BEHIND THE SCENE
- Trondheimsolistene in Selbu Church 2007 .: news November 16th 2007
For those of you familiar with our recording of MOZART with Marianne Thorsen, this week we further refined the sonic values in a new production with Trondheimsolistene. Using five identical and matched DPA 4041S microphones brought us closer to our musical and aural dreams than ever. For the Lfe-channel we utilized a DPA 4003 mounted with a L50B Acoustic Pressure Equalizer. All microphones are routed discrete all the way to each of your surround speakers. No dynamic or frequency processing will be deployed to the signal chain. Recorded in DXD ensures pure sonic enjoyment!
For this recording the chamber orchestra Trondheimsolistene ranged from 16 strings in Britten's Simple Symphony and Bjørklund's Carmina to 22 strings in Bartok's Divertimento and Bacewicz' Concerto for Strings. The leader of the orchestra is Øyvind Gimse, assisted by Geir Inge Lotsberg and Anders Nilsson.
Recorded in Selbu Church, Norway, November 8th - 14th 2007, by Lindberg Lyd AS
Morten Lindberg, recording producer and balance engineer
Hans Peter L'Orange, recording engineer
To be released by 2L March 1st 2008
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The introduction of digital audio in the early 80's created a turbulent discussion in the world of Hi-Fi; expressions like "hard and cold", "quantified" and "LP is so much warmer in the sound" was commonly used about the CD-format. DXD now blows the whole discussion off the court. Digital eXtreme Definition is a professional audio format that brings "analogue" qualities. Digital formats are the road of transportation and DXD represent a 32 BIT highway with a speed off stunningly 352.8 kHz per channel. Super Audio CD is the carrier that brings the quality to the domestic audience. With DXD we sample 11.2896 Mbit/s (4 times the data of DSD). This leaves a headroom for editing and level adjustments before we down sample to 2.8224 Mbit/s (DSD) in the authoring for SACD. This compact disc looks like a normal CD and plays on all standard players and computers but only dedicated SACD-players can take advantage of the DSD-resolution and multichannel program.
Lindberg Lyd AS is among the very first in Europe to utilize DXD- and SACD-technology in commercial audio production. The signal path is as simple and short as it is technically advanced; Fantastic musicians and adventurous music in a beautiful venue -> DPA 130V microphones -> Millennia Media amplifiers -> SPHYNX2 converter -> PYRAMIX workstation. The technical tools and practical solutions are developed by Merging Technologies Inc in Switzerland and Digital Audio Denmark together with Lydrommet AS and Lindberg Lyd AS in Norway.