SoundtrackNet has a follow-up on Sony Classical's announcement today about Danny Elfman's Serenada Schizophrana being released on October 3, 2006. Apparently the album will be released as a SACD-hybrid disc, providing the best possible sound quality available for the concert work. SACD-hybrid discs are playable in conventional CD players, allowing the listener to hear the 16-bit 44.1kHz layer. Recorded by Armin Steiner, and mixed by Dennis Sands, Serenada Schizophrana was captured at 24-bit, 48kHz sample rate, in full multi-channel surround sound.
Using DSD (Direct Stream Digital) technology, SACDs are actually 1-bit 2.8224MHz, versus conventional CD releases, which are 2-channel 16-bit, 44.1kHz PCM audio. This technology will offer listeners the chance to hear the recording exactly as Elfman heard it himself in the mixing studio.