“The release of this new set of recommendations is a milestone,” says Maureen Droney, managing director, The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing. “We are extremely excited by the collaborative efforts and shared vision of our industry towards the goal of providing consumers with studio-quality music listening. We are proud to be a partner in this initiative and also very grateful to all of the recording professionals who contributed their thoughts and expertise to this important document.”
The recommendations were developed by a group of leading Recording Academy members, including numerous multiple Grammy Award-winning engineers and producers, and included input from a cross section of the recording industry.
The document covers a variety of topics, including:
- High-resolution audio definitions
- Hardware and software considerations
- Recording and mixing parameters
- Pros and cons of upsampling
- Other important issues
The debut of the document coincided with the May 17, 2017 “Stream the Studio — The Next Wave in Subscription Music” panel sponsored by DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, which was held at the recent Music Biz 2017 conference in Nashville. You can see the all-star panelists lineup in the photo above.
The panel discussion followed an announcement made earlier this spring in which the consumer electronics companies Bluesound, MQA, Astell&Kern, and Onkyo Pioneer USA all joined DEG’s Hi-Res Audio Committee.