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Hi-Reality.org tracks and reflects on the latest developments in VR, AR, and immersive systems.

Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour new song with Liberty Choir EPK would be perfect VR content to re-experience

‘Imagine this: Capture Liberty Choir EPK and David’s magical live performance (including the rehearsals) for David’s new album ‘Rattle That Lock’ at the actual location and in 3D/binaural super high-res audio and 4K/HDR video. And then re-experience it, as many times as you want, and as you were there.’ Continue reading “Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour new song with Liberty Choir EPK would be perfect VR content to re-experience”

OASIS to launch Technical Committee for augmented reality

oasis__logoOASIS is a nonprofit consortium that drives the development, convergence and adoption of open standards for the global information society. OASIS announces a new Technical Committee for Augmented Reality: Continue reading “OASIS to launch Technical Committee for augmented reality”

Microsoft’s first approach in building a Hi-Reality Machine

Photo credit: Microsoft HoloLens
Photo credit: Microsoft HoloLens

Microsoft announced their Augmented Reality concept and platform they call Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Holographic. Continue reading “Microsoft’s first approach in building a Hi-Reality Machine”

“Window into a world”, the Dolby Vision approach to Hi-Reality

Window into a world. Image from Flickr: Justin Lynham, Breakfast on Ithaca
Image credit: Justin Lynham, Breakfast on Ithaca. flickr.com

Geoffrey Morrison of Sound & Vision has posted the excellent article ‘HDR: The Other OLED’ on the industry’s approach to Hi-Reality Vision; a highly recommended reading.

CES 2015: Neil Young’s Pono Player

Neil Young’s Pono Player Kickstarter project pledged of $800,000 goal and reached $6,225,354. Continue reading “CES 2015: Neil Young’s Pono Player”

Evaluation of Oculus Rift DK2

The Youtube channel Inside Sim Racing has done a great evaluation of Oculus Rift DK2.

The Washington Post introduces ASMR to the public with Maria of GentleWhispering

The Washington Post just published an article introducing ASMR Continue reading “The Washington Post introduces ASMR to the public with Maria of GentleWhispering”

Near future of ASMR and Virtual Reality

Hi-Reality.org has been linking ASMR (Autonomous sensory meridian response) with Virtual Reality. Continue reading “Near future of ASMR and Virtual Reality”

Oculus VR to Facebook and near-future of Virtual Reality

Source: https://www.oculusvr.com/order/For the last two years Oculus Rift has stolen the show at CES. The once Kickstarter project is constantly improving its Virtual Reality device and its VR technology. Continue reading “Oculus VR to Facebook and near-future of Virtual Reality”

Geek Pulse Indiegogo DAC outperforms its goal - by Hi-Reality.
I took a screenshot after one hour of desperate try to place an order for a Geek Pulse S f (there is a picture below). The issue was to get my Paypal updated and linked to my bank account which would earliest happen after 2 days, anyways, painful it was.

Geek Pulse Indiegogo DAC outperforms its $38,000 Goal to $1,174,075! (more…)

Heard music in DSD? hear this!

dsdfile.com logo-blackI found what the Swedes, Hugo Thorsin and Jan Eric Persson at DSDfile.com, write as their intro is in fact a good intro to DSD too! If you want to start learning the story about the super sound format start with their piece of text.

The very first DSD album that I bought was Opus 3 DSD Showcase 1 (128). If you want to experience music in DSD make sure you experience Eric Bibb – Where the green grass grows! I can easily understand DSD fans’ passion for the format when I listen to great DSD tracks like this. For years I listened to this song via CD*, but in DSD the band’s performance is far more realistic.

With that said, is DSD as a format good enough for sound reproduction by an Hi-Reality Machine? No, it is not. The many decades old analogue tape still seems to be the king which is a sad indication of the audio recording industry’s pace of progress (not to mention that DSD itself is a decades old technology).

In the meantime, the old Audiophile society like to debate on things like whether DSD is superior to High-Resolution PCM or not? (a topic for an upcoming post). Perhaps, we should ask more interesting questions such as how will these two formats evolve into the next generation sound recoding and playback methods and formats?

For now, I plan to buy and listen to A Selection of Analogue Eric BibbDirect from Master Tape, in DSD 128 (5.6MHz).

A SELECTION OF ANALOGUE ERIC BIBB

* I was introduced to the prime society of Audiophiles through my university friend Mats, a.k.a HiFi Mats.

 

The brilliant Pet Shop Boys reminds us what to expect from Hi-Reality Machines

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