Ep. 527: Where the sound is the thing Video
Steve Guttenberg joins the show today to unveil the winners of the Audiophilliac Awards, popularly known as the "Audiophillie Music Awards for Excellence in Recorded Sound"--started right here on The 404. The premise of the contest? Not the quality of the songs, but the quality of the song recording. There's a reason why Guttenberg's ears are insured for a million dollars.
CNET Audiophiliac Steve Guttenberg (not that one) is back on the show and telling us why iPod docks, Beats Audio and Spotify are ruining the music industry. Steve also has a few ideas on how to make one last buck off the music industry, and advises us on the rules of listening to music in public.
If you're even remotely interested in the Beatles, today's episode of The 404 is a must listen. CNET Audiophiliac Steve Guttenberg helps us out today for all things Beatles. To set it all up, Steve gives the three of us a lesson in how the band essentially shaped a decade of music and culture and how they became innovators in the way that bands record music. For example, did you know that it only took the band 4 hours to record and mix the song "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band?" Later on in the show, Steve tells us about how the Beatles used a vacuum tube-based machine to record their earlier albums and later switched to solid-state, with adverse affects to the low-end sounds. Lots more Beatles trivia on the show!
When "The Audiophiliac" Steve Guttenberg tells us he has ideas for the The 404 Podcast, we listen. We invite him to sit down with us today to talk about Netflix splitting in half, which "high-end" audio manufacturers are making impossible claims about their products, and the headphones that just earned Steve's award for "Worst Sounding Audio Ever."
Audiophiliac Steve Guttenberg demonstrates the Soundwagon (also known as the "Vinyl Killer"), a toy minivan that can play an LP record.
CNET Audiophiliac Steve Guttenberg joins The 404 for an extra long and extra random episode that includes an exciting contest--listen to hear your chance to win a pair of Monster Turbine Pro In-Ear Speakers!
CNET Audiophiliac Steve Guttenberg joins us today to discuss the Back to the Future video game trailer, Steve's celebrity encounters, 3D surround sound, and more headphone advice for Wilson!
Steve Guttenberg helps us celebrate Audiophiliac Month with some sound-related memes, a look back at Times Square in the 70s, the birth and death of the Apple iPod, and more.
Recaps and pictures from last night's 404 Meetup, and Steve Guttenberg joins us with another list of ideas poking at his mind grapes.
Steve "The Spherical Audiophiliac" Guttenberg makes his first 2012 appearance on the show this morning and adds a few more descriptors to his middle name. He brings in a few noise cancelling ear buds and headphones into the studio for a head-to-head, and we'll confer about which modern artists have the talent to stick around another 30 years...