Anne Bisson – Blue Bayou – Review of the third single from the album Be My Lover

Anne Bisson is a Canadian jazz singer known for her vocal talent and ability to perform songs with emotion and sensitivity. She has released several albums throughout her career, including Passions in 2007, Conversations in 2009, and Portrait in 2016. Anne Bisson’s albums have been praised by critics for their mix of jazz, blues, andContinue reading “Anne Bisson – Blue Bayou – Review of the third single from the album Be My Lover”

Saint-Saëns – Symphony No. 3 with Organ : Kansas City Symphony – Review (vinyl, SACD, HDCD, Qobuz, SACD 5.1)

Here is the album of Saint Saens’ Symphony No. 3 with organ performed by the Kansas City Symphony under the direction of Michael Stern and recorded by Reference Recordings. Reference Recordings is a publisher that works with the audiophile in mind. For this 2015 album (recorded: June 20-21, 2013), the recording was made in highContinue reading “Saint-Saëns – Symphony No. 3 with Organ : Kansas City Symphony – Review (vinyl, SACD, HDCD, Qobuz, SACD 5.1)”

Loudness war, the limit of the 0dB in digital or Analog better than Digital?

By convention, in digital, the 0 dB level is the highest possible level, impossible to go above this “absolute zero”. This is why the values are given by counting down from 0 dB, -10 dB as in the example below. From digital point of view, the 0 dB corresponds to the highest possible value accordingContinue reading “Loudness war, the limit of the 0dB in digital or Analog better than Digital?”

Dynamics of the media and music

The dynamics, i.e. the difference between the lowest and the highest level, is an important element of music. However it is important to distinguish the dynamics of the media (CD, vinyl, tape, SACD, digital file) and the dynamics of the track of music itself which can be independent of the media. Let us start withContinue reading “Dynamics of the media and music”

TOP 10 album reviews in 2022

Here are the Top10 most viewed reviews in 2022, Thank you all for your support and feedback. Dire Straits – Money For Nothing LP, CD, Qobuz, 1988, 1996 remastered 2022 Norah Jones – Come Away With Me LP , CD, SACD, Streaming, remastered 2022, 5.1, Atmos Binaural Daft Punk – Random Access Memories LP , Qobuz, Tidal,Continue reading “TOP 10 album reviews in 2022”

Top Gun Maverick – Review (vinyl, Qobuz Hi-Res , Tidal Dolby Atmos)

After a very big success in cinema and also in video with its Dolby Atmos soundtrack which is used in many demonstrations at the Paris Audio Video Show, here is the soundtrack of this film which gathers already known tracks and new tracks of Top Gun Maverick. We will review 3 versions including vinyl, QobuzContinue reading “Top Gun Maverick – Review (vinyl, Qobuz Hi-Res , Tidal Dolby Atmos)”

Patricia Barber – Clique! Review updated with vinyl and SACD

After more than a year of waiting, the vinyl of Patricia Barber’s album Clique! is finally available with a very nice packaging. It’s also the occasion to add the review of the SACD in stereo and 5.1 in order to compare it to the DXD master files. Find the result of this comparison with theContinue reading “Patricia Barber – Clique! Review updated with vinyl and SACD”

Thomas Schirmann – After The Rain – review of the vinyl test pressing (Audiophile approach)

After having tested the CD, Master Studio (32 bits 88.2 kHz) and Qobuz versions, then assisted to the cutting of the lacquer from the Master Studio files, AKELSON sent me a test pressing to analyze and compare it to the master used for the cutting. AKKELSON’s objective is to be as transparent as possible inContinue reading “Thomas Schirmann – After The Rain – review of the vinyl test pressing (Audiophile approach)”

Mylène Farmer – L’Emprise – Review (vinyl, Red vinyl, CD, Qobuz Hi-Res, Tidal 360 RA, Apple Music Dolby Atmos)

While waiting for the Nevermore 2023 tour, Mylene Farmer releases a new studio album L’Emprise. For this album, Mylene Farmer is accompanied by AaRON, Woodked, Archive and Moby. In one week, the album is already a gold record in France with more than 50,000 albums sold. It is also number 1 in the sales ofContinue reading “Mylène Farmer – L’Emprise – Review (vinyl, Red vinyl, CD, Qobuz Hi-Res, Tidal 360 RA, Apple Music Dolby Atmos)”

MOFI Analog or Digital sources? List of sources (updated on December 10) .

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 on December 10) .”