"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
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
"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
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Entire CD Album Download...
New Release - Illegal Copy #2
"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.
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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
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
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.
NEW Exclusive MQA Encloded Releases
Illegal Copy #2, Independent Acoustic Roots
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.
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."
CD Release ~ "Rare To Go"
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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
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
photo by Peter Buranzon, www.pacific-visuals.com