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    Audiophile Style Podcast: Episode 13 | Pt. 1 Grammy Winner Bill Schnee Interview

    Episode 13 is up and being delivered to all the podcast platforms right now. We are happy to announce the Audiophile Style podcast is one of very few podcast now available via the Samsung Free app on many Samsung devices.


    In this episode I interview Grammy winning engineer, producer, and audiophile Bill Schnee about his new book Chairman at the Board and his 50 years of experience working with Steely Dan, Whitney Houston, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Barbara Streisand, Neil Diamond, and many more of the most talented people in the music business. The show concludes with an album recommendation and a cliffhanger :~)


    Buy Bill's Book Here - https://audiophile.style/schnee


    Music recommendation - https://audiophile.style/funky




    Listen via the embedded player below or subscribe on any platform.


    Current Podcast Setup.jpgAs much as I'd love to deliver this show to everyone in lossless high resolution audio, the podcast platforms only accept MP3. So, I record everything as lossless WAV files using a Neumann TLM 103 transformerless cardioid condenser microphone, then convert to 320 Kbps MP3 to give everyone the best quality currently possible. Given that I'm using a Merging Technologies Anubis analog to digital converter to record, I technically could do everything at DXD (384 kHz) or DSD256, but that's a bit over the top, even for me.


    A big thanks to David Chesky for allowing me to use the track East Harlem, from the album The Body Acoustic. The album can be purchased and downloaded at 24/96 from the Chesky Records site here


    All AS Podcast episodes can be found here, or you can find / subscribe on every podcast platform known to man. If I missed a platform some people use, just let me know. Here are links to the most popular platforms.








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    For those who've listened to this episode, you'll understand these photos. A friend just sent these to me. They are from the AES convention Bill talked about on the show. One is of me with the test pressing of Shelby Lynne's Tear, Lies, & Alibis that Sunny Nam gave me and the other is me with Doug Sax. This was the room where the presentation was given that Bill discussed on the show. 


    Sorry for the blurred imaged, but it's all that exists and I'll take 'em. 





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    Great podcast Chris.  When I saw this podcast come up I immediately thought of that incredible piano recording that Bill played at CES about 5 yrs ago (Andrew Jones hosted TAD event in one of the large parlor rooms upstairs at the Venetian).  I sat mesmerized at this 24/192 recording, and turned to Dick Olsher sitting next to me and told him I'd never heard the sound of piano recorded THAT realistically before.  He agreed wholeheartedly.  Oh, I want to hear that again!!  As Bill says in the podcast, all he needs is some funding.  I'll pitch in.  😎

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    Really great episode!  The reference to credits was so spot on IMHO.  Most people don't care and its just consumption (mostly free streaming) but the sheer amount of work required to create a song, let alone an entire album, should be appreciated and recognized, at least to some degree.  Again IMHO. 


    Even the metadata - I'll never understand when buying a digital album, all that is included in the metadata is "artist name, song title and genre".  Pisses me off to no end.  Rant off 😉.


    Cant wait for part 2, great job Chris, thank you.

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    Enjoyed it (part 2 also).

    One niggly note: he refers more than once to working on Ringo's first album. That was actually Ringo's third solo album. The first was produced by George Martin and the second by Pete Drake.

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