As sound enthusiasts at UT3-Records we keep our recording equipment up to date with serious professional audio gear.
The recent acquisition of the Lynx converter, Elysia equaliser and compressor and SSL X-desk summing table makes it worth to reconsider previous recordings through these analog masterpieces so to obtain a more rich and clean sound. Some disturbing frequencies are filtered out and a little compression gives the recording more “glue”.
So we decided to re-record in real time to our Tascam Master Recorder some of our recordings, in it’s initial audio definition (24bits/96kHz).
The différence of quality is quite small on a low budget consumer equipment, but gets very interesting using high quality headphones or speakers. Comparing both CD and high definition audio I could hear more details, clearer accents and more defined harmony. The sound image is wider, like video on a wide screen.
The musical experience is of a complete different level with high definition audio.
Downloading Hires audio, unzipping and preparing for listening reminds me the manipulation of a vinyl recording, with the advantage of digital reliability and precision.
For all audiophiles these Hires files are available on this page