A New One Microphone+ Recording from Sound Liaison - Also Available in DSD 512 Stereo at NativeDSD Music
For his seventh album, Isolophilia, guitarist Marzio Scholten has formed a superb trio with ECM recording star Wolfert Brederode on piano and bass icon Ernst Glerum on bass. Sound Liaison recorded the album Isolophilia in the legendary Studio 2 at the Dutch Music Centre of Broadcasters (MCO Studios) using the One Microphone Recording approach.
The advantages of the One Microphone approach to recording are obvious; phase coherence, perfect imaging, great sense of depth, superior realism. Another advantage is that it forces the band being recorded to really play. There is nowhere to hide, no fixing it in the mix. Sound Liaison works to make the complete sound stage on the spot by carefully moving each instrument closer or further away as well as left and right in relation to the microphone.
For this album, Sound Liaison used the Josephson C700S microphone to record the complete trio. They also placed support microphones in the piano and on the bass (DPA 4099). These microphones were added to add a little bit of support (-20dB or less) to these two instruments when Marzio’s use of guitar effects would cover up the attack of the piano and bass. So the recording is basically a 'One Microphone Recording' or you could call it a 'One Mic +'.
The album was recorded in Stereo DXD by Sound Liaison. Stereo DSD editions of the album were created from the Stereo DXD master by Tom Caulfield at the NativeDSD Mastering Lab using the Merging Technologies "MICO" modulators (DSD 256, DSD 128, DSD 64) and the Signalyst HQ Player 4 Professional "EC" modulators (DSD 512) for your musical enjoyment.