Archive for the tag 'Nagra'

Jul 07 2016

AUCS – Magnificat

Category Audio,Samples

     
Magnificat – Et exultavit spiritus meus

     

     
Exsultate, Jubilate – Andante


     
     
     
     

Feb 20 2016

AUC On The Wild Side – Fringe 2016

Category Audio,Samples

No editing has been done to these clips yet, other than conversion to MP3 for upload.

 

804.672 Kilometers

 

 

 

Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again

 

 

 
 

Technical Information
Recorded using a Nagra VI at 24 bit/96 kHz
Schoeps CCM4Lg & CCM8Lg in M/S Configuration

 

 

 

Oct 23 2015

AUCS – Hymns of the Orthodox Church

Category Audio,Samples

Christ Church, North Adelaide – October 2015

A quick MP3 sample from tonight. Nothing has been done to these other than MP3 conversion for upload, so these are straight out of the recorder without any editing. These samples are from the DPA 4006A pair only

Song For Athene (Rachmaninoff)


Bogoroditse Devo (Tavener)


From the driver's side
For those interested, these two recorders are made by Nagra in Switzerland. The top recorder is an 8 channel Nagra VI. You can buy a ‘normal’ Nagra VI for around US$11,500, but when the Nagra company turned 60, they built 60 special Anniversay versions (with a hefty premium added) The front is machined from a solid block of aluminium and there are some additional features. My Nagra VI is number 40 of that 60.

The smaller recorder is a 2 channel Nagra 7 (they moved away from Roman Numerals for this model). The 7 comes with several options such as WiFi or ISDN to allow fast upload of files in the field. This Nagra 7 has no additional options and is around US$4,000.

Like most multi channel recorders, not all of the input channels have microphone pre-amps. So for channels 5 & 6, (And, if using digital, channels 7 & 8) you need to feed it a pre-amplified signal. That is why my Nagra 7 is there.

I’m feeding the Nagra VI channels 1 & 2 from one pair of stereo microphones and channels 3 & 4 from another pair. The third pair of microphones are going into the left side of the Nagra 7 and straight back out the right side, into the Nagra VI. No recording is being done on the Nagra 7, I’m just using its pre-amps for the microphones.

To complicate the explanation, although channels 5 & 6 are coming from the Nagra 7, they are coming out of it via it’s single digital line (on the right side) as opposed to the two analogue outputs. This negates the need to convert the microphone analogue signal to digital (to go into and through the 7 internals) then back to analogue to go out of the 7 (to feed the analogue inputs of the Nagra VI) and back to digital inside the Nagra VI, to be recorded to the hard drive. By using the digital output of the 7, the signal stays digital all the way to the Nagra VI hard drive (so nothing is lost in translation). ALSO, two channels can be fed along a single digital line. So the digital cable goes into the channel 5 input on the Nagra VI and feeds tracks 5 & 6 of the recording. (this is why the Nagra VI can have channels 7 & 8 if it’s a digital signal, as they feed the channel 6 input for channels 7 & 8 of the recording).

As for the microphones? Channels 1 & 2 were fed by a pair of DPA 4006A Omni mics (Danish Pro Audio), channels 3 & 4 by a pair of DPA 4011C cardioid mics and channels 5 & 6 by a Schoeps CCM4Lg & CCM8Lg combination, in a configuration know as Mid/Side (Google that one)

The resulting 6 channels are edited on a 27″ iMac using an excellent program called Triumph by Audiofile-Engineering. All lumps, bumps and potholes are cleaned up using iZotope RX5 Advanced. It’s great for the fine editing work of removing page turns, audience coughs, riser creaks etc. The RX clean-up process is what takes the longest. I’ve spent over an hour cleaning a cough out of a track before. All of the 6 channels are recorded and edited at a resolution of 24bit/96kHz and mixed into the final 2 channel (stereo 16bit/44.1kHz) CD that, hopefully, you’ve bought.

BTW, I listen to all of this on a pair of Australian made Grover Notting Code 4 studio monitors. They are truly wonderfully designed speakers.

 

Jul 31 2015

Adelaide Summer Orchestra

Category Audio,Samples

Recorded live in the Norwood Concert Hall
January 2015 & 2016
       

Symphony No. 4 (Gustav Mahler)
– Sehr behaglich


            

Piano Concerto in A Minor Op. 16(Edvard Grieg)
– Allegro molto moderato

            
            

Feb 14 2015

Spooky Fringe Friday – AUCS Samples

Category Audio,Samples

These samples have NOT been edited in any way, other than conversin to MP for upload

            
            
            
            
Single Ladies

            
            

Creep

            
            

Bring Me To Life (Special Request)

            
            

No Way! Get #@^$&

            
            

Nov 02 2014

AUCS – Rutter’s Requiem MP3 Samples

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Nothing has been done to these other than MP3 conversion for upload

            
            

Justorum Animae (Stanford)

            

Requiem æterna (Rutter)

            

Out Of The Deep (Rutter)

            

Agnus Dei (Rutter)

            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            

Feb 17 2013

Orchestral Samples

Category Audio,Samples

Nothing has been done to these samples other than MP3 conversion for upload.

Warning: – This audio has a high dynamic range. Listening to it at high levels may cause hearing damage, particularly if using headphones.

 

 

Adelaide Summer Orchestra
Norwood Concert Hall, January 2016
Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 16

Allegro molto moderato

Technical Information
Both ASO recordings were made using a Nagra VI & Nagra Seven at 24 bit/96 kHz
DPA 4011C Cardioid Microphones in ORTF
Schoeps CCM4Lg Cardioid & CCM8Lg Bidirectional in M/S

 

Adelaide Summer Orchestra
Norwood Concert Hall, January 2015
Mahler’s 4th Symphony

I. – Bedächtig, nicht eilen

 

IV. – Sehr behaglich (Soloist – Kirsti Harm)

Technical Information
Recorded using a Nagra VI & Nagra Seven at 24 bit/96 kHz
Schoeps CCM4Lg Cardioid Microphones in ORTF
DPA 4006A Omni Microphones spaced at 44cm
DPA 4011C Cardioid Microphone on Soprano

 

‘Unley Symphony Orchestra’
St Augustine’s Church, May 2013
(Soloist Charise Altmann – Clarinet)

Warning: – “Fanfare For The Common Man” starts LOUD, so set your volume appropriately.

 

Fanfare For The Common Man (Aaron Copeland)

 

Festivo (Bolero) (Jean Sibelius)

 

Concerto for Clarinet & Orchestra in A Major
(Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
– Adagio

– Rondo-allegro

Technical Information
Recorded using a pair of Schoeps CCM4Lg’s in ORTF configuration
directly into a Sound Devices 702 CF recorder at 24 bit/96 kHz

 

 

Adelaide Wind Orchestra
Concordia College Chapel, 27th September 2013

Also Sprach Zarathustra

Technical Information
Recorded using a pair of DPA 4006A Omni Microphones spaced at 32cm
directly into a Sound Devices 702 CF recorder at 24 bit/96 kHz

 

Adelaide Wind Orchestra
Concordia College Chapel, 1 November 2013

Overture to “Candide” (Leonard Bernstein)

Technical Information
Recorded using a pair of DPA 4006A Omni Microphones spaced at 35cm
directly into a Sound Devices 702 CF recorder at 24 bit/96 kHz

 

Ensemble Adelaide & ADRS – Fringe 2013
St Bartholomew’s Church, Norwood

Royal Fireworks Suite (George Frideric Handel)
Performed by the Australian Double Reed Society

 

Concerto for Oboe & Violin (Johann Sebastian Bach)
– Allegro

– Adagio

– Allegro

 

Dances Ancient & Modern for Cor Anglais and Strings
(David Scheel)
Performed by Ensemble Adelaide and Celia Craig


 

The above samples are with the permission of David Scheel

 

St Paul’s Suite Op. 29 no. 2 (Gustav Holst)
– Ostinato: Presto

– Finale

Technical Information
Recorded using a Schoeps CCM4Lg and CCM8Lg in M/S configuration
directly into a Sound Devices 702 CF recorder at 24 bit/96 kHz

 

 

Kammer Philharmonie Köln
(Cologne Chamber Philharmonia Orchestra)
St Michaels Church, January 2013

 

Andante Cantabile (Tchaikovski)

 

Divertimento in B Major for String Orchestra (Mozart)
– Andante

 

– Allegro di molto

 

– Allegro assai

 

La Campanella (Nicoló Paganini)

Samples with the permission of Kammer Philharmonie Köln

Technical Information
Recorded using a Schoeps CCM4Lg and CCM8Lg in M/S configuration
directly into a Sound Devices 702 CF recorder at 24 bit/96 kHz

   

‘Battle of the Bands’
Hahndorf, May 2010

Strike Up The Band – opening number for ‘Enfield Brass’

Technical Information
Recorded using a pair of Schoeps CCM4Lg’s in ORTF configuration
directly into a Sound Devices 702 CF recorder at 24 bit/96 kHz

 

 

Haydn Ensemble
St Theodore’s Anglican Church, 2009

 

Cello Concerto in C Major – Allegro Molto

 

Symphony No 1 – Presto

 

The Lady Radnor’s Suite – Bouree

Technical Information
Recorded using a Schoeps CCM4Lg and CCM8Lg in M/S configuration
directly into a Sound Devices 702 CF recorder at 24 bit/96 kHz

All samples with performers permission

      

Feb 03 2013

**Choral Samples – AUCS

Category Audio,Samples

All samples on this page are straight out of the recorder before any editing. MP3 conversion is the only thing that has been done to them.

Requiem (John Rutter)Christ Church, North Adelaide
31st October 2014

Justorum Animae (Stanford)

 

Requiem æterna (Rutter)

 

Out Of The Deep (Rutter)

 

Agnus Dei (Rutter)

 

Technical Information
Recorded using a Nagra VI & Nagra Seven at 24 bit/96 kHz
Schoeps CCM4Lg Cardioid Microphones in ORTF
DPA 4006A Omni Microphones spaced at 42cm
Schoeps CCM8Lg Bi-Directional on the Harp

 

Nelson MassSt Patrick’s Church, Adelaide, 31st May 2014
Sanctus (Haydn)

 

Agnus Dei (Haydn)

 

Technical Information
Recorded using a pair of Schoeps CCM4Lg’s in ORTF configuration
and a pair of DPA 2006A Omni spaced 42cm directly
into two Sound Devices 702 CF recorders at 24 bit/96 kHz

 

ÆternaSt Patrick’s Church, Adelaide, 2nd June 2013
Exsultate

 

Missa Æterna Christi Munera – Kyrie

 

Technical Information
Recorded using a pair of Schoeps CCM4Lg’s in ORTF configuration
and a pair of DPA 4006A Omni spaced 50cm directly
into two Sound Devices 702 CF recorders at 24 bit/96 kHz

 

‘Borandá é Criolla’Christ Church, October 2012
(Soloists Nic Lock & Andrew Turner)
Procissão da chuva (Cacilda Borges Barbosa)

 

Missa Criolla (Ariel Ramírez)
– Kyrie

 

– Gloria

 

– Sanctus

 

Technical Information
Recorded using a pair of Schoeps CCM4Lg’s in ORTF configuration
directly into a Sound Devices 702 CF recorder at 24 bit/96 kHz

 

 

‘Coronatus’St Peter’s Cathedral, May 2012
(Soloists Joanna McWaters, Cheryl Pickering,
Hew Wagner & Andrew Turner)

Coronation Anthems (Handel)
– Zadok the Priest

– Let Thye Hand Be Strengthened

Coronation Mass (Mozart)
-Gloria

-Agnus Dei

Technical Information
Recorded using a pair of Schoeps CCM4Lg’s in ORTF configuration
directly into a Sound Devices 702 CF recorder at 24 bit/96 kHz


‘Carmina Burana’Elder Hall, September 2011

– O Fortuna

– Fortune plango vulnera

– Omnia sol temperat

– Tanz

– Chramer, gip die varwe mir

– Were diu werlt alle min

– Estuans interius

– Cignus ustus cantat

– In taberna quando sumus

– Circa mea pectora

– Veni, veni, venias

– In trutina

– Ave formosissima

– O Fortuna

Technical Information
Recorded using a pair of Schoeps CCM4Lg’s in ORTF configuration
and a pair of DPA 4060 (one inside each piano) directly into
a pair of Sound Devices 702 CF recorders at 24 bit/96 kHz


‘Fauré & Vivaldi’St Peter’s Cathedral, May 2011
(Soloists Emma Horwood, Naomi Hede & Thomas Flint)

Vivaldi
– Gloria

– Et in terra pax hominibus

– Laudamus te

– Gratias agimus tibi / Propter Magnam gloriam

Fauré
– Cum Sancto Spiritu

– Introit et Kyrie

– Offertoir

– Sanctus

– Pie Jesu

Technical Information
Recorded using a pair of Schoeps CCM4Lg’s in ORTF configuration
directly into a Sound Devices 702 CF recorder at 24 bit/96 kHz


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‘Mozart Requiem’St Peter’s Cathedral, November 2010

– Laudate Dominium (Soprano Joanna McWaters)

– Rex tremendæ
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– Recordare

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– Lacrimosa

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Technical Information
Recorded using a pair of Schoeps CCM4Lg’s in ORTF configuration
directly into a Sound Devices 702 CF recorder at 24 bit/96 kHz


‘Ancient & Modern’ – The Music Of Pärt, Palestrina & Others
Christ Church, August 2010

Ave Maria – Tomás Luis de Victoria

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Ave Maria – Franz Biebl

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Berliner Messe – Gloria

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Missa Brevis – Angus Dei

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Incipit

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Kyrie

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Technical Information
Recorded using a pair of Schoeps CCM4Lg’s in ORTF configuration
directly into a Sound Devices 702 CF recorder at 24 bit/96 kHz