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Re: [ARSCLIST] Quad and SACD (was Re: [ARSCLIST] FBI Warning)
Tom Fine wrote:
But then, finally, the hybrid capacity comes on line and what uses most
of the manufacturing in the world for the first few months (at least
according to numerous accounts I've heard)? 2-CHANNEL remasters of the
Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan 1960's catalogs! Back to the future, SACD
as a "superior stereo" format again, yet most people bought the discs to
play on regular old CD players. By the time that dust had settled and
variety of hybrid discs with 5.1 SACD and 2-ch CD layers were on the
market, consumer interest in the format was gone and the number of
universal DVD/SACD players was limited, plus there were no-name Chinese
DVD players at Wal-Mart for $35 in time for Christmas.
You know what would be very interesting is to produce a hybrid SACD with
a "normal" stereo mix plus the separate multitracks. As I type this it
just dawned on me that your mother did exactly that with the Mercury
Living Presence SACD issues...
Admittedly, the Mercury Living Presence SACDs were only THREE tracks :D,
but there have to be some pop music fans-cum-gearheads who would love to
be able to try their hand at remixing some venerable 4-, 8- 16- or even
48-track masters in their home studios.