AKELSON had already proposed a first vinyl Piuma, today, it proposes a new piano album After The Rain with Thomas Schirmann. The particularity of AKELSON (which was founded by Raoul) is to propose the vinyl version and the master version (here in 32 bits floating and 88.2 kHz) studio which is used for the realizationContinue reading “Cutting the lacquer of an audiophile vinyl – After The Rain“
Thomas Schirmann’s album After The Rain was released in CD format in 2020, today, thanks to the initiative of AKELSON, this album is proposed in the format coming directly from the studio mix to be the closest to the will of the artist in the audiophile spirit.In addition to the master version, a vinyl willContinue reading “Thomas Schirmann – After The Rain – Review (CD, 32 bits floating Master, Qobuz)”
Kate Bush – Hounds Of Love – review (CD, Vinyl, Vinyl Japan, Cassette, Qobuz, Tidal, original, remastered 2018)
The album of Kate Bush Hounds Of Love was released in 1985. The airing of season 4 of Stranger Things with the cover of the song Running Up That Hill has revived this track and the album during this summer. The tape that is used in the series has also become a cult item thatContinue reading “Kate Bush – Hounds Of Love – review (CD, Vinyl, Vinyl Japan, Cassette, Qobuz, Tidal, original, remastered 2018)”
The MOFI case, which has been on the internet for more than 10 days, shows that the management of master tapes is indeed a real problem today, because these tapes are aging and have been used many times. This is why, for the preservation of our heritage, we also digitalise the multi-track tapes that wereContinue reading “MOFI Analog or Digital sources? List of sources (updated 09/24) .”
The cassette is back, it was produced in several colors for the album Will Of The People, including the yellow version presented here. With its DR4 for the digital version, and a dynamic Dolby Atmos and vinyl version, how will the cassette sound? This is what we are going to find out with the additionContinue reading “Muse – Will Of The People – Review updated with Cassette”
This album is a restrospective of Madonna’s 50 best songs. This album was released in a 50 tracks with 6 vinyls , and a reduced 2 vinyls with 16 tracks which is tested below. The review includes 2 editions: Vinyl, Qobuz Hi-Res (Tidal). In this test, the DR measurement shows that the DRs are identicalContinue reading “Madonna – Finally Enough Love – Review (Vinyl 2 LP, Qobuz Hi-Res, Tidal)”
With its DR4 for the digital version, and a dynamic Dollby Atmos version, how will the vinyl sound? This is what we are going to find out with the addition of the black vinyl which is a nice surprise, find all the details and samples here.
During the visit to the DES Studio, we talked about that the finalization of the Atmos mixes for the cinema were done in the Digital Factory Auditorium. It is in this Auditorium of the Digital Factory that we are going today, I thank Frederic (Chief Operating Officer) and Fabrice (Sound Engineer) for their welcome andContinue reading “Digital Factory Auditorium – Music and movies in Dolby Atmos”
“Will Of The People” is the ninth studio album by Muse. It is an album that reflects the current uncertainties with rather dark songs. This new album has 10 songs and a duration of 37 minutes and is a best of of the best music the band can make. The review includes 4 editions: Vinyl,Continue reading “Muse – Will Of The People – Review (Cassette, Vinyl, Qobuz Hi-Res, Amazon Dolby Atmos Binaural)”
Mylène Farmer – À tout jamais – new single in 360 Reality Audio (360RA), Dolby Atmos and Stereo (review)
Mylène Farmer’s new single À tout jamais was released on Friday 26 August 2022. It is the first track from the album due out at the end of the year.This single is available on all platforms in stereo and also in 360 Reality Audio on Tidal, Deezer, Amazon and in Dolby Atmos on Apple Music.ThisContinue reading “Mylène Farmer – À tout jamais – new single in 360 Reality Audio (360RA), Dolby Atmos and Stereo (review)”
Here are the MOFI One step and SACD vinyl versions of Eric Clapton’s Unplugged album.For this album, MOFI did not indicate the type of source, but a digital source was used as confirmed by the measurement results. This album is not from an analogue source, so there is no copy from analogue to DSD. MOFI’sContinue reading “Eric Clapton – Unplugged Review updated with MOFI Ultradisc One Step Vinyl and SACD”
The vinyl edition was released later than the digital edition of Alan Parsons’ From the New World album. It is increasingly the case that vinyl is released after the digital edition, due to the high demand for vinyl pressing. This clear vinyl is a nice surprise with a specific mastering that gives it a clearerContinue reading “Alan Parsons – From the New World – review updated with the vinyl LP”
Update of the MOFI list with the addition of new vinyls and also the addition of process details like :1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe which indicates that the DSD file has been converted to analogue for mastering in an analogue console before cutting. Find the listContinue reading “MOFI – Liste of sources Updated 08 16 2022”
The Alicia album review has been updated to include Amazon UltraHD, Qobuz Hi-Res and especially the Sony 360 Reality Audio (360RA) version via Tidal. The 360RA version is a real revelation in terms of spatialization and dynamics. Read the full review here.
Update of the MOFI list with the addition of more than 40 albums.Find the list updated of sources here.
Released on 8 April 2022, Hey Hey Rise Up is the first unreleased Pink Floyd recording since 2014. The song includes the vocals of Ukrainian rock band BoomBox’s lead singer, Andriy Khlyvnyuk. This track is now available as a vinyl single and cd single with a second track A Great Day For Freedom 2022. AllContinue reading “Pink Floyd – Hey Hey Rise Up – Review (Vinyl, CD, Qobuz Hi-Res, Tidal Master)”
Alan Parsons is back with his 6th solo album From the New World. But Alan Parsons is not only a musician, he is also a great engineer who worked on Abbey Road (The Beatles) and the fabulous The Dark Side of the Moon (Pink Floyd)… The review includes 6 editions: CD, DVD stereo, DVD 5.1,Continue reading “Alan Parsons – From the New World – review (CD, DVD, stereo, 5.1, Qobuz, Tidal, vinyl)”
It is in November 1991 released the eighth album of Michael Jackson Dangerous. It will have needed more than 15 months from June 1990 to October 1991 to produce this album. It is a real success with more than 32 million albums sold to date, it arrives behind Bad and Thriller.For this album, the soundContinue reading “Michael Jackson- Dangerous – Review (LPs, CDs, Streaming, DAT, 1991 to 2021)”
Today the vinyl is back and the new albums are released in this format. But, there is also an offer of vinyl cutting by unit ( to cut your compilation or an album not published on vinyl) or in small quantities without the constraint of having to produce several hundreds of copies. It is inContinue reading “How to get your vinyl cutted?”
Prince – Prince and the Revolution Live Review (LP, CD, bluray, Streaming Qobuz, Amazon Binaural, Bluray Multichannel, Atmos)
Prince and the Revolution Live was recorded in March 1985 during the Purple Rain tour, one year after the release of Prince’s sixth album Purple Rain (1984). Available until now on video, this concert is for the first time available in musical media You can find the measurements of each edition in the different partsContinue reading “Prince – Prince and the Revolution Live Review (LP, CD, bluray, Streaming Qobuz, Amazon Binaural, Bluray Multichannel, Atmos)”
Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygene Review (LP, Japanese LP , MOFI LP, CD, Trilogy 40th Anniversary, Qobuz, Tidal, DVD, cassette)
La version française du test est disponible ici. The French version of the review is available here. After Deserted Palace (1972) and Les Granges Brûlées (1973), Oxygène is the successful album that launched Jean Michel Jarre with over 18 million records sold. For this review, the listening was done with Jean Razzaroli from Vinyl&Audio magazineContinue reading “Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygene Review (LP, Japanese LP , MOFI LP, CD, Trilogy 40th Anniversary, Qobuz, Tidal, DVD, cassette)”
Released in 1988, Money For Nothing is a compilation of the best songs from the first 5 Dire Straits studio albums. After a first remastering in 1996, it returns today with a new remastering in streaming and vinyl. The review includes 4 editions: Vinyl 2022, CD 1988, CD remastered 1996, Streaming Qobuz remastered 2022. YouContinue reading “Dire Straits – Money For Nothing – Review (LP, CD, Qobuz, 1988, 1996 remastered 2022)”
Here are some pictures of the visit to the Haute Fidelité Show from the magazine Haute Fidélité in France. Click on the pictures to enlarge. ATC, ANTHEM & SONY click to enlarge MLB DARTZEEL & STENHEIM YG ACOUSTICS, NAGRA & SME AUDIOQUEST & GOLDENEAR THRAX & AMG THÖRESS & LUMEN WHITE FM ACOUSTICS SYSTEME XS2Continue reading “Salon Haute Fidélité 2022 (Hi-Fi show) at Novotel Paris Est (France), June 11-12, 2022”
Amy Winehouse’s 2007 Glastonbury Festival concert is available for the first time on vinyl to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Winehouse’s performance on the Pyramid Stage The review includes 2 editions: Vinyl, Youtube (Back To Black). You can also find the review of an other album of Amy Winehouse : At The BBC here. BelowContinue reading “Amy Winehouse – Live at Glastonbury 2007 – Review (LP, Youtube)”
Poussin (artist name) welcomes us in his studio to present us the different parts of his work as a sound engineer in his different activities such as mixing, Dolby Atmos Mix, Mastering and Audio Preservation. Poussin’s Digital Encoding System Studio exists since 2000 and is specialized in : the digitization of tape preservation, more thanContinue reading “How to mix in Dolby Atmos or master an SACD from a tape, visit of DES Studio (Part2)”
The cassette is back, and the new albums are also released in a cassette version. To complete the review, and to answer several requests, here is the cassette.Find all the details of the review HERE.
This concert of The Police was recorded during the first world tour in 1979 & 1980. It was until today only available on VHS and Laserdisc, it is since May 20th available on CD, vinyl, DVD and Bluray. The review includes 4 editions: Vinyl, CD, Bluray stereo, Bluray DTS-HD MA 5.1. You can also findContinue reading “The Police – Around The World – Review (LP, CD, Bluray, stereo, 5.1)”
The release of Top Gun:Maverick movie in theaters in May is the opportunity to listen again to the music of the first Top Gun movie released in 1986. The review includes 8 editions: Vinyl (1986, Japan, 2016) , CD, SACD (Special Expanded Edition), Qobuz, Qobuz Special Expanded Edition, Tidal. You can also find the reviewsContinue reading “Top Gun soundtrack- Review (LP, LP Japaneses , CD, SACD Expanded Edition, Qobuz, Tidal)”
For the 25th anniversary of the Homework album, Daft Punk’s first album has been reissued with 15 additional bonus tracks., as well as a vinyl reissue with the 16 original tracks. The review includes 7 editions: Vinyl , streaming, Qobuz, Qobuz 25th Anniversary Edition, Tidal, Tidal 25th Anniversary Edition, Amazon, Amazon 25th Anniversary Edition. YouContinue reading “Daft Punk – Homework – Review (LP , Streaming Qobuz, Tidal Amazon, 25 th Anniversary Edition)”
Norah Jones – Come Away With Me – Review updated with Streaming Hi-Res remastered 2022, SACD 5.1, Dolby Atmos Binaural
To answer the numerous requests, the test of the album Come Away With Me by Norah Jones has been completed with the versions : Qobuz Hi-Res remastered 2022 Amazon UltraHD Remastered 2022 Tidal Master remastered 2022 SACD with track in 5.1 Amazon Dolby Atmos Binaural Find these new editions in addition to the 9 othersContinue reading “Norah Jones – Come Away With Me – Review updated with Streaming Hi-Res remastered 2022, SACD 5.1, Dolby Atmos Binaural”
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