A Justification for Har-Bal : My Re-Mastering of Steve Wilson’s “Hand Cannot Erase”

Anyone who is familiar with the large body of work that Steven Wilson has created, either on his own or with collaborators, will be aware of his exceptional ear and attention to detail. Not only [...]

Why Too Much Limiting is a Bad Thing

Removing Inter-Sample Overs from the Har-Bal Limiter

Inter-sample overs is something of a mis-understood issue that need not be an issue but it depends upon how format conversion interfaces, including but not restricted to digital to analog [...]

A Late Christmas

Leading up to Christmas last year my eldest daughter was putting together her wish list and asking me if I could get her a bluetooth speaker system. Looking at the prices and the quality of the [...]

Where should I do most of my processing in Har-Bal 3.0

Generally speaking, you should confine most of your processing to the mid view. In this view the filter changes you make are applied to both mid and side channels simultaneously which is [...]

Byron Santo

Besides mastering, I also use HB on EVERY backing track for my band. It ensures our audience gets the best experience from our live performance and provides the best quality in ear monitor [...]

Loudspeaker Design Criticism

I have received some detailed criticism on my loudspeaker design because of my choice of a vented enclosure. The basis of the criticism is that vented enclosures can have poor transient response [...]

Loudspeaker System Design: The Final Details

As promised much too long ago, here are the detailed plans and bill of materials to construct my new loudspeaker system. The PCB (printed circuit board) layout bitmaps are (or at least should be) [...]

When Loudness Wars visit why mp3’s Sound Better than CD’s

It must have been sometime last year during my epic loudspeaker design project (in testing phase) that I noticed, to my shock, that when I played “Something For Kate’s” track [...]

Chuck McDowell

Clarke’s third law says “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”. That is what you have done! Chuck McDowell https://www.esoebo.com/index.html