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
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.