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Jenna Mammina's album is the #2 seller in 2017 at Blue Coast Music

Looks like a great year for DSD recordings!  Nine out of 10 of the top selling albums on Blue Coast Music were mixed to DSD.  Seven out of 10 albums were recorded to DSD or analog tape.  Four albums are led by women musicians, three by men and three are compilations. Three albums are first artist albums (Smolder - Coco Scott, Run With Me - Derek Jones, Just Let Go - Meghan Andrews)

In its 10th year of release, Blue Coast Collection from Blue Coast Records, continues to top the chart at Number 1.  Wow!

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Story of Ghosts - Fiona Joy - Blue Coast Records

Cookie Marenco of Blue Coast Records does a comparison test using a $700 Ethernet cable and a regular cat5 Ethernet cable.  Read the article to find out the results.

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.

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.  

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.

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!

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