This eleven track sampler has been produced for Sony Electronics by Analogue Archive Pte. Ltd. the Singapore based company that owns the well-known audiophile jazz label Groove Note Records. This new sampler is the first SACD sampler to feature not only stereo and multi-channel but even more importantly, tracks by several different labels as follows: Groove Note (5 tracks), First Impressions Music (3 tracks), DMP (2 tracks), Hyperion (1 track). Total running time is 72.36!
Some of the Groove Note tracks (Anthony Wilson, Bill Cunliffe) on this sampler have not been previously released on SACD. The Bennie Wallace track number 11 has never been released on any format prior to this sampler.
The tracks are all pure DSD recordings, i.e. they were not transferred from analogue or digital masters to DSD. The range of music covers many different genres (classical to choral to world music and jazz vocals), from fully immersive multi-channel, all enveloping, breath-taking choral music and dynamic drum ensemble from DMP to the intimate and closely miked holographic jazz vocals from Groove Note's audiophile star Jacintha. The sampler also features the work of several of the top US and UK recording engineers e.g. Tony Faulkner, Tom Jung, Mike Ross and Paul Stubblewine.
"The sound quality [of DSD recording] is by leaps and bounds the best I've ever heard from a digital format," - Joe Harley
"The kind of resolution I am accustomed to while in the studio, listening to the direct microphone feed". - Joe Harley
The GRV1013-3 sampler disc is a very impressive and useful tool for the prupose of demonstrating the technical superiority of DSD/SACD as well as the wide variety of music available on the format. Features:
Super Audio CD
SACD Multi-Channel SACD Layer
SACD Stereo SACD Layer
This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
Total running time is 72.36!