I first encountered this recording on a Westminster Lp when they were
pressing Discofil material. I obtained a stereo Lp sometime in the 70s.
Frankly, I'm not sure I ever acquired the CD conversion. In any event, it's
a pleasure to compliment those who had a hand in the recording and its
successful playback. Not only is the back story enterprising but, as you
say, the result was exceptional and still sounds fresh as paint. I'm not
surprised that omnidirectional Neumanns were employed as the audible result
is fully consistent with my own experience with them. Kudos!
On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 2:16 PM, Goran Finnberg <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Tom Fine:
> > Going from the liner notes on various commercial
> > issues plus online stuff, I've arrived at this
> > list.
> Hugo Alfven: Midsommarvaka Swedish Society Discophil SCD 1003
> Was recorded in true stereo in 1954 using two mono Lyrec tape recorders
> cannibalized to give one recorder with a true stereo rec/play head using
> both mono machines electronics to provide a stereo recorder.
> I, together with a colleaugue did the tape transfers from the original
> stereo master tape in 1994.
> We had on hand the original recording electrical engineer who told us about
> the problems converting the Lyrec tape machines and trying to tweak the
> bisas frequency on one channel trying to match the other one to avoiud
> minutes before the recording started.
> The recording sounds exceedingly natural which puts to shame many of todays
> hi-tech digital recordings of today.
> The recording engineer used two Neumann U47 switched to omni mode in A/B
> stereo 15 meters from the conductors podium.
> The whole of the above needs to be put into your browswer whatch out for
> line breaks or use:
> Best regards,
> Goran Finnberg
> The Mastering Room AB
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