We are a classical music recording outfit, and we are gifted with the ability to make precious discoveries. Whether the discoveries are ours – because we are always on the lookout for the best equipment and the best conditions –, or yours – because we offer you the circumstances in which you can outshine yourself – is not important. Crucial is that we will do anything to support you in making the best possible recording.
The first order of business with a recording is to find the right location and a recording style that suits a particular music genre. Like a violinist who spends ages looking for the perfect bow, we go out of our way to find the ideal microphone, that elusive cable or the ultimate recording equipment. Without exaggerating in the use of high technology, we aspire to the highest quality norms every single day.
While the difference between left and right is a key aspect, it is the depth that makes the real difference in a recording. In our experience, the choice of microphone and its placement within the recording space are the deciding factors. High sample frequencies and top-of-the-line remote preamplifiers do the rest.
In addition, we also try to position the microphone preamplifier as close to the source as possible. Placing the preamp closer to the microphone reduces mode noise because gain does not have to be taken at the end of the run. We also attach great importance to the craftsmanship. Our love of music and our respect for the musicians that perform it drive us to extremes, not only on a technological level but also in our unrelenting quest for the ultimate music recording.
You cannot record ambiance, but you don’t wish to make your record in an abattoir either. If you’d rather record in historical ballrooms, dilapidated churches, secluded chapels, or grand chateaux – we’ve been there and we’ve done that – you may want to engage our flight-cased recording setup, which can be configured with all the equipment you need from our extensive range of high-end gear.
Our mobile setup is equipped to do high end sound productions of events – such as opera or period location recordings – which are artistically and technically demanding, and which have to be recorded in situ because they cannot move elsewhere.
Stereo speaker system (PMC AML1 or Dynaudio BM7)
Digidesign ProTools HDX2 12.7.1
DAD AX32: DA 8 OUT / 16 AES IN & OUT / 64 MADI IN & OUT
Avid HD 192: AD 8 IN / 8 OUT / 8 AES
Pre-Amps (fully remote controlled)
40 ch Grace Design M 802 & 108
24 ch Grace Design M802