Where can you find DSD Music Downloads?
Where can you find DSD Music Downloads?
Blue Coast Records: http://BlueCoastRecords.com - Blue Coast Records has been recording, mixing and mastering to analog or DSD audio for more than 10 years. These music files are excellent examples of acoustic music recorded directly to DSD. Label producer, Cookie Marenco, created a recording technique for acoustic music specifically for Blue Coast called E.S.E. (Extended Sound Environment). With gold records and Grammy nominations in her past, for Blue Coast Records she now controls the audio quality direct to music lovers worldwide.
Acoustic Sounds Super HiRez: http://www.superhirez.com - The Super HiRez music store, powered by Acoustic Sounds, offers the finest selection of high-resolution downloads with an emphasis on DSD. Find full album selections from the biggest artists in an assortment of genres as well as answers and clarifications to the many questions about DSD and high-resolution digital audio. We’ve made getting started easy with simple-to-follow tutorials and an assortment of software and hardware options. Acoustic Sounds is the world’s leading supplier of audiophile recordings for more than 25 years. The largest catalog of high-quality LPs and SACDs now expands to include the ultimate in digital audio. Find it at Super HiRez.
Downloads NOW!: http://downloadsnow.net - Downloads NOW! offers DSD and full size WAV files with a growing catalog of new music from various independent labels and artists. They have created their own platform for delivery and their customer support is always willing to answer your questions. You can audition most of the catalog as full length streams before you buy. Most of the recordings are produced by Cookie Marenco in a more traditional style for independent artists and labels. The list of high resolution albums continues to grow at this site.
2L: http://www.2l.no/hires/index.html - From Norway, this Norwegian label has developed music without fences, originating from classical European art music and traditional folk music, recognizing the fundamental values of musical performances and excellent sound production. Morten Lindberg does an excellent job leading his label with natively recorded DXD files. While not native DSD, we encourage you to sample the music from NL.
Channel Classics: http://www.channelclassics.com - Channel Classics Records is a quality record label based in Holland. Director, producer and recording engineer is C. Jared Sacks. Having grown up in Boston Massachusetts, schooled at Oberlin Conservatory and the Amsterdam Conservatory of music with 15 years experience playing French Horn, Jared decided to make his hobby of recording a profession in 1987. The label started in 1990 with the name Channel Classics coming from the street he lived on in Amsterdam. (Kanaalstraat).
MA Recordings: http://marecordings.com - MA Recordings has been recording in 5.6 MHZ DSD since Korg came out with their portable MR1000 1 bit DSD recorder in late 2006. Presently the label records on its own highly modified MR2000S master recorder. While a number of MA HiRez albums, including three in native 5.6 MHz DSD, are currently available on DVD-ROM, the label is currently working on setting up its own downloads entity.
Cybele Records: www.cybele.de - One of the few classical labels which produces music in native DSD format. Any product which is listed on their website in DSD was originally recorded in DSD (and not upsampled, which comes straight from Ingo Schmidt-Lucas at Cybele). To find out which products are recorded in native DSD just go to the website and click on the top left on the 4th dropdown menu which contains "Select Audio format".
DSDfile.com: DSDfile.com- Opus 3 Records was founded in 1976 and was one of the first to start with SACD in year 2000 and recorded in DSD. They now offer DSD direct copies from more than 50 original analogue MasterTapes, all recorded in pure crossed figure of eight, i.e the Blumlein technique. The recordings are made in real life environments like Concert Halls, Churches and Jazz/Blues clubs etc. Recorded in this very special way shows the superiority of DSD 5.6 when it comes to reproducing depth of Image and resolution. As far back as 1979, Opus 3 brought this to public attention on Test Records 1 "Depth of Image". They offer a broad selection of many musical genres like Jazz, World Music, Blues and Classical.
David Elias: http://www.davidelias.com - David Elias is an independent artist who writes in an Americana/Folk style using traditional methods of recording. Gus Skinas (a pioneer for DSD and on the original Sony SACD Project team) is often on board David's sessions using his Sonoma DSD workstation from Super Audio Center. Having pioneered the DSD Disc in 2009, David's two SACD's "The Window" and "Crossing" are now available as DSD Downloads (Stereo and Mch) from his website. Live session backing musicians include Sally Van Meter, Matt Flinner, Eric Thorin, Ross Martin, Marc Dalio, Chris Kee, David Phillips, Peter Tucker and John Magnie.
Ototoy from Japan: http://ototoy.jp/feature/index.php/sound_and_recording - We don't know much about this label. The site is in Japanese. It was recommended by Andreas Koch, so there must be some great DSD music there! If you'd like to add comments or help with the translation, please send us a message.
Wheatus: http://wheatus.com - We don't know much about this label. It was recommended by Andreas Koch, so there must be some great DSD music there! If you'd like to add comments or help with the translation, please send us a message.
Free DSD Audio Downloads
Blue Coast Records and AudioGate
Blue Coast Records and AudioGate / Korg Japan combined efforts to create this site. There are always 3 DSD songs available for free download from the Downloads NOW! catalog and each month a new song added. Older catalog is retired to the half price download store for registered members. DSD is natively recorded DSD or recorded to analog and mixed to DSD. These are master quality files.
DSD-Guide offers new samples from various record labels on a limited basis. Check back often to grow your collection!
updated 9/11/2013 To Be Continued....
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