Saturday, 13 November 2010

Figure of Eight mics

Throughout the recording of the new album for Emmy the Great I have become (re-) enamoured of the sound of Figure of Eight mics. And I don't just mean ribbons - thought the ribbons have been a substantial part of it. I have also been using my Schoeps Collette MK8 on the Guitar amps with a Royer an SE or a Shiny Box Ribbon, and my wonderful 30 year old Schoeps CMTS 501 (the first microphone I ever bought) as a classic Blumlein pair in many different recording scenarios. I have been loving the sound that I am getting from these beautiful mics. The sonics of this record is all about the Figure of Eight.

Friday, 12 November 2010


I write about my attempts to get a great sounding mix (in German). Here.

Mixing LP for Noam Rotem

Had fun mixing an LP for Noam Rotem at The Crescent. Stormy in London, Sunny in Tel Aviv. Communicating with Dropbox and Skype.

The Producers - Red Bull & VBS 6 part series

I take part in the series. Trailer here

Verklärte Nacht

I was listening to Schönberg's arrangement of his own Opus 4 for String Orchestra on Radio 3 this morning when John recommended the poem to me. The poem is wonderful too. Here it is. Thanks John and thanks to Dehmel for a beautiful sharing.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Thursday, 4 November 2010


Looking forward to listening to this. Must choose the right moment.

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