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    Default PlayClassics master file giveaway for Talk Classical members

    We will be happy to send a Gift Code to all Talk Classical members who would be willing to try the Truthful Recording Technology sound on their systems.

    Just post the album of your choice and we will send you a Gift Code to download the full dynamic range 24bit 96kHz Truthful Master.

    All we want in exchange is to get as much feedback as possible. It would be great if we could get your testimonials to include them on our web page.

    PlayClassics, the art of true music

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    Interesting. The full catalogue is on the site?
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    Yes, we only have 5 albums so far (we have just started) You can stream the complete albums online on our web page (its totally free, no need to register, no ads, nothing) You can listen to all of them and choose whichever one you prefer.

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    We have had this giveaway offer for a couple of weeks now at the Computer Audiophile forum. We have given out 90 albums there so far.

    If you want to see how things are going there you can visit the thread here: http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f8...members-26426/

    There is already a lot of feedback on that thread. I hope that helps
    Last edited by Mario Martinez; Nov-22-2015 at 12:04.

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    If you are listening to the mp3 files on the web site, please keep in mind that these MP3 files are normalized in volume so they do have a little bit of dynamic range compression.

    What you will be downloading are the 24bit 96kHz Truthful Masters. These files do not have any dynamic range compression. They will sound 7dB or 8dB lower than your usual recording, but they will have the full dynamic range of the performance and the pure sound of the take.

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    Who wants to be the first to try?

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    Hey Mario
    Its one of the 5 listed on the site, correct?

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    Yes, that is right.

    Just choose one and I will send you a Gift Code to download the master files.
    Last edited by Mario Martinez; Nov-23-2015 at 00:57.

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    Here is the explanation about this Truthful Recording Technology:

    Musicstry Studios, discover the Truthful Recording Technology

    All our recordings are made using the Truthful Recording Technology developed in our studios. For the first time in recording history, the use of this technology guarantees the integrity of the sound and the interpretation of the artist. At the same time this technology places the listener on the same spot of our auditorium for every recording giving him total control over everything he listens to.

    Artists spend their whole live working on their technique to produce variations in the sound of their instrument that may seem imperceptible but have a great impact on the musical message. Therefore, in order not to alter this message, it is essential that recordings preserve this sound intact.


    Music is communication.

    It is communication between the artist and the listener. The more obstacles there are between the artist and the listener the more the message will deform and the worse the communication will be.

    The only factor that stands between the artist and the listener in a concert situation is the effect the hall produces on the sound of the instrument. But this effect occurs in real time and it is perceived by both parties allowing the artist to maintain control of the communication. A concert situation is therefore a favorable situation to produce music.


    In the case of a commercial recording there are several factors that hinder communication.

    When recording, what the artist hears and controls is the effect the hall produces on the sound of the instrument, that is the sound he works with to communicate with whoever is listening, but this sound gets lost in space without reaching anybody's ears. What is picked up while the artist is playing is the sound registered by the microphones deliberately placed close to the instrument precisely to avoid picking up the sound of the hall. The color, balance and dynamic range of this two sounds (the one from the hall and the one from the take) are totally different, so while the artist delivers his controlled message, we pick up a different one that the artist does not control. In this first step the artist loses control with respect to the sound.

    The takes to be used for the assembly of the work are chosen during editing. Normally the artist is not involved in the editing process. The decision about which takes will be chosen rests in the hands of others. But, how can you keep the integrity of the artist's message if the words are chosen by another person? In this second step the artist loses control with respect to the interpretation.

    In most cases multiple microphones are used to record each instrument. During the mixing process the sound of these microphones is combined to create a stereo sound. This process can not recreate the balance and image that the artists produced while making the recording. Besides the artists were not aware of the effect this process was going to have so it would have been impossible for them to try to adapt to it. In this third step the artists lose control with respect to the balance and image between instruments.

    All these losses of control represent a significant deterioration in the integrity of the message that reaches the listener, so we can say that commercial recording is an adverse situation to produce music.


    The Truthful Recording Technology eliminates these barriers providing direct communication.

    In our studios the recording hall is configured so that the sound of the hall is exactly the same as the sound of the take. Also during recording when the artist is listening to his takes what he hears is the same sound the listener will hear allowing the artist to adapt maintaining full control of the sound aspect of the communication.

    So far this situation is just as favorable to produce music as the concert situation. But furthermore, during the editing process, the artist is the only one responsible for choosing the takes and his judgment prevails over any other giving him total control over the interpretation too with what we are able to improve the concert situation where there is no possibility to repeat a passage to improve the message.

    In addition, all recordings are made in exactly the same conditions. It's like listening to all these artists from the same chair of the same auditorium. This allows the listener to establish objective comparisons on the ability of artists based on the result of the different recordings.

    The Truthful Recording Technology developed in our studios guarantees the integrity of the sound and the interpretation of the artist while giving the listener total control over everything he listens to. Therefore we can say that recording with this technology provides the ideal situation to produce true music.

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    I'd like to try Cabrera plays Debussy, I've actually listened to a few songs on your site a while ago when I found those Chopin Polish songs, which are great pieces, performed beautifully

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    Quote Originally Posted by chesapeake bay View Post
    I'd like to try Cabrera plays Debussy, I've actually listened to a few songs on your site a while ago when I found those Chopin Polish songs, which are great pieces, performed beautifully
    Thank you very much. I just sent you the code on a PM. Enjoy!

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    We have uploaded new file formats to the site.

    You can now download:
    - 24bit 96kHz
    - 24bit 48kHz
    - 16bit 44.1kHz
    - and two sets of mp3 files: one with the full dynamic range of the performance and one with a little bit of dynamic range compression.

    I hope that helps
    Last edited by Mario Martinez; Feb-11-2016 at 16:37.

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    Definitely worth a listen, I dled Cabrera's Debussy and it is a very full and clear sound as well as excellent playing, whats not to like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario Martinez View Post
    Here is the explanation about this Truthful Recording Technology:
    I'd love to hear Bigshot's take on this.

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    Mario, thanks for the code!

    I have downloaded the album of Chopin songs with Iwona Sobotka and Angel Cabrera, and I look forward to listening to it this week.

    I really appreciate that you make all of the music available to stream on your site -- it's nice to know what one is getting.
    "We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.
    And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh."
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