This begins with your instrument and continues with the recording room. The right microphone is a crucial decision in this process, as is choosing a high-quality preamp and converter. Remember, what you loose at the beginning of the recording process, you can't get back. That is why we work with the highest quality equipment, We also gladly support you in your decision making to find the best acoustic "space" for your recording.
Every voice, every instrument has their own sound. As does every microphone to suit the instrument. We choose from a wide selection of high-quality microphones the one that becomes a part of your voice or instrument and captures your creative moments, especially fitted to your range, making the most of your sound.
Along with the choice of a microphone, it is crucial that much care is taken while selecting the proper microphone technique. Trends show that this particular know how has become forgotten in the recording business. This is why we emphasize it‘s importance. Taking time to position the microphones properly differentiates us from those who work with standard set ups, not even knowing what is lost in the process. We have deep experience in all stereo mixing techniques like coincidence, time of arrival, equivalence and separation microphone stereo techniques, Furthermore, we have a wide range of experience in the area of surround sound recording techniques (with double MS, DECCA Tree, OCT und OCT2 Surround) to give recordings the depth needed and has, as a result, opened up a new sound, offering listeners an unforgettable live music experience.
The qualities we seek in a special and often large room are not necessarily big reverberation, but a special atmosphere and openness due to the absence of close reflecting walls. It is important to bring together the direct contact with the musicians and the openness and detachment of the sound.
A really good recording moves and touches.
This core quality of audio production is achieved by choosing the right location for the repertoire and perfectly balancing the placement of microphones and musicians relative to each other at this location.
There is no way to accurately reproduce a live performance. That leaves us sound creators with the art of illusion when it comes to recording music. Like any good musician, we as sound engineers and producers, have to interpret the music and the composer's intention and adapt it perfectly to the various media.
Surround sound is a completely new conception of the musical experience. Recorded music is no longer a matter of a fixed two- dimensional stage, but rather a three-dimensional enveloping situation. As Stereo can be described as a wonderful but flat canvas, which, if implemented well, can hint the three-dimensional image, a good surround recording, on the other hand, is like a real sculpture that you can move in the aural space. With this, individual instruments can be positioned and moved in the space, and perspective and viewing points can be creatively determined.
In addition to these philosophical and audiophile thoughts, we of course also consider the practical implementation. Our unique experiences and our optimized setup for location recordings enables us to record choirs, orchestras and other ensembles with up to 64 channels in the highest quality and reliability. Our preconfigured racks and main microphones ensures quick and efficient setups and let us focus on what is really important: the music.