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David Elias - Independent Acoustic
Online, Recording, Performing since 1995

"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

David Elias - Independent Acoustic   David Elias - Independent Acoustic since 1995

I am an independent singer-songwriter who tries to figure out how to deliver the best music and sound available that can be enjoyed anywhere, anytime. Emotional communication as honest as possible between me, my band, and YOU when you listen to it. Free full song previews are also online. I work with very gifted studio engineers and musicians and use the best audio technologies available to allow good recordings to sound as good as expected and hoped for on your system.

New Release "Voice Memo: Songs From Hawaii" (30 songs - CD is Here)...

Download the Lyrics and Notes
on the 30 songs I recorded to myself on my iPhone, then mastered for release and CD.

Preview and Download the 30 songs as MQA master CD quality tracks
davidelias-mqa.com

"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

30 songs recorded as written on iPhone by the artist


 *** Illegalized ***

Entire CD Album Download...
New Release - Illegal Copy #2

New Release - Illegal Copy #2 - CD Master Download with MQA encoding

"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. Music won't be a living (and that's a shame, I know, David, you're in good company!), but he'll be remembered as one of the last poets on north-American soil to release high-quality music under every aspect. Undoubtedly being conscious of having written immortal songs is worth more than a truckful of bucks in the long run when your financial situation already sails on calm seas." - MARKUS GANZHERRLICH, RockMetalBands.com


David Elias CD and HD Masters
Encoded with MQA!
Preview these and other CD and HD masters online...  

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.

David Elias - Rare To Go, 2015, MQA Master   David Elias & CasualTees - Live in San Gregorio - MQA Master   David Elias & The Great Unknown - Half an Hour Away, 2001   David Elias - Great American Music Hall win XING - Live MQA Master   David Elias - Time Forgets, 1997, MQA Master   David Elias - Lost in the Green, 1996, MQA Master
 David Elias - MQA Master Sampler - CD to HD, Hi-Res Masters   David Elias - The Window - MQA Master 24/352.8 from DSD Source  David Elias - Crossing - MQA Master 24/352 from DSD Source  David Elias - Acoustic Trio - MQA Master (24/352) from DSD Source  David Elias - Coffeehouse Playlist #1 - MQA Master 24/352 from DSD Source   David Elias - Slipper DSD Sessions - MQA Master 24/352 from DSD Source

David Elias - Prevew and download all Master MQA Titles CD, HD, Hi-Res, online at davidelias-mqa.com

 >>Download Free Music<<
 (CD and HD with MQA) Here

>>Download Free David Elias Songs<<
 (as HD with Native DSD) Here<<

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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


From Top Seller Folk Rock Hi-Res & Vinyl list at SuperHiRez.com

 


 David Elias on MQA up to 24/352 unfolded Read David Elias MQA Announcement here...
MQA downloads (unfold up to 24/352.8 kHz with MQA USB DAC)... 

NEW SAMPLER !
Encoded for Better Sound with MQA

MQA Sampler by David Elias - Exclusive on Bandcamp

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.

You can hear previews of these tracks here:   Preview David Elias MQA Sampler - online for download

Read more about MQA at MQA Ltd.


NEW Exclusive MQA Encloded Releases
Illegal Copy #2, 
Independent Acoustic Roots

David Elias - Illegal Copy #2 - CD Master - Preview, Download, Stream   David Elias - Independent Acoustic Roots - Original Solo Acoustic from 1995


100% Pure Native DSD
Albums by David Elias 

Recording in DSD since 2000
Stereo and 5.1 Multichannel
DSD Downloads since 2009

 The Window - Stereo and 5.1 Mch DSD Download    Crossing - Stereo and 5.1 Mch DSD Download    Acoustic Trio - Stereo DSD Download    Slipper DSD Sessions - Stereo DSD Download    Coffeehouse DSD Playlist #1 - Stereo DSD Download

David Elias DSD album catalog - click on any album cover to read more and preview.

Got Questions about Hi-Res in General?
Blog them here at Art-Of-Listening (Blog)...

David Elias DSD album catalog - click on any album cover to read more and preview.

Listen to Previews of these and other David Elias Albums... 

What is DSD?!
     Why DSD??!!    How-To DSD????  

"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."


CD Release  ~   "Rare To Go"
Get the Disc for your Car!

New CD - 10 Songs that talk story from inside the band.

New CD & CD Master Download Order a signed copy of the
cool disc
 
and get the download free...

CD Insert PDF with Lyrics, Notes, Photos

10 Songs show different sides of the band's life with music,
from studio rehearsal to studio recording and
big hall live performance.

"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


NEW RELEASE
PS Audio ~ Sonoma Master Series 

"Bought and listened to the album “One”. Have about 40 albums with hi-res stores (from 96 kHz to DSD128), but this sound never met. It’s incredibly clean, the background is blacker than black. Musical instruments are precise, clear, but not sharp, no porridge, no noise, no haste, no bloated confusing scenes and confusion. This album has a special, unique atmosphere. This amazing adventure. Bravo!" - Online music lover


David Elias - SACD/DSD Download Pioneer Bio
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,

Positive Feedback Online PFO Brutus Award to

"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


Get DSD Masters on a Thumb Drive (USB Flash)
Alternative to the Hi-Res Download Blues....  Go Back Up to Top

USB stick shipped to you! USA Customers Only!

Have you had some frustration trying to download the big HRA and DSD files over your not-so-fast Internet link?

Or maybe you have limits on the amount of data your provider will let you download each month. Now you can get the DSD (2.0 stereo and 5.1 multichannel playback) DSD files shipped to you on a convenient USB Flash Thumb Drive! 

Note: DSD mixes only on USB Thumb Drive option, no FLAC or MP3 included.

Mac and PC users in the U.S. ONLY can purchase this simple solution to the Hi-Res download blues. USB stick also connects directly to your hardware media player like OPPO or any computer. Just plug it in and play from it!

DSD MastersUSB Flash (Thumb Drive) Options

Contact David for details about ordering.


Mahalo!
- DE

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