There is nothing that can replace the feelings of excitement, envelopment and escape that come from experiencing live music. The energy of the crowd, the feeling of a drum pounding on your chest, and the uncontrollable grin that appears on your face once your favorite artist takes the stage. Live music has the power to heal, the power to motivate and the power to awaken. No matter the race, gender or religious preference, music unites people – it is perhaps man’s greatest discovery.
Though experiencing live entertainment is truly inimitable, modern technologies are capable of providing an all-encompassing and thrilling musical experience in the home. As we age, many of us begin to prefer this private alternative to mainstream concerts. We get to control the volume at which music is played, we get to decide how long the experience lasts, and we don’t have to spend the 90 minutes post concert battling our way out of the parking lot. These benefits make us more apt to purchase higher quality audio and video equipment to enjoy high quality content in our living room or dedicated home theater.
Acoustic reproduction equipment is no longer the major limiting factor in the performance of a home audio experience. Rather it is the content which prohibits the experience of ultra-high quality music at home. There are few music recording studios which specialize in direct to digital HD recordings. For those of us seeking a music experience in our homes, finding content recorded live but without the extraneous noise of an audience, is no easy task.
Fortunately, companies such as AIX Records in Los Angeles not only produce unaltered HD audio content available on Blu-ray and for download, but they make it accessible in multiple recording formats which include HD-Video. AIX records artists in stereo and two multi-channel surround formats with mixes that put the listener in the best seat in the house – or better yet, on stage with the artist. Unless you’re one of an elite few, the sensation of being front and center with the artist is something utterly unrealistic and absolutely spectacular. These stereo and multiple 5.1 mixes allow listeners to choose exactly how they experience music. Though it won’t replace a live show, a high-quality home experience can be just as rewarding. And with the on-stage 5.1 mix and full HD video, listeners can enjoy something truly remarkable and unique.
AIX Records is a pioneer in modern content creation involving music performances, using the latest technologies to create industry leading products. Many of AIX’s new releases contain THX Media Director technology. THX Media Director enables CE devices to select the most appropriate audio and video playback settings, based on creative intent helping to ensure an authentic and simplified user experience. Once you have a THX Media Director enabled Blu-ray player and AVR, playing THX Media Director content eliminates you from having to manually reconfigure your AVR for different listening modes and makes certain you’re not missing surround content if your AVR was previously set to a different mode (i.e. stereo).