"The designer is in essence an artist, one whose tools differ from those of his predecessors, but an artist nonetheless."
"Having an idea is comething that cannot be learned anywhere."
"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent."
"Lighting is like driving a car. The requirements are the same."
"You cannot bore people into buying your product, you can only interest them in buying it. You cannot save souls in an empty church."
"It is important that musicians have a sense of occasion and danger in recording. Putting down tracks or vocals with endless opportunities to correct and perfect accomplishes the opposite of what I look for in a recording."
Joe Boyd - Producer
"Everywhere in the world, music enhances a hall, with one exception: Carnegie Hall enhances the music."
"Stimulated by those moods which poets turn into words, I turn my ideas into tones which resound, roar, and rage until at last they stand before me in the form of notes."
Ludwig Van Beetoven - Composer
"The first rule for a designer is to find the right customer."
"Analog absolutely sounds better then digital, but ditigal allows us musical types to get what we imagine in our heads to come out of the speakers quicker."
Nick Launay - Producer, Engineer
Starting in 2002 we began featuring a "genius of the month" section, this ran strong for a few years. Our genius writer took an extended sabbatical to focus on raising kids. We hope to begin adding fresh entries to this section again beginning 2014.
Raymond Kurzweil is an inventor whose innovations have touched the lives of many. He may be best known for his work on the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, but his influence goes far beyond. He has been a pioneer in optical character recognition (OCR), the development of the first CCD flatbed scanner, text-to-speech synthesis, music synthesis, speech recognition,