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  1. Hey there, I am interested to burn an Audio CD. This will be a compilation having as source, wav files. I am interested to mix some of them using custom curve crossfade or no fading effects. I know that some burning software (like Nero for example) have a built in option called crossfade with previous track, but the result will involve a fade in/out as well. Having this project in mind, what is your recommendation in order to preserve the native quality of the wav tracks? Saving the compiled files (was as well) could come with loss of quality? how can I check taking in consideration the fact that the resulted files will be at different duration, CD index, etc. I've tried Nero SoundTrax but no so sure about the quality. Thanks,
  2. i have engaged in a rip journey to transform the cd piles in wav files on a synology media server DSP214play now, the whole ripping and tagging process it is not exactly a breeze, it looks more more like a trial & error process or a steeplechase race... whilst consulting the fifth edition (2015) of robert harley's audio guide i read with amazement on p 220 'the downside of wav is that they have no provision for embedded metadata ... you could create a large music library as wav files on an nas drive ... only to discover that the metadata disappears when your drive is connected to another server... you can move your wav files to another server but the metadata will be unreadable by the new server...' is this true? am presently set on XLD (for ripping) and kid3 (for further tag editing) both on macbook also downloaded wav audio files from qobuz - including what appears to me as embedded metadata (??) is there somebody who can comment and expand on the statements of robert harley and explain what are in practical terms the limitations, constraints and risks of tagging wav files?
  3. Does big labels spoil the audio quality by over producing /mixing/ mastering? Or are there examples that proves this theory wrong? As an example I chose these 2 musically very satisfying albums. Adele;Amazon.com: Adele: 21: Music Carmen Gomes;http://www.soundliaison.com/ Adele ''21''; DRdata base score; min. 5, max. 8. Carmen Gomes ''Thousand Shades of Blue''; DRdata base score; min. 12, max. 15. That is almost 2 times as much dynamic range and Carmen Gomes, on that album, is singing softer than Adele. But of course it is also two completely different production methods; Carmen Gomes source;http://www.soundliaison.com/ Adele 21; source;Tom Elmhirst: Recording Adele 'Rolling In The Deep'
  4. Hi, I have a song that I recorded, which I converted from a WAV file to an ALAC file using iTunes. The song plays on iTunes on my Macbook Pro with no problems, whether I play it directly through iTunes or using Audirvana Plus or BitPerfect through my HeadRoom Portable Desktop Amp (PDA). However, when I transfer the ALAC file to either of my two iPod Classics, there are audible clicking and popping sounds present throughout the track. I have rebooted both iPods and their software is up to date. My iTunes software is also up to date. Please note, I am using the same headphones (Denon AH-D5000 for iTunes and iPod playback. The crackling and popping noises occur when I use the headphone jacks on the iPods or when I use my Onkyo ND-S1 dock through my HeadRoom PDA, so this is not a connection problem. I have reconvereted the WAV file to an ALAC file twice using iTunes; the track still plays correctly on my Macbook through iTunes, but the track is still crackling and popping when I put it on my iPod. If I convert the wav file to an AIFF file, it does not pop or click on either iTunes or my iPods. This does not seem logical. There must be an error occuring when iTunes transfers the ALAC track to my iPods; however, I have >7000 ALAC tracks dispersed over 3 iPods and this is the first instance of this error. In summary: WAV to ALAC: clicking and popping on two iPod Classics but not on iTunes. WAV to AIFF: no clicking on iPods or on iTunes. Here is another interesting twist based on a test that I did. If I convert the AIFF file that I made in iTunes from the WAV file to an ALAC file using the program Max rather than iTunes, there are no clicking and popping sounds when I play the Max-created ALAC file with iTunes or on my iPod Classics. I transferred the ALAC file that I made in Max to my IPod using iTunes. This means that iTunes is somehow converting the WAV file to an ALAC file that exhibits no errors when played back with iTunes, but that does exhibit errors when played on either of my iPod Classics. It seems that I've solved this problem. Convert the WAV file to an AIFF file in iTunes and then convert the AIFF file to an ALAC file using Max, but I should be able to convert the wav file directly to an ALAC file in iTunes. Has anyone else had a similar problem? Thanks, Heath
  5. Hi-res Wav vs Flac vs CD vs Mp3 free comparison files Downloads: Link to Zip File ; Compare Formats
  6. Hello, I'm looking for an internal PC drive in order to rip Music lossless files from CD's. Objective is to rip AIFF or WAV files with the highest possible quality, I'm using Dbpoweramp software. I remember times ago Pioneer & Plextor were the best drives but might not be the case today ? Thank you for your feedback Rgds
  7. I am currently using JRiver in server mode on Win7 OS to stream WAV files to my Marantz SR6006 reciever. I am controlling with JRemote. The files play ok but show up on the receiver as MP3. I cannot figure out how to get them to play as a WAV file and of course I want the best possible quality. I do note on JRemote there is a streaming quality option in settings but it is limited to 64, 128 or 320 kbps and no other options are offered but I would think that setting is for files streamed to my iPhone and the receiver. Last evening I tried some files directly from PC to Marantz (no JRiver or JRemote involved) and still shows MP3. Does anyone have any suggestions on appropriate settings? Many thanks.