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 .. […]
There are not that many people who care about vintage recordings. It takes the dedicated work of enthusiasts to hunt down old records or Edison cylinders, to restore them and to make them publicly available as part of our musical heritage. But all of this is in peril as a secretive new copyright bill makes Read more about New Copyright For Old Recordings?[…]
Late Monday night, a tweet was posted by with a short audio-clip and people went nuts about it. Why? Because some were sure they heard “Laurel” while others were convinced that it said “Yanni”. How can that be? The answer is really simple actually … […]
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[…]
While working on the liner notes for our upcoming Glenn Miller release (we are awaiting the test pressings shortly) – we used approved quotes from the bandleader himself. One of the more famous quotes is Miller’s complaint about people criticizing his “style” of music. […]
From time to time, we get calls or emails from enthusiastic young man and women asking for a trainee, apprenticeship or job at Rollofone. Listening to great music and hanging out with the rich and famous – who wouldn’t want to do that? […]
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?
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[…]