Welcome to Pink Noise

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A LETTER FROM EDITOR CATHERINE VERICOLLI NOVEMBER, 14TH 2014 It’s difficult to embrace the uncertain when there’s comfort in the familiar. As a recordmaker and audioworker, studio owner and music lover, there’s a slew of uncertainties – almost all of … Continued

The Straight Eight (Live) – Ian MacKaye

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Ian MacKaye is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, musician, label owner, and producer. Active since 1979, MacKaye is best known for being the frontman of the influential hardcore punk bands Minor Threat, the post-hardcore bands Embrace and Fugazi, as well … Continued

The Straight Eight – Tony Visconti

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Tony Visconti is an American record producer, musician and singer. Since the late 1960s, he has worked with a vast number of artist on an incredible discography spanning decades. His lengthiest involvement with any artist is with David Bowie, and from the 1969 … Continued

The Art and Aesthetics of Audio Restoration

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Before I deliberately chose to specialize in the narrow field of audio restoration, I read books about noise. Some audio engineers devour gear manuals, debating the merits of particular capacitors and tubes, or they read music biographies that detail the … Continued

Pink Paper #001 – TEC Awards Are Spurious

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Pink Paper #001 – January 25, 2016 Problem: 2016 TEC Technical Achievement Award was given to the Antelope Satori monitor controller, a piece of equipment with documented and published technical faults. Goals: To raise consumer awareness about the spuriousness of TEC Awards. To … Continued

Announcing Pink Papers

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We have a new series of papers coming soon. Pink Papers will be hybrids of technical papers, investigative journalism and consumer advocacy. Pink Papers are our version of the technical White Paper. Like White Papers, we aim to present a … Continued

Cookie Marenco – Straight 8 Live Interview

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With Catherine Vericolli Interview 4-25-2015, Published 6-2-2015   Cookie Marenco is an engineer/producer/composer with more than 20 years experience in the music industry. She is the founder of OTR Studios and Blue Coast Records, and has engineered or produced five Grammy-nominated records, several Gold records and an Academy Award-winning documentary. Marenco, along … Continued

The Straight Eight – Tucker Martine

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Tucker Martine is a Grammy-nominated American record producer and composer who has worked with artists such as The Decemberists, R.E.M., My Morning Jacket, Beth Orton, Neko Case, Mudhoney, Bill Frisell, Sufjan Stevens, Spoon, Camera Obscura and Laura Veirs. In 2010, Paste Magazine included Martine … Continued

Audiophiles, Audioworkers & Assholes

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Allen Farmelo contemplates the aggressive divide between audio communities and asks everyone to grow up. “Both communities obsessing on either side of that strange divide between audio input and audio output is what brings sensitive listeners like me to tears and fills us with hope.”

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