So – what the big deal with Master Quality Authenticated ?

MQA -Master Quality Authenticated – is a music encoding method that allows to combine high definition audio content with relatively small file sizes and downward compatibility. Without a decoder, the quality is around CD (Red Book, 16 bit/22Khz) but a decoder will make the “Hi-Def” available – sort of. Here’s what you need to know .. […]

Make It Stereo

We work with vintage music – unfortunately often in lowe(er) source quality and in Mono. However – with the right tools – one can re-create the BIG sound of the BIG bands in Stereo. While working on our “Strictly Analog” project we found a very nice 1958 Stereo tape containing the song “I Know Why Read more about Make It Stereo[…]

The “Tuxedo Junction” story

Among the tunes I remastered for  “Glenn Miller – Swing For the Jukebox” was, of course, “Tuxedo Junction”. I got a DSD copy from the original metal master – but, unfortunately,  this more than 70 years old master was severely degraded. Would it be possible to get something out of it?
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Playing DSD files directly on Linux

A lot of people believe DSD to be the format of choice when it comes to real high quality audio. If the provenance is right (e.g. if it has been recorded directly to DSD) DSD will deliver an amazing sound experience (see the differences between digital audio formats) . If you are a Linux user, Read more about Playing DSD files directly on Linux[…]