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In Reply to: RE: Super Important Question That Has Parallels Today posted by Jeff Starr on June 20, 2017 at 00:20:16
>> The PM AD converter did that come in 16 and 24 channel versions? I'm thinking that with all the multi-track recording they would have to use them right from the start. <<
No the PM A/D converters were only two channels. They were typically used for transferring stereo analog tape masters to CD format. Multi-channel digital audio workstations (DAWs) were introduced in the early '90s but recordings made with multi-channel digital would not need to go through another round of A/D conversion. I'm guessing that the Dead continued to record to analog tape. Although this practice has become less and less common, some studios (eg, Shangri La, run by famed producer Rick Rubin) still uses this workflow - one final conversion to digital at the very end.
As always, strictly my own opinions, prone to error and not necessarily those of my employer or producer.
Always a pleasure to read your posts, Charles. I could not get the mix of technology discussion and industry history from anybody else.
I still like to understand enough about the technology behind buzzwords to be an informed consumer.
As an occasional consumer of audio gear and a regular consumer of recorded music, I look at new technology like MQA and decide whether it makes sense for me. For HDCD, SACD, DVD-A and now MQA my reaction has been "no sale". Very little of the music that matters to me will ever appear in those formats. Becoming wedded to formats like these also restricts my choices in gear too.
I buy hi-res PCM downloads instead of Redbook versions when I want to performances and the possible improvements in sound quality might be worth a modest premium. Pragmatic decisions based on value for money.
my blog: http://carsmusicandnature.blogspot.com/
"I buy hi-res PCM downloads instead of Redbook versions when I want to performances and the possible improvements in sound quality might be worth a modest premium. Pragmatic decisions based on value for money."
Tough to argue with this approach.
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