New York, NY (March 8, 2011)–Andrew Bove used a Sound Devices 788T to record every track on The Metropolitan Opera Brass–Waltzes, Songs and Festive Scenes.
The newly released CD showcases the Met’s brass section, bringing its trumpets, French horns, trombones and tuba–usually the supporting instruments for the rest of the opera orchestra–into the spotlight. Bove, owner of the music and recording production company Bove Audio, employed the Sound Devices 788T to capture all of the audio for the CD, which was recorded over a three-day period at Gene & Shelley Enlow Recital Hall at Kean University in Union, NJ.
Bove making use of all of the 788T’s eight full-featured inputs–two of the inputs were devoted to the main stereo pair, capturing the overall sound of the group in the concert hall, while two other channels were dedicated as spot mics for the French horn section. Bove used the remaining four inputs as spot mics for varied instruments, depending on what the musical texture of each track required. .
“Before the 788T, we would use a computer workstation for recording, but it wasn’t always reliable,” says Bove. “The 788T is awesome–when you press record, you know it will always work, plus it easily records to three different types of media at the same time, so you always have a backup. Recording budgets are small these days, and when you’re on a tight budget and don’t have infinite time in a concert hall, quick setup time is essential. You want to devote as much time as possible to recording. Using the 788T instead of a computer workstation reduces the amount of devices that need to be connected, which saves time, reduces the amount of equipment transported, and increases reliability.”
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