Nov 11-13 we had another great time at the 2nd recording workshop with producer/engineer/writer Sylvia Massy. She introduced some great and weird recording techniques out of her new book Recording Unhinged, which has just been released last summer and is already leading the sales charts for its genre @ amazon.de
The amazing Shoegaze/noise Band Hella Comet from Graz served as our Guineepigs for the Production, Sylvia chose their song Midsummer Heat from their latest album for a remix.
The microphone shootout this year hat 17 participants, including venerable Neumann U47, U67 and M49, and a lot of modern competitors who had to show if they can hold its stance against their famous ancestors. The castle studio microphones have been complemented by some interesting competitors partially offering replica´s of the vintage one´s included in the test. Drew Myburg from KME Audio added some Peluso and AER microphones, Uwe Grundei from Audiowerk brought Soyuz and Sontronics competitors.
The winner has been a beautifully restored Neumann U49, followed up by the Sontronics Aria, Peluso 251 and our beloved Soyuz SU 17.
Interested ? See you next year !