Bob Stuart, creator of MQA, talks in detail about this revolutionary British technology that sets a new standard in capturing, delivering and reproducing digital audio.
MQA Encoding When audio is encoded into MQA, several things happen, the most important of which are: ‘Deblurring’ of the source to remove audible artefacts introduced by analogue-digital converters, mixing and mastering. Identifying the musical information and encapsulating it for the highest quality sound. ‘Origami’ – folding content into a PCM stream for distribution. Embedding […]Read more
Everyday Life is the 8th studio album by British rock band Coldplay, released in MQA from the 96-kHz 24-bit Master by Atlantic/Parlophone on 22 November 2019. Q. “Was this recording upsampled”? A. Absolutely not! So far in this Provenance Series, I have highlighted three other cases where the creative work of an artist had received technical […]Read more
MQA guarantees delivery of the Studio sound. This explains why Provenance and Resolution are quite different things.Read more
At MQA, we are working back through archives, on the lookout for the definitive masters that capture the moment when the producer or artist agreed on the sound.Read more