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Olafur Arnolds new album!  (check the avatar)

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Rolling thru the post Beatle Lennon albums, this is his 2nd and more commercially successful album, but not in the same league as his first post Beatle album (sorry Magic I should have posted The Plastic Ono Band, no artist or title on it)

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Overwerk: After Hours

 

Daybreak Remix:

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Dusted off The Cure..

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So I'm browsing through HD Tracks' "audiophile picks" music selection and there are a lot of really great-sounding albums released under the Water Lily Acoustics label.
HD Tracks offers them at 24/88 though...I have to wonder where they got these so-called HD masters. From Water Lily Acoustics' website, they sell Red Book CDs and SACDs, neither of which use 24/88. confused_face_2.gif

http://www.hdtracks.com/audiophile-picks/indian-architexture

http://www.hdtracks.com/audiophile-picks/bourbon-rosewater

http://www.hdtracks.com/audiophile-picks/a-meeting-by-the-river

http://www.hdtracks.com/audiophile-picks/tabula-rasa

http://www.hdtracks.com/audiophile-picks/saltanah
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I wasn't able to get into jazz all that much... other than contemporary stuff. I've been listening to blues station on pandora for the past couple of weeks and now I'm diving in, all of this in flac:

 

13.1gb of goodness.


Edited by linglingjr - 1/12/14 at 12:40am
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So I'm browsing through HD Tracks' "audiophile picks" music selection and there are a lot of really great-sounding albums released under the Water Lily Acoustics label.
HD Tracks offers them at 24/88 though...I have to wonder where they got these so-called HD masters. From Water Lily Acoustics' website, they sell Red Book CDs and SACDs, neither of which use 24/88. confused_face_2.gif
 

Well 24bit/88.2kHz is a reasonably popular format to record music in. My cousin who is studying music technology and composition had to naturally make a decision about which sample rate he was going to use to record his own music, and after much contemplation he ended up choosing 24bit/88.2kHz. 88.2kHz is a good sample rate to choose if your final medium is going to be CD, because it's exactly double the CD's 44.1kHz, making the downconversion a mathematically less tricky process. Also, creating an SACD release from a 24bit/88.2kHz PCM master is similarly a slightly more ideal process because SACD's 2.8224MHz sample rate is PRECISELY (by design) 64 times CD's 44.1kHz, and therefore 32 times 88.2kHz. When it comes to PCM audio, based on my current theoretical understanding and personal experience, 48kHz and 88.2kHz are the only two of the commonly-used sample rates that make sense to me if we are striving for maximum fidelity. 96kHz isn't bad either, and if the final format is going to be 24bit/48kHz on for example a video file, then it is a worthwhile option to consider as well.

 


 

Now listening to this.

 

Metome - Objet

https://metome.bandcamp.com/album/objet


Edited by TJ Elite - 1/12/14 at 5:20am
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what do you think of those 2 albums? I'm not really a fan of them. 

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what do you think of those 2 albums? I'm not really a fan of them. 

they take 3 terrific talents,add them together and somehow end up with less than 3....should have been a lot better

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Joseph HaydnString Quartet in E flat major ('Joke'), Op. 33 no. 2String Quartet in C major ('Bird'), Op. 33 no. 3
Quatuor Mosaïques

 

 

Michael Finnissy: Choral Works--Palm SundayVertueForget-me-notDescriptive Jottings of London
EXAUDI/James Weeks

 

 

J. S. BachChristmas Oratorio, BWV 248--Part One
Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Evangelist
Nancy Argenta, soprano
Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Hans Peter Blochwitz, tenor
Olaf Bär, bass
The Monteverdi Choir
The English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner

 

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