At the upcoming CES, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab will premiere the first releases of recordings made with Ultradisc UHR GAIN HD digital mastering technology, with 4X DSD. The company is using the technology to create new hybrid CD/SACD discs and also plans an all-new analog vinyl LP mastering process.
GAIN stands for Greater Ambient Information Network, said executive VP John Wood, and it “delivers a subtle but significant improvement in low-level detail, ambient information and ‘air,’ and perhaps most importantly, a relaxed ease in the musical presentation that simply sounds less ‘reproduced’ and more natural and involving.”
The GAIN mastering chain starts with Mobile Fidelity’s custom Studer tape playback, a one-of-a-kind tape machine designed for pulling off more musical information from the master tapes from the get-go. The indispensable Joe Palenchar has the story via twice.com.