Itís a sound business
Our recordings are renowned for their great open sound and blossoming clarity. We achieve this by using custom-made Sonodore microphones that capture the very essence of a performance and the character of the room that it was recorded in.
Because the acoustic surrounding is such an integral part of a beautiful recording, it is vital to choose the right venue. Not only should it suit the style of the music and make the performer(s) feel comfortable, it also needs to be reasonably quiet. Factors to consider are passing traffic, wildlife (i.e. birds, cicadas), creaking heaters, humming lights and air-conditioners.
It is worth putting some time into finding an appropriate venue as this will determine the character of the recorded sound. There are unfortunatelys only a few venues with good pianos in Melbourne, and tend to be difficult to book due to high demand. It is possible though!
Recording sessions are usually four hours long including setup time. The number of sessions depends on the amount of material that is recorded and how well prepared the performers are. Ideally the musicians would be well rehearsed and preferably have performed the material in a number of concerts before embarking on a recording project. This ensures a smooth recording process, which is rewarding for all involved!