The previous AIX Records Blu-ray sampler disc contained 40 tracks that included HD-Video, which meant that some of my favorite albums/tracks from the period prior to HD shoots were excluded. So the new 2017 edition of the sample removed that restriction and surveys the entire AIX Records catalog — all 85 high-resolution audio recording regardless of whether the video was shot in HD or not. I started the production process by making a list of my own personal favorites and those tracks that work in showing off the amazing fidelity that can be achieved using purist recording techniques AND high-resolution PCM encoding. I wanted to make sure that I balanced the number of vocal tracks vs. instrumental and classical tracks. And just recently, I added another section for electdro-acoustic tracks because of the new release by LA-based composer John Keane. His project “JMK” is an amazing blend of acoustic and electronic sounds mixed in 5.1 surround, stereo, and headphone surround (“binaural”).
Each track is presented in three user selectable mixes (5.1 “stage”, 5.1 “audience”, and 2.0 stereo). There is also accompanying video (both HD and SD) when available. Many of the classical selections were not video taped.
The sampler is broken into four separate sections: VOCAL, INSTRUMENTAL, CLASSICAL, and ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC.