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"The unique thing is that there wasn't one song [on "Crossing" and "Acoustic Trio DSD Sessions"] I didn't enjoy as much as the other. That's never happened to me before. I've always had 2 or 3 songs I like as opposed to everything else on the recordings I bought or listened to. I was really blown away! Every track had its own unique journey."

- Doug L., Berkeley, CA Underground FM DJ in the 60's


Read the artist's take on
"The fading Audiophile Armchair"....

Why You Don't Need A Sweet Spot To Listen Anymore...

Read this discourse and comments/replies to it on Positive Feedback Online...


Read The latest artist post about the ultimate media refactoring vending machine: ifi's pro idsd

Written by David Elias for Positive Feedback Online

"I have to say for me this has been the most coherent explanation of new digital playback methodology and the various formats I have ever read. I still don't understand it all but I understand enough to know I want the iFi Audio Pro iDSD and when I have it I will figure out the rest.

Thank you David. To be blunt, I never heard of you or your music. In this brave new world of vast and almost endless information I hope I may be excused. In the meantime I will do my research and listen to some of your music. I'll chime in again after I have the Pro iDSD."

- Fred Manheck - Read this review and comments/replies to it on Positive Feedback Online...


Fred then followed up his post by buying "Crossing (Remastered)" MQA 24/352 on Bandcamp with this message to the artist:

Hi David,

Went to your site right after posting response on Positive Feedback. Thank you for your insights.
Decided on Crossing after listening to 1 song. Be well.

Fred


Full catalog of PCM masters including MQA encoding up to 24/352.8k - Full previews

About The Artist

Self taught acoustic guitar singer-songwriter David Elias lives in Hawaii. He has played music all his life. He has written songs since earliest teen years. He became an adventurous musician online in the earliest Internet days (his music first online in 1996 with an HTML typed website hosted by Netcom in San Jose) and began self-producing a seemingly endless menu of music and styles, settings, backing bands and artists on his own label Sketti Sandwich Productions. In the early 2000's he participated as an unsigned artist to pioneer some of the first hi-res technologies (DSD) creating the most realistic listening reproductions for listeners in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound (multichannel), virtually placing the listener in the studio with the artists performing their live session being recorded.

He went on to learn how to create his own HD/Blu-ray videos (2008) using his own music and large catalog of still photography of natural beauty. In 2016 he became involved in another milestone in hi-res audio as an MQA Artist Partner delivering for the first time natural sounding CD (PCM) and DXD (up to 24/384k) as small file downloads as well as at low bitrate / high resolution streaming on services like TIDAL and 7Digital.

He writes lyrics that speak to all in different ways and seem to even change in meaning over time. Kind of like life itself. Listen to his naturally recorded, honest and authentic music and get back in touch with what music really means to you.


You can listen to all of David Elias released music with full song previews online here...
All his albums and singles are also on YouTube.com to listen to anytime.
He is also on all the streaming audio services like SPOTIFY, TIDAL, APPLE MUSIC, AMAZON, QOBUZ, PANDORA and the rest.

Don't be shy...take a listen


NIGHTTIME MUSIC - Latest Album Release on Bandcamp
Now on Spotify, TIDAL, Qobuz, YouTube, Amazon, iTunes

New Song Release "The Long Road Home"

See the video with Mauna Ulu volcano crater edge meditative drama :)

'The Long Road Home' solo acoustic release by David Elias 

Playlists curated by the artist
on Spotify and TIDAL... 

David Elias on Spotify - Top, New & Favorite Tracks curated by the artist 3+ hours music by David Elias TIDAL Tracks by David Elias - Top, New & Favorite songs curated by the artist, including MQA Masters

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David Elias Video Channel  David Elias YouTube Channel with his self-produced videos


NEW TECHNIQUES AND TECHNOLOGY - HIGHEST RESOLUTION DSD MASTERS 

New Masters ~ DSD 128, DSD 256, DSD 512

Higher Rates Program (Extended Version) from Native DSD Music

Read David Elias' Announcement to Fans on HRP Releases 

Read About HRP

'Crossing' (stereo and 5.1 surround sound) is now available in the highest bitrates for DSD, up to 11.2mHz (DSD 512)

'Crossing' (stereo and 5.1 surround sound) is now available in the highest bitrates for DSD, up to 11.2mHz (DSD 512)

Read Brian Moura's Review of the "Crossing" hybrid multichannel SACD

"Crossing" is now available as DSD512 at NativeDSD.com

Buy New Shrinkwrapped hybrid 5.1 "Crossing" SACD is online here...

"While the modulation envelope spectral shape is the same regardless of the DSD bitrate, its effective frequency start and end points move an octave higher for every doubling of the DSD bitrate. For DSD64, the uncorrelated modulation noise is about -110dB at 20KHz, rising to about -50dB at 100KHz. For DSD512, the modulation noise is about -110dB at 160KHz, and -50dB at 800KHz. This allows the customer's DAC to use gentler, more Gaussian shaped reconstruction filter algorithms, with far improved phase response, yielding a more analog sounding, more spacious and detailed playback."

-- by Tom Caulfield, NativeDSD Mastering Engineer

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"Listening to Crossing in SACD Surround Sound"
- written by Brian Moura for High Fidelity Review, soon after the "Crossing" SACD release in 2006.

When describing the sound of Elias’ previous Super Audio CD release The Window, I described it as “a reference quality recording”. Crossing is clearly in the same category and some might even say it sounds a bit better.

Listening to Crossing on a quality Super Audio CD Surround Sound system is a true pleasure. As with his previous Super Audio CD, Crossing features a mix of soft singing that some have referred to as almost a lullaby style and other tunes that have a more upbeat tempo.

Elias vocals are mixed to the Center Channel speaker and are presented so clearly that it seems that Elias and his band are literally in the room singing to you. The 5.1 Surround Sound mix places the bass and acoustic guitar in the front channels with the dobro and mandolin appearing in the Left Surround and Right Surround channels, providing nice accents to the performances.

Some of the album highlights include Morning Light/Western Town (track 4) which features a dramatic intro in the front channels before the song begins to unfold, The Riddle Song (track 10) which adds an accordian in the Left Surround channel and If I Had My Way (track 12) which features a pedal steel guitar in the Left Surround Channel. In every case, the recording captures the acoustics of the live performance and the direct to DSD approach to the project offers amazing detail, clarity and sonics. If you want to hear an album that really shows what the Super Audio CD format is all about, Crossing is clearly in that category. As with Elias’ prior SACD release, I can quite confidently predict this will be another “must have” disc for Super Audio CD fans.

- Brian Moura, High Fidelity Review

Original 'The Window' DSD Stereo and Multichannel Master now available as DSD128, DSD256, and DSD512 at NativeDSD         'Acoustic Trio: DSD Sessions' original DSD stereo master now available as DSD128, DSD256, DSD512 a NativeDSD.com

These legendary studio reference quality 
DSD Studio Masters are also now as DSD128, 256 and 512

These And Other DSD256 and DSD512 Releases at NativeDSD.com

"The remaster sports more accurate start/stop, attack/decay. The result is fuller reproduction of the music-excited space. Here the imaging is completely spherical, utterly free of any blur, alive as in real life...[The 'Crossing' Multichannel] results are monumental! I am right now enjoying the best reproduction so far on my main system." - Audiophile Dez

"Very realistic SACD of absolutely wonderful Folk Music. Never heard of David Elias, his SACD "The Window" was recommended by several posters on the High-Rez Highway as one of the best SACDs for music and sonics. I agree all the instruments sound REAL and David Elias has of the most beautiful voices in folk music. And all the Songs are fantastic, every single one! This is one of my favorite SACDs! Highly, highly recommended!" - SA-CD.net

"I just listened to the Mch download [The Window] from NativeDSD. I remember starting the playback with track1, then the room disappeared while the music played. It was as if I went into a trance, captivated by a great performance and wondrous sonic. 10....Listening to this right now [Crossing]. Every time I listen to both the David Elias surround albums, I'm all taken away by their strong moods. Truly beautiful music, and I love his voice." - QuadraphonicQuad Forums

"What excellent compositions [Acoustic Trio]…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

"From the first note, it's apparent that this [Crossing] is an extraordinary recording...This is intelligent and melodic pop folk-rock, and Elias's singing is honest and tuneful." - Kal Rubinson, Stereophile Magazine

David Elias' "Crossing" Email Announcement introducing Highest Rate Program DSD

 David Elias Native DSD Masters - High Resolution Audio

or Buy MQA 24/352.8k remasters
(24/44.1k unfolded MQA plays on any player)

David Elias 'The Window', Native DSD Studio Master Download   David Elias ' Crossing' Native DSD Studio Master Download   David Elias - Acoustic Trio DSD Sessions, Native DSD Studio Master Download

   David Elias - Coffeehouse DSD Playlist #1, Native DSD Studio Master Download   David Elias 'Slipper DSD Sessions' ~ live studio trio and quartet recorded direct to Sonoma DSD

"Crossing" Hybrid Multichannel SACD 

Feature Interview with David Elias by The Witchdoctor in New Zealand

"The High Resolution Musician" by Dr. Richard Varey

"Anyone serious about experiencing realistic recorded music reproduction should hear David’s high definition albums on a high performance playback system." - The Witchdoctor

"As usual your music makes me always so quiet, so at ease as almost no other music can.Thank God for your talent." - Gert, The Netherlands

"I really appreciate your music! Please continue giving us those brilliant poems combined with clear sound. Greetings from Germany!" - Florian, Germany

"Never have I enjoyed nor experienced from music what you were able to do and communicate through your heartfelt expressions. Well done! Congratulations...Each track seemed to take you on a journey ultimately yielding to an experience of its very own. The lyrics expressed through the music combined left me in a place of awe. " - Doug L, underground 1960's FM DJ, Berkeley

"I am now on my second listen [Crossing] and the sound quality is glorious. Your voice sounds close miked? Your voice also sounds similar to Chris Rea's. My wife also mentioned this! It is a wonderful album, chilled and mostly laid back, and your voice, guitars and percussion all sound very natural with classy musicianship." - Jonathan, UK


Discounted Catalog on Bandcamp (Downloads and Streaming)

David Elias MQA/PCM Masters Catalog

       

40+ Album/Single Titles - Plays on Any Player
CD and Hi-Res up to 24/352.8 with MQA Decoding

"Highly Recommended" by Carlin "Rick" at Sound-Labs...

...more...

"Id already got the DSD download [Slipper DSD Sessions: And The Bit Goes On], and bought this MQA version to compare them. They are subtly different, both excellent. I’m playing the MQA back through an ordinary dac (not MQA enabled), but even so, the quality at 24/44.1 and 1419kbps was way above what would be expected. It seems the reviews of MQA timing accuracy delivering superb quality even without MQA decoders were correct." - David C., UK

"Truly fantastic master, [Acoustic Trio] hints of the typical audiophile presence bump but nonetheless free of grain and exaggeration. After scouring hundreds of famous recordings these are one of the five albums I find truly worthy as a reference. Beautiful composition, effortless vocals, keep up the great work!" - Xiaorong Y. on Bandcamp

"Every 'great' recording requires 'great' music, and that's what this disc [The Window] is all about. The result can truly be considered a work of greatness. From the moment the disc begins, one is instantly grabbed by the intimate soundstage; Elias sings the majority of lines no louder than a whisper, almost as if all the songs are lullabies, but it sounds as if he's doing so while sitting on your lap, such is the feeling of a real, confined acoustic space and a close proximity to the performers. The experience is startling, even to a hardened listener such as myself." - Stuart Robinson - High Fidelity Review

"This was my first purchase of David's work [Acoustic Trio DSD Sessions] and there's not a track I don't love.. The lack of that PCM 'compressed' sound with the DSD recording and the 'Live' feel he manages to achieve make this an outstanding album. Outstanding! :)" - Simon B., Australia

"From the first note, it's apparent that this [Crossing] is an extraordinary recording...This is intelligent and melodic pop folk-rock, and Elias's singing is honest and tuneful." - Kal Rubinson, Stereophile Magazine.

"What excellent compositions [Acoustic Trio DSD Sessions]…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

Read More Listener Reviews...


Download & Stream the Complete Catalog of Released Original Music By David Elias on Bandcamp

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Listen To Complete Artist Catalog on TIDALIncludes MQA Remasters with full Decoding
https://listen.tidal.com/artist/5539875 

"I don't know how you did it, cause technically its not possible, but it sounds higher res than a CD - Its awesome quality music too." - Fiona Joy, Blue Coast SACD/DSD recording artist, Grammy Winner

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"I've been an audiophile since before they even called it that. My love for music led me into things that allowed me to be involved with the industry in many other ways besides actually being a musician.First let me say you are one very talented musician. Aside from the recording the two downloads [Crossing, and Acoustic Trio] I bought were outstanding just thoroughly enjoyable listening experience. I love the soulful way you play the guitar and your lyrics are incredibly powerful.

The unique thing is that there wasn't one song I didn't enjoy as much as the other. That's never happened to me before. I've always had 2 or 3 songs I like as opposed to everything else on the recordings I bought or listened to. I was really blown away! Every track had its own unique journey.

I use the word journey because that's what it felt like. Each track seemed to take you on a journey ultimately yielding to an experience of its very own. The lyrics expressed through the music combined left me in a place of awe. Seriously each taking ahold of me leading on to a fulfilling emotional experience. Each unique and distinct from the other but always creating a hunger for more.

I got to tell you I've been an audiophile for 40 years (I'm 65). Never have I enjoyed nor experienced from music what you were able to do and communicate through your heartfelt expressions. Well done!  Congratulations." - Doug L, underground FM DJ in Berkeley in the 60's..


Mahalo for Listening! - DE
 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

still playing this same guitar has been with me since the beginning in the 70's listen to JT on Walkin' Man sing Me and My Guitar he influenced me long before even that song came out. Thank you JT

CD's Still Online...

David Elias - Lost in the Green, coffeehouse acoustic debut album 'The Window', Special CD Edition with 'Vision of Her' 'XING' live acoustic trio session, pure natural no-bull recording, no effects  'Live in San Gregorio' with the CasualTees (feat. John Havard, Roger Powell, Scott Beynon, Charlie Naztke, Reid Dennis, Gary McArthur) 'The Blue Planet' all instruments by David Elias 'Half An Hour Away' live theater performance acoustic trio (feat. Gary McArthur, Lisa Kelly)

 

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