Franklin, TN (August 23, 2006)–Paragon Studios has acquired seven new Neumanns to further enhance its microphone collection, including three matching M150 tube mics, all supplied by GC Pro’s Nashville location. The set was obtained specifically for the score recording of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra for the feature film One Night With The King, engineered by Paragon’s owner and chief engineer, Fred Paragano.
Paragon owner and chief engineer Fred Paragano with Neumann micsThe M150s are a vintage re-issue of Neumann’s acclaimed M50 microphone, one of the most sought-after microphones ever produced, and a first-choice for orchestral recording. The mics will be used as the primary L/C/R array for the orchestra, in a traditional “Decca Tree” arrangement, along with other mics for surround and sectional ‘spot’ balancing.
Composer JAC Redford conducted the orchestra, recorded over eight days in The Great Hall at the Moscow Conservatoire, to be mixed by Paragano on the new Solid State Logic C300 installed in May of this year in Paragon’s Studio B film/post room. Upon completion of the score mixing in both 5.1 and stereo, Paragano will travel to Los Angeles to work as the music editor on the final film mix at Todd-AO’s Vine Street stage in early September. One Night With The King will be released to theaters nationwide October 13.
Other Neumann microphones added to the Paragon mic collection are a pair of matched U87ai mics, and a coordinated pair of KM140’s, all supplied by GC Pro in Nashville.