How Well Can You Hear Audio Quality?

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Friday roundup
Last updated 5 August, 2017

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Get your best monitors or headphones out, turn it up, and see how well you can tell the difference between audio recorded in these music formats.
Get your best monitors or headphones out, turn it up, and see how well you can tell the difference between audio recorded in these music formats.

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In this week’s Friday Roundup, an online test to see if you can hear the difference between different types of audio files (we took it, it’s tough!), dance giants Above & Beyond on EDM, and – erm – EDM superstar Steve Aoki offers some business tips. All these and more in our weekly muster of DJ news from around the web!

  1. How Well Can You Hear Audio Quality? – Can you hear the difference between an MP3 file and uncompressed WAV? Take this test on NPR to find out! Read more
  2. Above & Beyond On The Problem With EDM – Ghost producers, pay-to-headline festival slots… oh my! Jono Grant from Above & Beyond weighs in on what’s eating EDM. Magnetic Mag has it Read more
  3. Spotify Wants Listeners to Break Down Music Barriers – With on-demand streaming fast becoming the choice for music consumption, genres and eras in music are being shuffled more than ever according to The New York Times Read more
  4. Setting Up and Using XDJ-1000s With Traktor Pro – DJ Techtools gives some tips on how to hook up Traktor with Pioneer’s new XDJ-1000 players Read more
  5. Steve Aoki On Business – Like him or not, Steve Aoki’s a multi-millionaire entrepreneur. Check out his quick tips in this video from YourEDM Watch it
  6. If You’re Facing The DJ, You’re Doing Dance Music Wrong – Why exactly do crowds face the DJ these days? Has it always been that way? THUMP explores Read more
  7. Britain Opens Club With Bouncy Castles And Ball Pits – you can relive your childhood while raging to killer tunes in this UK nightclub… Read more
  8. Sober Raving Possible, Shocker – Check out this New York Times piece on a drug and alcohol-free group of festival revellers Read more
  9. Here’s What 10 Old (School) DJs Think About EDM – Carl Cox, Aphex Twin, and Annie Mac are just one of the few dance music leaders to chime in. THUMP has it Read more

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