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This Max for Live patch demonstrates critical digital audio concepts

Learn about sampling rate, aliasing, and the Nyquist frequency – stuff you need to know when working with digital audio – right in Ableton Live, visually.

Max Mathews, Father of Digital Synthesis, Computer Innovator, Dies at 84

Max Mathews is best known for his involvement in the debut of digital synthesis, but he contributed much more. His Radio Baton predicted gestural controllers that arrived much later from Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft, and it may be his code design ideas that outlast even the memory of the computer’s first musical utterances. Photo CC-BY-NC-SA) […]

- April 22, 2011

Your Hearing, According to MP3: Sounds for Humans, Played for 10^450 Years

The miracle of human hearing goes well beyond audiophile snobbery over “high fidelity,” or the machinations of sometimes-arbitrary, designed-by-committee industry specifications. But, in the context of my rant about perceived myths in audio, what can we hear, really? And how much perceptible sound can you squeeze into an MP3? For his master’s thesis at the […]

- May 12, 2010

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