Actually, it looks like that future is already here...
Originally Posted by hogger129
I wish they would release more titles on Blu Ray discs than SACD. Nothing wrong with SACD, but BD plays on all BD players and has enough space for the surround, stereo and CD mastering.
Although we mostly talk about multiple sound mixes for the same movie, there also exists the need to mix different channel count variants of the same live
recording. Some tracks on the (audio only
) Blu-ray disc of SOUVENIR by TrondheimSolistene on the 2L label (link)
were assembled into 2.0
, 5.1 Standard
, 7.1 Standard
, and Auro 9.1
mixes from a single 11 microphone array recording.
A strategy developed by pureaudio (link)
(but it appears NOT currently in use by Universal Music's High Fidelity Pure Audio (HFPA) Group
) permits easy switching between several versions of the same recording on an audio-only Blu-ray
disc . . . the RED GREEN BLUE
buttons on the BD remote are used for selection in pureaudio
's proprietary user interface software technology.Examples of what has been done with the pureaudio technology include SOUVENIR by TrondheimSolistene on the 2L label (link)
and Portrait by Joseph Haydn on the MDG label (link)
each offer significantly different (playback) versions of the same recordings (including with|without height speakers) . . . as the respective BD back covers show:SOUVENIR
by Joseph Haydn
website indicates additional Auro 9.1
discs are in progress, and MDG
appears to continue exploring Aurophonic 6.0 2+2+2
) and Aurophonic 8.0 2222+
) configurations. Unfortunately the first Auro 9.1|10.1 home theater decoders are still only rumored to appear this week at CEDIA 2013...?!No extra points for confusing the names of the non-profit Pure Audio Group (link) and Universal Music's High Fidelity Pure Audio (HFPA) Group!