Do you think Korg will develop it further than Tascam has? I have actually been surprised that
Tascam hasn't come up with DAW solutions for editing and playback (presumeably playback would stream
through the Tascam or Korg device from the DAW) since they work with software people all the time
and make a whole variety of DAW front-ends. I'm wondering if there is something about the format or
does it require more bandwidth than firewire to playback?
I don't know anything about Korg, so I'm interested if you think they are more able to widen the
availability and acceptance of the format vs. Tascam.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug Pomeroy" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Sunday, July 08, 2007 8:12 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] New 1-bit recorders, was Re: SACD et al. sales figures
> You ask the same questions as I do.
> Still, if Korg is going this route, they presumably
> have tricks up their sleeve to make the format "user
> friendly", and widely. This could be good...
> We shall see what we shall see.
>>From: Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
>>Reply-To: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
>>To: [log in to unmask]
>>Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] New 1-bit recorders, was Re: SACD et al. sales figures
>>Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2007 19:41:58 -0400
>>We discussed the Korg machines a bit on the Ampex list. My key question would be -- especially
>>with an eye to the future -- what can you play their recordings back on besides Korg machines made
>>today? Is there any software available to play these files on a regular PC-based DAW?
>>Tascam has had a 1-bit DSD recorder available for a couple of years and recently upgraded the line
>>to a model that includes a built-in hard dirve. Either model mounts as a USB or firewire device
>>but I am not clear if there is any software to play back DSD files from the computer.
>>Also, there are arguments out there about whether DSD really is all that it's cracked up to be in
>>real-world conditions of music and voice recording and transfer.
>>But, it's a Good Thing to see DSD devices proliferate. One caution to people following this
>>thread -- make sure you separate DSD recording and DSD 1-bit devices from the SACD format, which
>>is a separate matter. That, by the way, is another problem with these recorders. You can't
>>actually take their files and burn a SACD disc onto a blank DVD. The SACD format is full of DRM
>>and patent-fees and so far no one has come up with a home or small studio SACD burner that I know
>>of. So right now, the only people who can play back your DSD files are those with their own DSD
>>machines, and I'm not even sure that Korg files play back on Tascam machines or vice-versa.
>>-- Tom Fine
>>----- Original Message ----- From: "Doug Pomeroy" <[log in to unmask]>
>>To: <[log in to unmask]>
>>Sent: Sunday, July 08, 2007 6:31 PM
>>Subject: [ARSCLIST] New 1-bit recorders, was Re: SACD et al. sales figures
>>>Well, SACD may yet have a life as a high-resolution capture format.
>>>Korg (yes, Virginia, Korg!) has just announced their new, very portable
>>>1-bit recorders: the MR-1 which records at 2.8 MHz ("260 minutes
>>>in stereo"), and the M-1000 which records at 5.6 MHz ("520 minutes").
>>>Prices are roughly $700 and $1200, respectively. This is quite remarkable.
>>>Archival transfers anyone?
>>>>From: Don Cox <[log in to unmask]>
>>>>Reply-To: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
>>>>To: [log in to unmask]
>>>>Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] SACD et al. sales figures
>>>>Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2007 19:38:13 +0000
>>>>On 06/07/07, G. W. Ulrich Sieveking wrote:
>>>> > There has been a discussion about sales figures of high resolution
>>>> > digital media on this list recently, so here are at least the figures
>>>> > for Germany for 2006 as compiled by the German branch of IFPI (all
>>>> > numbers are millions, the complete report can be seen here:
>>>> > http://www.ifpi.de/wirtschaft/jahreswirtschaftsbericht_2006.pdf):
>>>> > CD 149.5
>>>> > MC 5.8
>>>> > LP 0.6
>>>> > SACD & DVD-A 0.2
>>>> > So there obviously is a reason to keep the number of SACDs sold
>>>> > secret...
>>>>I think BMG said they had sold about a million of the Living Stereo
>>>>series all told so far. Sorry, I can't reember where I read that.
>>>>Maybe if they made the slightest attempt to market the SACD, it might
>>>>sell a bit better. 99% of potential customers have never heard of it.
>>>>The other problem is that only well recorded content really benefits.
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