The Visual Sound - The Sound Liaison Jazz Sampler features tracks from 10 of the label's top Jazz recordings, made live with a studio audience. All 10 albums are also available at the NativeDSD Music store and are recommended if you want to take your DSD or DXD Jazz collection to the next level.
With our new sampler recording engineer Frans de Rond is proving once again that his knowledge of microphone placement and use of equipment is in a class of his own. He is able to create a sound stage, that projects an almost visual image of the musicians. A sound stage that is intimate but also has depth and space. The sound on the recordings presented here is like a three dimensional Van Gogh painting, where you can step in and take a look around.
All the albums were recorded in the legendary MCO Studio 2 in the building of the Dutch BroadCasting company. The studio has a deep warm sound with a beautiful natural decay, perfect for chamber music and jazz ensembles. MCO Studio 2 has remained in its original form since it was built in 1929.
Together with Abbey Road, it is one of the oldest recording studios in the world.
-- Sound Liaison