Acoustic Trio: DSD Sessions (MQA DXD Master)

by David Elias & XING ~ Independent Acoustic ~ MQA Pioneer

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    *** IMPORTANT DSD INFO *******************************************
    The DSD Downloads for this album are available at http://www.davidelias.com
    The MQA Recordings Here are NOT the original DSD masters!
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    *** IMPORTANT MQA INFO *******************************************
    Be sure to download ONLY Lossless PCM formats (AIF, WAV, ALAC, FLAC) to preserve the MQA encoding -- Do NOT use MP3, or AAC or other Lossy formats as they will lose the MQA encoding benefits.
    Bandcamp always defaults to MP3 format for download -- Be sure to change this to one of Lossless formats (AIF, WAV, ALAC, FLAC) by selecting from the dropdown list presented when you download. Mahalo! It will play as MP3 but doesn't sound as good!
    You may also need to rename the file to either include or end with ".mqa" (ignore quotes) to be recognized by MQA by your playback gear such as NAD or Bluesound.
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    Plays on any media player with improved sound quality.
    Read about MQA at www.mqa.co.uk
    MQA Encoded by MQA Ltd., UK
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    "The original intention and sounds are much more accurately represented [with MQA] and are therefore much, much more enjoyable to listen to. The convenience of MQA's smaller file size is an additional no-brainer." - DE
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    ** AMAZING TRUTH **
    You do not need any special hardware (MQA DAC) or software (MQA Player) to reap the benefits of the MQA encoding. The temporal blurring (aka time smearing) has been greatly reduced especially the pre-ringing/echo from this PCM master. It sounds better than a CD equivalent no matter how you play it. An MQA DAC such as the Meridian Explorer2 (US$299) can further enhance the sound quality as well as unfold any hi-res frequencies above 20k.
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    You can download an MQA Sampler that contains all resolutions as examples, from 16/44.1 all the way to 24/352.8
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    It is online at BC Exclusive Here:
    davidelias.bandcamp.com/album/de-mqa-sampler
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    This quote from a first time listen and comparison by a non-musician, non- audiophile, whose MacBook had just loaded iTunes with ripped music for the first time (Time Forgets CD), downloaded and added the David Elias Time Forgets MQA CD master from Bandcamp (ALAC format), plugged into a Meridian Explorer2 MQA DAC ($299) with Zipbuds ($25) attached. (MacBook Sound settings changed to use Meridian Explorer2 preference.)
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    She listened and alternated between MQA and non-MQA versions of various tracks. The Explorer2 DAC's Blue MQA Studio Quality Authentication LED light indicated MQA was present on the MQA tracks when expected (lit) and not present on the CD version of the tracks when not expected (not lit):
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    "oh wow - oh my god !
    clearer crisp sharp, gawd!!
    no question !!
    wow!
    you can hear everything better, everything being all the instruments
    sharper clearer you can hear every distinctive instrument, awesome!"
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One of the DSD recordings that made David Elias "Best Male Vocalist" on pure DSD download site www.NativeDSD.com

Recorded, mixed and mastered in the ultra high HD audio resolution of Direct Stream Digital (DSD), 64 times higher resolution of CD quality 16/44.1k PCM. Available as a DSD 1-bit/2.8mHz or FLAC 24/88.2kHz master at www.davidelias.com

"What excellent compositions...exceptional performances...and rich, harmonic, organic sound, as natural and mellow via DSD as one could wish...10 stars...Love it, big time." — Dr. David W. Robinson, Positive Feedback Online, www.positive-feedback.com

This Acoustic Trio session release was captured in the studio on a single day as a series of live takes without any edits or overdubs.

This collection of original material from the independent acoustic singer-songwriter David Elias is a special organic, natural sounding set of DSD recordings created at the Slipperworld Studios in La Honda, California (www.slipperworld.net). These 14 tracks feature David Elias (acoustic/vocal/harmonica), Charlie Natzke (acoustic/vocal) and Chris Kee (upright bass, Blue Coast Records).

Recorded by Charlie Natzke to no more than 8 tracks directly to a Sonoma DSD Workstation using Meitner converters. No artifical anything (effects, delay, reverb, etc.) used to mix this pure acoustic beauty.

The essence of the performance is the ambient and acoustic nature of all the instruments and vocals including natural resonance, harmonics, decay, and microphone bleed and decay using minimal micing without any artificial or digital effects.

Acoustic Trio DSD Sessions was recorded on a sunny day among the redwoods with the windows open. The musicians recorded standing roughly arms length from each other in a small circle with no isolation. A pair of microphones were positioned overhead to capture a stereophonic image of "the room". This was used as the only source of natural reverb in the mix.

The songs were mixed as DSD using a Sony mixer card in the Sonoma workstation. These tracks have never left the original DSD format.

As a result, what you hear from these pure DSD master recordings are the natural live performances of the trio, as if you were standing or sitting with them in the studio during the session. Songs are presented in the order they were played and recorded that day.

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released November 1, 2013

Words and Music by David Elias

Copyright David Elias, All Rights Reserved Worldwide

Produced and Arranged by David Elias
DXD Master from DSD (2016) by MQA Ltd., UK

Recorded DSD64 by Charlie Natzke, www.slipperworld.net
Mixed, Mastered DSD64 by David Elias
Cover photo by David Elias

David Elias: acoustic, vocal
Charlie Natzke: acoustic
Chris Kee: upright bass

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David Elias Hawaii

David Elias writes music and lyrics about living and dreaming and nature.

He takes photographs and uses them and his songs to make videos about nature and living and dreaming.

He has self-produced his own CDs and SACDs/DSD Downloads since 1995. Now pioneering MQA!

HD Videos since youtube.com/davideliasvideo

Go To www.davidelias.com for Native DSD studio master stereo and 5.1 downloads!
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