Colorado Daily Columnist
Duncan Taylor writes Audio File, which prints in the Colorado Daily every Friday.
Audio File: Snap, crackle and pop
Ever wonder why there's a button called "loudness" on old receivers? Why would a feature that has to do with loudness be a simple button with only one setting? The...
Audio File: Seek the knowledge of a master
Like a meandering stream, we've wandered this way and that through the land of tube audio in recent weeks. We've touched on a bunch of points, but we've only begun...
Audio File: One benefit of interchangeable tubes is the ability to customize your sound
"Hamdangler" was the only thing written on the back of the Atlanta Falcons jersey, in a screenshot of the preview photo at the NFL's custom jersey shop online. I will...
Audio File: Finding joy in a time of worry
Reliving musical joy of playing with the world’s best stereo equipment.
Audio File: Every musician has been laid off, with no severance pay
I vividly remember receiving the terrible news from the director of the nonprofit performing arts center where I was running a small concert series. Not nearly enough tickets had sold...
Audio File: For Courtney Hartman, home is where the guitar is
Courtney Hartman returned to Loveland to pursue a solo career.
Audio File: Colorado native Dominick Leslie heats up national bluegrass scene
In 2004 Dominick became the youngest-ever winner of the Rockygrass mandolin competition.
Audio File: Grant Gordy releases bright new classic with ‘Interpreter’
Listening deeply to Grant Gordy reveals a thoughtful mind with a careful approach and unique ideas.
Audio File: Wrap it and package it up
A mastering engineer is the closest thing to an audiophile in the process, and there will always be a need for the truth.
Audio File: Become a master(er)
The art of mastering is an art of confidence, and of knowing when to reject something and suggest starting over.
Audio File: Musical chairs
In a world with computer-based mixing, I think there is too little attention paid to the “absolute phase” of the tracks, relative to each other.
Audio File: The phase malaise
“He’s just going through a phase right now.” “The moon is in a waxing gibbous phase right now.” “Fire phasers and photon torpedoes!”
Audio File: Ribbon me this
Inhabiting the desks of late night talk show hosts, and lowering from the ceiling on a pulley during boxing matches, the ribbon microphone has an iconic look and a rich...