Late Breaking News! The first Steve Hoffman mastered SACD's are on their way! First up, two great albums from Creedence Clearwater Revival: "Willie And The Poor Boys" and "Cosmo's Factory". Each will be dual layered, with both stereo High-Resolution SACD and Redbook CD layers. Steve just got the test pressings back from Sonopress, Germany, and is delighted with the way they turned out. Soon to be released by Analogue Productions (Acoustic Sounds).The above is the press release on Steve's website.
This is fantastic news. More great classic titles for Super Audio. I hope this momentum keeps up.
Nw if we can just get Michael Hobson at Classic Records to issue SACDs of his Led Zeppelin masters...
Does Hoffman have an aversion to multi-channel? I wonder if he considered including multi-channel SACD tracks.Here's a recent thread where Steve talked briefly about a multi-channel SACD project he's working on:
I'm not doing a very good job as a surround mixer though. I HATE tampering with history, and I have no idea what to do in the back channels yet. Arggh!I have no doubts that Steve will either use multi-channel in a way that does the musicians justice or he will ignore it. He is a man of integrity. One can gather that he did not include multi-channel mixes on the CCR SACDs since he is not comfortable with the multi-channel format at this time. That is commendable.
I already own every CCR cd that exists, why would I spend another $200 or so to replace these existing cd's with another 2 channel formatGreg,
Why? Because Steve Hoffman is a God and the remasters will be top quality.
I don't think you need multichannel for SACD to be successful. It is such a step change over redbook, that people will hear the difference if they listen close.
Just getting classics like the Stones and CCR will get real music fans to open their wallet IMHO.
This HAS been a great week and Demery in AA is hinting that a big Sony announcement may be imminent...
I am sorry disagree but I have demoed my SACD player for my friends and they seem to agree it sounds better than cd but when asked if they would replace there collections with SACD they all said no.Funny, I asked my friends and they said they would once the cost of discs is the same. And that was before I could tell them to get a Sony 775 for $169!