There is some contention as to whether Professor Jack's 1921 Broadcast was first. Some sources state that station 4XD was on air in 1919. In any case, the honour goes to Dunedin.
Site Map update
Links are now added to all pages on the Site Map, so you can navigate straight to any page from there.
An excellent resource for guitarists is at http://jguitar.com/. Here you can translate between chord shapes, chord names, and inversions. It has audio examples, too, so if you are searching for that magic chord, this is the site.
In the winter we are going to the Cook Islands to do some snorkelling. I was looking for a waterproof still camera, but when I saw some of the results from video cameras I decided to get one of those. After a look at all the possibilities I choose the Kodak Playsport. This is about the size of a cellphone, and is waterproof to 3m. It has full HD video, as well as 5MP stills. The new model (Zx5) also has an autofocusing lens with macro capability. It is also dustproof and shockproof.
Books on Recording
The other day I got an email asking what book I would recommend on Recording and that got me thinking. Years ago I would have had the answer straight off, but now with so much information available on the Internet, my dependance on books (both for myself and for when I teach) is a lot less, so I wasn't sure, and decided to do some research. I have racked my brains, checked my bookshelves, and researched what is still available (and what new editions there are). There are also some good new books that have come out in the last few years, but without much fanfare. Of course there are other subjects in Audio Engineering as well as studio recording. All these are being put into a bibliography page, with the cheerful title "books".
Happy Birthday, audiosite
new Harrison analogue console
After 10 years of making only digital desks, Harrison are now producing an analogue model designed to work as the front end for a DAW.
Hot on the heels of Harman's "how to listen" comes quiztones, an online application. It has a cool GUI and let's you try to pick an EQ frequency on various musical sounds. http://quiztones.net/#home