More demo songs from Paul.
In yesterday’s post I offered up a partial list of PS Audio’s demo music we use to demo our products, go to shows with, design our products from, and evaluate software changes. Today I will provide the balance of that list for those of you interested in assembling your own definitive list of great tracks, both musically and technically.
Of course, there’s always many more tracks that can be added as well a few of these some may or may not like. What you can be certain of is that each of these curated pieces should sound great and play without problems on your own equipment. If you try one of this a grimace at the way it sounds or how it performs on your system, that might just be a good indicator you need some changes.
All of these tracks are available as streaming in excellent fidelity from the service Qobuz and I find them indistinguishable from the same tracks stored on the HD of my Mac Mini, something I cannot say for any other streaming service. Period.
Variations on one string on a theme by Rossini
Welcome to the machine
Sonata in D Mozart
Dena Piano Duet
Stairway to heaven
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Cose fan Tutte Act 1 scene 6: No 10
Fiordiligi, Dorabella, Don Alfonso
God bless the child
Keep the wolves away
Arms of a woman
Trouble’s what you’re in
Where will I be
Emmy Lou Harris
Tosca E Lucevan le Stelle
Requiem: Pie Jesu
Rutter Requiem Reference Recording
Fanfare for the common man
Aaron Copeland Reference Recording
Cowgirl in the sand (live at Massey Hall)
Lost and looking
Yesterday (album version)
Boyz II Men
Mahler Symphony 3
Mahler Symphony 2
San Francisco Symphony Michael Tillson Thomas