Plays on any gear or smartphone. MQA decodes to 24/352.8k.
One of the DSD recordings that made David Elias "Best Male Vocalist" on pure DSD download site www.NativeDSD.com
Recorded live studio with no edits, overdubs, compression, isolation.
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.
released June 1, 2016
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