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Poster: Dupenhagen Moonbat Date: Jul 11, 2015 1:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: No Mo' Upsampled Tinny Minis

You said, "This translates to 94 percent of the musical information being discarded during the streaming process." The information is lost in the encoding process (as distinct from encoding on-the-fly). Presuming some semblance of farsightedness on the part of the archiver, the master exists in geographically dispersed triplicate -- Alexandria, are you listening?

If you're in the concert venue's sweet spot with your state-of-the-art 24-bit stealth recorder, keep the 24-bit original, make it reasonably easily available, and provide the obligatory 16-bit tinny mini for the unwashed masses. As for those who continue to upsample 16-bit to 24-bit, please stop.

If there were a Golden Rule of archival integrity, it would be, "Step on the mass distributed product, but keep yours pure." Or, as the late, great Ray Charles put it, far more tersely and poetically, "I want the masters."