Los Angeles, CA (May 31, 2013)—Engineer Enno Mäemets recently recorded the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Friedemann Engelbrecht from Teldex Studio in Berlin produced the project for the Deutsche Grammophon label with Mäemets, who is from Editroom Oy in Helsinki.
Mäemets used Merging Technologies' Pyramix and Horus networked audio converters for the project and had it delivered in time for the first recording of "La Mer" by Debussy and Stravinsky's "The Firebird." . This was rapidly edited and mixed and delivered to Bernie Grundman Mastering for immediate release.
"Today we have to record, edit, and mix and master these projects very quickly and Pyramix is the only feasible choice for this," according to Mäemets. "In addition, Merging are the only company offering a choice of high-end recording formats so we can respond to requests for DSD or DXD delivery as well as 192 or 96 kHz PCM.
"The big bonus with Horus is that, as in most symphony halls, we have to suspend microphones from the roof. We can have a Horus in the roof that handles 16 mics and a second Horus on the stage with an additional 24 mics and eight return lines. The RAVENNA connection means that these are connected and controlled by a single Cat 6 cable so we can set up the levels, filters and routing from the control room and have the microphone cables as short as possible. This is really a breakthrough."