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  • From DSD to Download: A closer look at resolution

    Welcome to an exploration of the world of audio mastering, where we scrutinize sound quality, valuing every subtle nuance. I’m Thijs Muijs, the latest addition to the TRPTK team, and I invite you to join me as we delve into the process of transforming our original DSD recordings into pristine high-resolution and spatial audio downloads, …

  • Bad Sound

    We don’t make beautiful recordings (nor do we want to)

    A while ago, someone reached out to us on social media, responding to a post about an upcoming release. They said: “You don’t make beautiful recordings.” It did make me think for a second, but finally I responded “That’s because we don’t want to make beautiful recordings.” Hear me out. So what is a beautiful …

  • WAV Formats Explained

    One WAV or the other (WAV formats explained)

    There’s no audio format simpler than good old WAV. Right? Well, it’s more complicated than you think, and today we want to include you in our journey of discovering what exactly WAV entails, how two WAV files can be vastly different, and even why some WAV files just don’t get recognised by your playback software. …

  • TRPTK Cable Comparison 2023

    Do cables make a difference? Depends on who you ask

    A short little while ago, we asked you to listen to a couple of samples recorded using different (analogue) microphone cables and fill out a form describing whether you hear a difference, and if so, what that difference entails. All this to, hopefully for once and for all, settle the age-old argument: do audio cables …

  • Classical Music

    The Classical era: an intricate symphony of elegance and clarity

    Hello to the community of curious music aficionados! Are you prepared to traverse the hallways of time and immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of the Classical era? A captivating chapter in the history of music, the Classical era, stretching from the mid-18th to the early 19th century, witnessed groundbreaking evolutions that continue to reverberate …

  • The Baroque era: unraveling the rich tapestry of 17th- and 18th-century music

    One of the most influential and intriguing periods in the history of Western music is the Baroque era, a time of profound change and evolution in musical expression and structure. Positioned between the Renaissance, a period known for the flourishing of humanist ideals and the beginnings of polyphony, and the Classical era, celebrated for its …

  • Spatial Audio Formats - Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D - TRPTK

    How to play Spatial Audio Downloads (Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Auro-3D or Discrete DXD)

    I think we can all agree that Spatial Audio is the final frontier when it comes to enjoying acoustic music, such as classical or contemporary classical music. Creating a holographic “image” with the musicians almost palpably in front of you, with the immersive acoustics of the recording venue all around it, all blended together to …

  • TRPTK Cable Comparison

    Do cables really make a difference? Try it out yourself!

    If you read this blog, you probably already know we have some pretty wild stuff in our studio — high-end boutique microphones, ultra-linear preamplifiers, a 5.1.4-channel system with high-end loudspeakers and amplification, and, perhaps controversially, really expensive cables. Some say there’s no difference at all between a high-end cable and a coat hanger, some say …

  • Behind the Scenes: Recording The Power of Indifference

    Behind the Scenes: Creating The Power of Indifference

    Maya Fridman’s The Power of Indifference marks two important milestones: it’s Maya’s first album with her own music, and it’s our new label TRPTK X’s first album. The album has been such a wild ride to produce, with almost 20 days of recording sessions on all sorts of instruments both real and electronic/virtual as well …

  • TRPTK X Background

    Introducing TRPTK X

    TRPTK’s motto has for a long while been “Recording the extraordinary”; recording extraordinary immersive experiences with extraordinary artists from all over the world. These immersive experiences in pretty much all cases have been recorded of acoustic performances, in concert halls, churches, and other places with beautiful acoustics. We simply record what’s happening in that moment, …

  • New year, new TRPTK

    Dear listeners, artists, friends and family, happy new year! We’re so excited for this new year that we’d love to start it off with a blog, telling you more about what’s been happening in 2022 and what’s going to happen in 2023. But before we do that, I would first like to take a moment …

  • TRPTK 8 Year Anniversary

    Celebrating 8 Years of TRPTK

    Who could’ve thought, our eight year anniversary already. Words cannot express how proud and thankful I am to be celebrating this moment. And not just by myself, no, with a grand total of 115 wonderfully creative, talented and beautiful artists, who together made 70 great recordings. I’m thankful for all these great moments at recording …

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