Benefits of remastering music
Get more from your music collection. Import music tracks from computer files, CD or DVD-Audio discs (non protected, non MLP). If they are in stereo, convert them to surround 5.1 for an immersive experience. And/or upsample them to high-definition up to 24bit/192kHz for enhanced clarity and details. Export to DVD, Blu-ray or files.
When your music is not already in high-definition or surround (e.g. it is of CD quality), you will benefit to remaster it (i.e. process and/or convert) :
To encode the audio signal in a way that is more easily reproducible by electronics equipment with less distorsion and closer to the original analog signal with a technique called upsampling.
To supplement the stereo reproduction with surround channels to restore the sound stage to something closer to reality with a technique called upmixing. The front stereo channels can be left unchanged.
The result is a superior listening experience having more definition, clarity and presence, that has been qualified as "more fluid, less harsh and an all round better sound".
All features : audio remastering and DVD-Audio / Video / Blu-ray discs authoring
Remastering features (upsampling, upmixing, VST plug-ins)
DVD-Audio and DVD-Video discs authoring
3 product editions to choose from
HD-Audio Solo Ultra
Typical use cases
Cirlinca's products can be used with or without remastering, depending on your needs, to author high-definition surround media, as illustrated in the following typical cases :
VST plug-ins support
Cirlinca's VST enabled applications act as a VST host capable of accepting most VST plug-ins (3) for processing on the fly. There is vast offer or commercial and freeware VST plug-ins, ranging from audio effects to spectrum analyzers.
Check Audiomastermind as an example.
Add navigation menus to DVD-Audio, DVD-Video and Blu-ray discs. Menus bring a professional touch where you can personalize the musical experience with a top menu, album menus, custom pictures and texts, jacket thumbnails.
DVD-Audio / DVD-Video (1) authoring
Author DVD-Audio, DVD-Video or universal (both) discs with music up to 24bit / 192 kHz or surround 5.1. Add pictures to each track for slideshow effect (of the artists, liners, jacket, ...). Configure the channels of a track into two groups of different resolutions (DVD-Audio) for optimal disc space use.
Blu-ray (2) authoring
Author music Blu-ray discs up to 25GB and Blu-Ray compatible AVCHD on standard DVD discs. Tracks resolution can be 24bits / 96kHz and 5.1, even in AVCHD. Add pictures to each track in high-definition up to 1080p.
(1) : DVD-Video support through optional free third party plug-in.
(2) : Blu-ray support through optional free third party plug-in.
(3) VST is a trademark of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH. VST Plug-in Technology by Steinberg.
A broad choice of export media for authoring
Author DVD-Audio discs, DVD-Video discs,
universal DVD-Audio/Video, Blu-ray discs or
export to computer files
If you want the most versatile audio format, the clear choice is DVD-Audio. This standard supports up to 24bit/192 kHz in stereo and 24 bit/96 kHz in surround 5.1. It offers many unique features for audiophiles. You will need a DVD player that is DVD-Audio capable (e.g. from Denon, Oppo, Marantz, Harman-kardon, Meridian, Pioneer, ...). DVD-Audio players tend to have higher quality audio paths than standard players.
If your interest is for stereo at 24bit/96kHz or 24bit/48kHz, then a standard DVD-Video disc is a sufficient media when played through a good quality player.
To author surround 5.1 tracks in full 24bit / 96kHz or if disc capacity is a major concern, consider choosing Blu-ray.
Export to audio files if your audio playback devices are PC or Mac or or Multimedia disc based player. Most multimedia players can play DVD-Video ISO files with menus, which is a convenient way to structure big playlists without burning discs (and add visual interaction).