Cleveland, OH (May 20, 2013)-Five/Four Productions, Ltd. has reportedly captured the world's highest resolution audio recording, using Merging Technologies' 11.2 MHz 1-bit Direct Stream Digital technology.
Five/Four recording producer Thomas Moore, recording engineer Robert Friedrich and assistant engineer Ian Dobie traveled to Worcester, MA to record Joseph Haydn's "Missa in Angustiis (Nelson Mass) Hob XXII:11," and "Symphony No. 102 in B flat major Hob. I/102," with Martin Pearlman and Boston Baroque in Mechanics Hall. The recording is tentatively planned for release in October 2013 on the Linn Records label.
Five/Four Productions partnered with Merging Technologies, manufacturers of the Pyramix Digital Audio Workstation, to capture this recording. Merging Technologies developed the technology to capture ultra-high resolution 11.2 MHz 1-bit Direct Stream Digital technology. Product specialist Dennis Gaines of Independent Audio from Portland, ME represented the company at the recording sessions and provided technical support with the new recording system.
The transmission of many ultra high-resolution audio channels is only possible using RAVENNA audio-over-IP networking technology employed by Horus and Pyramix. Multiple audio streams plus control information is connected with a single Cat5e/6 cable and uses standard network components.
Moore commented, "Five/Four always strives to capture sound in the most natural and realistic manner that reproduces pure and true. To be able to merge the sounds of period instruments and singers with this very modern technology is the perfect way for us to deliver the most realistic audio experience, just as if you were standing with the performers among you."