"The Resolution Project" Profile
Problem: With the release of
many new digital audio formats - lossy encodes like MP3,
AAC, and WMA, standard CD resolution (16-bit, 44.1kHz) and
high-resolution stereo and surround (24-bit, 96 & 192kHz)
- there was no easy and "accurate" way to qualitatively
compare these different formats.
Solution: Generator created
"The Resolution Project" DVD-Audio Disc, allowing
professionals and consumers, for the first time, to audition
differences between audio resolutions on one easily played
Two musical selections - a classical string quartet in an
historic church and a jazz trio before a live club audience
- were simultaneously recorded from the same electrical
sources. Released on the DVD-Audio format, these different
audio resolutions can be played on readily available DVD-A
compatible players without any interruption of the audition
process. Seven prominent pro audio companies participated
and contributed: Dolby Labs, Monster Cable, DPA Microphones,
Genex Recorders, Steinberg Media, Great River Electronics,
and Minnetonka Audio Software.
Results: 12,000 discs were distributed
by the seven participating companies, and "The Resolution
Project" achieved industry, press, and critical acclaim.
It remains unique and noteworthy, and each company involved
remarked on the clarity and effectiveness of the message,
as well as Generator's high level of organization and creativity.
Professional audio engineers, consumers, and hi-fi showrooms
across the country and in Europe have used the disc to audition
resolution differences for themselves.
Read "The Resolution Project" Press Release (PDF,
Read about "The Resolution Project" in Mix Magazine