New York, NY (November 14, 2014)—Sound Magic has announced its new Serenade music workstation, designed for high-resolution music production. Consisting of the Serenade 384KHz USB2.0 audio interface, a digital audio workstation, a DSD/DXD effect plug-in bundle and DSD&PCM bi-directional converter software, the package is designed for editing and processing of DSD formats.
Back in 1999, Sony and Philips introduced Digital Stream Data—formally known as Super Audio Compact Disc. DXD (which stands for the Digital Extreme Definition and has a 24 Bit/352.8 KHz resolution) is an alternative encoding scheme developed to aid in editing DSD.
Serenade Workstation provides a USB audio interface which supports up to 32-bit/384 KHz (which can playback DXD) and native playback support for four kinds DSD resolutions: DSD64, DSD128, DSD256 and DSD512. It also offers a DAW and plug-ins that work at 32-bit/352.8 KHz and 32-bit/384 KHz resolution, making DSD an editable format, allowing for mixing and mastering.
The Serenade DSD/DXD/ High-Resolution music Workstation will be available starting December 2014.