Santa, Fe, NM (January 9, 2004)–The Santa Fe Jazz and International Music Festival celebrated its third series of concerts this fall. Over a three-week period 24 concerts, featuring Randy and Michael Brecker, Bill Frisell, Kenny Werner and Dave Holland, attracted thousands of fans. Bruce Dunlap, the executive director of the Open Arts Foundation of Santa Fe, is responsible for the overall direction of the festival, and Dan Kolton oversees the recording and front-of-house mixing for the package of shows.
Kolton used a variety of Neumann microphones for the shows. “I like to use a pair of TLM 193s on piano. For jazz, I find that backing off the mics a little lets me capture a full picture of the whole piano. I’ve also used a pair of Neumann KM 184s on the piano but one of my very favorite applications for the 184s is using them for audience overheads. Or if, for example, a trio of piano, bass and amplified voice is performing I might throw some Neumann TLM 193s on the piano, a Neumann KMS 105 on the vocalist, and a TLM 170 on the bassist.”
Kolton split his signals by running a buss from the mix console inputs to an Alesis HD24 hard disk recorder. All of the HD24 channels had True Precision pre-amps on the front end. “