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Spring is here, and with it comes great new releases. You might not have heard of Omnivore Recordings, but it's time you did. Omnivore is a new label created by industry executives with extensive experience in reissues. They have created a unique, atypical label with passionate and beautifully produced releases ranging from a long lost album by Alan Price, to releases by an eclectic catalog that includes Big Star, Alan Ginsburg, Maynard Ferguson, The Bangles, The Kingbees, 10,000 Maniacs, to Southern California favorites The Rave Ups. Read on for our full review of Alan Price – Savaloy Dip, and The Rave Ups – Town + Country.

Harris Fogel, posted 5/18/2016

Summer is almost here, and with it comes great new high-resolution releases. HD Tracks has been busy with a long list of new releases, including a Doobie Brother’s box set, a Grateful Dead concert long on the wish list of Deadheads, American Pie from Don McLean, and new releases from Chesky Records titles by Noah Wall, David Chesky, and a new Audiophile Hi-Res System Disc from 2xHD. Read on for our full review.

Harris Fogel, with additional editiorial input by Nancy Burlan, posted 5/10/2016

As much as battery technology has changed, our devices are ever more dependent on batteries then ever. If you are looking for a portable power source, these two battery packs won't let you down. The MyCharge HubMax 9,000mAh Portable Charger and Ventev powercell 10000+ battery charger are solid, stylish, and well-executed designs. Read our review to find out the details that will keep your phone or tablet charged when you need it.

Harris Fogel, Posted March 15, 2016

With all the discussion of high-resolution audio, especially as it pertains to reissues of older recordings it's easy to forget that a true high-resolution title starts as a high-resolution recording. Couple that with a first-rate set of musicians, careful engineering using a binaural microphone system, and the result is City of the Sun - to the sun and all the cities in between, a tour-de-force of acoustic guitars and Alexis Cole's Dazzling Blue, Cole’s tribute to some of the less known music of Paul Simon, both recently released by Chesky Records. Both use Chesky Records Binaural + recording technique said to create recordings that sound at home on both headphones and speakers. Read our review of these two new titles.

Harris Fogel, posted 2/25/2016

In this interview with Mary Engel and Executive Vice President Grayson Dantzic we discuss the creation of APAG, and the 2nd Annual APAG Conference in New York, held at the International Center of Photography, in September 2015. The American Photography Archives Group (APAG) is an organization created by President and Founder Mary Engel, the daughter of Ruth Orkin and Morris Engel. The primary mission of APAG has been to offer a forum for living artists and guardians of archives to come together to discuss and learn about all aspects of archive management. If you are interested in photography, estate planning for artists, and preserving photography archives, listen in! Recorded at the International Center of Photography in New York City, in September 2015 by Harris Fogel.

Harris Fogel, Posted 2/7/2016 (14:34)

As exciting as new digital photographic equipment is, most of it isn’t that different then the cameras of Nicéphore Niépce, Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre, and William Henry Fox Talbot. They all featured a single lens, and light sensitive material at the focal plane. For all their technical wizardry, the vast majority of digital cameras are the same, except for a digital sensor in place of light sensitive metal, glass, paper, or film. The new Light L16 camera is a radical departure that could shake the foundations of current camera design. In this extended interview with Co-Founder & CEO Dave Grannan, and Co-Founder & CTO Dr. Rajiv Laroia, we learn the story of this remarkable new technology. Recorded at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show by Harris Fogel and John Mulhern III.

Harris Fogel and John Mulhern III, Posted 1/30/2016 (37:06)

John Mulhern III believes that CES 2016 in early January 2016 was the best CES in several years, and a significant part of that was the return of interesting gadgets. In this roundup he writes about ten of them.

John Mulhern III, Posted 1/23/2016

With less than a week to go, John Mulhern III's mind is now solidly on CES 2016 in early January, and he writes about nine things he's looking for at the Consumer Technology Association's huge trade show.

John Mulhern III, Posted 12/31/2015

The gift of High Definition Music is one of Santa’s favorite gifts. First of all, he doesn’t have to slide down a dirty chimney, or deal with an attitude heavy doorman, so an easy download really makes Santa’s day. Plus, when Santa has had to listen to Muzak versions of holiday favorites, a high resolution, high sampling rate, wide bit-depth version, comes as a serious relief to our favorite holiday gift giver. We look at some of last year’s favorite releases from HD Tracks; one of the pioneers in providing high-resolution audio downloads, as well as industry approaches to brand High-Res Audio for consumers.

Harris Fogel, posted 12/20/15

The holidays are upon us once again. Each year, A.D. Coleman thinks back over the year in technology, and creates a list of the ten items of digital hardware and software that he either added to his toolkit this year or relied on heavily. Read on to find out his recommendations for this holiday season.

A.D. Coleman, posted 12/15/2016

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