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Ottava is First Label to Release MQA on CD

Pioneering MQA Audio Techology Used in Mastering Process A recording by Astor Piazzolla “the single most important figure in the history of tango” will be the first MQA recording to be released on compact disc in Japan.  The album “A. Piazzolla 
by Strings and Oboe” – recorded by the UNAMAS Piazzolla Septet and mastered by respected producer and mastering engineer Mick Sawaguchi – will be released by the Ottava label on 17 March. Since launching in the ...

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Audirvana Plus 3 Launches with MQA Integration

Audirvana Plus, the desktop music player for macOS, has released the latest version of its software which now includes integrated MQA audio technology.  The MQA Core decoder, contained within the new Audirvana Plus 3 player, enables the first origami ‘unfold’ and also authenticates the file using a blue or green light to confirm that the sound is identical to that of the source material. In addition to optimising sound quality and authenticating file provenance, Audirvana Plus ...

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MQA and Universal Music Group Collaboration

MQA and Universal Music Group (UMG), the world-leader in music-based entertainment, announced that the companies have entered into a multi-year agreement that will encode UMG’s extensive catalogue of master recordings in MQA’s industry-leading technology, promising to make some of the world’s most celebrated recordings available for the first time in Hi-Res Audio streaming. The announcement comes shortly after the launch of the cross-industry marketing campaign “Stream t...

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TIDAL Launches New ‘Master’ Audio Feature

Global music and entertainment platform TIDAL today has announced the availability of ‘Master’ quality recordings. A wide variety of content from labels and artists, including Warner Music Group’s world-renowned music catalogue, is now available in Master audio across all of TIDAL’s available markets worldwide.   TIDAL has integrated MQA, the award-winning technology that enables this innovation, and has offered it to all TIDAL HiFi tier subscribers under a new &lsqu...

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