[ProAudio] 4-channel program distribution format(s)
mark at procopy.com.au
Mon Jan 23 17:49:08 PST 2023
Interesting you should bring this up now Richard - I recorded a live show
in ambisonic on the weekend and was thinking a similar path
In the past the Pyramix User Group in Australia has discussed distribution
methods for high resolution audio.
And found there are a couple of options:
Blurray / enables larger file formats but like dvd you have to associate it
with an image or video to encode in most cases.
I did it ages ago to playback surround effects & audio for a live theatre
show I did the sound for. It worked nicely
The other option is one of the High Resolution labels ( one in Denmark I
can't think of the name at the moment) And they give people the ability to
download just about any format from DSD, Atmos, though to regular CD
Edgar Kramer editor of www.soundstageaustralia.com also has done a lot of
research in this area
NativeDSD's website might also be of help
The biggest issue we came across here was cost v return with such a niche
Of course we all do it because
a/ we're financially independent lol.
b/ Passionate about audio
c/ completely stark raving mad!
I look forward to hearing what path you take with this project
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On Tue, Jan 24, 2023 at 9:18 AM Richard L. Hess via ProAudio <
proaudio at bach.pgm.com> wrote:
> Hi, All,
> I was asked to digitize a small collection of the early work of of an
> electronic music composer from the 1960s and 1970s. The person sponsoring
> the work would like to know how to possibly distribute these recordings,
> perhaps for sale, but is interested in preserving them for as long as
> The obvious suggestion is WAV files in a trusted digital repository. I
> already have the sets of 4 mono WAV files at 192/24 that I made. The
> question is "now what?"
> One friend says he doesn't know much about the mechanics, but his Oppo
> player will handle just about any released quad he's found either on an
> optical disc or on a thumb drive downloaded.
> Are there any standards for formatting multichannel WAV or FLAC files
> (both are capable of this). The composer's standard was starting at rear
> right (1) going clockwise to front right (4). My few 1970s recordings in
> quad were 1,2 and 3,4 for front/rear--I think--though the one quarter track
> one I did was perhaps LR LF RF RR to keep the front channels away from the
> edges--I haven't seen that tape for years, but I may still have it. I was
> fairly good with metadata from the start.
> Is there any ISO standard for 4.0 distribution?
> Any help/suggestions on how to do the "right" thing would be appreciated!
> I have spent time searching, but I'm not finding the right keywords, I
> Richard L. Hess email: richard at richardhess.com
> Aurora, Ontario, Canada http://www.richardhess.com/http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm
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