HI TAS !!
How can I be sure I'm getting an "ORIGINAL" master recording when downloading music from any of the many Hi-Rez web sites?? I read Robert's article but don't know how to make sure I'm getting the original master.
This question was asked in the Absolute Sound.com forum. http://www.theabsolutesound.com/
well Dick, if you download from Sound Liaison you are absolutely sure you get a one to one copy of the studio master,96kHz/24 bit,with no conversion of any kind.
What you are getting is what we, the technicians and the musicians,has created in close collaboration.
You are in other words hearing exactly what we are hearing here in the studio,
The sound of each project is made with the musicians approval.
No external mastering by people not involved in the project has taken place.
No unnecessary heavy "Radio ready" compression plug ins.
just pure sound made with the best possible equipment,by one of the best recording engineers in the business.