Master Class Software
Daniel Hertz - Mark Levinson
The sound of analog master tapes from PCM digital recordings.

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Master Class Software

Daniel Hertz Master Class is a music player software for Mac with revolutionary capabilities. For the first time in audio history, listeners can have the sound and feeling of the best analog master tapes from standard digital formats including CD and music downloads. Master Class enables the listener to dial in the most subtle corrections and well as the most dramatic. For music lovers who want the most natural sound, Master Class is at the top of the wish list read more...


Master Class Player
In 1984, Mark Levinson founded Cello, Ltd. to go beyond the limits of current audio playback. The first product of Cello, Ltd. was the Audio Palette, the world's first state of the art equalizer, designed to fine tune music program material to obtain the most natural sound. Today, vintage Audio Palettes sell for USD 15,000 20,000 if one can be found.

Audio Palettes were used by both residential listeners and professional studios like Polygram, BMG and Atlantic, Records. Based on specifications developed by Dick Burwen, Mark's electronics mentor, The Audio Palette had a dynamic range of 110dB and other phenomenal performance specs. The Audio Palette contained over 6,000 parts, 48 discrete amplifiers, and handmade 59 position rotary controls using 1% tolerance metal film resistors. Hand engraved panels and knobs represented the ultimate in cosmetic refinement and elegance. The new price of the Audio Palette at the end of it's production was USD 25,000.

Daniel Hertz now introduces Master Class, the digital version of the Audio Palette, with even higher performance and many cool features like the ability to store and load playlists and presets, and to print new AIFF files with all changes embedded. Master Class also offers A+, an algorithm that fills in the steps of the PCM waveform with original musical information, to obtain a more enjoyable analog-like listening experience from standard digital audio formats. Read the full Daniel Hertz Master Class (Mono & Stereo Audio Magazine, June 2014) review by Matej Isak.
The dedicated Master Class preset section in the DH forum enables users of Daniel Hertz speakers and Master Class to share their preferences in recorded music, and the presets they create for fine tuning them. Master Class owners sit in the front row.

Master Class software is a download app with copy protection by Wibu.

Daniel Hertz now introduces Master Class, the digital version of the Audio Palette, with even higher performance and many cool features like the ability to store and load playlists and presets, and to print new AIFF files with all changes embedded. Master Class also offers A+, an algorithm that fills in the spaces of the PCM step function waveform to obtain a more analog-like listening experience from all PCM digital audio formats. Read the full Daniel Hertz Master Class (Mono & Stereo Audio Magazine, June 2014) review by Matej Isak.

Master Class Software

Master Class is a 64-bit native Mac application for OS X version 10.8 or higher. Master Class software is a download app with copy protection by Wibu.

CPU: Intel CPU (min. Dual Core 2GHz recommended)
Memory: min. 2 GB RAM recommended
Operating System: Mac OS 10.8.2 or higher
Screen Resolution: Minimum: 1024x768
Supported formats: AAC, AIFF, WAV, MP3

Daniel Hertz - Mark Levinson - Master Class Software
Master Class Software

Welcome to the Master Class Audio Samples Library. Press play to start the playback of a certain audio track. Use the Toggle button to switch between the original and the Master Class version of the audio track. Press Stop to stop the audio playback and return to the beginning of the track. Some of the files are adjusted in a more subtle way, on others you'll instantly hear significant improvements.

Note: To get the very best results, original music files should be tuned with Master Class Software on your own audio system. The source of the Master Class audio demo files on this web site are standard iTunes downloads and were made using the the Daniel Hertz M9 amplifier and M10 Bookshelf Speakers. If you wish, you can tune these and other recordings with your own system and share your presets with the Daniel Hertz Master Class community. Listen and Enjoy!

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Artist: Coleman Hawkins
Track: Bird of Prey Blues
Album: The High And Mighty Hawk
Genre: Jazz
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Artist: Janos Starker
Track: Suite No.3, BWV 1009, Allemande
Album: Bach; Six Suites; Sonatas
Genre: Classic
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Artist: The Modern Jazz Quartet
Track: Bag's Groove (feat. Sonny Rollins)
Album: The MJQ At Music Inn
Genre: Jazz
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Artist: Livingston Taylor
Track: Isn't She Lovely
Album: Ink
Genre: Pop
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Artist: Miles Davis
Track: Flamenco Sketches
Album: Kind Of Blue
Genre: Jazz
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Artist: Jane Monheit
Track: Honeysuckle Rose
Album: Taking A Chance On Love
Genre: Jazz
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Artist: Faye Wong
Track: Sky (unplugged)
Album: Sky
Genre: C-Pop
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Artist: Shirley Horn
Track:
The Men You Were
Album:
Loving You
Genre:
Jazz
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Artist: Lulu Rouge
Track:
Bless You feat. Mikael Simpson
Album:
Bless You
Genre:
Electronic
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