There haven't been significant leaps in hi-fi recording technology since DSD was released at the turn of the century. Innovations that get us closer to closing our eyes and feeling like the musicians are right in front of us.  We love music too much to give up on that "lost cause", so our mission is to pick back up the torch of innovating and evolving the recording of ultra high definition music. Maybe we're a little crazy. No. We're definitely a little crazy - but in a way that can help all of us audiophiles get one step closer to being in the room, next to the artists, experiencing the pure essence of our most beloved art form.

Recent Releases

July 19, 2022
Nightmares

Gasoline Lollipops

Gasoline Lollipops presents a rootsy and revealing revelation of Country-Americana-Rock music, sharing intimately personal stories that will stick with you for always. Featuring beautifully arranged versions of GasPop favorites and three new works by songwriter and frontman, Clay Rose, you will fall in love with every expertly-recorded track on Nightmares.

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June 21, 2022
Mini Brazilian Beasts

Carmen Sandim

In this marvel of modern jazz, Brazilian pianist Carmen Sandim is a master of storytelling through her thoughtfully-crafted piano melodies and sophisticated harmonic structures. This cohesive album of fresh, original compositions is a must-have for any jazz collector.

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May 16, 2022
Everlasting Dance

TIERRO Band with Bridget Law

Take a journey around the globe without leaving your listening room. Everlasting Dance, recorded in high-resolution DSD, this amazing album of world music is alive and energetic. The perfect listening experience available only from Octave Records.

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Vinyl Releases

January 13, 2022
Audiophile Masters Volume III

Various Artists

The third in our series of Audiophile Masters, this is one reference disc that is a must-have for any audiophile wishing to experience amazing sound, perfectly captured in pure DSD and playable on any equipment.

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December 28, 2021
The Moon Leans In

Thom LaFond

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November 3, 2021
Audiophile Masters Volume II

Various Artists

Our best compilation yet, Audiophile Masters II is a sonic treasure filled with reference quality recordings captured in pure DSD and available as a SACD containing the direct master recording, playable on any CD or DVD player, plus a bonus DVD data disc containing all the master files for you to copy to your hard…

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September 23, 2021
Things Worth Remembering

Clandestine Amigo

One of the best albums of 2021, Clandestine Amigo’s second album is filled with melody, harmony, rhythm, and heart. This is one of the best recordings yet at Octave Records and we can’t wait to share it with you. Original music, beautifully penned and crafted by one of America’s most talented songwriters, Jessica Carson. Grab…

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August 18, 2021
Ragtime World

Augustus

A knock your socks off rock and roll album that you won’t want to stop listening to. From their foot-tapping driving beats to their haunting melodies, Augustus never ceases to surprise and delight with their unpredictable power. Perfectly captured in pure DSD, this is Octave Record’s first rock album and one we’re proud as hell…

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July 19, 2021
Bach Cello Suites

Zuill Bailey

Octave Records is both proud and excited to release one of the world’s greatest works of music by one of the world’s most celebrated musicians. The Bach Cello Suites, recorded in both two-channel and 5-channel surround in a magnificent live hall in pure DSD is performed by Zuill Bailey, widely considered one of the premiere…

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June 21, 2021
The Nature of Things

Foxfeather

Now available in 180-gram vinyl. If you love great music, then this is the album for you. The Nature of Things is the kind of release that gets music lovers talking and feet tapping. This is one hell of an album that we at Octave Records are excited to share with you. Brilliant songwriting, powerful…

Read More
May 10, 2021
Audiophile Masters Volume I

Various Artists

Available now in 180 gram vinyl! Volume One of the Audiophile Masters has something for every music lover that wants to stretch the sonic limits of their system. Recorded exclusively on the multitrack Sonoma DSD and mastered by Gus Skinas, each of these musical gems will become essential listening material.

Read More
January 15, 2021
Audiophile Reference Music

Various Artists

Now available in 180-gram vinyl. The ultimate Reference Music setup disc. The companion to Paul McGowan’s landmark book, The Audiophile’s Guide, this amazing disc or vinyl is a must-have in anyone’s library. From simple setup, burn-in, minor to major system tweak, or challenging your stereo with these stunning musical tracks, this is the perfect disc.

Read More
November 15, 2020
Temporary Circumstances

Clandestine Amigo

Available now in 180-gram vinyl. Octave Records Master Series, a true audiophile recording. From the first note to the last, you’ll not be able to stop listening. Gorgeous melodies, rich harmonies, full-bodied instrumentation, and detailed recordings without compression or affectation. It’s as if you are in the room with the artists.

Read More

All Releases

July 19, 2022
Nightmares

Gasoline Lollipops

Gasoline Lollipops presents a rootsy and revealing revelation of Country-Americana-Rock music, sharing intimately personal stories that will stick with you for always. Featuring beautifully arranged versions of GasPop favorites and three new works by songwriter and frontman, Clay Rose, you will fall in love with every expertly-recorded track on Nightmares.

Read More
June 21, 2022
Mini Brazilian Beasts

Carmen Sandim

In this marvel of modern jazz, Brazilian pianist Carmen Sandim is a master of storytelling through her thoughtfully-crafted piano melodies and sophisticated harmonic structures. This cohesive album of fresh, original compositions is a must-have for any jazz collector.

Read More
May 16, 2022
Everlasting Dance

TIERRO Band with Bridget Law

Take a journey around the globe without leaving your listening room. Everlasting Dance, recorded in high-resolution DSD, this amazing album of world music is alive and energetic. The perfect listening experience available only from Octave Records.

Read More
May 16, 2022
Audiophile Masters Volume VI

Various Artists

A masterfully crafted album filled with energetic music. This, the 6th album of Audiophile Masters is a must-have release. From flamenco, to jazz, rock, pop, and classical, this high-end sampler has what you’re looking for. Recorded in pure DSD for the best sound you’ve yet heard.

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March 29, 2022
Dreams of You

Jeremy Mohney

Get in the swing of things with Octave’s latest release, Dreams of You. Saxophonist and vocalist, Jeremy Mohney knocks one out of the park with a breathtaking recording in pure DSD of his original compositions. If this music doesn’t get your foot tapping and put a smile on your face nothing will.

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March 23, 2022
Audiophile Masters Volume V

Various Artists

A beautifully crafted album from the heart, filled with love and deeply held emotions. This, the 5th album of Audiophile Masters is an instant classic. From soul-searching Bach as played by world-renowned cellist Zuill Bailey’s to the uplifting guitar pickings of Taylor Sims & Kyle Donovan, this is a must-have for your collection.

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February 24, 2022
Hothouse Flower

Scabaret

Octave Record’s most adventurous musical masterpiece yet. Amazing musicality and sound. From cabaret-style show tunes to deep and rich songs from the heart to an almost-frightening musical journey deep into the Earth, this is one audiophile delight you should grab a copy of.

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February 14, 2022
Audiophile Masters Volume IV

Various Artists

The fourth in our series of Audiophile Masters, this is one reference disc that is a must-have for any audiophile wishing to experience amazing sound, perfectly captured in pure DSD and playable on any equipment.

Read More
January 13, 2022
Audiophile Masters Volume III

Various Artists

The third in our series of Audiophile Masters, this is one reference disc that is a must-have for any audiophile wishing to experience amazing sound, perfectly captured in pure DSD and playable on any equipment.

Read More
December 28, 2021
The Moon Leans In

Thom LaFond

Read More
December 16, 2021
Levelland

Bonnie & Taylor Sims

Contemplative, romantic. Pure country from the heart. Levelland is the follow-up album recorded exclusively for Octave Records after Bonnie and Taylor’s 2021 smash hit, ‘I See Red’.

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November 3, 2021
Audiophile Masters Volume II

Various Artists

Our best compilation yet, Audiophile Masters II is a sonic treasure filled with reference quality recordings captured in pure DSD and available as a SACD containing the direct master recording, playable on any CD or DVD player, plus a bonus DVD data disc containing all the master files for you to copy to your hard…

Read More
September 23, 2021
Things Worth Remembering

Clandestine Amigo

One of the best albums of 2021, Clandestine Amigo’s second album is filled with melody, harmony, rhythm, and heart. This is one of the best recordings yet at Octave Records and we can’t wait to share it with you. Original music, beautifully penned and crafted by one of America’s most talented songwriters, Jessica Carson. Grab…

Read More
August 18, 2021
Ragtime World

Augustus

A knock your socks off rock and roll album that you won’t want to stop listening to. From their foot-tapping driving beats to their haunting melodies, Augustus never ceases to surprise and delight with their unpredictable power. Perfectly captured in pure DSD, this is Octave Record’s first rock album and one we’re proud as hell…

Read More
July 19, 2021
Bach Cello Suites

Zuill Bailey

Octave Records is both proud and excited to release one of the world’s greatest works of music by one of the world’s most celebrated musicians. The Bach Cello Suites, recorded in both two-channel and 5-channel surround in a magnificent live hall in pure DSD is performed by Zuill Bailey, widely considered one of the premiere…

Read More
June 21, 2021
The Nature of Things

Foxfeather

Now available in 180-gram vinyl. If you love great music, then this is the album for you. The Nature of Things is the kind of release that gets music lovers talking and feet tapping. This is one hell of an album that we at Octave Records are excited to share with you. Brilliant songwriting, powerful…

Read More
May 10, 2021
Audiophile Masters Volume I

Various Artists

Available now in 180 gram vinyl! Volume One of the Audiophile Masters has something for every music lover that wants to stretch the sonic limits of their system. Recorded exclusively on the multitrack Sonoma DSD and mastered by Gus Skinas, each of these musical gems will become essential listening material.

Read More
March 9, 2021
Say Somethin’

Gabriel Mervine

From one of the best jazz quartets in town comes a spectacular Audiophile Master, Say Somethin’ from trumpeter Gabriel Mervine. Without question, one of the best jazz recordings yet made, this wonderful Octave Records release will help set the standard for how an intimate musical session can sound. Gabriel Mervine’s Say Somethin’ is a musical conversation in the language…

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January 15, 2021
Audiophile Reference Music

Various Artists

Now available in 180-gram vinyl. The ultimate Reference Music setup disc. The companion to Paul McGowan’s landmark book, The Audiophile’s Guide, this amazing disc or vinyl is a must-have in anyone’s library. From simple setup, burn-in, minor to major system tweak, or challenging your stereo with these stunning musical tracks, this is the perfect disc.

Read More
November 17, 2020
Hey Joe | Red Meat

Otis Taylor

Blues artist, Otis Taylor’s award-winning opus in highest sonic clarity. This blues/rock tapestry includes Otis’ distinctive interpretation of the iconic American song and thematic explorations of human actions and their consequences in a 10-song suite. Tension and release abound in this hypnotic harmonic weave.

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November 15, 2020
Temporary Circumstances

Clandestine Amigo

Available now in 180-gram vinyl. Octave Records Master Series, a true audiophile recording. From the first note to the last, you’ll not be able to stop listening. Gorgeous melodies, rich harmonies, full-bodied instrumentation, and detailed recordings without compression or affectation. It’s as if you are in the room with the artists.

Read More
July 9, 2020
Out of Thin Air

Don Grusin

Octave Records Master Series furthers the state of the art in musical reproduction. An original DSD recording from piano master Don Grusin. It’s a sonic stunner, in CD, high res and DSD. Nothing short of amazing, both musically and sonically.

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DSD Unleashed

Direct Stream Digital (DSD) is the gold standard format for high-resolution recording, and it has been since it was introduced by Sony in 1999. The only drawback with DSD has been the inability to edit it without losing information in the conversion process. That is until now. Our incredible engineering team has done the seemingly impossible and developed a conversion tool that reformats DSD to PCM without any loss. Zero. In case you're not tracking, that means that we are now able to record at DSD quality and edit with the unlimited flexibility of digital. Finally, the full potential of DSD is realized, and it's something that people need to hear to believe.

DSD Studio

To make world-class recordings you need a state-of-the-art facility from which to record. One of the hallmarks of the new Octave Studios now under construction will be the implementation of a high-end two-channel audio system for monitoring and mixing. 

Octave Records is commited to producing recordings of the most extraordinary quality - recrodings that when played back on the world's finest two-channel high-end audio systems present themselves as if the musicians were actually in the room with you. 

because of Octave Records' uncompromising performance standards, it is not possible ot use off-the-shelf-recording, mixing, and mastering equipment. We had to build our own from the ground up.
Building all new state of the art DSD A/D converters that capture every nuance of the musician's performance
Building our own 32 channel recording boards
Building our own 32 channel mixing consoles
Pure DSD through the entire recording process
All monitoring and mixing performed on state-of-the-art PS Audio FR30 full range loudspeakers and BHK 650 amplifiers. When it sounds right here, we're guaranteed it will sound right on your high-performance system
Custom designed and built vacuum tube analog based reverb systems
Recording room acoustically tuned for the most lifelike and natural presentation of music possible
All Audioquest cables

Musicians

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Boulder, CO 80301
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Boulder, CO 80301

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