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Alex de Grassi

Hello music lovers and welcome to the daily ramblings of Cookie Marenco, music producer, audiophile, and lover of sound.  This is her daily blog. 

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Live in the studio with Meghan, Larry, and Marco

Everyone wants streaming... and why not in DSD256?  

Primeseat and Blue Coast Records have teamed up to test your interest for streaming dsd 256. In the first Live-in-the-Studio FlashJamm Meghan Andrews, Larry Mitchell and Marco Ferrero bring their talents while producer, Cookie Marenco and the Blue Coast Studios Crew records this session live to DSD256.

Into the Mist

PRESS RELEASE -- BLUE COAST RECORDS; 2/16/2018; San Francisco, CA

High Fidelity Recording Artist - Fiona Joy Hawkins - Nominated for Best New Age Album in the IMAs

The Independent Music Awards (IMA) announced their nominees this week for Best New Age Album. Included in the nominations was Into The Mist by Fiona Joy (Hawkins), on the Blue Coast Records label.

NAMM in Anaheim 2018

Positive Feedback is publishing a series of articles written by Blue Coast Music founder, Cookie Marenco, on the various audio shows.  Part 1 in this series provides the difference between the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 (CES held in January) and the National Association of Music Merchants 2018 (NAMM held two weeks after CES in January).

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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!

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.

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