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BIS Records Release Discs of JS Bach and Ge Gan-ru

There are two new classical SACD titles from BIS Records this month, the Chinese Rhapsody by Ge Gan-ru, performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and conducted by Josй Serebrier, together with a set of five (non-hybrid) discs of the organ music of J. read more…

Super Audio CD Exceeds 3,000 Albums With Brothers in Arms

The Super Audio CD Project Team in Europe has announced the release later this month of the 3000th album on the format. With poignancy and significance, this landmark Super Audio CD album is scheduled to be ‘Brothers in Arms’ by Dire Straits. read more…

RIAA Publishes Final DualDisc Specifications

The RIAA published the final specifications relating to the new DualDisc format earlier today. All licensing and logo usage is controlled by the RIAA, with specifics available from their dedicated web site. read more…

3Bone Audio Launches Sweet Spot Music Label

3Bone Audio has announced the launch of a new record label, Sweet Spot Music Group. Not specific to any genre, the independent label’s releases will be on every format, from vinyl, CD, MP3 and DVD-Audio.

As a forerunner in music technology, Sweet Spot puts Canada on the map as a key player in the digital and surround sound music revolutions. read more…

Avie Release Wanderer: Works by Liszt and Shubert, Performed by Luiza Borac

The latest SACD from Avie features young pianist Luiza Borac, who proves her prowess with the core repertoire of two pillars of the romantic era, Schubert and Liszt. Released as a Hybrid SACD, ‘Wanderer: Works by Liszt and Shubert‘ is said by Avie to demonstrate the label’s continuing commitment to high-end recording technology. read more…

Telarc Releases SACDs from John Pizzarelli, Yellowjackets & Cincinnati Symphony

Telarc and its Heads Up Jazz label has released the latest albums by John Pizzarelli, the Yellowjackets and Paavo Jarvi conducting the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in Surround Sound Super Audio CD. All three discs are “day and date” releases – arriving in music stores in both SACD and CD format on the same date. They are also all Hybrid Surround Sound SACDs, designed to play on SACD and CD players with the disc’s full potential and Surround Sound capabilities available when played on a Super Audio CD player. read more…

Sony Europe Announces First PC With DSD, ASIO 2.1 and Blu-Ray Disc

At the recent Musikmesse 2005 Show, Sony’s IT Europe Division announced what they are calling the World’s First PC with three cutting edge technologies: Direct Stream Digital (DSD), Steinberg’s Audio Stream Input/Output (ASIO) 2.1 and a Blu-Ray Disc Drive. read more…

5.1 Entertainment and DVDplus International Sign License Agreement

5.1 Entertainment and DVDplus have entered an agreement to use DVDplus technology under the DualDisc trademark in Europe, John Trickett, Chairman and CEO of the 5.1 Entertainment Group, and Dieter Dierks, Chairman and CEO of DVDplus International Inc., announced today. read more…

NAB 2005: Blu-Ray/HD-DVD Compromise Rumored To Be In The Works

NAB 2005: The big news from this year’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Convention isn’t on the show floor, but behind the scenes. After weeks of speculation in the industry, word is starting to leak out that the proponents of the next-generation Blu-Ray and HD-DVD formats are working out a unified High Storage, High Resolution Video Disc format. read more…

Virgin Records Releases Bryan Ferrys Boys and Girls Surround Sound SACD in U.S.

Virgin Records Releases Bryan Ferrys Boys and Girls Surround Sound SACD in U.S.

Following a successful release in Europe, Virgin Records has brought the 20th Anniversary Surround Sound SACD edition of Bryan Ferry’s Boys and Girls album to the U.S. market. The Hybrid Super Audio CD of Ferry’s popular album hit the racks in U.S. music stores on Tuesday. read more…

Universal Music Releases 2 Classical SACDs and Announces 3 More

This week Universal Music group released 2 more Surround Sound Super Audio CDs in the U.S. market. The new SACDs from pianists Lang Lang and Yundi Li follow earlier Super Audio CD releases by these artists. read more…

TACET Beethoven String Quartets – The Longest DVD-Audio Title

The latest DVD-Audio title from TACET is a recording of Beethoven’s String Quartets op. 18, nos. 1-6, the first in a series of four discs from the Auryn Quartet, Matthias Lingenfelder and Jens Oppermann (violin), Stewart Eaton (viola) and Andreas Arndt (violoncello). read more…

5.1 Production Services Opens New York Office

5.1 Production Services has expanded its corporation operations, by opening its first office in New York City. A division of 5.1 Entertainment Group, 5.1 Production Services is an award winning company offering state of the art production services to the music and entertainment industries. read more…

Brothers In Arms Coming to SACD Surround Sound on May 9th

Brothers In Arms by the Dire Straits, one of the best known rock albums of the ’80s and one of the most sought after rock albums for a Surround Sound edition is coming to Surround Sound Super Audio CD next month on May 9th. read more…

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