Provenance and Containers

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 […]

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Provenance Series: #4 Coldplay

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 onĀ 22 November 2019. Q. “Was this recordingĀ 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 […]

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