Isolophilia (One Microphone+ Recording) (2020)

Scholten

Marzio Scholten

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.

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Isolophilia (One Microphone+ Recording) (2020)

Scholten

Marzio Scholten

    Volkskrant

It is a wonderful album. Scholten's compositions are more intimate than ever. His tender guitar sound is beautifully surrounded by Glerum’s counter melodies and Brederode’s impressionistic piano playing. This is silent music, yet it never gets boring due to surprising choices of notes and harmonies. In fact, as the album reach its conclusion, the gorgeous rendition of the traditional "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child", one is so immersed in Scholten’s musical universe that it is impossible to let go of the deep melancholic atmosphere. Scholten here approaches the high level of American guitarist Bill Frisell on his recent work for the progressive label ECM.

Gijsbert Kamer

Isolophilia (One Microphone+ Recording) (2020)

Scholten

Marzio Scholten

Cables: AudioQuest
Digital Converters: Horus, Merging Technologies
Editing Software: Pyramix, Merging Technologies
Mastering Engineer: Frans de Rond (DXD), Tom Caulfield at NativeDSD Mastering Lab (DSD 512, DSD 256, DSD 128, DSD 64)
Mastering Room: Poweramp: Moon 760A, Mixing headphones: Sennheiser HD800S / AKG 702
Microphone Preamps: Horus, Merging Technologies
Microphones: Josephson C700S, DPA Microphones 4099 (spot mics in the Piano and on the Bass)
Notes: 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.
Producer: Peter Bjørnild and Marzio Scholten
Recording Engineer: Frans de Rond
Recording Location: MCO Studio 2 in Hilversum, The Netherlands on September 20-21, 2019
Recording Software: Pyramix, Merging Technologies
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DXD
Speakers: TAD Compact Evolution One

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Clockwork
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Isolophilia
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Lugar
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Heartland
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Rune
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Bocanegro
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New Hope
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Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
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Isolophilia - Revisited
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