He made an argument on his website sayin that he didn't want to go higher just for the sake of it. He said if anything it would have sounded worse....more digital.John Kotches said:Even though this disc is only 24bit/48K it's still an outstanding recording.
I'm particularly fond of the natural timbre of GNs voice.
GotchaJohn Kotches said:dave:
I used the word only in italics for a reason, in other words to point out how good 24/48K sounds when done right
I don't necessarily agree that 24/96K sounds "more digital" but that's ok
The reason we did that is that the album was originally recorded at 48k/24bit. The album was also mixed and mastered in the digital domain. Since such care was taken during the recording process we felt that the sample rate conversion process that would take it to 96k was more damaging to the product than leaving it alone. Since the original medium was 48k the only reason to upsample it would have been a marketing one. To be honest the reason THAT record sounds so good is that it WASN'T released at 96k. Had the original recording been recorded at 96k then the DVD-A release would certainly have followed suit. Hope that's clear.
As Snagulpus says,mrtanner said:24/48 sounds as good as any 96/192 recordings I have. This is a great demo disk for people who are into softer acoustic stuff.
However, I rarely listen to this disk all the way through. The left-wing political victim lyrics get tiresome for me.