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Nine Inch Nails release new double album "Ghosts V - VI" for free download

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You can get it here, you have to fill out the billing info, although there is no charge and you do not need to input any credit card info.  I am trying to get mine right now, I think they're being bombarded with hits right now, but try your luck.

 

https://www.revolvermag.com/music/nine-inch-nails-release-new-double-album-ghosts-v-vi-free-download?fbclid=IwAR23TtJHYEPicFRqA1q9mQ4e0pNFo26b0exE0gwAvrfvWqdeeqa6TfzTZJg


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I was able to get my download, finally... It is mp3 (bummer) and listening now!


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As far as I can remember I don't think I have seen a 16/48 MP3 before? What would be the benefit of this?

 

 

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I picked this up the minute it was offered, despite the mp3 provenance.  This is ambient music, for the most part.  But mine is 24 bit and 48 kHz.  I assume this is the native rate which Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are working at.  MP3 is of course a lossy representation of the original source files.


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2 hours ago, barrows said:

I picked this up the minute it was offered, despite the mp3 provenance.  This is ambient music, for the most part.  But mine is 24 bit and 48 kHz.  I assume this is the native rate which Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are working at.  MP3 is of course a lossy representation of the original source files.

 

A 24/48 MP3?


weird

 

In Tidal (It isn't in Qobuz) it's 16/44


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I just double checked, and I only see that it is 48 kHz, and not 24 bit, my bad... 


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thanks for checking, I was questioning everything about my reality there for a few hours...  

 

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OK, tripled checked, and Roon reports the file as 24 bit and 48 kHz mp3, so I guess it really is 24 bit.


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I checked in Roon here just now and it also says it is a 24/48 file...  

 

Now I don't know what's going on. Audirvana says it is a 16/48 file.


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3 hours ago, AudioDoctor said:

I checked in Roon here just now and it also says it is a 24/48 file...  

 

Now I don't know what's going on. Audirvana says it is a 16/48 file.

Well, either way it is still a lossy mp3, cannot get around that.  I trust Roon more than I do Audirvana, which has always been a bit buggy for me.  Maybe Audirvana just "assumes" that any mp3 compressed file would be from a 16 bit source?

 

Anyway, I suspect mp3 encoding means that the bit depth of the original file would be irrelevant, considering the lossy compression applied I figure than any actual information below the 16th bit would be eliminated. 


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23 minutes ago, barrows said:

Well, either way it is still a lossy mp3, cannot get around that.  I trust Roon more than I do Audirvana, which has always been a bit buggy for me.  Maybe Audirvana just "assumes" that any mp3 compressed file would be from a 16 bit source?

 

Anyway, I suspect mp3 encoding means that the bit depth of the original file would be irrelevant, considering the lossy compression applied I figure than any actual information below the 16th bit would be eliminated. 

 

Thats what I decided as well when I thought about it some. Then I stopped. I feel the same about Audirvana as well. It has its uses for me but I prefer Roon.


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