Are you wondering if your system can play Direct Stream Digital (DSD) audio? Would you like to be able to compare the same song in DSD, WAV and FLAC? Are you looking for one great acoustic song to add to your collection of music downloads?
Blue Coast Music has created a a free download page for you to test your system. We offer 4 downloads of the same song. https://bluecoastmusic.com/free-downloads
In order to purchase a download or disc you'll need to created an account at bluecoastmusic.com. In your account you can manage the links you've purchased for future download at any time. Any free downloads will ask you to go through the purchase process but the amount will be zero at checkout. Once you've checked out, the free download links will be in your account. Here is a step by step method for retrieving your links for downloads.
From Wikipedia... on Ambient music
As an early 20th-century French composer, Erik Satie used such Dadaist-inspired explorations to create an early form of ambient/background music that he labeled "furniture music" (Musique d'ameublement). This he described as being the sort of music that could be played during a dinner to create a background atmosphere for that activity, rather than serving as the focus of attention.
Read more about this genre of music and offer your thoughts.
Immersive Sound has become the 'catch all' phase to describe multiple speaker setups from Quad (4.0) to Surround Sound 5.1 to Dolby Atmos to Auro-3D 11.1. The technology is moving quickly and the tools to create these playback formats are not inexpensive to install -- both professionally or for the consumer. That said, the experience can be truly uplifting.
The only mics I insist on are for the piano... stereo -- BK4012's run through Millennia preamps using our silver/copper cable (that we build in house). It took 6 years for me to settle on this setup. It's become a signature sound for us. You can hear dramatic differences with the same technique on the same instrument when played by different pianists. Compare Fiona Joy to Art Lande. Very different sound.. both beautiful. https://bluecoastmusic.com/fiona-joy/story-of-ghosts https://bluecoastmusic.com/art-lande/kiss-in-a-shadow
The music industry is a complicated orchestra of products, services, relationships, agreements, copyrights, design and creativity. To the consumer who is the recipient of an audio experience there's little need to understand all the components involved making a recording. That audio experience can be had through streaming on their phone, playing on their turntable, watching a movie, eating at a restaurant or going to a concert to name a few. Each has it's own expertise required for the audio experience to reach their audience.