With the viral spiral of the MoFi vinyl mastering situation it became clear how the misunderstandings of how DSD is recorded, mixed, mastered and delivered came to light. Not only with the audiophiles, but with professional audio engineers. We've tried talking to people directly, but unfortunately, the misinformation has spread too deep. So rather than try to talk to each person who spread misinformation, we thought we'd set the record straight and create our own videos of EXACTLY how the DSD process is handled from start to finish with live workshops from our studio.
If you're interested in attending a workshop... please fill out this questionnaire. Should only take a minute. Thank you!
The workshop will be broadcast live to attendees of our workshop. Later, we'll make available the audio files in multiple formats so that you can hear the differences in mastering and the decisions we make in mastering.
There is a lot of new enthusiasm for DSD now that it's clear so many people have been enjoying the sound of vinyl cut from DSD256 masters.
In this article Jim Davis, President of MoFi, explains in detail the processes his mastering engineers use and why they include DSD as part of their process. He also explains how analog eq can be used and not have to convert DSD to PCM.
We hope that more professional audio engineers read this as well. It's not easy or cheap to stay in the analog domain for DSD - but it is possible.
If this goes well, we hope to do more workshops on the recording processes for HD and DSD.
Thanks, as always, for your supporting our HD music store and our efforts to keep the quality high.
Blue Coast Records and Music