We can now offer a way to put out your music at better than CD quality on a new, yet easy to play, format - the "Universal Hybrid" DVD Audio Disc.
These discs can be played in any standard DVD Video player - as well as on your computer's DVD-ROM drive (using software such as Windows Media Player), in specialized DVD Audio players (which are now included for some car systems), and with hi-fi "universal" disc players - and can contain up to 24bit / 96kHz hi-res audio (while in comparison CD is only 16bit / 44.1kHz) for enhanced fidelity, so that your audience can get one of the best possible musical experiences from digital audio there is.
We can also embed up to 20 images per track (which can be anything from album art, photographs, title cards or lyrics) for a slide show display while your music plays when the disc is used by DVD Video players or computer's multimedia software.
Universal Hybrid DVD Audio masters on DVD-R are available for:
$60 - for the first master disc
$30 - each additional disc
While this format is capable of up to 5.1 surround sound, please note that we are currently set up in our studio to master only stereo tracks - so if you require surround sound additional charges will apply for work at an outside facility.
We still think that having a format :
- is a cool thing for stereo releases as well though!
- that can provide better than CD quality 24bit 96kHz uncompressed digital audio
- that is portable (as there are now in fact lots of affordable DVD Video players out there, a number of DVD Audio capable car systems, as well as lots of laptops equipped with DVD drives)
- merchable (as DVD's are just as easy to bring on a tour as CD's are - and makes for a unique and "premium" item at the merch table)
- that can be affordably made for both short runs burned on DVD-R and also larger pressed runs through any manufacturer that can make DVD discs
The Hybrid DVD Audio format allows for up to 20 images per track as a slide show that can be viewed either on TV set or through computers' media player software.
The best format for slide show images is uncompressed jpeg (jpg),
but we can also accept tiff and bmp.
The sizing for this should be:
864 x 480 pixels - if optimized for wide screens (16:9 ratio)
648 x 480 pixels - if optimized for standard screens (4:3 ratio)
Please email us for more info!
Total Sonic Media