Read David Elias MQA Review on "Mono and Stereo"
New Release 2017 - Two Track Mind - Solo Acoustic CD!
"Let me say that this recording has, in many ways, the best sound quality I’ve heard. Intimate, solo acoustic — David and guitar." - Dez
One of the First MQA CDs on the planet...
"Great album .. listened to all of it on TIDAL!!" - Phil
No one has heard these solo acoustic tracks prior to this 2017 release.
They are recorded with just two microphones (2 tracks!) on voice and guitar.
Mic'd close and intimate. Solo Acoustic.
Hear it for yourself.... CD is for sale online. Plays from any CD player.
Plays with Studio Authenticated MQA from CD or ripped (ALAC, FLAC, WAV, AIF).
Streaming Hi-Res with MQA!
Here's the Acoustic Artist Radio Hi-Res playlist that TIDAL created of DE songs there...
* ARTIST RADIO *
Listen Free Trial from TIDAL Online - read about it here...
Here's my Monster Masters Playlist of a zillion great songs I found in MQA streaming format. Turn on the Shuffle mode in the Playback Queue to mix it up.
For the Holidaze 2016/17...
"First met david performing at san gregorio general store -- another group was playing and they invited him up to do one of his songs -- I was an instant fan..."
Joanne from Facebook
New Release: "Voice Memo: Songs From Hawaii" - CD is Here!
"The voice MQA gives PCM is stellar and beyond that. It really gets to the heart of the rhythmic essence and harmonics/placement of the music in the room. It is clearly a mobile listener's Nirvana. Given the small file sizes and tremendous SQ, nothing can touch it at least for that purpose, 24/44.1. With or without unfolding... Magic." - DE
Brand New CDs with Downloads Included!
"I don't know how you did it, cause technically its not possible, but it sounds higher res than a CD - it's awesome quality music too." - Fiona Joy, Blue Coast SACD/DSD recording artist, Grammy Winner
"The CD I have is David Elias, Rare to Go, December Solstice. I also have the MQA download version. YOU have a beautiful voice Mr. Elias, and you have created a stunning CD.You have poured your heart and soul into your work, and especially this recording. I think it's a masterpiece, it's that good." - Bob C.
NEW Exclusive MQA Encloded Releases
"Had he come out 15 years ago, he'd've still had the opportunity of climbing the US charts; nowadays only soulless comet-singles make profit for a month, so David is destined to be relegated to an indie cult, but if I were him I wouldn't be too disappointed... He'll be remembered as one of the last poets on north-American soil to release high-quality music under every aspect." - MARKUS GANZHERRLICH, RockMetalBands.com
David Elias CD and HD Masters
Encoded with MQA
MQA is simply a new way of encoding normal digital audio (PCM). It can be applied to any resolution of PCM from CD quality (16/44.1) to the highest resolutions that PCM has to offer (24bit/384kHz). I have master quality recordings in all ranges of this format (CD to hi-res). They are now encoded with MQA. They sound better. They can be played on ANY PLAYER! You can even choose the PCM format you like the best: FLAC, ALAC, WAV, AIFF. MQA encoding is transparent to the media format in that regard. But it does sound more natural and more real like the way it was recorded in the studio or in the pub or in the big public auditorium theater :)
I am very excited to be involved in the rollout of MQA studio authenticated master recordings. It improves the playback and enjoyment of all the recordings I have on the most typical digital audio setups from Smartphones to iTunes to Tidal to JRiver to Audirvana to Amarra to whatever you might be using. If you have questions about my music or what I'm talking about here, just contact me. Aloha! - DE
If you have an MQA DAC (Digital Audio Converter) there are additional benefits to playing these recordings. But the MQA DAC is not required. These all have surprising sound quality either way.
About MQA..."I don't know how you did it, cause technically its not possible, but it sounds higher res than a CD - its awesome quality music too." - Fiona Joy, Blue Coast SACD/DSD recording artist, Grammy Winner
"The sound is incredible. The loudspeakers vanish. It sounds like you and the band are right here. Very well done with the music and recording." - Herb B., High fidelity music listener
"How did you get it to sound so amazing in my funky little computer speakers?" - C.P., Music Lover hearing MQA encoded master tracks
"...the MQA sounds like you have more room to breathe,… It is just easier on the ears. In the low regions there is no distortion, even when I turn up the volume more than I would normally do and the high regions sound ‘calm’. What is even more important (I never met you in person, so maybe I am wrong), I think your voice is sounding more like the original in the MQA version." - Eric B., Audiophile
"In your work I have been amazed by the presence and intimacy of your voice that creates a closeness and a bond that is impossible not to stop and listen to the lyrics. Congratulations also for the lyrics that I would define not stories but single emotions and moods (clearly yours, but that each one can share), in one word poems. In the end I do not know if I could explain what I felt; I simply felt emotions, desire to understand and share your own emotions." - Anonymous Hi-Res Listener
Read David Elias May 2016 MQA Announcement here...
MQA downloads (unfold up to 24/352.8 kHz with MQA USB DAC)...
Try an MQA Sampler!
Encoded for Better PCM Sound with MQA
Plays on any Media Player
Try 9 songs at different MQA Studio (Blue Light) Quality..get it here
DSD Conversions to DXD and MQA Encoded by MQA Ltd., UK
Songs from "Illegal Copy #2", "Live in San Gregorio", "Rare To Go", "Slipper DSD Sessions", "Crossing", "The Window". and an unreleased track "40 Days - Summer skies"
These studio master recordings from a variety of audio resolution sources including CD Redbook quality tracks, hi-res PCM (24/96), and DSD (2.8mHz, 1-bit converted to DXD 24/352.8). All tracks on the sampler are MQA encoded files at low bit rates (16/44.1, 24/44.1, 24/48), that can be quickly downloaded and played on any audio player with improved CD sound quality. The hi-res tracks upper frequencies are unfolded by a MQA compatible DAC or software player for even further sonic improvements.
Read more about MQA at MQA Ltd.
100% Pure Native DSD
Albums by David Elias
Recording in DSD since 2000 ~ Stereo and 5.1 Multichannel
DSD Downloads since 2009
David Elias DSD album catalog - click on any album cover to read more and preview.
"I just listened to the Mch download from NativeDSD. I remember starting the playback with track1, then the room disappeared while the music played. It was as if I went into a trance, captivated by a great performance and wondrous sonic. 10." - QuadraphonicQuad Forums
Got Questions about Hi-Res in General?
Blog them here at Art-Of-Listening (Blog)...
"Your recordings are so 'native' and unaltered it sounds like you all are
standing in the circle in my living room doing the performance just for me."
From Top Seller Folk Rock Hi-Res & Vinyl list at SuperHiRez.com
photo by Peter Buranzon, www.pacific-visuals.com
"In addition, I award David Elias a 2005 Brutus for the brilliant work that he's done with DSD in 2003 and 2005 on his exceptional recordings, 'The Window' and 'Crossing'. If you haven't treated yourself to these two exceptional recordings, you're missing what DSD can do with well recorded sources. Not only that, but David writes terrific music!" - Dr. David W. Robinson, Editor in Chief
"In both your works ['Live in San Gregorio', 'Crossing'] I have been amazed by the presence and intimacy of your voice that creates a closeness and a bond that is impossible not to stop and listen to the lyrics. Congratulations also for the lyrics that I would define not stories but single emotions and moods (clearly yours, but that each one can share), in one word poems. In the end I do not know if I could explain what I felt; I simply felt emotions, desire to understand and share your own emotions." - Italian Film and HiFi Professional