What to listen about audio equipment: 15 podcasts
Podcasts - one of our favorite formats, and with the growing popularity of voice-controlled platforms and assistants like Alice, he begins to return the attention of the audience to himself.
Especially for this collection we found the best English-language podcasts about sound and audio equipment, but we'll start this digest with a short story about podcast with experts of Audiomania .
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This is a Russian-language podcast about sound, High End and Hi-Fi equipment, vinyl and audio formats. It comes out in 2013. To date, 43 issues have been recorded. In this broadcast, experts explain in simple terms the technical features of audio systems and discuss controversial issues from the technology world, introduce the audience to new developments and the history of brands.
On Habr there are text transcripts the most interesting issues of the podcast. They are sorted by topics, which will help you quickly navigate and make up your idea of "Sound."
The podcast was created by sound engineer George Thomas (
? George Thomas
) And developer Tommy Martin ( Tommy Martin ). The show is dedicated to radio technology and is released several times a month.
The first release of the program took place 13 years ago, soon after the hurricane " Katrina ", And was is dedicated to emergency power supplies. Leaders touch a wide range of topics - from sound artifacts up to Raspberry Pi .
As the name suggests, the main audience of this podcast is beginning music lovers. Leading talk about budget audio technology and give recommendations on the choice of equipment . One of the recent issues discussed new products the CanJam Show, which specializes in portable audio. For a year and a half there were 27 issues. Judging by the rating in iTunes and the positive feedback on the rarity, the popularity of the podcast will only grow.
Journal of audio and video What Hi-Fi? leaves since 1976. The podcast of the same name is a subsidiary project of the famous publication. The project is relatively young, the first release appeared only in May of this year. The hosts have already had time to discuss novelties in the field of Hi-Fi and features of Apple's "smart" speaker, and also to review several headphones.
A review of the world's news of audio and affordable Hi-Fi equipment for those who "strive for better sound quality and like to think." Air time is mainly involved in the discussion of audio equipment and music formats. The leading ones consider the best issue , dedicated to methods of streaming music content and related services.
The Tone Control
This podcast exists thanks to the sound engineer Justin Newton ( Justin Newton ) And guitarist Derek Heidemann ( Derek Heidemann ). Presenters talk about guitars, new and vintage equipment, sound recording and music writing. The podcast will help not only get to know the characteristics and capabilities of amplifiers and guitar pedals, but also to orient yourself in choosing a tool. "Space" Guitars Gibson and bankruptcy company, a hybrid of Telekaster and Jazmaster Fender Meteora - these are examples of the topics discussed. Guides regularly make reviews of guitars and related equipment. The podcast is released twice a week.
The American organization AES (Audio Engineering Society) since 1948 develops, revises and publishes standards for audio and related industries. She also produces a full-fledged scientific journal. The podcast serves as an appendix to this magazine. In each issue, briefly (about 7 minutes) tells about the topics of the new issue.
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The Occasional Podcast
Podcast of the edition editor Part-Time Audiophile and The Occasional Magazine . Most of the issues are named after the invited guests. Among them - sound engineers, engineers and designers.
The last series discusses secrets of success in the audio market and modern trends in design headphones. The fifth edition of the show was recorded directly at the office of the legendary Manley Labs. One of the founders of the company conducted the factory leaders, discussed with them the nuances of the development of amplifiers and talked about how he will organize his workflow .
This podcast is like an entertaining morning radio broadcast. Nevertheless, in each issue you can find something useful. The hosts and their guests give advice on the choice of home theater components, projectors, subwoofers and other equipment.
The podcast is led by former Audioholics reviewer Tom Andry (Tom Andry) and Rob (Rob H.) - specialist in professional AV equipment. In general, issues are constructed in the format of "question-answer". Listeners ask questions about home audio systems and ask what to look for when buying equipment. In the description of each issue on site shows there are time codes.
Weekly episodes last about two hours.
A podcast of the industry-known Internet community dedicated to audio and video electronics. Presenters talk about the features of home theaters and sound equipment. As the name implies, the podcast is not limited to talking about audio. In one of the last episodes was review blockbuster "Mission Impossible: Consequences".
Special attention is paid to testing. During the existence of the podcast the hosts checked the quality of the work headphones JBL, amplifiers Arcam, projectors BenQ and other audio equipment. In addition, in some issues there are interesting collections, for example the best OLED -tvizorov. Each issue lasts about 90 minutes.
The founders of the podcast call it "a guide to choosing the best equipment for home theaters." However, the podcast is beyond the scope of this topic. Leading talk about the dynamics, subwoofers, sound calibration, receivers and market news. And also discuss boomboxes for beach parties and movies in Blu-ray format. Each issue ends with answers to questions from listeners. The podcast comes out weekly and lasts about an hour.
This podcast can be attributed to the category of popular science.
PS Audio co-founder Paul McGowan talks about audio devices, sound, music and playback. In the podcast, he shares his more than 40 years of experience in the audio equipment market. His company produced everything - from components of vinyl audio systems to modern Hi-End equipment.
The podcast is highly informative. Each issue is the answer to a question about audio technology or sound settings. McGowan tells, on that it is necessary to pay attention in the specifications of amplifiers and preamps, why speakers back tweeters and answers to other questions. The podcast will be especially interesting for those who want to better understand the technical characteristics of audio devices.
Podcast of the Internet community of the same name, dedicated to personal and portable audio. During the existence of the podcast - from 2007 to 2016 - more than 80 episodes were released.
One of the first guests of the program became known restorer of analog recordings Steve Hoffman ( ? Steve Hoffman
). In addition to the interviews, the presenters share the news of the industry and review audio equipment. For example, one of the issues is devoted to the device of in-channel monitors.
Home Theater Geeks
The host of the podcast is professional musician and editor of the AVS Forum portal Scott Wilkinson. He talks with leaders in the field of home theaters and sound equipment. The guest of one of the latest issues was a specialist in portable sound Till Hertsens (Tyll Hertsens), which is answered to the listeners' questions about the choice of headphones.
Although the transfer has stopped coming out, all 373 episodes are still available in the podcast format.
The popular science podcast of the internet edition of the same name, dedicated to headphones and speakers. Leaders with humor discuss the most diverse aspects of audio.
You will be told about the history of the MP3 format, listening features music on your smartphone and the influence of music on our consumer habits. Each episode lasts about 20 minutes.
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