Pat Metheny's ECM Records Catalog is Now Available for the First Time as High Resolution Downloads and Streaming. The Full 11-Album Catalog Hits Qobuz - USA, TIDAL, HDtracks, Acoustic Sounds, Prodstudiomaster, Apple, and Mastering engineer Christoph Stickel: “The main premise in digitizing the Pat Metheny tapes was not to change the sound of the recordings, but to realize them in the original form, in the best possible quality. The work was based on the original, analogue stereo master tapes. The masters are in very good condition and can be played without problems. All tapes were played by a Studer A820, which was meticulously calibrated to the respective tape. The analog signal was digitized in 96kHz / 24bit, which covers the complete spectrum of the original bands. In each case, a decision was made between a PrismSound ADA-8XR, an Antelope Eclipse Mastering AD, and a Mythek Brooklyn ADC, depending on which one suited best the respective recording. No denoising and no other restoration affecting the sound was carried out.”