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Extended range audio for digital

by Guillaume Chalaron

 

 

 

Upsetting Fact
 

Half speed mastered vinyl records and digital music files

have been analysed during 7 years

Our goal is to make them musically match

 

I ended up defining 6 major differences between high end analog and digital materials

With patience and conviction, I developed a merging technique in audio processing

dedicated to

shiftback missing features

 

This musical improvement is based on results showing the ability to return digital audio tracks

to a significant copy of an analog recording

It concerns the dynamic range, the spatial width, the details, the presence...

 

Applied on most digital tracks, the result is just amazing

 

Basis

 

6 crucial features have been identified through long research focused on sound delivered by 40 high end LPs converted on DxD to define the design of the RM

 

From digital audio contents, data is recalculated by a same digital protocol using few softwares

 

The sound calibration of the RM is able to converge on sound features given by HD vinyls

6 composantes clés identifiées à partir des résultats sonores de plus de 40 vinyles

référents capturés en DxD vont définir le fonctionnement du RM

 

Le traitement des données numériques suit un protocole identique utilisant plusieurs logiciels

 

La calibration sonore RM converge vers les réponses acoustiques de vinyles référents


Key Points

 

Widescreen Dynamics

 

The dynamic range is newly scaled to fit great 45s vinyl records

Musically p to f now will be pp to ff

RM can fill or empty the room and get you at an orchestral performance

reversing the effect of the loudness war

dynamic comparison cd vs lp

 

Flexible Soundstage

 

Full sound radiates beyond the area of the speakers

Details are alive and focused the way you can

hear it on half speed mastered vinyl records

original hi res audio format

 

Advanced Stereo Imaging

 

Left, center and right locations are redefined

to generated more transparent layers between the speakers

unabling a continuous and realistic panoramic music

au delà de la stéréo

 

Sound Layers with 3D Transparency

 

It is usually said that digital is 2D and analog 3D

3D width and separation are the

most complex achievement of the RM's structure

Instruments become...visible

 

 

Maximum Transient Fluidity

 

RM is also reaching analog fluidity thru

complex digital conversions up to DSD2048

and a technique to cancel unwanted digital effects

does vinyl really sound better

 

Intelligent Balance

 

Human perception of frequencies and level changes is not linear

The EQ setting and dynamic range is elaborated

after psycho acoustic tests, master tape experience and live sound

Robinson Dadson curves

 

RootMasterInfo
  • SAME workflow for all tracks (over 130 digital operations by computing)

Between RM and Analog Recording,

EQ setting, imaging and focusing CAN SLIGHTLY VARY due to the

specific analog equipments, vinyl care, A/D converters and the mastering

 

 

RootMasterEvolution

input file is CD track

output file is RM

 

 

AUDIO PERFORMANCE

 

01. ANALOG RECORDING

Tape machine

 

02. VINYL 45rpm

RM Ult dec2017

 

03. DSD1024

RM Hyb june2017

 

RM Full mar2016

04. VINYL 33rpm

05. DSD512

 

RM Edge mar2015

06. 32bit/352kHz (DxD)

07. DSD256

08. DSD128

RM Org oct2014

 

09. 24bit/192kHz DIGITAL RECORDING

10. DSD64  (SACD)

11. 24bit/96kHz

12. CD 16bit/44kHz

 

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CD EXPERIMENTAL.wav
Fichier audio Wave [42.0 MB]

GRAPH CD EXPERIMENTAL with vol -6db

RM™ EXPERIMENTAL.wav
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GRAPH RM EXPERIMENTAL with dyn restored

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