Inventor creates CD-vinyl hybrid that sounds better ‘than any other format’ – Tech
Producer T Bone Burnett has announced a new analog record, dubbed “Ionic Originals”, that transcends the CD and vinyl technology found today.
Using both lacquer and aluminum, Burnett says the sound quality of this analog technology is superior to all other formats, including digital streaming music.
An example of a record held by Burnett in the press photo looks a lot like a glossy vinyl record.
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The vinyls are made of PVC plastic (polyvinyl chloride) and contain no metal. Polycarbonate plastic with a metallic layer, usually aluminum, makes up the standard compact discs. It combines aspects of both – strong wire Explain.
strong wire claims that it seems the method combines contemporary vinyl production with the way mastering professionals produce metal “pads” (and test acetate discs) to press records. Stamps are mainly used as “masters” for duplication, and because they are not produced in large quantities, and therefore do not reach many listeners.
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Speaking about the Ionic Originals, Burnett says: ” [I have] has developed an analog record that has depth, resonance, and sonic fidelity beyond that of vinyl, CD, streaming, or any other means of experiencing recorded music.
“It’s archival quality. It’s future proof. It’s one of a kind. Not only is an Ionic original the equivalent of a painting, it’s a painting. It’s a lacquer painted on an aluminum disc, with a spiral engraved on it by This painting, however, has the added quality of containing this music, which can be heard by placing a stylus in the spiral and spinning it.
“Analog sound has more depth, more harmonic complexity, more resonance, better imaging. Analog has more feel, more character and more touch. Digital sound is frozen. Analog sound is alive. “
Variety reports that Burnett, a former bandmate of Bob Dylan, says he has re-recorded some of Dylan’s work for the new medium, although no release date has been set.
Beyond what was mentioned in the statement, representatives for Burnett and Dylan said there would be no new information regarding the upcoming Dylan project.
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Burnett also created NeoFidelity Inc – a new company – to record musicians’ best tracks and create a distribution platform for Ionic Originals.
Aneesa Ahmed is Mixmag’s digital intern, follow her on Twitter