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Thats a great essay APK.

I have been running my studio through a Lavry AD/DA setup for quite a while.  The man will not create anything above 96k.  Below is an introduction to a paper he wrote.


The Optimal Sample Rate for Quality Audio By Dan Lavry, Lavry Engineering Inc. May 3, 2012

Imagine that you and a friend were standing at the base of a lone hill in an otherwise flat plain, and you start walking up that hill towards the top. Now imagine that when you reach the top, your friend tries to convince you that you can go higher up the hill if you simply walked twice the distance forward from the base. You would probably pause for a moment, look around, and quickly realize that continuing forward would just take you back down the other side of the hill! This concept of an optimum is not hard to understand, but in digital audio circles more and more people are taking the word of their friend the salesman, who tells them to keep on walking.
In this paper, I will cover some of the myths of higher sampling rate and illustrate how higher sampling rates can actually reduce accuracy in audio conversion. Moreover, I will attempt to elucidate the existence of an optimal sample rate and how conversion at higher or lower rates compromises the accuracy of the audio signal......

Heres the link to the continued white paper highlighted above. Have to say a fair bit of this goes way over my head :o  http://www.lavryengineering.com/pdfs/lavry-white-paper-the_optimal_sample_rate_for_quality_audio.pdf
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This is what the future of physical product will be....welcome to the  "Audiophile" domain.  Physical media is becoming a commodity.  A collectors game, (obviously not you drone on) where price does not matter, the more limited and the more it costs the more it needs to be possessed.  Why make something and price it as if its out of print when its just released or will be shortly

The soundcloud demo is astonishing beautiful.  I wish in a way it was crap, because that pricing is BS but i have great respect for the artist and love their work so Im torn.

Is 750 limited?  Perhaps for these two it my be.  Maybe they normally press 50,000 cd's!   

Heres a link....https://soundcloud.com/timstorymusic/lazyarcexcerpts
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Old story, but just let people believe in this myth…there is clearly a market with huge money for it.

Congrats to the industry  ;D
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This is a mighty fine technical essay on digital audio that shows why higher and higher bit and sampling rates is a waste of time ... and space. Well worth the read if you don't already know this stuff. Or if you thought you did, but actually dont  ;)

http://people.xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/neil-young.html#toc_lt

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Video for Supernature:

Supernature


It does change over time, but they are slow changes !
I decided to release the track on CDBaby as well as Bandcamp, so that it will got to iTunes, Spotify et al, just as an experiment really.
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by judd stephens on October 21, 2014, 09:19:46 PM »
Future Sound of London--Environment Five.  This is the first all new Fsol recording since Dead Cities in 1996.  Some of the most beautiful music they have recorded.  Amazing album!!!

Thank you!  Maybe a good candidate for best albums of the year?  I'm liking the overall production and flow of the album- it's neat how there are so many different styles peppered in, from world fusion to a little jazz, to vintage EM and ambient, and it all feels like it fits well together. 
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by chris23 on October 21, 2014, 07:29:28 PM »
The Humble Bee - Instruction Booklet N. 1232
Audio memorabilia as seen through the lens of tape loops, vinyl pops, and tape hiss.
Buy/Listen: https://dauw.bandcamp.com/album/instruction-booklet-n-1232

Also been listening to some miscellaneous audio scraps by Thomas Köner that he released recently on Bandcamp. These appear to be processed field recordings that were used for the La Barca album in 2009. Some of these are excellent (e.g., https://thomaskoner.bandcamp.com/album/dalmatinska-beograd) (BTW, if anyone is looking to sell their La Barca CD, I'll pay 30 USD for it.)
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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Missing in action--where are they now?
« Last post by jkn on October 21, 2014, 05:27:49 AM »
Inoue's been missing for a couple of years or more now.  Phonaut's post on it from 2012:  http://phonaut.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/where-is-tetsu-inoue/

The last paragraph explains why Phonaut would be one of the people to likely know and be concerned.

I thought I saw a mention of Thom Brennan somewhere - but I can't recall it now. 

Steve Roach is alive and well.  And planning more releases.  He decided to take a few days off after Bloodmoon before forging ahead.
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by jdh on October 20, 2014, 06:52:01 PM »
Further to the above.If you go to the link and click on it and the concert is over then go to the You Tube channel for Boiler Room,seems to be playing on a loop.
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by jdh on October 20, 2014, 04:46:08 PM »
I just saw this but here is the link-live A Winged Victory for the Sullen in London playing now.It may be re-broadcast.
http://boilerroom.tv/session/a-winged-victory-for-the-sullen/
Stunning is the only word.
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