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« on: September 28, 2012, 12:29:32 AM »
Has anyone heard any more on Neil Young's Hi-Res initiative ?

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-57409576-52/rocker-neil-young-challenging-mp3s-with-new-audio-format/

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/neil-young-trademarks-new-audio-format-20120403

Neil Young Trademarks New Audio Format
Rocker developing high-def alternative to MP3’s

   
By PATRICK FLANARY
April 3, 2012 3:35 PM ET

They might sound like great song titles, but "21st Century Record Player," "Earth Storage" and "Thanks for Listening" aren't new Neil Young tunes. They're trademarks that the rocker recently filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Rolling Stone has found, and they indicate that Young is developing a high-resolution audio alternative to the MP3 format.

According to the filed documents, Young applied for six trademarks last June: Ivanhoe, 21st Century Record Player, Earth Storage, Storage Shed, Thanks for Listening and SQS (Studio Quality Sound). Included in the filing is a description of the trademarks: "Online and retail store services featuring music and artistic performances; high resolution music downloadable from the internet; high resolutions discs featuring music and video; audio and video recording storage and playback." The address on file corresponds to that of Vapor Records, Young's label. (Young's representatives declined Rolling Stone's request for comment.)

Young faces about a year of paperwork before the government will register his trademarks. Last week, they were approved for publication in a public journal for 30 days, a step that allows competitors to challenge Young if they find his registration harmful. The journal is set to be published later this month; if the trademarks face no opposition or snags, Young must then file documents detailing how he intends to use the trademarks, which the government could register as early as the holidays, according to the filing schedule.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/neil-young-trademarks-new-audio-format-20120403/
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2012, 09:29:20 PM »
The only information on the details I could find (and this was a while back - at least 6 months and possibly much longer) was that the format was very similar to DSD and most probably a 1 bit format - no idea where I read this.

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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2012, 05:43:47 PM »
The only information on the details I could find (and this was a while back - at least 6 months and possibly much longer) was that the format was very similar to DSD and most probably a 1 bit format - no idea where I read this.

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Except for that no longer being made and sold thing...      ;D


The MR-2 is available for about $500, without support for XLR, or P48

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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2012, 09:46:28 PM »
Korg was selling the MR-2 to TS members for $350 - there is a thread around here somewhere with the Korg Rep talking about how to get the deal
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