|iTRAX Launches, Offering HD Audio Downloads in 5.1 and Stereo Mixes|
|Home Theater News Music - Download Technology News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Tuesday, 20 November 2007|
Mark Waldrep, Ph.D., the man behind the only all-HD Audio label AIX Records announces the launch of iTrax.com, the world's first digital music download service to offer REAL HD Audio in multiple mixing perspectives.
According to Waldrep, "iTrax.com is a sort of an iTunes for people that care about sound quality, surround music and don't want to be restricted in the use of the music they download. This new web site allows music lovers, home theater owners and surround music fans to access music that has actually been recorded, mixed and mastered in high-definition – most 'so-called' HD Audio downloads are really standard definition tracks delivered through the web. iTrax.com delivers better than CD quality digital downloads for the first time, without copying restrictions…and in 5.1 surround."
Each track offered on the site is available in a wide variety of encoding formats AND up to three different mixes. Consumers will be able to choose between MP3, Dolby Digital, DTS, WMA Pro, WMA Lossless and even uncompressed PCM at 96 kHz/24-bits. They can also select what sort of mix they want, an exclusive feature of the new site. iTrax offers 2.0 stereo, 5.1 "stage" and 5.1 "audience" perspective mixes, making it the first and only download service to provide users real choice.
The arrival of media servers and high-quality remote digital music players makes the HD Audio tracks offered by iTrax.com the perfect source media. The experience of listening to and demoing a REAL HD Audio "stage" surround track makes standard stereo CDs pale by comparison.
A wide variety of musical genres and artists are available on iTrax.com including Willie Nelson, Albert Lee, Wallace Roney, John Gorka, Cheryl Bentyne, Hanna-McEuen, Paul Williams and Laurence Juber, whose award-winning Guitar Noir won the Demmy Award for "Best High Resolution, 5.1 Track" from the CEA in 2005.
iTrax.com is the only web site to offer REAL HD Surround Music Downloads and a choice of mixing perspectives. The award-winning AIX Records catalog is available now with other labels coming soon.