As a Hi-Resolution Audio enthusiast, it is always a pleasure to discover new artists who recognize that fans desire the best quality recording, and that the need to distribute their albums in Hi-Res audio is an important piece to the overall package. Fort Worth based Cody Lee is one of these musicians, with a passion for vintage sounds using only analog equipment and the desire to only present the best source.
His first album in several years is released through Band Camp, and while lossy versions are available, of course critical listeners will only want the 24-bit / 88.2-kHz stereo FLAC files. These include a PDF with artwork, credits, and lyrics, along with high quality cover art. It is a well executed package, taking the exact direction audiophiles like myself hope to see grow in popularity.
His blend of rock, country, and pop throws a happy vibe as the crystal clear music fills my listening room. Imaging is fantastic with no blurring, allowing for distinct pinpointing of parts across the soundstage. There is some nice depth present, especially noticeable on the backing vocals which fall behind the speakers, and the overall channel separation is excellent.
Lee’s producer & engineer Taylor Tatsch balance the mix extremely well, with no part over shadowing another. His signature acoustic guitar strums throughout most songs with an ease of clarity. Bass guitar carries the lows without any grumbly heaviness, and the snare, synths and cymbals fill our the mid-tops very well. There is no harshness that is commonly found on recordings with both lower bit and sample rates, only exemplifying the importance of presenting music in high resolution audio.
For a limited time, Cody Lee is offering readers of Mediaversal High Resolution Reviews a FREE copy of his album in hi-res FLAC. Please private message him directly through his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/musiccodylee, and ask for your download code and mention you’re a Mediaversal.com reader.
Recommended for fans of rock, alt-country, indie and alternative. Cody Lee is an enjoyable listen for high resolution enthusiasts, top quality offered at an excellent price.
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About the Author
Wesley is a lifelong music enthusiast. He started his career in the recording industry in New York City as an audio engineer, producer, and studio manager. Subsequently he toured across America as a guitarist with the short-lived band Land's Crossing. After many years in the technology sector and amassing a substantial vinyl and CD collection, he delved into immersive audio and created Hi-Res Edition to share with other listeners about the sound quality and discrete mixes available on many formats. He recently upgraded his system to 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos and continues to seek out and share about the best sounding releases.