Recordings Rob Gwynn
an electronic engineering degree and twenty-four years in the
semiconductor industry as a product and test engineer, founder
Rob Gwynn decided to return in 1997 to recording classical music
as he had done in the Bay Area as an avocation during the late
70s and early 80s. Rob has been an avid audiophile since high
school and began by recording high school plays & musicals.
After graduation from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, he pursued live
performance recording of such Bay Area groups as the San Jose
State University Concert Choir and Choraliers (for conductor Charlene
Archibeque), as well as the San Jose Symphony and Peninsula Symphony
(on a substitue basis).
and producing CDs for the Palatine label was not Rob's original
intention, but several projects presented themselves with internationally
known pianists, Igor Kipnis & Karen Kushner, The Kipnis-Kushner
Duo, as well as aclaimed fortepianist, Richard Fuller, an American
who pursues his career in Vienna. Almost simultaneously, Rob began
a five year project with Bay Area pianist & musicologist,
Ray McIntyre, by recording all 216 Pièces de Clavecin
of François Couperin on modern piano. These artists represent
the core group to which have recently been added talented duo
guitarists, Bill Hearn & Scott Plato, The Hearn-Plato Duo.
Rob has played piano since age six and continues to pursue classical
music study of both modern piano and fortepiano. This blend of
experience in music performance, audio technology and years of
critical listening contribute to Rob's editing and mastering skills.
Recordings John Frazee
Frazee brings with him twenty years experience as an Engineer/Audio
Engineer for Oregon Public Broadcasting. In this capacity, John
provided technical supervision of audio production personnel for
both studio and field audio, including all training both basic
and advanced. John was responsible for audio engineering services
including; mixing nationally syndicated radio shows, national
network feeds of major political debates, and many different types
of studio television productions. This required technical coordination
between talent, crews, transmission facilities (scheduling uplink,
ISDN, telephone lines, etc.), performance halls, and end users.
pioneered a digital audio recording and editing program for the
Oregon Symphony, Chamber Music Northwest and other local classical
musical institutions. He has worked as a freelance assistant engineer
with noted recording engineers, John Eargle and Michael Fine.
Albums to John's credit as recording engineer include Aaron Copeland's
"Suite From The Tenderland," produced for Koch
International, as well as a yet unreleased recording of David
Schiff's "Gimpel The Fool." Additionally, John
and Rob co-engineered a complete recording of the chamber version
of Aaron Copeland's, The Tender Land, a world premier release
also for Koch International.