Published Sep 24, 2007UK production team the Boilerhouse Boys have revealed that they've developed a remix method that will improve the sound of MP3 players like the iPod. Called "Poduction," Ben Wolff and Andy Dean - who have written, produced and remixed for the likes of Donna Summer, A Tribe Called Quest and Sarah McLachlan - developed the technique after studying the early work of the Beatles and certain approaches used in the beginning of stereo. Reports say only a staggering ten percent of information from high quality CD recordings are contained in MP3s, Windows Media and Apple AAC formats. Wolff and Dean's "Poduction" measures give a boost to the higher frequencies, which the pair learned from examining Motown recordings. According to the BBC News, artists such as the Kaiser Chiefs will now offer "Poduction" remixes of their material.
Ben Wolff told the network: "All of those Motown singles were sent up to the technical department who would analyse it and send it back with recommendations on how to make it louder. They'd say 'add another tambourine, put in some footsteps', or whatever. I don't think the average fan will necessarily be able to tell the difference, but you'll know which one you like more, even if you don't know why."