Umphrey’s McGee are among the first bands to make their content available in the new HDMP3 format. The new format allows for the creation and playback of a new type of audio file using lossless compression.
MP3HD files are approximately four times the size of corresponding MP3 files, but remain compatible with existing MP3 players. Umphrey’s McGee will make a sizable portion of their recent two-night run at the historic Murat Egyptian Room on March 13, 2009 available in the new format beginning April 1st at:
“As one of the few artists who record and make available every show that is played, sound quality is paramount to the entire band. The HDMP3 format is a welcome addition to our existing arsenal of lossless and lossy formats we make available for fans, explains Umphrey’s McGee’s audio engineer & producer Kevin Browning.” Offering a much richer sound spectrum combined with the convenience and familiarity of the MP3 format, we expect HDMP3 to be a hit with the band and fans alike.”