The world’s highest resolution audio recording has been captured using Merging Technologies Horus. Using staggering 11.2MHz Direct Stream Digital or DSD 256, which is 256 times more than the temporal resolution of compact discs.

Five/Four Recording Producer Thomas Moore, Recording Engineer Robert Friedrich, and Assistant Engineer Ian Dobie travelled to Worcester, Massachusetts to record Joseph Haydn’s masterpiece 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 the world-renowned acoustic of Mechanics Hall. The recording is tentatively planned for release in October, 2013 on the Linn Records label.

Five/Four Productions sees this recording as a quantum leap in high resolution recording technology that promises to deliver to the consumer the most realistic sound reproduction to date. 11.2 MHz Direct Stream Digital technology is a digital platform that utilizes a 1-bit ultra-high sampling frequency that results in a recording that is 256 times the temporal resolution of CD.

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.

Recording Producer Thomas Moore commented that 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.

Five/Four Recording Engineer Robert Friedrich said Recording to Direct Stream Digital has always been a must for us to deliver the most revealing and accurate sound. Taking DSD from 2.8 MHz to 11.2 MHz doesn’t just step it up to the next level, it catapults it!

“I am excited that Boston Baroque could be part of this landmark recording,” remarked Martin Pearlman, Music Director of Boston Baroque. “Capturing the detailed nuances and transparency of our period instruments has always been important to us, and now it is possible on a higher level than ever before.”

Merging Technologies Horus

Merging Technologies Horus

If super high sampling rate recording is not your bag, Horus can be fitted with Standard AD/DA modular cards supporting the earthly sample rates of 44.1-192 KHz.

In this configuration you can still access the same world-class AD and DA stages, RAVENNA network connectivity, MADI and AES I/O.

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