FREE MP3 DOWNLOADS
The Mapleshade Records website features free MP3 samples and downloads. You'll be very pleasantly surprised by the sound quality of these MP3s, probably the best sounding 128k MP3s you've heard anywhere on the net. They are encoded with a Mapleshade proprietary signal path and process, which yields startling dynamics, stereo detail and a wonderfully resolved sound stage with ambience and depth you'd never expect from an MP3. Here's an example, a sample of "Black Betty" from the Blue Rider Trio's discography Early Morning Blues:
Most albums on our website feature samples, as well as one free complete track, so music lovers can easily preview our artists and recordings. To listen to samples while browsing our CDs, choose a category to the left or simply click here. CDs can also be purchased through the Mapleshade Store, but free MP3s are only accessible from this site.
MAPLESHADE RECORDINGS NOW AVAILABLE ON iTUNES AND OTHER DIGITAL SITES
To make our artists' music more widely accessible to their fans, we have made the complete Mapleshade catalog—including out-of-print titles—available for streaming and digital download. Digital files of our CDs downloaded via iTunes and other third-party sites, though good sounding, were not created in-house by Mapleshade. Fans who want to hear the full, uniquely exciting audiophile quality of our CDs need to buy original Mapleshade CDs, mastered and manufactured to our exacting specifications.