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Re: Portable DSD Recorders
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2019, 02:25:39 PM »

I got a MR-1000 off  ebay for $500 and successfully recorded the Oteil & Friends New Years show. It sound s awesome but now I am wondering what people do to share the recordings. I am planning on DSD > WAV @ 24/48 but do people share the dff files themselves? Is there a way to combine the files the Korg creates? Can you track DFF files?

ps I used a 12v battery and powering the device was not a problem.
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Re: Portable DSD Recorders
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2019, 07:54:43 PM »

I got a MR-1000 off  ebay for $500 and successfully recorded the Oteil & Friends New Years show. It sound s awesome but now I am wondering what people do to share the recordings. I am planning on DSD > WAV @ 24/48 but do people share the dff files themselves? Is there a way to combine the files the Korg creates? Can you track DFF files?

ps I used a 12v battery and powering the device was not a problem.

You need to use Korg AUDIOGATE

https://www.korg.com/us/products/audio/audiogate4/download.php

In that download is also ds-dac setup which you do NOT need to install  unless you have a Korg DAC.

You can combine,split,(i guess you could split all the tracks)but i only split off the excess beginning and ending and than EXPORT a new DSF MASTER file for archive and listening on my Korg DSD DAC.

You can also EXPORT to WAV.

I export to 24bit 176.4 khz and than use my normal audio editor to make further changes(EQ,etc.)




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Re: Portable DSD Recorders
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2019, 08:39:55 PM »
Do you feel that your DSD recordings lose any of the qualities that you like when they're exported to PCM (WAV, etc.)?
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Re: Portable DSD Recorders
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2019, 07:25:55 AM »

I got a MR-1000 off  ebay for $500 and successfully recorded the Oteil & Friends New Years show. It sound s awesome but now I am wondering what people do to share the recordings. I am planning on DSD > WAV @ 24/48 but do people share the dff files themselves? Is there a way to combine the files the Korg creates? Can you track DFF files?

ps I used a 12v battery and powering the device was not a problem.

You need to use Korg AUDIOGATE

https://www.korg.com/us/products/audio/audiogate4/download.php

In that download is also ds-dac setup which you do NOT need to install  unless you have a Korg DAC.

You can combine,split,(i guess you could split all the tracks)but i only split off the excess beginning and ending and than EXPORT a new DSF MASTER file for archive and listening on my Korg DSD DAC.

You can also EXPORT to WAV.

I export to 24bit 176.4 khz and than use my normal audio editor to make further changes(EQ,etc.)

Thank you very much!
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Re: Portable DSD Recorders
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2019, 04:28:20 PM »
Do you feel that your DSD recordings lose any of the qualities that you like when they're exported to PCM (WAV, etc.)?
And if not, then why record DSD?
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Re: Portable DSD Recorders
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2019, 09:15:00 PM »

I got a MR-1000 off  ebay for $500 and successfully recorded the Oteil & Friends New Years show. It sound s awesome but now I am wondering what people do to share the recordings. I am planning on DSD > WAV @ 24/48 but do people share the dff files themselves? Is there a way to combine the files the Korg creates? Can you track DFF files?

ps I used a 12v battery and powering the device was not a problem.

You need to use Korg AUDIOGATE

https://www.korg.com/us/products/audio/audiogate4/download.php

In that download is also ds-dac setup which you do NOT need to install  unless you have a Korg DAC.

You can combine,split,(i guess you could split all the tracks)but i only split off the excess beginning and ending and than EXPORT a new DSF MASTER file for archive and listening on my Korg DSD DAC.

You can also EXPORT to WAV.

I export to 24bit 176.4 khz and than use my normal audio editor to make further changes(EQ,etc.)





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Re: Portable DSD Recorders
« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2019, 04:40:22 AM »
Do you feel that your DSD recordings lose any of the qualities that you like when they're exported to PCM (WAV, etc.)?

Bumping an old thread.

Does anyone want to comment on this?

I'm experiencing the other way around, as sometimes I "upsample" to DSD in audirvana+ to my mytek DSD DAC, as with most things in audio, when listening sighted, I feel I hear a difference. But I don't trust myself....
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Re: Portable DSD Recorders
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2019, 06:14:54 AM »
Do you feel that your DSD recordings lose any of the qualities that you like when they're exported to PCM (WAV, etc.)?

Bumping an old thread.

Does anyone want to comment on this?

I'm experiencing the other way around, as sometimes I "upsample" to DSD in audirvana+ to my mytek DSD DAC, as with most things in audio, when listening sighted, I feel I hear a difference. But I don't trust myself....

There is a real possibility that you are presenting your DAC with a data stream it processes more accurately than others.  Not all DACs do equally well with everything that is thrown their way.  In other words, your Mytek may do a better job converting a DSD stream than it does PCM, or it may just sound "different" which you perceive as "better".

There are all kinds of things written about how upsampling PCM to higher rates/depths may or may not have benefits.  I haven't ever heard of someone saying that converting PCM to DSD giving an audible benefit, but it may be upsampling a lower-rate PCM to a higher one first before the DSD conversion.

As far as recording directly to DSD, I think it doesn't make much sense unless you (a) are not going to edit or process the files at all (which would cause them to be converted to PCM anyway), and (b) send them straight to a DAC that natively decodes DSD.
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Re: Portable DSD Recorders
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2019, 08:29:45 AM »

There is a real possibility that you are presenting your DAC with a data stream it processes more accurately than others.  Not all DACs do equally well with everything that is thrown their way.  In other words, your Mytek may do a better job converting a DSD stream than it does PCM, or it may just sound "different" which you perceive as "better”

Yes. This is why I set it up this way. But pretty lights and a bright “hdsd” lcd readout tends to create some expectation bias.

I’d love to hear some DSD masters from people who have recorded this way.
Recording:
Capsules: Schoeps mk41v (x2), mk4v (x2), mk22 (x2), mk3 (x2), mk21 & mk8
Cables: 2x nbob KCY, 1 pair nbob actives, Darktrain 2 and 4 channel KCY extensions:
Preamps:    Schoeps VMS 02iub, Naiant Littlebox, Naiant IPA, Sound Devices Mixpre6
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Re: Portable DSD Recorders
« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2019, 09:13:04 AM »
I recorded a whole John Kadlecik Band run last month as well as Oteil & Friends on New years (SBD and in some cases SBD + microphones on stage) .  Aside from the fact that the music might not interested you, I have no idea how to "distribute" them other than resampling using PCM.
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Re: Portable DSD Recorders
« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2019, 03:37:26 PM »
I recorded a whole John Kadlecik Band run last month as well as Oteil & Friends on New years (SBD and in some cases SBD + microphones on stage) .  Aside from the fact that the music might not interested you, I have no idea how to "distribute" them other than resampling using PCM.

why can't you upload the DSF or DFF files?
Recording:
Capsules: Schoeps mk41v (x2), mk4v (x2), mk22 (x2), mk3 (x2), mk21 & mk8
Cables: 2x nbob KCY, 1 pair nbob actives, Darktrain 2 and 4 channel KCY extensions:
Preamps:    Schoeps VMS 02iub, Naiant Littlebox, Naiant IPA, Sound Devices Mixpre6
Recorders: Sound Devices Mixpre6, Sony PCM m10

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Re: Portable DSD Recorders
« Reply #26 on: February 26, 2019, 04:04:52 PM »

There is a real possibility that you are presenting your DAC with a data stream it processes more accurately than others.  Not all DACs do equally well with everything that is thrown their way.  In other words, your Mytek may do a better job converting a DSD stream than it does PCM, or it may just sound "different" which you perceive as "better”

Yes. This is why I set it up this way. But pretty lights and a bright “hdsd” lcd readout tends to create some expectation bias.

I’d love to hear some DSD masters from people who have recorded this way.

I sent you a wetransfer link with some samples.

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Re: Portable DSD Recorders
« Reply #27 on: February 26, 2019, 05:31:19 PM »
I recorded a whole John Kadlecik Band run last month as well as Oteil & Friends on New years (SBD and in some cases SBD + microphones on stage) .  Aside from the fact that the music might not interested you, I have no idea how to "distribute" them other than resampling using PCM.

why can't you upload the DSF or DFF files?

They are DFF files. I could upload them, but each set is a Proj directory with lots of DFF files.   I havent had time to research if there is a more standardized way to distribute them.
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Re: Portable DSD Recorders
« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2019, 12:45:34 PM »
back in my DSD days, I really did like the sound of DSD > PCM 16/44.1 .    Was it better than any other straight to PCM recording?   probably not.  But I liked it.  I perceived a smoothness ...

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Re: Portable DSD Recorders
« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2019, 01:35:43 PM »
back in my DSD days, I really did like the sound of DSD > PCM 16/44.1 .    Was it better than any other straight to PCM recording?   probably not.  But I liked it.  I perceived a smoothness ...

I agree 100%!
The files are a pain in the ass, but you can re-lable them right in the deck and archive them and spit them out at any bit rate later, and I still sit on my MR1 as the best mini recorder for 2-channel recording.
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