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Frequently asked questions

Mother Earth Radio is a private project.
We use vinyl records and hi-res audio files that are sent in 192khz/24bit. The music is tuned down to a special concert pitch (
see 429Hz – Faslak’s sound
) The transmitter is financed out of my own pocket.

  • Try another current browser, e.g. Firefox
  • Try if the mp3 stream works
  • Use an Ethernet cable connection
  • Does the stream work with VLC?

Crackling occurs with records, the dust on the record causes the needle to crack.

Pioneering work takes its toll. Unfortunately, the FLAC format as an Internet stream cannot transport metadata.
We provide the metadata via an extra API; not every platform has integrated this data yet.

The selection of pieces is based on musical quality and the lyrics, but not on musical taste or genre. Read more
more about it.

Mother Earth supports the peace efforts in the
Loudness War
. We therefore transmit at a level of
-23db LUFS
in accordance with the recommendation of the European Broadcasting Union EBU R 128.

Mother’s Kitchen:

  • Rega TAD 20th Anniversary
  • Pro-Ject Phono Box DS 2
  • RME ADI-2 Pro FS
  • Slientwire Series 5 Cable
  • Supra LoRad MD08DC-EU Mark 3.1

Audio Lab:

  • Linn Sondek LP-12 turntable with Kuetso Black needle
  • Hexmat “Eclipse” – DS Audio “Ionizer”
  • EAR Yoshino 868 pre-amp
  • RME ADI2-Pro FS R
  • In-Acoustic Reference Cable
  • In-Acoustics AC-4500 power filter

Recording is done in SondForge Pro, editing in Samplitude

serves http and https:

Mother Earth Radio – FLAC 192khz/24bit – AAC 96kHz/24bit – AAC 48kHz/24bit – mp3 44.1kHz/16bit

Mother Earth Instrumental: – FLAC 192khz/24bit – AAC 96kHz/24bit – AAC 48kHz/24bit – mp3 44.1kHz/16bit

Mother Earth Classic – FLAC 192khz/24bit – AAC 96kHz/24bit – AAC 48kHz/24bit – mp3 44.1kHz/16bit

Mother Earth Jazz – FLAC 192khz/24bit – AAC 96kHz/24bit – AAC 48kHz/24bit – mp3 44.1kHz/16bit

Developer API

Mother Earth Radio stands by its commitment to the artists and has a broadcasting license for:

Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Malta, Andorra, Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy (incl. Vatican City), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Switzerland, Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Bahrain, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Egypt, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mauritania, Montenegro, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine Territories, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Western Sahara, Yemen

Russian citizens are allowed to listen to whatever they want as long as the station participates in the global music infrastructure and is licensed in its home country.

Listeners from other countries should check with their government whether they are allowed to listen to this licensed free station from Germany.