Recording Sessions in PianoRoom
We believe that the purpose of excellent technology is to make everything sound simple in the end.
And that is why it is our aim in each part of the recording session to create conditions for an exquisite interpretation, and then record what was played with as few losses as possible. It sounds simple, but it can only be done with the use of excellent equipment and the help of a great sound engineer.
The Fazioli F212 piano
A piano that inspires the pianist and brings out all the tiny little details, the colour and the dynamics from every music piece. PianoRoom offers one of the world's best pianos, the Fazioli F212 piano.
Fazioli is also a measure of quality in all subsequent steps of the recording process.
All the microphones below meet this criterion.
DPA 4006 microphones with additions for mechanical equalisation. Since the microphone's release in 1982, the Type 4006 microphone has become a worldwide studio standard. This omnidirectional recording mic features an extremely linear frequency response from 20 Hz to 20 kHz, high sensitivity and a low noise-floor.
Thw Neuman U87 is arguably the best known and most widely used studio microphone in the world (for good reason). The U 87 Ai condenser microphone is a large diaphragm microphone with three polar patterns and a unique frequency and transient response characteristic. The U 87 is known for its unique frequency and transient response characteristics which deliver a smooth natural sound with a variety of source material. The U 87 Ai is used as the main microphone for orchestra recordings, as a spot mic for single instruments, and extensively as a vocal microphone for all types of music and speech. The easy-to-recognize U 87 is a classic!
Gefell M 930 Although few people realise it, Microtech Gefell was founded by none other than Georg Neumann himself in 1943, and that was the company in which Neumann built his first commercial microphone. The M930 is a fixed-cardioid, large-diaphragm condenser mic that is known for its small size, low noise, and great sound.
N8 NUVO is the most open and natural sounding ribbon microphone ever made. Conceived to render acoustic spaces as faithfully as possible, the new N8 microphone excels in capturing drum overheads and rooms, strings, classical ensembles, and orchestras. Even when used up close, the N8 delivers exceptional clarity and warmth, while also taking EQ extremely well without ever being harsh.
Digital - Audio technologies
The Pyramix Virtual studio is one of the most 'musical' digital audio technologies. It makes it possible to record, edit and master even in high DSD and DSX sound sampling frequencies. Classical music is special; and attention to detail and precision in editing means a lot when it comes to the success or failure of the final product. That is why award-winning classical productions all around the world, from full-orchestral pieces to intimate chamber recordings, are made using the ultimate classical tool, the Pyramix Virtual Studio.
HAPI Merging AD/DA AD/DA, converter and preamplifiers, supports DSD and DSX formats.
Heritage Audio DMA 73 with the legendary Neve technology.
Altiverb convolution reverb. The acoustics of the original recording room are upgraded with spatial samples from the most prominent concert halls, offered by the Altiverb software.
Altiverb is the industry-leading convolution reverb program. Imagine the Fazioli 212 recorded on the stage of one the most prominent concert halls or in a world-famous sound studio, such as Teldex in Berlin. Altiverb makes that possible. Compared to previous digitals reverbs, Altiverb is extremely convincing. With its help, we have transported acoustical halls from all over the world into PianoRoom. Using Altiverb also means avoiding the great costs and risks that come with renting concert halls. Altiverb allows us to be flexible when it comes to finding the most appropriate space for a wide spectre of musical genres and styles.
The recording equipment, except the piano, is mobile and therefore allows recording in the field.
Focal SM9 Studio Monitors
This monitoring speaker establishes itself as a reference because of the precision of the stereo image and its capacity to reproduce each of the tiny details of the audio signal, as well as its unconditional respect of the original dynamics.
One of the major innovations of SM9 lies in the fact that is offers 2 monitoring speakers in only one unique cabinet. The SM9 is thus composed of 2 monitors: a 3-way monitor and a 2-way monitor.
And last but not least, our two sound engineers with more than two decades of experience are also essential for an excellent recording. Listen to recordings