At Home with Andrew Scheps

Posted on March 12th, 2014 by Sonos Staff in Cool Music News, Music On Sonos, Sonos at Home

As part of our Sonos at Home series we hung out with 2-time GRAMMY-winning sound engineer Andrew Scheps at his home in Van Nuys, CA.

Scheps has helped the The Red Hot Chili Peppers, U2, Adele, Beyoncé and scores of others to, as he puts it: “make emotion come out of the speakers.”

As you might suspect, behind that modest mantra things are a bit more complicated: analyzing, understanding, and balancing the music the artist records with technology’s ability to accurately reproduce it. And the advent of the web brought new challenges, but also new opportunities. “We’ve always been told we have to sacrifice quality for convenience,” says Scheps, perhaps pondering his word choice, “but now we know that’s bullshit.

Scheps, along with other award-winning producers/engineers, has been lending their ears and expertise to Sonos for a few years. Starting with the PLAY:3 and most recently with the PLAY:1, he helped the Sonos acoustics team achieve the sound experience they were looking for.

“When I was growing up your stereo was a really important part of your life. Lately this concept of a place to listen to music has gone away, and it’s something we need to get back to. Sonos allows you to keep all the portability in your music collection, but gives you a great sounding system to listen to when you’re at home.”

Scheps frequently speaks to industry experts about what goes into recording and listening to great music. If you’re planning to attend SxSW you can catch him on Friday the 14th at 2pm at Ballroom E in the Convention Center. More info on his presentation here.

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Posted on March 12th, 2014 by Sonos Staff in Cool Music News, Music On Sonos, Sonos at Home

  • Heydar Aliyev

    Do not purchase this product! Sonos will bamboozle you into a flimsy world of non-existent library management. The data-end of this system lacks the most BASIC of features! No native web interface for music playback! Linux users look elsewhere!

    • http://www.sonos.com/support Sonos Support Team

      Hi Heydar, if there’s anything we can assist with regarding your Sonos system, please let us know. We’d be more than happy to help out. If you’d like to get in contact with our Customer Care team, you can find our contact information here: http://www.sonos.com/contact.

      Thanks.

      • Heydar Aliyev

        Thanks I really need help. The people making the stereo system I paid so much for are deaf to the feature requests that it’s community has been demanding over and over again. Web Interface. Linux Controller.

        • http://www.sonos.com/support Sonos Support Team

          Hello Heydar, we’re always listening to feedback and requests for new features on Sonos. Right now we have a thread regarding a web controller (HTML5 for use on Chromebooks, among other devices) marked as Under Consideration: https://ask.sonos.com/sonos/topics/a_vote_for_a_chromebook_player. A Linux-based controller is not currently planned I’m afraid, but you can find further details and our response to the request here: https://ask.sonos.com/sonos/topics/a_linux_controller_is_needed.

          • Heydar Aliyev

            Doodbro, that html interface thread has been open for a year and users have been requesting it for even longer than that. How much longer do we have to insist it be created before you listen?

          • http://www.sonos.com/support Sonos Support Team

            We don’t have anything to add regarding the request for a web-based controller at this time. If you’ve found that the system isn’t a good fit for your current needs, we do offer a 45-day money back guarantee if you purchased directly from us.