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I have produced a variety of webpages and websites on audio-related topics. This Audio Miscellany site concentrates on home audio. Other - more technical - ones are on my University website. The following is a set of brief descriptions of these pages/sites with links you can follow if interested.

upsanddowns_sm.png - 3738 bytes Although the following set of webpages deal with audio and Hi-Fi, most of my working life was devoted to other topics. If you are interested you can see more about that on my “Ups and Downs” pages. They include topics ranging from the use of Concorde to observe a Solar Eclipse, telescopes on Hawai'i, and pantomime!

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The following links are mostly to webpages related to feature articles and my monthly column in Hi Fi News magazine. Many of the pages contain extra material which wasn't included in the printed magazine.The dates given are the cover-dates of the relevant issue of the magazine.

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You can click on one of the above buttons to jump to the section for a specific year. Otherwise you can browse down this page. The items are arranged below to start with the newest additions to make them easier to find if you've visited before. The rest are then listed in chronological order.

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The following pages are on a variety of audio related topics. They were mostly prompted by discussions on usenet (newsgroups) or by things I have read on the web or in books or magazines.

The above articles include results I obtained by using computer programs I wrote for that purpose. Most of the programs I have written for working with soundfiles are for the RISC OS operating system. Some of them are available via the Archive Magazine pages above. However I have recently also started using Linux and the ROX filer/desktop. Hence I have also begun the process of producing ROX/Linux versions of my software. The newest versions of the software - in both RISC OS and ROX/Linux versions - are now available from my software webpage.

You might like to visit Keith Howard’s Audio Signal website. In addition to a number of interesting articles, it provides some Windows executables for similar tasks. In particular, it now provides a Windows executable for analysing and plotting the statistics of the dynamics of sound files. This is called dynamicsanalysis and can be obtained via his freeware page. It can be used to obtain results similar to those in articles like the ones on Clipping on CD and Sound on Vision, above.

If you are also interested in non-audio topics, the main index page for my personal websites can be visited by clicking here.

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