Hi-Res Download News (HDTracks, ProStudioMasters, Pono, etc.) & Software/Mastering Part 12**

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Gary, May 9, 2015.

  1. MrRom92

    MrRom92 Forum Supermodel

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    Oh, that’s blue and lonesome! Yeah, I got the 24/88.2 upon release. I was referring to the stones “On Air” that was released today. Looks like any websites that have it just have it in standard 16 bit, but a couple of people said that it was up in 24 bit. Looks like the other album I mentioned is also only 16 bit so I’ll be ordering the CD for these. Thanks anyhow!
     
  2. TonyCzar

    TonyCzar Forum Resident

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    D'Oh! Sorry.

    I pre-ordered the "On Air" CD myself: I was following the SH Forum drama on this one, and whateer my views, I really didn't think they'd DARE try pass any of this work off as hi-res.
     
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  3. MrRom92

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    Very true. Reading through the thread for that I’m getting more and more disappointed and am kind of on the fence of whether or not I want to get it at all… still, as a principal I tend to get things in the highest resolution they’re made available in. I’m sure whatever abomination they created was done at least in 24 bits before being downsampled for CD, but like you said - I’m sure not offering it as such was probably a well thought out business decision, lest it reflect poorly on their other hi res releases.
     
  4. jmelrose

    jmelrose Member

    On ProStudioMasters under technical notes, it lists the following for U2's new album:

    "96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Universal Music Operations Limited Studio Masters

    Tracks 1, 6, 15, 17 – 44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM, mastered in 96 kHz / 24-bit
    Tracks 2-5, 7-14, 16 – 48 kHz / 24-bit PCM, mastered in 96 kHz / 24-bit"

    I'm sure this is covered elsewhere, but PSM and HDtracks aren't giving me more info. What does it mean that the tracks are sold at 96/24bit but come from a 44 or 48/24bit PCM source? What benefit is there to doubling the sample rate?
     
  5. agentalbert

    agentalbert Forum Resident

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    I don't see how there would be any benefit to padding the file size, other than marketing. They should just be in their native format, or all at 48/24, though I don't think there is an benefit to uniformity for uniformity's sake. At least PSM gives that info. HDTracks doesn't indicate anything, just lists them at 96/24.
     
  6. Steve Martin

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    Since the mastering was done at 96/24 that to me is the new "native format". Downsampling it again after mastering wouldn't provide any benefit (may not hurt either, but still).
     
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  7. Plan9

    Plan9 Mastering Engineer

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    This.
    I have found that "upsampling" during mastering can produce interesting results. YMMV.
     
  8. jmelrose

    jmelrose Member

    "interesting"? Can you expound on that please?
     
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  9. NYMets41

    NYMets41 Forum Resident

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    Audirvana Plus has upsampling.

    Anyone use it?

    I'm learning so if you have a link to learn more or can share your experience I appreciate it.
     
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  10. Plan9

    Plan9 Mastering Engineer

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    This is not the subject of this thread so maybe if you want to know more shoot me a PM. But I just wanted to make clear I, of course, wasn't talking about taking a 16/44.1 original, just upsampling it to 24/96 or whatever and calling it a day.
     
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  11. NYMets41

    NYMets41 Forum Resident

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    Thanks, Plan B.

    I apologize for off topic post.
     
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  12. Steve Martin

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    That downsampling again would fix?
     
  13. Bytor Snowdog

    Bytor Snowdog Forum Resident

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    Upsampling has its uses when editing the file such as EQ, Declipping and such.
     
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  14. 360-12

    360-12 Forum Resident

    ...and the results can be completely transparent if done correctly. Sometimes even better!
     
  15. jmacvols

    jmacvols Forum Resident

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    Possible release this week:

    The Beatles:

    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band[Deluxe Anniversary Edition] - ハイレゾ音源配信サイト【e-onkyo music】

    Info: (Translated From Japanese to English)
    A masterpiece that made an album "show by fictitious band" tailored, pursuing the infinite possibilities of rock. Winning 4 Grammy Awards. Full English chart 22 consecutive weeks, national chart 15th week consecutive first place. (Announced in 1967)

    All Giles Martin Produce & Mixed delivery product sound source.

    The song of this digital sound source is the same as the 50th anniversary 2 CD set (UICY-15600/1). (15 songs are the same as the high-res sound source recorded in Super Deluxe's Blu-ray released in May 2017, contents of the first distribution as the same contents as the 2-CD set this time is high-resolution sound source.)

    Mix Produced by Giles Martin
    Mix Engineer: Sam Okell
    Mastering Engineer: Miles Showell

    * Tr.29 Strawberry Fields Forever only will be mixed in 2015.
     
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  16. oneway23

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  17. andybeau

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  18. AndyH

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  19. dtuck90

    dtuck90 Forum Resident

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    Just bought Sgt Pepper from ProStudioMasters for £21.79. Didn’t really want to pay any more than that
     
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  20. bubba-ho-tep

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    Can anybody who's bought it confirm whether the Sgt. Pepper download is the same as the hi res on the 50th anniversary Blu-ray or the LP master?
     
  21. MrRom92

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    I’ll probably be getting it so I’ll chime in but it’ll likely be much later tonight, if not later in the weekend. This is a good week for hi res though! After neither of the releases I wanted last week came out in a hi-res format, this week we get Sgt. Pepper! Linkin Park’s last live album! New Star Wars soundtrack! And what appears to be the original version of Shania Twain’s Come On Over in 24/96… I haven’t even scratched the surface of this weeks stuff yet and already I want a lot :pineapple:
     
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  22. oneway23

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    $35 for a double-disc, huh? What is this, the mid-Nineties? Yeesh!
     
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  23. Ed Hughes

    Ed Hughes Forum Resident

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    According to post #8440 it is the same.
     
  24. jmacvols

    jmacvols Forum Resident

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    It appears Sgt Pepper has disappeared from AcousticSounds, Prostudiomasters and HDtracks will not allow me to check out and buy it.
     
  25. MrRom92

    MrRom92 Forum Supermodel

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    HDtracks has been giving me errors all day. Haven’t even been able to browse the new releases yet.
     
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