently picked up a new pair of speakers that are known to help create that magic, holographic stereo field I described. Full Story

    (Matt York / Associated Press)
    College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

    Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

    After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

     
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    (Matt York / Associated Press)
    College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

    Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

    After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

     
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    (Paul Aiken / Staff Photographer)
    Second Story Garage: Gasoline Lollipops

    The Boulder alt-country band gives its EPs names such as Death and Resurrection, and its songs bear the mark of hard truths and sin. But the punk energy behind the playing, and the sense that it's all in good fun, make it OK to dance to a song like "Death." Full Story

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