Europe premiere recording in DXD .: news June 3rd 2006
Lindberg Lyd AS this week performed the very first commercial production in the DXD-format. The event took place in Selbu Church in Norway with violinist Marianne Thorsen and the Trondheim Soloists. Mozart's violin concertos was produced in multichannel 5.1
The introduction of digital audio in the early 80's created a turbulent discussion in the world of Hi-Fi; expressions like "hard and cold", "quantified" and "LP is so much warmer in the sound" was commonly used about the CD-format. DXD now blows the whole discussion off the court. Digital eXtreme Definition is a professional audio format that brings "analogue" qualities. Digital formats are the road of transportation and DXD represent a 32 BIT highway with a speed off stunningly 352.8 kHz per channel. Super Audio CD is the carrier that brings the quality to the domestic audience. With DXD we sample 11.2896 Mbit/s (4 times the data of DSD). This leaves a headroom for editing and level adjustments before we down sample to 2.8224 Mbit/s (DSD) in the authoring for SACD. This compact disc looks like a normal CD and plays on all standard players and computers but only dedicated SACD-players can take advantage of the DSD-resolution and multichannel program.
Lindberg Lyd AS is among the very first in Europe to utilize DXD- and SACD-technology in commercial audio production. The signal path is as simple and short as it is technically advanced; Fantastic musicians and adventurous music in a beautiful venue -> DPA 130V microphones -> Millennia Media amplifiers -> SPHYNX2 converter -> PYRAMIX workstation. The technical tools and practical solutions are developed by Merging Technologies Inc in Switzerland and Digital Audio Denmark together with Lydrommet AS and Lindberg Lyd AS in Norway.
Marianne Thorsen, first prize-winner at the 2003 Sion International Violin Competition (Switzerland), was born in Trondheim, Norway. She studied with Gyorgy Pauk at the Purcell School and the Royal Academy of Music, London, where she was awarded the Roth Prize and the DipRAM, the Academy's highest award for performance. Marianne leads the Nash Ensemble of London and is a founder member of the Leopold String Trio. She has performed concertos with leading orchestras including the BBC Symphony, the Philharmonia, City of Birmingham, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Prague Philharmonia and the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. Marianne teaches at the Royal Academy of Music in London and is also a Professor at the Trondheim Conservatoire of Music.
Trondheimsolistene chamber orchestra was founded in 1988 by violinist Bjarne Fiskum.
Their youthful freshness and vibrant musical joy are praised with an international reputation. In the spring of 1999 the orchestra did a five-week tour in Europe with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, presenting the audience a vivid “The Four Seasons”. Their CD released by Deutsche Grammophon sold 600.000 units worldwide. The Trondheimsolistene discography includes 17 CDs. Since autumn 2002 the cellist Øyvind Gimse has been the artistic director of the ensemble.
Selbu Church, Norway
W.A.Mozart: Violin concertos # 3, 4 and 5
Produced by Lindberg Lyd AS