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  • Audiophile Style Podcast: Episode 17 | Part 1 Acoustic Sounds CEO Chad Kassem Interview




    Episode 17 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 the founder and CEO of Acoustic Sounds, Chad Kassem. Acoustic Sounds owns its own record pressing plant, vinyl reissue label, original production label, print shop, recording studio, and its own LP mastering business after purchasing the Mastering Lab form the late Doug Sax. Hear Chad talk about all of this and the decades of work that goes into reissuing work from artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Nat King Cole, Pink Floyd, and many more. This is part 1 of 2, enjoy :~)


    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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    2 minutes ago, STDPHD1995 said:

    Terrific interview. Love to listen to Chad discuss his background, and the evolution of Acoustic Sounds. He is a treasure, and what he has created is without peer. 

    Agree 100%. Chad's unvarnished opinions are refreshing and his work ethic is second to none. We are fortunate to have him in the industry. 

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    Lovely interview Chris, Chad is a treasure trove of stories and more stories... followed by even more stories. We - the community at large - really owe Chad a tremendous sense of gratitude for what he and his team do for us... they are the unsung heroes of this music business... everyone loves to complain about a record being late a day or three, when in reality we should be grateful that Chad is producing these amazing reissues for us to listen to ... Awesome stuff! PS: the KOB UHQR has just been released this morning............ w00t. 

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    Curious as to the status of the Pink Floyd Animals SACD project...  hoping it will see the light of day at some point.

    Cool interview with Chad, looking forward to part 2...  Thanks Chris!

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