California-based Blue Coast Records is a pioneering producer of downloadable DSD recordings. Cookie insists that all her recordings are 100% analog to DSD encodings, with no intermediate PCM conversions in any form. This is quite important, because it means that all mixing, panning, fading, etc has to be done entirely in the analog domain since the DSD format does not enable this to be done in the digital domain.
Blue Coast's DSD offerings are mostly
recorded in her own studio, using a methodology she refers to as "ESE"
(Extended Sound Environment). These are some of the finest recordings
you will ever own. Cookie also sells a very limited selection of
recordings from other studios whose work meets her exacting
requirements. A long-standing personal history with Sony means that she
is now able to offer a selection of Mahler symphonies recorded by The
San Francisco Symphony, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas. At the
moment, symphonies 1, 2, 4 and 7 are offered, and it is to be hoped that
this will be expanded in due course to the whole cycle.
Typically, these specialist recordings are very, very expensive. We're
looking at $50 - $75 here. But for the month of November, Cookie is
making Mahler's 7th Symphony available for ONLY $12. That's right, a
stunning, no-compromise DSD download of a Mahler Symphony that typically
comes on a double CD, for just 12 bucks. Your choice of original DSD
or PCM (24/96 or 16/44). Please hurry to buy this before they rush her
off in a straight-jacket for some recuperation time in a local "health
At BitPerfect we love our Mahler. We worship it. Thank you Cookie!