Musichi-suite and the way it changes my game
results of long auditions in Tony’s apartment
I was once lucky enough to have had a professor that asked the entire 7 people class, what three words would we want on our tombstone. This was during my master’s degree back 30 odd years ago.
Well, thirty odd years later, yes, that’s three decades later, in 2017 I realise I just had to change the one word.
Musichi-suite. Please don’t tell me that’s two words because that would really hurt.
So what on earth is this? Is it food, a musical device, hotel suite? Neither nor.
So how can software change one of the three words on my tombstone you ask, well your about to find out.
Does it make me money, thin, or simply the best looking Greek God? No.
Does it change the way I have done things in the past? Yes
Does it change the future? Oh Lord YES!
Does it make you a better person? Not really, it makes me look like a fool, it makes me look ignorant and worst of all, it makes me have to go back to every single mastering, music director and recording engineer and ask, no let me say it properly, beg for forgiveness.
How does it change my life?
I have been listening to music for as long as the my world has existed. I say that with all the subjectivity that comes with a big lie. But, I couldn’t hear music when I wasn’t around, so in a way, its true, the world, is, only when I exist in it. Otherwise….
Don’t get all philosophical on me, I know the absurdity of that statement but I am using it to make a point. I have been listening to music since my father lugged me to the original Woodstock. I remember my parents singing from when I can only remember black and white.
The years went by, and turntables turned to cassette decks, after a short bout with 8 track tapes and then to the overestimated CD. Then, came the digital era, which is still here, and will probably be for the length of my short stay on this earth, domain or realm if you want to call it.
So you see, my listening, meant I also write articles. I didn’t know how else to express my thanks to the artists, so I simply wrote how I felt. Then for some reason or another I met a few people, and they got me to write for many people. Then the internet came and other people became hundreds of thousands of people, and at times millions (as in the documentary of ACA with Ken Barnes). In that period of time I have written thousands of articles, quite a few on the digital spectrum and its inability to reproduce music as an LP does.
I have spent thousands of hours listening and training myself in music, music theory and in playing, to find myself at the point of realising that computers, can indeed play music as the best cd player and even most turntables can, it can be part of the front end in everyone’s system, as of now. I say that because until now it was either too expensive to get a DAC which could actually produce high end music, or the recordings were not good enough to exploit the technology. This software upgrade, is the solution to both of these problems, it will make bad records sound listenable to good, while it makes good recordings unthinkably better, and if you have proper mastering cuts then you are about to start a journey there is nothing more than the phrase, enjoy the ride, comes in.
The wow factor is essentially here in every aspect. Let’s see though how we start the wow. We start with the price of upgrading, at 49 euro, so please keep that in mind when you read these words, and thus understand the wow factor will easily come to you.
Sample rate 44100
Artist Lily Allen
Tr. 22, Smile, Accoustic Version.
Three things immediately hit your face. The rhythm, the highs, and the range of vocals which were not there before.
From the same album, Patricia Barber, Nightclub,
TR 0, Bye Bye Blackbird.
The darkness between the cymbals and the piano can be cut with a knife, as the mist between both give off at atmosphere of utter bliss, compared to my Yoga 910 normal Windows 10 PC, which is a 2200 euro machine I might add.
I invited friends (truethfully, I was expecting to see an RTL at my home, but due to circumstances beyond me, this could not happen), and I sat them down to compare.
There were variables we must understand. Firstly, it was a totally blind test where 4 people were tested to say what they heard and felt, and only one person, the fifth, actually knew what was being played and kept a track record. Everything was taped and then written down to make sure nothing was lost or any mistakes would happen. None of us new if it was the yoga, a cd, a DAC or a pc with, and a pc with the software mentioned.
Alanis Morissette, 44.100 sample rate, from the same album, TR 1, Ironic was such a slam dunk that every one of us intuitively wrote the same thing. WOW. And this was all 44.100, not even 192/24. Who would have thought it figures, was musical and clean, articulate and the piano, here the entire bass accompaniment was so different that 3 out of four people actually wrote down again the same thing, this is like another recording of the same song.
I guess it would have to be known that our judges were not talking to each other, and were grading on their own paper, without anyone seeing each other’s paper, not to mention it was also darker than a normal room, as to create the ambience we also needed, this was also to be a fun evening, and not just another hard testing session. After all, we were not testing machines; we were unraveling the truth about the recordings themselves and about how our ignorance on how windows or any OS with its machines, not geared towards music, can be so blasphemous towards the music played.
A true smile for myself, but as I said before, I had to do the test since I was waiting for a Real Time Analyser and an Oscilloscope to test the music out. This turned out to be a better test, but I promise that if people want it enough, I can get everything back and have a test just like I had planned before my friends popped by, or rather, were forced to come by to save the evening.
Live at the Blues Alley
Tr 8, Fields of Gold.
The composer of this song, could not have imagined such a beautiful voice, to bring this to life, with no stretching of any vocals, the magic of soul and love come through the speaker area, both with the software on or off. The differences laid in the clarity, the spectrum of highs and the smoothness of the mids, the strings in other words. Very touching, non-measurable or measurable moments come through with the software.
It was like a pipe, no clogging was evident here, as blood running down a child’s arteries. Nothing clogged, compared to a 40 year old smokers would be.
Too metaphoric for you? That’s what I thought, but listen to this track and you will immediately agree with me, as my four judges, who want to remain anonymous will tell you the same.
Two woman and two men, one of which was a high end connoisseur, one a housewife, another, the daughter of a friend, who is not an audiophile, but plays the piano and cello for many years, and lastly a student who was no more than 23 years old. Not a very wide variety, but the best I could do, given the time I had, and the choice of people that I knew. Arguably these people were a good representation of what normal people are. If that term exists…
Dabringhaus & Grimm- label
Burmester, Art for The Ear, CD II
Tr 4, Konzertante Barockmusik
Here attentiveness seemed higher than what, I was, at least expecting on orchestral music. My subjects were so engrossed by the subject matter that they started to enjoy it even more as every title went by. A little Reference 3A three speaker. The size and price so low, being appreciated and revered upon so much. Here the size and openness of the orchestra was noted to be the highest quotes from the subjects. The recording although the same as the ones mentioned above, was not as high quality as someone would expect from Burmester. The music itself was more than enough to make everyone, including myself very much in tune and content.
Again the computer with software suite won hands down, four out of four.
The ISOTEK CD, Tr 1. Maria Mena, I was made for loving you was next, was simply better mastered than anyone expected, even compared to the previous track. Evident from the first 3 seconds as everyone remarked, that it was an immediate feeling that was heard. The bass, as I sat and heard it along with everyone else, was a jaw opener. Ever so powerful in the soul of the listener one could say.
The night ended with very many songs played, but I will end with the song which made everyone stop listening and simply spurt out words, which legally, are not allowed to be reproduced. The gist of it was Wholly cow and what the BLEEP is this playing??,
The track, 44.100 Sample Rate, Stanley Clarke. East River Drive, Tr 1. Justice’s Groove. The entire ensemble was rich and musical, open, wide, deep and simply breathe taking compared to the Windows 10 version. I did not have it on CD and thus it was simply with or without the software, but It was a no brainer.
The rest of the evening, was to listen ONCE AGAIN to the same tracks, with no interruptions and no changing of channels. The four subjects wanted simply to hear the music. End of story.
If you own any music, which would you reproduce from your pc, I then strongly believe that you are insane, in the least, if you do not try this software out. It is free, what do you have to lose? Other than your belief in what you knew, was wrong, when you put the entire suite on. This suite which is so cheap, can be easily called, the best upgrade you can do to any system, as such described.
I dare you.
Just as mr. Phillipe Watel – the programmer of Musichi Suite said, Digits “Risen!” for three more reasons : He told us and believing that the software alone (Musichi) made about 50% of the improvements as a digital transport, then the 30% comes from the supporting Audiophile Optimizer and the last 20% -if in total a hundred per cent improvement- comes from the Fidelizer software. As this combo works together, the results are simply unbelievable for a pc-based and optimized transport buffering & playing via RAM memory.
Try MusiChi downloading trial version from the official site: