Episode 6 is up and being delivered to all the podcast platforms right now. In this episode I talk with the Qobuz team about how the service works, including how it gets the music we here, what happens if a listener finds an issue with an album, and the thorny issue of artist compensation, among many other topics. I also discovered a "new" jazz album from 1960 that I highly recommend, and show finishes with a round of bonus questions where there are no wrong answers.
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As much as I'd love to deliver this show to everyone in lossless high resolution audio, the podcast platforms only accept MP3. So, I record everything as lossless WAV files using a Neumann TLM 103 transformerless cardioid condenser microphone, then convert to 320 Kbps MP3 to give everyone the best quality currently possible. Given that I'm using a Merging Technologies Anubis analog to digital converter to record, I technically could do everything at DXD (384 kHz) or DSD256, but that's a bit over the top, even for me.
A big thanks to David Chesky for allowing me to use the track East Harlem, from the album The Body Acoustic. The album can be purchased and downloaded at 24/96 from the Chesky Records site here.
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