The Next Track
A podcast about how people listen to music today.
Episode #251: 19th Century Technology
March 15th, 2023 | 29 mins 34 secs
Doug moved, and we discuss 19th century technology and wires.
Episode #250: Triangles of Sadness
March 1st, 2023 | 30 mins 17 secs
On speaker placement and triangles.
Episode #249: Immersive Audio and the New HomePod, with Chris Connaker
February 15th, 2023 | 28 mins 41 secs
Chris Connaker from Audiophile Style joins us again to discuss some of his recent discoveries in immersive audio, and we talk about how the new HomePod sounds; better than expected.
Episode #248: The New HomePod
February 1st, 2023 | 29 mins 22 secs
Apple has released a new HomePod, two years after discontinuing the original model. But is it the HomePod we want, or the HomePod we need? We discuss how it works with home automation. Also, Audio Hijack has just been updated. It's an essential app for recording audio on Macs.
Episode #247: Subtitles
January 18th, 2023 | 32 mins 48 secs
Why do so many people turn on subtitles when watching TV?
Episode #246: Apple's Music App in 2023
January 4th, 2023 | 34 mins 53 secs
We discuss the state of Apple's Music app and new or missing features for 2023.
Episode #245: Christmas Gift Guide
December 21st, 2022 | 28 mins 54 secs
Doug and Kirk look at some Christmas gifts for music lovers.
Episode #244: Too Many Songs, Not Enough Hits
December 7th, 2022 | 30 mins 41 secs
Record labels no longer have control of which songs become popular, and, as a recent article in Billboard says, there are too many songs and not enough hits. (Yes, we recorded this back in October.)
Episode #243: Are Singles Dead?
November 23rd, 2022 | 27 mins 20 secs
Do charts of the top singles make sense any more?
Episode #242: How to Break the Ice for Podcasts
November 9th, 2022 | 31 mins 15 secs
Doug and Kirk discuss some new gear for working with audio, immersive audio, and Zoom.
Episode #241: Geoff Edgers on Searching for the Perfect Sound
October 12th, 2022 | 38 mins 13 secs
In a long Washington Post article, Geoff Edgers goes in search of perfect sounding vinyl records.
Episode #240: There's No Old Music Anymore
September 28th, 2022 | 27 mins 23 secs
Music no longer sounds like it comes from a specific time. Old music sounds new these days.
Episode #239 - Immersive Music
September 14th, 2022 | 41 mins 41 secs
Is it time for a new audio revolution? Immersive music may be the next big thing. Chris Connaker joins us to tell us about his 7.1.4 audio system.
The Summer Interregnum
July 20th, 2022 | 41 secs
We've decided to take rest of the summer off, and we'll be back in September. Enjoy your summer (or your winter, if you're down under).
Episode #238 - The Fade
July 6th, 2022 | 31 mins 4 secs
Why do some songs fade out when they end? The brass band in the gazebo in the public park never faded out their songs.
Episode #237 - Sid Smith on Robert Fripp's Exposures
June 20th, 2022 | 41 mins 33 secs
King Crimson scribe Sid Smith joins us to talk about the new Robert Fripp box set, Exposures, which covers Fripp's years in New York City, from 1977 to 1983, around his Exposure album and his Frippertronics.