In Reply to: Re: Guide to SACD production and mastering posted by Frank. on December 31, 2003 at 12:35:48:
Firstly, I don't agree that anything in the useful guide is 'hype' as you say, other than our feeling that SACD is a great consumer delivery format with certain advantages over DVD-A, and DSD is a great sounding recording scheme with certain advantages over PCM. We work in both realms, at the whim of our clients.
I don't feel that PCM is 'inferior', and in fact many SACDs that people are falling all over themselves praising went through at least one PCM stage. That's the reality of recording now. Many records would simply not exist if it weren't for all the production tools available in the PCM world. It's doubtful if many of those tools will become available anytime soon in DSD, though 'pure' DSD is probably a superior system for producing recordings that don't need all those PCM bells & whistles. (The Pyramix workstation takes an interesting approach, converting DSD to 352.8k/32 Bit PCM when some kind of processing is required. This seems to satisfy nearly everyone.)
I'd say that, at our facility, 50 to 70% of the SACDs we master or author are sourced from hi-rez PCM.
Regarding SACD vs SA-CD, I've been told it's a copywrite issue. Maybe someone privy to things legal knows the details and can share them.
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Topic - Guide to SACD production and mastering - jeromelang 16:30:37 12/29/03 (11)
- Re: Guide to SACD production and mastering - Plush 09:37:37 12/31/03 (9)
- Re: Guide to SACD production and mastering - Everett 12:58:09 01/04/04 (0)
- Re: Guide to SACD production and mastering - david glasser 11:40:27 12/31/03 (7)
- You guys did a nice job with the Hugh Masekela and Eva Cassidy tracks on the GN sampler n/t - jeromelang 16:12:18 01/01/04 (0)
- Re: Guide to SACD production and mastering - Frank. 12:35:48 12/31/03 (5)
- ... and PCM, DVD-A mastering! (nt) - John C. - Aussie 16:35:45 12/29/03 (0)
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