Soundkeeper Recordings "Americas"

Discussion in 'New Release Announcements' started by bdiament, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. bdiament

    bdiament Producer, Engineer, Soundkeeper

    As some of you may know, the new release from Soundkeeper Recordings, “Americas” is coming out on May 1.

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    “Americas” features a jazz quartet led by Paul Beaudry (who played bass on our “Equinox” release.) Not long before the recording sessions, Paul and his band Pathways, had returned from their Rhythm Road tour of Central and South America and the Caribbean (co-sponsored by Jazz At Lincoln Center and U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs). At each stop on the tour, the band gave concerts as well as seminars for jazz students and they learned local music. “Americas” features songs they learned on the tour, as well as an original by Pathways pianist Bennett Paster.

    The recording was done in the same 1908 auditorium in which I recorded “Equinox” and “Confluence”, with Bennett tickling the ivories of the room’s impeccably maintained 1908 Steinway grand. The technical particulars of the recording are what have become Soundkeeper standard: a two-mic stereo array consisting of a matched pair of Earthworks QTC-1 microphones, separated by an absorbent baffle of my own design (a variation on the Jecklin Disk).

    The output of the mics connected, via a pair of Nordost Valkyrja cables, to my Metric Halo ULN-8, which converted the signals to digital at 24/192 and fed the laptop hard drive via FireWire. All songs are complete performanced recorded direct to stereo with no overdubs, no mixing. No processing (EQ, compression etc.) was used in the recording or mastering.

    The album will be available in seven formats:
    1. CD pressing
    2. one-off CD-R, slow-burned from the hard disk CD master
    3. one-off DVD-R (with 24/96 stereo audio, no video beyond the menu,
    playable in most DVD players), slow-burned from the hard disk DVD master
    4. one-off files-on-disc DVD-R with 24/96 .aif files - for music servers
    5. one-off files-on-disc DVD-R with 24/96 .wav files - for music servers
    6. one-off files-on-disc DVD-R with 24/192 .aif files - for music servers
    7. one-off files-on-disc DVD-R with 24/192 .wav files - for music servers

    More info here.

    Best regards,
    Barry
    www.soundkeeperrecordings.com
    www.barrydiamentaudio.com
     
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  2. Pug

    Pug Maitre d' Forums Staff Member

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    Near Music Direct
    Cool. Thanks for the heads up!

    Congrats on the new release. :cheers:
     
  3. bdiament

    bdiament Producer, Engineer, Soundkeeper

  4. bdiament

    bdiament Producer, Engineer, Soundkeeper

    Fellow Speakeasy members who will be in the New York City area on Thursday, May 17,
    please join us for the "Americas" release party.

    The particulars:

    Place: The Kitano
    66 Park Avenue (at 38th Street)
    New York, NY 10016

    212-885-7119 for reservations

    Time: Sets at 8pm and 10pm
    There is a $10 cover charge and a $15 food/drink minimum per set.

    Best regards,
    Barry
    www.soundkeeperrecordings.com
    www.barrydiamentaudio.com
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  5. bdiament

    bdiament Producer, Engineer, Soundkeeper

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