iFi micro iDAC2
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01. Carmen Gomes Inc. - Thousand Shades of Blue
02. Andre Heuvelman - Oblivion
03. Tony Overwater & Bert van den Brink - Impromptu
If there is one rule that we go by here at Sound Liaison, it is trust your ears.
So when ifi approached us for a sampler to accompany the release of the new micro-iDAC2, we first sat down and gave the device a good listen.
Hearing how faithfully the iFi micro-iDAC2 reproduced our native studio masters, we could not help but feeling proud.
Proud that iFi chose to approach our little label with a request to add the ''sound track'' to the release of such a superb product.
With the micro-iDAC2 iFi is proving that it is possible to obtain state of the art quality of sound in a portable device.
We at Sound Liaison are putting a great deal of time and effort into obtaining the best possible sound.
We are especially particular when choosing and placing microphones, having realized that attention to detail at the very beginning of the recording process pays of, when having to realize the final mix.
iFi is showing the same kind of attention to detail when choosing the components and features in the micro-iDAC2, making the device the perfect companion for our downloads.
So please go ahead, download the files, place yourself in your optimum listening position and trust your ears.
If you have the ifi sampler coupon code, available on the ifi website (audio blog), the files can be downloaded free of charge.
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This Music Sampler download contains 3 songs in 3 different formats, DSD (dsf), PCM and FLAC, so in total 9 audio files.
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''Impromptu'' was recorded live directly to DSD using the Tascam DA-3000 DSD recorder and simultaneously to PCM with the RME UFX.
Microphones and preamps:
Microphones: Piano: Neumann TLM 170 (2x), Bass: JZ V67, Room: Sonodore RCM-402 (2x)
Micpre's: Neve 4081 quad pre-amp
''When the audience is so close to the musicians, a synergy occurs. The audience becomes part of the music making and help spur the musicians on to great heights...Tony Overwater and Bert van den Brink had not performed together as a duo before, and no rehearsal had taken place prior to the Rhapsody concert, but the music these two masters of improvisation created that sunny afternoon in Rhapsody, is simply breathtaking.''
Tony Overwater & Bert van den Brink - Impromptu
''Oblivion'' and ''Thousand Shades of Blue'' were performed live in the studio, recorded in multi track PCM 96kHz. The DSD conversion was done via
an analog signal chain, using state of the art professional equipment to the Tascam DA-3000 DSD recorder.
Microphones and preamps:
Microphones: Main: Schoeps MK5 (2x), Voc: Audix SCX-25, Drums: SE Rn17 (2x), Neumann U47, Bass: JZ V67, Guitar: Audio Technica 4080.
Micpre's: RME Micstacy, Neve 4081 quad pre-amp
''The musicians were placed in front of a stereo pair of microphones with additional spot microphones on each instrument. The musicians were playing with out headphones,creating a natural and musical balance easily captured by the main stereo pair of microphones. Because of the natural and musical balance the need for compression to control levels was not necessary, and with the musicians playing simultaneously in the same room, the boxed sound, which is so common in many modern recordings, is absent.''
Carmen Gomes Inc. - Thousand Shades of Blue
Andre Heuvelman - After Silence