Hello! My name is Evan. Welcome to Audiogasm, a site designed to help you get the most out of your home entertainment system.
I was born in 1974, the same year MXR was born. MXR became the leading supplier of professional audio effects in the world and most of my family was associated with MXR or other aspects of the music industry. My mom brought home a dumb terminal and modem to do some work on MXR’s Prime computer – a 16-bit system the size of a fridge, revolutionary for it’s time. That started the computer bug, and I ended up with a TRS-80 Model 1 computer at 3 years old, and quickly learned that through the magic of “programming”, I could make it do anything I wanted!
I grew up wiring up custom multichannel sound systems into a computer designed with a single 3 inch speaker, designing my own 4096-color display system for a machine that could technically only do 16, reprogramming output drivers to use a NeXT monitor on a PC, and numerous other little projects. Yes, I was a full-fledged techno-geek even as a kid!
One thing I learned, is that not everyone has the background and history required to fully understand all the tech-stuff thrown at us. Marketing makes it worse!
Corporations want you to be confused!
The goal of marketing isn’t to educate you about a product, but to make you believe that the product is the best value for your money. Often, it isn’t. We are trained to rely on brand names so that we don’t have to research every detail ourselves.
People often ask me what they should buy. What brand of computer should I buy? Here is a secret. Every manufacturer competes at multiple levels. Most have good models and cheap models. A brand tells you nothing.
Is there a solution?
Yes! Let the tech geeks like me inform you of the technology so that you can make truly informed decisions. This site is about making that information public. Don’t worry, I’ll break it down and make it easy.
Feel free to ask questions along the way.
All the best,