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In Reply to: RE: Dang! That might explain... posted by Isaak J. Garvey on June 28, 2017 at 12:13:36
Well I didn't want to get into things like Innovation S Curves and Diffusion. It was pretty obvious the S Curve was stretched in an odd shape. Around the time of T.H.E. Show in Irvine last year it became obvious audio journalists didn't have a handle on the Master part. And in general journalists have no clue about Authenticated part, as the artist intended is just marketing hype. If it wasn't for others in chain from recording to release a lot of artists wouldn't have a sound that is viable in the market. Recording music is a team effort. That leaves Quality. Turns out there was no popular music (the stuff 90% of Americans buy) to purchase. It is pretty hard to evaluate quality when you can't listen for yourself. Going to the show in Irvine confirmed all of this and the audio press was going all out for MQA. RMAF 2016 was just more of the same so what to do?
Create a system where MQA can be discussed away from audio journalists. It's been more successful than I expected at getting actual information about MQA discussed. I can't thank the people who provided the technical information across many sites enough. Or Roon who made counting albums so much easier showing the limited supply of MQA albums. Not to mention Companies House who made all of their information about UK companies public. Today a way to bypass MQA decoding was posted. The will be more to come.
And they only have themselves to blame.
"... only a very few individuals understand as yet that personal salvation is a contradiction in terms."
In reference to that, these are golden quotes from Archimago's article:
"To all the "evangelists" out there... Beware of worshipping at the alter of the god of "time-domain" with salvation offered in the form of MQA and its weak filters. You'll likely find your faith challenged and ultimately recognize that it was misplaced despite a genuine desire for higher fidelity."
They would do well to heed his words.
Well, and absolute masterpiece of a post.
The only thing I can possibly add, is what I have repeated
many times before, but you can't get enough of a good thing.
-"Master Quality Authenticated"-
There is absolutely NOTHING authenticated, not by the artist,
the producer, or the mastering engineer. Marketing LIE.
-"Must be applied at Mastering". NOTHING is being mastered with MQA. It is post processing. Marketing LIE.
-Lossless. We know the "curtains have been pulled back", now don't we. Marketing LIE.
Then we can go into the "bandwidth" issue,
I have spoken to numerous manufacturers and they all have theories why the press has been shoveling this shit. A few have easy to guess theories, and 3 or 4 have some specific, harder to guess ones.
It is beyond shameless.
I would love for John Atkinson to post samples of his master files pre and post MQA for all of us to hear. But that won't happen will it.
Because the press has NEVER MET SHIT THEY DID NOT WANT TO SHOVEL.
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