Vienna, Austria (January 20, 2010)–Audient’s Black Series signal processing system was central to the setup used to record a narration of The Nativity according to Luke, by Pater Karl Wallner, a Cistercian monk from the Heiligenkreuz Abbey, who was recently awarded the German pop industry prize, Echo, for the production of Gregorian chants.
“We decided to do the recording in the Abbey itself, to get an authentic sound and capture the spirit and atmosphere there,” explains Marco Nola of Seven Rays Music, the company that handled the mobile recording and subsequent mixing of the reading. Based in Bremen, his studio is more than 600 miles away from the quiet forests of Wienerwald, where the oldest, continuously active Cistercian monastery in the world is situated. “For this job, I took a BB4 with two Black pres and two Black comps with me. The BB4 is a perfect solution for mobile recording.”
As well as his role as onsite engineer, Nola composed, recorded and mixed all further music, soundtrack and interludes for this CD production, using classical female vocals coupled with a viola and oboe. “Back in the studio, I still record and mix everything with the Black Series, this time with the help of Universal Audio UAD plug-in library. Black Series and UAD are an outstanding team for anything, even for the post production.”
The The Nativity Story from Pater Karl Wallner CD has been released on the Deutsche Grammophon label.