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Significant Improvements to Sonic Stage

Subject: Significant Improvements to Sonic Stage
From: Rob Danielson <>
Date: Sat, 4 Feb 2006 10:10:52 -0600
Thanks Mark! Some features that might be relevant: 1) You can now
create .wav files from material recorded through the optical digital
input.  2) The ".oma" files created when you first import a recording
into SonicStage remain accessible for conversion to .wav at any
point. For people using HiSP for long recording times, this means you
can be backed-up by saving just the 1/5 sized .oma file. 3) Sony has
introduced a lossless ATRAC based compression format that could have
significant "in-house" storage and sharing applications between two
HiMD-equipped recordists. 4) In general, there are fewer restrictions
on what one can transport the 1GB HiMD disks.

Perhaps most important, this indicates that Sony is listening to what
_recordists_ need and may point to continued support of HiMD
products. For those who want to take a minute to express appreciation
and perhaps make suggestions about future HiMD models, messages I've
posted  through=20  have
reached the right ears. Just enter an HiMD model like "NH900" A
serial number is not required. Rob D.

  =3D =3D =3D =3D

At 1:05 PM +0900 2/4/06, Mark R. wrote:
>As always my apologies for the cross posting
>Looks like Sony is easing up on it's copywrite restriction policies and ha=
>made some significant changes to the latest version of Sonic Stage.
>The following is a message I recieved from minidisc forums----
>Good day. Sony has released a new version of Sonicstage, version 3.4, with
>excellent improvements to the Hi-MD format. Some of the new features
># Tracks can be transferred in ATRAC 192kbps to a Hi-MD device.
># Tracks recorded with a Hi-MD device with the digital/analogue inputs or
>microphone input can be uploaded to SonicStage and saved in WAV (PCM)
>format. (e.g. burn a Hi-MD disc, send to a friend and they can upload all
>contents to their computer without DRM woes; record via optical, no BS
>upload restriciton!)
># Audio CD's can be ripped in ATRAC 352kbps.
># CD information can be displayed from the tracks in My Library.
># WAV files can be converted into ATRAC Advanced Lossless format.
># ATRAC format files (including ATRAC Advanced Lossless) can be converted
>into WAV format.
># Song lyrics can be displayed when clicking the "Lyrics" button (only if
>the lyrics are encoded with the track).
>The community is elated to learn that now digital and analog uploads are
>allowed freely. All users are encouraged to upgrade and download links alo=
>with further information + discussion can be found here:
>Direct Download:
>Mark Ragsdale

Rob Danielson
Film Department
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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