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We are a non-profit atelier of music researchers and music lovers devoted to recreating the original experience of live concerts. We also offer some recordings on master tape and in digital formats at cost price. We do not wan to make a "business".
We provide standard postal delivery worldwide for all CD and Master Tape. However, we regret that we cannot guarantee the delivery time.
Delivery of CD
CDs will be delivered from France using La Poste courrier service. The typical delivery time to European Union is 2-3 days and 3-14 days to others destinations. The shipping cost of Euro 2,60 includes packing and postage costs of one CD. You will see the exact shipping cost at checkout.
Delivery of Master Tape
Master Tapes will be delivered from France using La Poste registered courrier service. The typical delivery time to European Union is 2-7 days and 7-21 days to others destinations. Please note that costums duty formalities may prolong the shipment time. Tracking number is available for certain countries only. The shipping cost is Euro 15 to Euro 21 including packing and postage costs. You will see the exact shipping cost at checkout.
For all the digital downloads you can download instantly with the link in the confirmation email sent to you after payment. You can download the files for 50 times within one week after your purchase.
Frequently Asked Questions
Some questions, frequently asked, are listed below. Please click on the question to see the answer.
Tone-Pearls are small generators of etheric tone. They create the appropriate medium for musical tone.
Based on the recognized principles of music, we created an instrument, the so-called Tone-Pearls. Tone-Pearls are small generators of etheric tone. They create the appropriate medium for musical tone. Tone-Pearls may establish a more direct and intimate connection to music. Metaphorically we may say: musical instruments and human ear will be extended in space by the effect of Tone-Pearls; thus, they might be considered – in this respect -- as musical instruments. We are aware that the above description is rather sketchy and hard to understand. For deeper understanding please, contact us.
Sorry, but Tone-Pearls are not commercial products, they are rather experimental products of a scientific study, tools of an investigation. There is no intention to sell them. However, you may enjoy Tone-Pearls recording technique by listening to our recordings.
Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) is a file format for lossless audio data compression. During compression, FLAC does not lose quality from the audio stream, as lossy compression formats such as MP3, AAC, and Vorbis do. FLAC reduces bandwidth and storage requirements without sacrificing the integrity of the audio source. A digital audio recording (such as a CD track) encoded to FLAC can be decompressed into an identical copy of the audio data. Audio sources encoded to FLAC are typically reduced in size 40 to 50 percent (46% according to their own comparison).
Digital rights management (DRM) is a generic term that refers to access control technologies used by hardware manufacturers, publishers, and copyright holders to limit usage of digital media or devices. The lack of DRM has several benefits for you as a customer: You can burn a copy of your download onto CD-R or DVD-R You can play your download using your media player You can transfer your download to your portable device
Just follow the instruction received in your email after purchase.
Almost Analogue Digital CD
CD-ROM Recordable. A write-once, read many disc that can produce discs compatible with traditional CD and CD/ROM readers.
AAD Master CD is superior to stamped CD in two main respects: BLER is about 100 times lower; there is only one generation of transfer instead of up to five.
Unfortunately, once a master CD is sent to a replication plant for production, the quality is slipping out of our control. The stamped CD is always inferior to the master. The engineer has no control over the jitter and block error rates during the replication process. Three, often up to five generations of transfer, are made from the original master to the glass stamper.
Master tapes present a more natural, a more dimensional, deeper and far more realistic sound, with unmatched airy ambience and detail, even when compared to the best LPs or SACD or other digital formats. Remember that he original recording was made on tape if you listen to an LP record.. Thus any other format is a serious manipulation of the original musical recording.
You need a very good tape recorder which is able to play back half track 1/4" 15 ips tapes using 26.5" spool or pancake. Most of the professional studio tape recorder will suit you.
Unfortunately, tapes and especially metal spools are rather expensive today. However, our tapes are cheap compared to other master tapes.