During the Thailand BAV show, we are invited to host few events.
(1) Live Recording Event. We setup one live Jazz piano recording and do live and playback. The recording setup is minimal at 24bit/192kHz. A stereo XY microphone plug directly to Weiss Firewire ADC2 as recording directly to Macbook Pro 17″. We playback audio with Weiss DAC202 to ATT202 as preamp, directly to ATC SCM100ASL active speakers. The most amazing moment was playing back the recorded materials, the pianist played live together as piano duo. We may later released this live recording as free hi-res samples.
(2) Computer Audio Seminar – This is a 2 hours event. Thanks so much for Tumnoon Prateepichinda to host this event with me with his professional inputs. We discussed various topics regarding computer as source. The major idea is always when 99.8% of recording are made inside a computer, there is no reason why using computer playback is inferior. Moreover, we have gone above 16bit/44.1kHz for more than a decade, it should be time to move on.
(3) Format War – Thank you Dr. Krailerk and the vinyl group attendees. During the first section, each of the vinyl and digital groups playback 2 songs with male and female vocal. We use entirely different styles and music, so everyone enjoyed both playback nicely. The second section was more interestingly that we used vinyl as source, comparing direct vinyl playback and with adding Weiss ADC2/DAC202 layer of analogue to digital / digital to analogue conversion. It is not a fair comparison and no conclusion whatsoever on the format war theme, but it gave everyone a great comparison between the cable and added layer on AD/DA. We started vinyl playback and after few minutes I calibrated the Weiss ADC2 input, at that moment the music was mute. I called off the playback and told everyone the setup was wrong that what they heard in last few minutes were actually vinyl went through the Weiss ADC2/DAC202. They were quite amazed and requested few more comparisons until we were rushed to pack up and leave to airport. Next time I hope we can also demonstrate record the vinyl playback on computer and playback for comparison. We already have some customers who use Weiss ADC2 to store their vinyl in 24bit/192kHz as digital archives.