Dsd256

David Craighead, Rochester Chamber Orchestra - Howard Hanson: An American Romantic (1981/2014) [DSD256]

David Craighead, Rochester Chamber Orchestra - Howard Hanson: An American Romantic (1981/2014)
DSD256 (.dsf) 1 bit/11,28 MHz | Time - 68:53 minutes | 6,22 GB
or FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:53 minutes | 1,38 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Composer, conductor, educator, and music theorist Howard Hanson (1896-1981) was, indeed, an “American romantic”. He was among the last of the breed, a kind of twentieth-century throwback to the nineteenth century, so you’ll find little of the avant-garde here, the experimental, the dissonant, the discordant, the odd, the atonal, or the eccentric. Yet as a prizewinning composer and director of the Eastman School of Music for over forty years, he continually championed new American music (Copland, Barber, Carter, Thomson, Sessions, Harris, etc.). On the present album, recorded over thirty years ago, released on the Albany label, and here remastered from the original tapes by HDTT (High Definition Tape Masters), we hear a lighter side of the composer, chamber and choral music mainly. It is not among his most-popular material nor is it his best, but some of it can be downright entertaining, and HDTT’s recording quality, as always, is excellent.
Rafael Kubelik, Bavarian Radio SO - Mahler: Symphony No.5 (1970/2014) [DSD256 & Hi-Res FLAC]

Rafael Kubelik, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.5 (1970/2014)
DSD256 (.dsf) 1 bit/11,28 MHz | Time - 67:30 minutes | 6,22 GB
or FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 67:30 minutes | 1,23 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
Ricardo Gallen - Fernando Sor: Guitar Sonatas (2014) [DSD256+FLAC]

Ricardo Gallen - Fernando Sor: Guitar Sonatas (2014)
DSD256 (.dff) 1 bit/11,28 MHz | Time - 74:58 minutes | 7,34 GB
or FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:58 minutes | 1,27 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Splendid performances of Fernando Sor’s four sonatas, recorded in a stunningly natural surround sound. Gallén’s playing is rhetoric, elegant and richly nuanced. Fernando Sor’s guitar sonatas rank among the most important compositions in the guitar repertoire, harmonically exquisite, at times full of melancholy and longing, but also lively and virtuosic. Ricardo Gallén, one of the most outstanding guitarists of our time, gives an impressive and stylish rendition of these masterpieces, performing on a copy of a 19th-century Fabricatore guitar by Arnoldo García.

Smoke And Mirrors Percussion Ensemble - Vanish (2013) [DSD256]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at Nov. 23, 2014
Smoke And Mirrors Percussion Ensemble - Vanish (2013) [DSD256]

Smoke & Mirrors Percussion Ensemble - Vanish (2013)
DSD256 (.dff) 1 bit/11,28 MHz MHz | Time - 31:35 minutes | 3,54 GB
or FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 31:35 minutes | 615 MB
Official Digital Download - Source: YarlungRecords.nativedsd.com | Digital booklet

Vanish is the engaging and highly innovative follow-up to Yarlung’s original and equally compelling Smoke & Mirrors release, presenting a wide tapestry of rhythms and harmonics skillfully arrayed across a broad and deep soundstage. There’s an immediacy, clarity, and transparency to this modern classical percussion recording that seemingly brings the performers to your living room.

HQPlayer 3.22 macOS  Software

Posted by speedzodiac_ at July 11, 2018
HQPlayer 3.22 macOS

HQPlayer 3.22 macOS | 87.2 MB

HQPlayer is a high quality audio player for Mac OS X. HQPlayer also features several selectable high quality upsampling and downsampling algorithms as well as selectable dither, noise shaping and modulator algorithms. All modern DACs employ oversampling and delta-sigma modulation, however the hardware implementations are more or less resource constrained.

XiVero MusicScope 1.5.1  Software

Posted by Dizel_ at Feb. 20, 2016
XiVero MusicScope 1.5.1

XiVero MusicScope 1.5.1 | 54 Mb

The MusicScope is a high precision measuring tool that works as an Audio-Microscope to visualize the different quality aspects of a music collection.