Monday, March 30, 2015

Music selection for the upcoming speaker comparison tool

For my upcoming speaker comparison tool or interactive database (or however it will be called then) I wanted to cover many modern and representative music-genres that should give you a better idea of how a speaker behaves with this or that kind of music. Jump in to help me finding the right tracks.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

$$$ - A short note on my own behalf

First of all I want to thank everyone who was willing to press the donate button in the meantime. As you can see I had added a "donate"-widget at the top of this site some time ago for everyone who finds my work helpful and who wants to support me. Any small amount will help me to continue the work on this blog.

Although I am not a big fan of advertisments many will probably also have noticed that there are some more ads in the blog-layout now. In future I will also add affiliate links to various amazon-stores which will be just a way to help me cover a fraction of the costs this blog is causing.

Just to let you know, I am not getting rich with this, I started this as fun project in my spare time and because of my passion for music and portable devices. Every amount of money I "earned" was put back into the blog by buying new speakers, new recording and measuring equipment and lately paying the programmer who is currently coding the new "interactive audio database":

To tell the truth I currently have more financial loss because of all this than benefit, not even mentioning the time which goes into this. Meanwhile I am even not quite sure if I will be ever able to finish everything as I liked, because there is still lots of time to be put inside to prepare all the recordings etc. My family is already protesting against this...

But with this tool I really hoped to be able to create something unique and helpful for everyone who is interested in portable speakers as much as I am and I think the new audio database could become a first important resource for everyone who wants to get a first impression of how this speaker compares against another one.
I put lots of thought into the setup to make the recordings as consistent as possible and the intention is to complement the database with new speakers continuously, although please understand that I cannot afford buying any new speaker just because someone asks me to do so. Neither do I expect any of the big boys like JBL, Bose, Sony etc. sending me speakers for free, but I welcome any loaner of anyone who would like to have their speakers recorded and added to the list. Please be patient a bit. I have already got some cool music from great musicians to be used for this tool, I am still waiting for a response from other artists if they would like to contribute. When the final playlist covering many different genres is finally finished, I can start with the recordings and then publish this tool online.

Thanks to everyone for your support and let's look ahead at even some more interesting gadgets in future!

Your, Oluv!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Music: essentially worth listening

I have been working on something new for some months now and there will be a big surprise coming soon on this site, so please be patient.
Along the way I also contacted various musicians for the right content and would like to present a unique artist who gave me permission for using his music for my speaker comparisons:

Soulpersona with Digisoul records already released some outstanding artists like Carl Hudson who I presented last year with his "Zoology for Martians". But Soulpersona did some brilliant own recordings together with Princess Freesia as well which you have to check out if you are into electronic R'n'B/Funk groove with some deeper inspirations taken from the Discofunk/Boogie sound of 80s.

The first album by "Soulperfreesia", which is an "Amalgamation" of Soulpersona and Princess Freesia is still from last year, but nevertheless sounds fresh and funky even today and should be played at any event where real groove is in great demand.

"FateFul Attraction" by Princess Freesia is more of a "solo-album" and might appear a bit more "mainstream", but still bears the strong sound signature of Soulpersona who was responsible for all the production work.

Here comes "Fast Forward" from Soulpersona featuring Princess Freesia again, the most recent release from last month with great pounding production work and one track featuring legendary vocalist Jocelyn Brown and a funky disco instumental with Carl Hudson playing a spacy lead-solo. One of my favorite albums currently which gets played just in a repeat-loop.