"The quality is better than MP3, also there's an important feature that we've wrapped it in security so it's extremely difficult to copy it and give it to someone else. Some people might interpret that as a problem. What we've generally found is that musicians consider that a very important feature. They don't want their music spread around without their permission."
But the digital music does give indendent artists and labels a shot to be heard... (sound) The ATT Labs technology is also used in a commercial player called a2b. There are versions for Windows and the Mac you can download for free from digitalphono.com. The future...
"We're pushing beyond this. We're working on better than CD quality sound and multichannel sound."
ATT Labs' Steve Crandall.