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Free Downloads of Live Recording at CAS 2014

Free Downloads of Live Recording at CAS 2014

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 10:28
Valerie Joyce and Marco de Carvalho at CAS 2014

Blue Coast Records is pleased to announce the release of 3 free DSD downloads recorded live to DSD at the California Audio Show on August 15, 16, and 17 2014.   Working in the Sony exhibit room, these wonderful performances from Valerie Joyce, Marco de Carvalho and Gregory James provided the audience with a opportunity to hear how a performance sounds live versus the recorded playback on Sony SS-AR1 speakers.  These performances can he auditioned and downloaded by clicking on the link below.

Please Note:  These recordings were made under "live in the hotel" conditions and not our optimal situation for recording.  You'll hear extraneous noises not under our control.  We consider the musical content as fantastic -- enough so that we plan to remix from the multi-track recordings and make available for sale at a later date.  In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the music and take interest in the experience of hotel conditions -- carpets, airplanes, air conditioners and cellphone buzzes.  

To preview and download the links, click on the link below.  You will be prompted to sign up and sign in to our backstage.   We have several free download sites (for different reasons) and if you find your log in doesn't work, try signing up as a new registrant.  If that doesn't work, contact us at support@bluecoastrecords.com and mention you'd like the free CAS 2014 downloads.  You'll find other free downloadable music once logged in.

Those of you that were at the show might remember additional performances.  Typically, we use the first song to gauge recording levels and are not suitable for releasing. We may, however, remix those in the future.  Please check back with us if you are interested.

No separation or headphones were used by the artist during the recording process.  The performances were recorded in multi-track direct to DSD 2.8 (direct stream digital) on the Sonoma System and mixed live at CAS to the KorgMR2000S to DSD 5.6.  No effects or eq were added.  Microphones used were Neumann KM184, AKG 414, Neumann u-87 through our proprietary silver cable to Millennia Preamps. The preamps went to the EMM labs AD directly to the Sonoma at DSD 2.8 for individual tracks out EMM DA to the Soundcraft 200 mixing console.  The console 2 track output went directly to the Korg recording device at DSD 5.6.  For monitoring during the performance, we used Sony headphones.  

We also had the opportunity to play back the recordings to our audience through the wonderful Sony AR1 speakers powered by Pass amps.  

It takes days of preparation to pack up our studio, move it to a hotel room, setup under non optimal conditions, repack it and setup again at the studio.  For that I must thank the OTR Studios crew... Patrick O'Connor, Albert Llaguno, Tim Jones, Elena Brewster, Paulo Horn and Nathan Stroh for their incredible help that week.

We want to thank the artists who performed this year - Gregory James, Valerie Joyce and Marco de Carvalho.  We'd also like to thank the California Audio Show and its founder, Constantine Soo, for their tremendous support of our live recordings.  And, a very big thank you to Sony for sponsoring our appearance and allowing us to share their room with our recording gear and event.  The audience was spectacularly quiet and asked great questions afterwards -- thank you.  

Please click on the links below if you're interested in more information or recordings for

Valerie and Marco

Gregory James

Sony High Resolution Audio

California Audio Show

We appreciate our music lovers for supporting our activities in high resolution audio.  If you enjoyed the show or like our work, we'd love to hear from you.  Please send an email to support@bluecoastrecords.com.  

Enjoy your listening!

Cookie Marenco
founder and producer
Blue Coast Records and Music