Welcome to The Soundkeeper!
This is a blog about audio, music, recording and playback, all things that have captivated me since I was a young child. I’ve been an audio engineer since 1975, though I was making recordings of friends and myself back in elementary school. With the “sound with sound” function on my brother’s Concord reel-to-reel recorder, I found I could play more than one musical part — we were using “overdubbing” before I knew what that was.
I’ve always loved talking audio with friends. In my college days, there were many late nights spent with a few audio buddies, talking preamps and loudspeakers into the wee hours. I didn’t know it then but those long discussions were providing me with a foundation — a yen for looking at every aspect of audio and music recording and playback from what I later came to know as “first principles”: an approach that questioned everything, every step of the process. It was a means of formulating questions and then searching out the answers to those questions. It was the best “recording school” I can imagine.
In the intervening years, I’ve participated on a number of Internet audio fora and written a number of articles for print publications in both the pro and hobbyist arenas. Several folks have asked me to put my thoughts into a book on the subject. I don’t know about a book but I thought a good place to start would be a blog like this, in effect, an audio diary, where I’d share some of the thoughts and ideas I have.
To be clear, what is written in this blog represents my own experience and perspective. I certainly make no claim to having any corner on Universal Truth. I hope you find these thoughts and ideas of interest. Until the next entry…