ATH-R70x Headphones

ATH-R70x

We are now stocking Audio-Technica's latest release in professional headphones, the ATH-R70x Professional Open-Back Reference Headphones.

This is Audio-Technica's first pair of open-back reference professional headphones. Together with the ATH-M70x, they stand as a flagship model in A-T's lineup of professional studio headphones.

Check them out in our Online Store for full details and specifications.

Morning Star

Prima Luce

The vocal ensemble Prima Luce recently released a new CD, Morning Star – A Collection of Marian Hymns and Chants, produced by Soundwright. Once again the recording was made in the beautiful acoustical environment of the Crypt of St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney, Austalia.

The album Morning Star is available for download or physical purchase from our Online Store.

Visit our Watch page for some video excerpts filmed during the recording sessions.

Online Store

We have just opened our Online Store, which will offer a selection of fine recordings available as physical CDs or downloads. At present we have only a small range, but will be adding to it during the next few weeks.

Prima Luce

Prima Luce In the Crypt of St Mary's Cathedral

We recently completed the production of A Collection of Christmas Hymns & Chants, a Christmas CD performed by the choral group Prima Luce. Music from this CD has been playing on radio stations around Australia, so you may have heard some of it already.

You can view video excerpts of two songs from the CD on our new Watch page. These were filmed during the CD recording sessions in the Crypt of St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney.

The CD is available from our Online Store as a physical disc or download. Individual tracks are also available for download.

Rodgers Organ

RodgersOrgan

We have acquired a magnificent Rodgers Classic 200 Series combination electronic and pipe organ, which will be a great asset to our new studio.

The organ is 2.3 metres tall, 1.3 metres wide, and has two manuals each of 5 octaves (61 notes) and a 2½ octave pedal clavier.

We will shortly be adding a real, mechanical glockenspiel which will be operated from the organ keys.

We look forward to recordings of this beautiful instrument.

Studio Project

For about the last fifteen years, my professional sound recording activities have predominantly been on location. I have recorded large orchestras, choral groups, chamber ensembles and soloists, at venues such as Sydney University Great Hall, St Andrew’s Cathedral, the City Recital Hall, and numerous school and church halls.

While I plan to continue these activities, nothing replaces a studio facility for projects that require prolonged and multiple sessions. I have had the space and recording equipment for some time, but not the funding to build a proper studio. That has changed now, and at the time of writing this letter, construction is beginning.

A lot of thought has been put into planning. I wanted a studio that would be well above average, having an environment conducive to creativity. The new studio will have a quality feel, comfortable lighting, air conditioning, and a professionally designed acoustic environment. It will also be equipped with fine instruments and state-of-the-art electronics.

A floor area of just over 40 square metres will provide an ideal space for groups of up to 25 people without feeling crowded. It is expected that studio sessions will usually consist of small groups of about six people, but having the extra space will eliminate that boxed-in feeling of most small studios.

Unlike many recording facilities that have black walls and curtains, with harsh spotlights and grubby carpeting, our studio will be furnished in warm, natural woodgrain and fabric finishes, with a polished timber floor and totally adjustable LED lighting. The control room will be equally well appointed, providing a comfortable working environment for producers, engineers and clients.

After more than 40 years working in the recording industry, I am glad now to be able to put all of the experience and insight I have gained over that time into what will be a unique, creative and productive studio. I am sure that many great recordings will be made here.

Malcolm J. Abel