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New music site promises high-def music downloads

Written by Dave Horvath @ 20 Nov 2007 11:15 User comments (7)

New music site promises high-def music downloads Mark Waldrep, Ph.D. is the man behind the first and only all HD audio label AIX Records has announced he is launching a new site, iTrax.com. The site is being touted as the world’s first digital music download service to offer REAL HD Audio in multiple mixing perspectives.
According to Waldrep, "iTrax.com is a sort of an iTunes for people that care about sound quality, surround music and don’t want to be restricted in the use of the music they download. This new web site allows music lovers, home theater owners and surround music fans to access music that has actually been recorded, mixed and mastered in high-definition – most 'so-called' HD Audio downloads are really standard definition tracks delivered through the web. iTrax.com delivers better than CD quality digital downloads for the first time, without copying restrictions…and in 5.1 surround."

Each Track on the site is offered in a variety of formats and include up to three different mixes. Consumers will be able to choose from MP3, Dolby Digital, DTS, WMA Pro, WMA Lossless and even uncompressed PCM at 96 kHz/24-bits. They can also select what sort of mix they want, an exclusive feature of the new site. iTrax offers 2.0 stereo, 5.1 “stage” and 5.1 “audience” perspective mixes, making it the first and only download service to provide users real choice.

A wide variety of musical genres and artists are available on iTrax.com including Willie Nelson, Albert Lee, Wallace Roney, John Gorka, Cheryl Bentyne, Hanna-McEuen, Paul Williams and Laurence Juber, whose award-winning Guitar Noir won the Demmy Award for "Best High Resolution, 5.1 Track" from the CEA in 2005.

Source:
iTrax Press Release

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7 user comments

121.11.2007 10:11

Isn't Super Audio CD or DVD-Audio Hi Def? Been around for years....

221.11.2007 18:28
tripplite
Inactive

it's going to go no were, its name is iTrax.com, thats really original
wonder where they got the "i" before the name idea? if they cant get the name right then .....i doubt there capability's to make a website/software that can go anywhere but down

-tripplite has spoken



323.11.2007 20:43

Hey, why so negative? this is really cool!

MP3 and related formats do sound really bad, especially for music that has a lot of dynamic variance... It is nice to see a site offering some quality.

424.11.2007 1:34

This is the kind of thing I've been waiting for, or at least in the right direction. I applaud these HD offerings, but what I'm looking for is a selection as large as iTunes in non-DRM FLAC at a price equal to what iTunes currently charges for regular MP3.

When that happens, I may finally be able to affordably purchase digital version of my all my old LP's.

It may take a while, but maybe iTrax will be able to establish this kind of service when the labels get on board.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 24 Nov 2007 @ 1:37

524.11.2007 10:06
tripplite
Inactive

well it may not be in hd quality but, walmart songs are offered for download at only 83cents

624.11.2007 13:23

@nprfan
Right on, good luck finding them LOL

Originally posted by tripplite:
well it may not be in hd quality but, walmart songs are offered for download at only 83cents
Who cares about that??? The HD Quality is what the discussion is about. I've heard some and they really do blow regular mp3 away. As a matter of fact, it's so good I was wondering why they are in such limited availability. This is definately a step in the right direction, if not the answer. Don't knock it before you've heard it, meantime enjoy the 83cent wal-mart d/l's.

mcmenace

719.12.2007 18:56

Do not need to read this all this is another company jumping on the bandwagon :)

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