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Blue Coast Music is ready to test a new concept of creating music for fans of DSD256 called FlashJamm.  The concept is 3 songs performed live in the studio, unrehearsed and under artistic guidance of the producer.  Raw, inspired and recorded at DSD256 live in the studio.  Easy to do, you think?  "Not so", says producer, Cookie Marenco from Blue Coast.

Behind the Scenes

Are you the kind of passionate music lover that wants to know more about the behind the scenes action that happens for a high end recording?  Blue Coast Music and DSD-Guide are teaming up to bring you something very special in the upcoming months.  Find out how you can contribute to this exciting new effort. Follow the link to read more.

A list of websites where you can find Direct Stream Digital (DSD) and other High Resolution music to download. If you are a DSD distributor of downloads and would like to be added to this list, please contact support@dsd-guide.com

Free Downloads from Blue Coast Music

Blue Coast Music is offering free downloads to test your playback system for DSD, FLAC and WAV files.  Did you recently upgrade and want to know if your system will play DSD 256?  Does your iTunes play FLAC?  Is there really a difference between DSD, FLAC and WAV that you can hear?  Now is your chance to test and optimize your music system.

NARAS Recommendations for High Resolution Recording

The complete pdf Recommendations for High Resolution Audio Production. Issued in 2017 for the purposes of providing professional audio engineers guidelines for how producing music on a high resolution format.

Garett Brennan

Garett Brennan is a recording artist for Blue Coast Records based out of the Portland, Oregon. This is an article of the recording session with Cookie Marenco at her studio in 2014.  For those interested in being a "producer" Blue Coast Records has released a 35 minute rehearsal of Garett and friends as they prepare the song "I Will Walk" for eventual release.  

Inside the Sony Sponsored Magic Bus -- Troyce Walls Photographer

Los Angeles Sheraton was filled with audiophiles for the 1st annual LAAS Event.  Fiona Joy took the opportunity to try something new with her album release on Blue Coast Records... she gave a release party at the Sony Sponsored Magic Bus!

There is the 'digital' camp and the 'analog' camp and the 'just give me the best of it' camp.  Everyone has an opinion but the truth is... "the best" is expensive to record, mix, master, convert and preserve.  Compromises are made for greatness to provide a supply of new music to the audiophile that is 'affordable'. Sadly, most audio engineers compromise the audio at the first stage of recording.. the multitrack. This is an opinionated article by Blue Coast founder, Cookie Marenco.

Like many passionate audiophiles, there is a desire to understand more about the music they love and why.  In this article, David Slattery tells us the results of his Dynamic Range (DR) testing.  He also supplies the "how to" of setting up your own test at home.  Recommended for the more computer savvy audiophiles.

Blue Coast Music has been at the forefront of high resolution audio with its efforts recording music, developing an audience and addressing the requirements for large audio file distribution since its debut.  Behind closed doors they have been developing a new website to address the needs of the audiophile music lover.  Blue Coast Music is now looking for beta testers around the world to test the site.  If you would like to be a beta-tester, signup for the newsletter on this page and send a note to support@bluecoastmusic.com with "BETA-TESTER" in the subject line.

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