Recording an Icon

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What could I say when gifted composer/producer Ruth Mendelson approached me about a recording date with Dr. Jane Goodall, but graciously yes!  The recording date turned out to be Dr. Jane Goodall reading her revised 160+ page classic My Life with Chimpanzees for the Worlds children. The day came on a sunny April Saturday. The location: the hotel Dr. Jane was staying at while visiting the Boston suburbs, one of the US stops of her globetrotting schedule. Wait a minute; this is […]

Audio Alchemy: Mastering

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Here’s a simple example of audio mastering for live performance.   I have been consulting with the LA Ballet for a few years on a range of audio issues. Often the ballet uses specific orchestral performances that meet the expressive criteria check list but are not the best recorded versions of that performance.  Sometimes its an old live recording that’s not of the best quality sonically and certainly not up to the Ballets musical director, Michael Andreas’ exacting standards. This audio […]