David Chesky: Co-Founder/CEO – HDtracks
David Chesky is Co-Founder & CEO of HDtracks.com, an online download service that delivers high-quality sound via AIFF, FLAC, WAV and ALAC, in up to 192kHz/24bit high-resolution files—as a successful rejoinder to the ubiquitous low-quality proliferation of MP3s. HDtracks offers master-quality music from all major labels and hundreds of indies. In line, Chesky is a global leader in the advancement of research for high-resolution recording techniques: He was the first to create 128X oversampled CDs and 96/24 DVD audio and a pioneer of SACD. Some 25 years ago, he founded Chesky Records with brother Norman Chesky, which has earned countless accolades and remains a quintessential audiophile label. As part of the Chesky label, he has produced and recorded hundreds of jazz and classical artists in hi-res audio, including Peggy Lee, Astor Piazzolla, John Pizzarelli, Chuck Mangione, The Royal Philharmonic and classical pianist Earl Wild. Chesky is also a composer-in-residence for the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, while his operas, ballets and orchestral works have been performed worldwide.