This post is to collect some web resources on HDCD. See bottom of post for the resource list. Why? In short, HDCD is a technology to encode a 20 bit audio signal to a CD-compatible 16 bit audio signal. While ripping some old audio CDs of mine, I stumbled across two records with the HDCD… Continue reading HDCD – Some info and resources
I bought a record at HDtracks to see if it has any benefits in contrast to CD-like audio files at a sample rate of 44,1 kHz and a bit depth of 16. I want to share my findings with you.
I hate squashed and over-compressed music. It leads to ear-fatigue quickly, is often distorted and sounds dull and low-fi compared to dynamic music. And although the Loudness War apparently is over, there’s still the need for proper loudness metering, so that people don’t fall into the trap of making their music too loud and destroy the liveliness of… Continue reading Getting EBU R128 on the web