John Barcelona reviews takes from the Anton Reicha session at
engineer, Rob Gwynn mixing the Anton Reicha session at Crystal
Records in June, 2004. Oboist, Peter Christ (Crystal Records
President) requested that we make two separate recordings for
the sake of variety. One was an ORTF recording using our vintage
Neumann KM254s and the other was a spaced omni version using
Schoeps CMC6/MK21 wide cardioids. Both sets benefit from the
warmth and clarity of Fred Forssell's FetCode(TM) mic pres.
the smile, you know this had to be at the end of the session!
Hearn & Scott Plato recording their new album of Carulli,
Scarlatti & Piccinini, August 2 & 3, 2004 in Atlanta.
and Scott take a moment to review takes and enjoy the air conditioning
on what was said to be the hottest day in Atlanta's summer!
Hearn performing solo music by Piccinini on Theorbo
are Cappella Romana on their marks during the January, 2005
recording session. At centre is Guest Co-director, Ioannis Arvanitis,
whose voice is featured throughout the album. Artistic Director,
Alexander Lingas is to his right.
was a pleasure to work with award-winning producer, Steve Barnett
on this album. In an effort to provide him with a variety of
mics and mic placements from which to choose, we decided to
use a number of mics and record on the eight-track Tascam.
chose the KM254s for the ORTF pair, flanked by TLM170s set to
omni. The KM253s, placed above, were used as an alternate omni
pair and reference since the group is often recorded at St.
Mary's using this placement. Not seen are the Schoeps CMC6/MK4
coincident pair used for ambience pickup.