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Nashville's AES Delves Into DSD

Nashville, TN (July 9, 2009)--On July 16, AES Nashville will convene at Belmont University's Oceanway Nashville Studio B for a discussion of Direct Stream Digital recording. While the SuperAudioCD never took hold as a mass consumer format, the DSD recording format has found a number of adherents in the professional ranks who still prefer to record with DSD tools.
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Attendees at AES Nashville's
event can win a Korg MR-1000
mobile DSD recorder.Nashville, TN (July 9, 2009)--On July 16, AES Nashville will convene at Belmont University's Oceanway Nashville Studio B for a discussion of Direct Stream Digital recording. While the SuperAudioCD never took hold as a mass consumer format, the DSD recording format has found a number of adherents in the professional ranks who still prefer to record with DSD tools.

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Several guest speakers--Gary Heddon and Brian Foraker (both end-users of DSD recording systems), and Korg USA's Jerry Kovarsky, will comprise a panel moderated by Mike Poston (experienced with DSD from the multitrack Pyramix DAW systems he uses and reps). The panel will be discussing "Why DSD for Recording/Mixing?" and will examine the merits and importance of finding ways to capture and maintain the highest quality audio across the entire sound stage, and for preservation of audio in a "future-proof" way.

Several audio listening examples will be shared, as well as insight and tips regarding the ins and outs of DSD recording and the panelists' preferences for DSD conversion. As a bonus, light fare will be provided, and attendees will have an opportunity to win a Korg MR-1000 mobile DSD recorder courtesy of Korg USA (list value $1,500; you must be present to win).

Unlike the familiar "PCM" digital encoding, where tens of thousands of times a second the instantaneous level of an analog signal is measured and stored as a number, DSD, or "single-bit," recording utilizes sample rates in the millions of times per second, tracking the analog waveform by asking at each moment, "is the source signal louder or softer than the previous sample?" Numerous papers and journal entries are available at AES.org, for individuals interested in pursuing background details on the theory and application of DSD "single-bit" recording.

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