AIX Records Founder Mark Waldrep Discusses HD Audio

AIX Records founder and chief engineer Mark Waldrep talks about the new Headphone [xi] feature included on his most recent Blu-ray music discs that simulates surround sound as heard in his mastering studio using any set of conventional headphones. He also discusses the issue of physical media versus streaming and downloading, analog versus digital audio, the difficulty of categorizing his titles on Amazon, answers to chat-room questions, and more.

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Mark Waldrep is founder, president, and CEO of AIX Records and, which are wholly owned subsidiaries of AIX Media Group. AIX Records and produce and distribute High Definition audio/video music recordings on discs and through the Internet.

Dr. Waldrep has been a pioneer in the integration of digital multimedia technologies and the entertainment industry for over 30 years. He was instrumental in the development of the enhanced format (The Rolling Stones, Britney Spears, 311), produced and released the very first DVD-Video titles in March of 1997, is the producer/engineer of the largest catalog of HD Audio recordings, and developed the first and only exclusively HD 5.1 surround music download site on the web. He has worked with Neil Young, Bad Company, The Rolling Stones, The Allman Brothers and the San Francisco Symphony on multimedia and HD Audio projects.

Dr. Waldrep holds a Ph.D. in music from UCLA, an M.S. in computer science from CSUN, an M.F.A. in composition from Cal Arts, a M.A. in music from CSUN, a B.A. in 3-dimensional art and a B.M. in music from CSUN.,