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Songs are MQA encoded as FLAC at varying bit rates (16/44.1, 24/44.1, 24/48). They can be played with sonic improvements on any CD or media player. Hi-res tracks will also be unfolded to their full resolution using an MQA compatible USB DAC.
Other benefits of MQA are corrections of time smearing (aka temporal blurring) common to PCM recordings, providing a much more focused audio image on playback with less of the harsh glare edgy sound typically found in this media format and most CDs published to date
Title: David Elias: Crossing
Voted “Best Songwriter” in 2005 by the International Online Musicians Awards (IOMA) David created a larger ensemble (up to 8-piece) of David Elias & XING (pronounced “crossing”) for his live performances. Using these local SF Bay Area musicians as well as most of the artists appearing on “The Window”, a second hybrid 5.1 SACD of original music called “Crossing” was produced and recorded at Slipperworld Studios in La Honda, CA.Recorded to DSD by Charlie Natzke and mixed in Boulder by Gus Skinas (formerly of Sony SACD Project and founder SuperAudioCenter.com) “Crossing” received final nominations in three different categories in the 2003 Surround Music Awards: a) Listener’s Choice; b) Best Made-For-Surround Title; c) Best Non-Orchestral Mix. ”Crossing” received the same level of admiration for songwriting and Hi-Def excellence as “The Window”, described as an “extraordinary recording” by Stereophile Magazine in 2006.
Shortly after relocating to Hawaii in 2008, David released a limited set of recordings featuring new lyrical songs written and performed on ukulele.