MOFI Analog or Digital sources? List of sources (updated 09/24) .

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 were used to make the master. The advantage of these tapes is that they have not been used very often, so they are not very damaged. This is what is done in the DES studio that I visited and which has produced the greatest French artists. These digital versions are used for the creation of new digital editions and also on vinyl.

But, coming back to the MOFI case, one can understand that it is easier to digitalise in DSD 64 or DSD 128 than to copy everything on tape with the displacement of the analogue material (very fragile tape recorder). But when you want to be a perfectionist, you push perfection to the max and try to do full analogue!
But it all came down to the fact that they were going to produce 40,000 copies of Thriller one steps!
MOFI’s problem is not the technical choice they made with DSD, it’s the lack of transparency and the fact that they let people think that they were doing full analog from master to vinyl, without any analog/digital/analog conversion. While the products are sold very expensive! It is a question of transparency, hence the problem of deception on the vinyls which is evoked on youtube or other sites.

MOFI reacted with this statement on its Facebook page:

We at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab are aware of customer complaints regarding use of digital technology in our mastering chain. We apologize for using vague language, allowing false narratives to propagate, and for taking for granted the goodwill and trust our customers place in the Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab brand.

We recognize our conduct has resulted in both anger and confusion in the marketplace. Moving forward, we are adopting a policy of 100% transparency regarding the provenance of our audio products. We are immediately working on updating our websites, future printed materials, and packaging — as well as providing our sales and customer service representatives with these details. We will also provide clear, specific definitions when it comes to Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab marketing branding such as Original Master Recording (OMR) and UltraDisc One-Step (UD1S). We will backfill source information on previous releases so Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab customers can feel as confident in owning their products as we are in making them.

We thank you for your past support and hope you allow us to continue to provide you the best-sounding records possible — an aim we’ve achieved and continue to pursue with pride.

Jim Davis

President, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab

MOFI has started to provide information, for this you have to look at each album on their website.
Here is a summary of the information available today, not all albums are detailed yet :

REFAlbumSupportSourceMode
MFSL2-500Alan Parsons Project – Eye in the Sky180g 45RPM 2LP1/2″ / 30 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL2-455Alan Parsons Project – I Robot180g 45RPM 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL33UD1S-041Alan Parsons Project – I Robot (33RPM)180g LP Box Set1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL45UD1S-040Alan Parsons Project – I Robot (45RPM)180g 45RPM 2LP Box Set1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL2-453Big Brother and the Holding Company – Cheap Thrills180g 45RPM 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog copy to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MOFI1-031Bill Evans and Jim Hall – UndercurrentLP1/4″ / 15 IPS Dolby A analog copy to analog console to lathe 
MFSL2-446Bill Withers – Live at Carnegie Hall180g 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS / Dolby A analog master to DSD 64 to analog console to lathe DSD64
MFSL1-525Bill Withers – Still Bill180g LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog copy to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL2-388Billy Joel – An Innocent Man180g 45RPM 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS / Dolby A analog master to DSD 64 to analog console to lathe DSD64
MFSL2-385Billy Joel – Glass Houses180g 45RPM 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS / Dolby A analog master to DSD 64 to analog console to lathe DSD64
MFSL2-383Billy Joel – The Stranger180g 45RPM 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS / Dolby A analog master to DSD 64 to analog console to lathe DSD64
MFSL1-350Billy Joel – Turnstiles180g LP1/4″ / 30 IPS / Dolby A analog master to DSD 64 to analog console to lathe DSD64
MFSL45UD1S-016Blood, Sweat & Tears – Blood, Sweat & Tears180g 45RPM 2LP Box Set1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL2-379Bob Dylan – Another Side of Bob Dylan180g 45RPM 2LP1/2″ / 30 IPS analog remix master to DSD 64 to analog console to lathe DSD64
MFSL2-461Bob Dylan – Another Side of Bob Dylan180g 45RPM Mono 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog mono master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL3-45009Bob Dylan – Blonde on Blonde180g 3LP Box Set1/2″ / 30 IPS analog remix master to DSD 64 to analog console to lathe DSD64
MFSL45UD1S-006Bob Dylan – Blood on the Tracks180g 45RPM 2LP Box Set1/4″ / 15 IPS / Dolby A analog master to DSD 64 to analog console to lathe DSD64
MFSL2-458Bob Dylan – Bob Dylan180g 45RPM Mono 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog mono master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL2-416Bob Dylan – Desire180g 45RPM 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL2-416SVBob Dylan – Desire180g 45RPM SuperVinyl 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL2-422Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited180g 45RPM 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog copy to DSD 64 to analog console to lathe DSD64
MFSL2-423Bob Dylan – John Wesley Harding180g 45RPM 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog copy to DSD 64 to analog console to lathe DSD64
MFSL2-464MBob Dylan – John Wesley Harding180g 45RPM Mono 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog mono master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL2-489Bob Dylan – Love and Theft180g 45RPM 2LP1″ / 30 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL2-424Bob Dylan – Nashville Skyline180g 45RPM 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog copy to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL2-488Bob Dylan – Oh Mercy180g 45RPM 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog copy to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL1-487Bob Dylan – Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid180g LP1/4″ / 15 IPS / Dolby A analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL1-443Bob Dylan – Planet Waves180g LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 64 to analog console to lathe DSD64
MFSL2-421Bob Dylan – The Times They are a-Changin’180g 45RPM 2LPSIDE ONE: 1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 64 to analog console to lathe
SIDE TWO: 1/4″ / 15 IPS / Dolby A analog copy to DSD 64 to analog console to lathe
 DSD64
MFSL2-460MBob Dylan – The Times They are a-Changin’180g 45RPM Mono 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL2-426Bob Dylan and The Band – Before the Flood180g 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS / Dolby A analog copy to DSD 64 to analog console to lathe DSD64
MFSL1-336Bread – Baby I’m-A Want You180g LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to analog console to lathe 
MFSL45UD1S-022Cannonball Adderley – Somethin’ Else180g 45RPM 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL1-414Carole King – Tapestry180g LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 64 to analog console to lathe DSD64
MFSL45UD1S-030Carole King – Tapestry180g 45RPM 2LP Box Set1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 64 to analog console to lathe DSD64
MFSL45UD1S-010Charles Mingus – Mingus Ah Um180g 45RPM 2Box Set1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL2-401-2Count Basie – Live at the Sands (Before Frank)180g 2LPDigital clone of original 1998 PCM digital master to analog console to lathe 
MFSL45UD1S-021Crosby, Stills and Nash – Crosby, Stills and Nash180g 45RPM 2LP Box Set1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL2-481Curtis Mayfield – Super Fly180g 45RPM 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS / Dolby A analog copy to analog console to lathe 
MFSL2-496David Crosby – If I Could Only Remember My Name180g 45RPM SuperVinyl 2LP1/4″ / 30 IPS analog master to lathe 
MFSL2-470Derek and the Dominos – Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs180g 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL2-441Dire Straits – Brothers in Arms180g 45RPM 2LPDigital clone of Sony 1630 U-Matic digital master 
MFSL2-467Dire Straits – Communique180g 45RPM 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL2-466Dire Straits – Dire Straits180g 45RPM 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL2-469Dire Straits – Love Over Gold180g 45RPM 2LP1/2″ / 30 IPS analog master – Plangent Processed – to DXD to analog console to lathe DXD
MFSL2-468Dire Straits – Making Movies180g 45RPM 2LPSIDE ONE: 1/4″ / 30 IPS analog copy to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe
SIDE TWO: 1/4″ / 30 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe
 DSD256
MFSL45UD1S-025Eagles – Desperado180g 45RPM 2LP Box Set1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL45UD1S-024Eagles – Eagles180g 45RPM 2LP Box Set1/4″ / analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL45UD1S-028Eagles – Hotel California180g 2LP Box Set1/4″ / 15 IPS / Dolby A analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL45UD1S-026Eagles – On The Border180g 45RPM 2LP Box Set1/4″ / 15 IPS Dolby A analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL45UD1S-027Eagles – One Of These Nights180g 45RPM 2LP Box Set1/4″ / 15 IPS / Dolby A analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL45UD1S-029Eagles – The Long Run180g 45RPM 2LP Box Set1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL45UD1S-015Electric Light Orchestra – Eldorado180g 45RPM 2LP Box Set1/4″ / 15 IPS / Dolby A analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSV1-001Electric Light Orchestra – Eldorado180g SuperVinyl LP1/4″ / 15 IPS / Dolby A analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL1-335Elvis Costello – Almost Blue180g LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to analog console to lathe 
MFSL45UD1S-017Elvis Presley – From Elvis in Memphis180g 45RPM 2LP Box Set1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL1-295Foghat – Fool for the City180g LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to analog console to lathe 
MFSL1-343Foreigner – 4180g LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 64 to analog console to lathe DSD64
MFSL1-341Foreigner – Double Vision180g LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to analog console to lathe 
MFSL1-338Foreigner – Foreigner180g LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 64 to analog console to lathe DSD64
MFSL1-342Foreigner – Head Games180g LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to analog console to lathe 
MFSL2-429Grateful Dead – American Beauty180g 45RPM 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master direct to lathe 
MFSL2-483Grateful Dead – Blues for Allah180g 45RPM 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL2-482Grateful Dead – From the Mars Hotel180g 45RPM 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog copy to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL2-428Grateful Dead – Workingman’s Dead180g 45RPM 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS / Dolby A analog master direct to lathe 
MFSL1-413Hall and Oates – H2O180g LP1/2″ / 30 IPS analog master to DSD 64 to analog console to lathe DSD64
MFSL1-412Hall and Oates – Private Eyes180g LP1/2″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 64 to analog console to lathe DSD64
MFSL2-498Harry Nilsson – Nilsson Schmilsson180g 45RPM 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL2-499Harry Nilsson – Son of Schmilsson180g 45RPM 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL1-368Iron Butterfly – In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida180g LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL1-368SVIron Butterfly – In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida180g SuperVinyl LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL1-415J.Geils Band – The Morning After180g LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master direct to lathe 
MFSL2-454Janis Joplin – Pearl180g 45RPM 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL45UD1S-013Janis Joplin – Pearl180g 45RPM 2LP Box Set1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL2-502Jeff Beck – Truth180g 45RPM 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL2-456Jefferson Airplane – Surrealistic Pillow180g 45RPM Mono 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog mono master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL2-457Jefferson Airplane – Volunteers180g 45RPM 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL2-430Jerry Garcia and David Grisman – Garcia/Grisman180g 2LP1/2″ / 30 IPS analog master direct to lathe 
MFSL2-495Johnny Cash – I Walk the Line180g 45RPM Mono 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog mono master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL1-357Keb’ Mo’ – Keb’ Mo’180g LP1/2″ / 15 IPS / Dolby SR to DSD 64 to analog console to lathe DSD64
MFSL1-472Linda Ronstadt – Heart Like a Wheel180g LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog copy to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL1-306Linda Ronstadt – Prisoner In Disguise180g LP1/4″ / 15 IPS / Dolby A analog master to analog console to lathe 
MFSL1-299Little Feat – Little Feat180g LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master direct to lathe 
MFSL1-307Little Feat – Sailin’ Shoes180g LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to analog console to lathe 
MFSL1-371Los Lobos – Kiko180g LPDigital clone of original PCM digital master to analog console to lathe 
MFSL2-402Love – Forever Changes180g 45RPM 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL1-505Mark Knopfler – Local Hero (Soundtrack)180g LPDigital clone of 3M digital master 
LMFUD1S042Michael Jackson – Thriller180g 33RPM LP1/2″ / 30 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL1-440Miles Davis – A Tribute to Jack Johnson180g LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 64 to analog console to lathe DSD64
MFSL33UD1S-039Miles Davis – Bitches Brew180g 2LP Box Set1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 64 to analog console to lathe DSD64
MFSL2-451Miles Davis – E.S.P.180g 45RPM 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog copy to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL2-438Miles Davis – Filles de Kilimanjaro180g 45RPM 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL1-377Miles Davis – In a Silent Way180g LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 64 to analog console to lathe DSD64
MFSL2-45-011Miles Davis – Kind of Blue180g 45RPM 2LP Box Set1/4″ / 15 IPS / Dolby SR analog remix master to DSD 64 to analog console to lathe DSD64
MFSL2-437Miles Davis – Miles in the Sky180g 45RPM 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL2-486Miles Davis – Miles Smiles180g 45RPM LP1/4″ / 15 IPS / Dolby SR analog remix master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL1-374Miles Davis – Milestones180g Mono LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog mono master to DSD 64 to analog console to lathe DSD64
MFSL1-431Miles Davis – My Funny Valentine180g LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog copy to DSD 64 to analog console to lathe DSD64
MFSL2-436Miles Davis – Nefertiti180g 45RPM 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL1-452Miles Davis – On the Corner180g LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL2-485Miles Davis – Porgy and Bess180g 45RPM 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL1-373Miles Davis – ‘Round About Midnight180g Mono LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 64 to analog console to lathe DSD64
MFSL1-375Miles Davis – Sketches of Spain180g LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 64 to analog console to lathe DSD64
MFSL45UD1S-038Miles Davis – Sketches of Spain180g LP Box Set1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 64 to analog console to lathe DSD64
MFSL2-435Miles Davis – Sorcerer180g 45RPM 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL45UD1S-023Muddy Waters – Folk Singer180g 45RPM 2LP Box Set1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL2-45-008Natalie Merchant – Tigerlily180g 45RPM 2LP1/2″ / 15 IPS / Dolby SR analog master to DSD 64 to analog console to lathe DSD64
MFSL2-396Patricia Barber – A Distortion of Love180g 2LPDigital clone of original PCM digital master direct to lathe 
MFSL45UD1S-014Paul Simon – Still Crazy After All These Years180g 45RPM 2LP Box Set1/4″ / 15 IPS / Dolby A analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL45UD1S-019Paul Simon – There Goes Rhymin’ Simon180g 45RPM LP Box Set1/4″ / 15 IPS / Dolby A analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL1-511Randy Travis – Storms of Life180g LP1/2″ / 30 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL1-337Ray Charles – The Genius Sings the Blues180g Mono LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master direct to lathe 
MFSL1-511Randy Travis – Storms of Life180g LP1/2″ / 30 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL2-476Richard Thompson – Rumor and Sigh180g 2LP1/2″ / 30 IPS / Dolby SR analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL2-494Run DMC – Raising Hell180g 45RPM 2LP1/2″ / 30 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL1-405Ry Cooder – Boomer’s Story180g LP1/4″ / 15 IPS / Dolby A analog master direct to lathe 
MFSL1-465Ry Cooder – Chicken Skin Music180g LP1/4″ / 15 IPS / Dolby A analog master direct to lathe 
MFSL1-449Ry Cooder – Paradise and Lunch180g LP1/4″ / 15 IPS / Dolby A analog master to analog console to lathe 
MFSL2-45-012Santana – Santana180g 45RPM 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS / Dolby A analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL1-484Simon and Garfunkel – Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme180g LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog copy to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL45UD1S-005Stevie Ray Vaughan – Texas Flood180g 45RPM 2LP Box Set1/2″ / 30 IPS analog master to DSD 64 to analog console to lathe DSD64
MFSL2-490T. Rex – Electric Warrior180g 45RPM 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog copy to lathe 
MFSL2-434The Allman Brothers Band – At Fillmore East180g 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS / Dolby A analog copy to DSD 64 to analog console to lathe DSD64
MFSL1-324The Cars – Candy-O180g LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master direct to lathe 
MFSL1-442The Cars – Heartbeat City180g LP1/4″ / 30 IPS analog master direct to lathe 
MFSL1-325The Cars – Shake It Up180g LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master direct to lathe 
MFSL1-274The Cars – The Cars180g LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master direct to lathe 
MFSL1-473The Knack – Get the Knack180g LP1/4″ / 30 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL1-339The Pretenders – Learning to Crawl180g LP1/2″ / 30 IPS analog master direct to lathe 
MFSL1-372The Pretenders – Pretenders180g LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL1-450The Spinners – Spinners180g LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master direct to lathe 
MFSL2-503The Young Rascals – Groovin’180g 45RPM Mono 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog mono master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL45UD1S-011Thelonious Monk – Monk’s Dream180g 45RPM 2LP Box Set1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL1-448Tom Waits and Crystal Gayle – One from the Heart180g LP1/4″ / 15 IPS / Dolby A analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL1-444Train – Drops of Jupiter180g LP1/2″ / 30 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL1-492Twisted Sister – Stay Hungry180g LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL45UD1S-032Van Halen – Van Halen180g 45RPM 2LP Box Set1/4″ / 30 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL2-491Vanilla Fudge – Vanilla Fudge180g 45RPM Mono 2LP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog mono master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe DSD256
MFSL1-393Weezer – Pinkerton180g LPDigital clone of original digital master to analog console to lathe 
MFSL1-480Weezer – Weezer (Blue Album)180g LP1/2″ / 30 IPS analog master to DSD 64 to analog console to lathe DSD64
MOFI1-020Yaz – Upstairs at Eric’sLP1/4″ / 15 IPS analog copy to analog console to lathe 
MFSL45UD1S-012Yes – Fragile180g 45RPM 2LP Box Set1/4″ / 15 IPS / Dolby A analog master to DSD 256 DSD256
List from MOFI.COM updated 09/24

This information gives the source and processing information of the mastering for some vinyls.

Similarly, the question is also to know what the differences are between SACD mastering and vinyl mastering.

The list will be updated regularly with new information from MOFI.

5 thoughts on “MOFI Analog or Digital sources? List of sources (updated 09/24) .

  1. Interesting how some are just 24/96 PCM transfers. A little step above a 16/44 CD. but then they don’t give us info on the PCM recordings— could just be 16/44 WAV files? That would be such a shame. I pretty much assumed they did this most of the time. It’s not like their albums are so ridiculously great and the difference is like night and day vs standard albums. How do you make any Dire Strait, Steely Dan, or Pink Floyd album much better than the original master?

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    1. In the case of digital masters, they could transfer the master directly without any modification, but they do a mastering that will modify the sound rendering in order to obtain the best listening according to their criteria, which explains the difference of the MOFI version compared to other versions.

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  2. There’s absolute truth in the statement that these old masters are deteriorating rapidly. The copyright owners should transfer everything to digital if they haven’t already or these gems will be lost forever. As for those folks who just can’t get over this, what do you want…. digital or nothing?

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    1. Indeed, it is important to preserve musical works that are on analog tapes, digital in high resolution is indeed a good solution against tape degradation or disappearance in case of problems

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  3. To me the biggest tragedy is that people will come away with a bad impression of PCM. 96k isn’t a small step above cd. It’s a massive step; beyond that, DSD is antiquated technology left over from a time when PCM wasn’t good enough, when the audio ADC chips were young technology. By the time AKM and Cirrus Logic were producing their high end flag ships; post 2000, PCM had fully replaced the need for DSD. Now DSD is just “higher numbers” used to trick the uneducated. Leave PCM alone. It’s not 1995, guys.

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