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This series will give you a small insight behind the scenes of Sound Liaison's engineer Frans de Rond.  

 

Hello music lovers, first of all I would like to introduce myself.
My name is Frans de Rond, I’m co-founder of and recording engineer at Sound Liaison, the audiophile recording label aiming to build a bridge (liaison) between the studio (engineer and musicians) and the people who love to listen to beautiful music using high quality audio equipment. I have more than 30 years of experience in the world of recording. You would think that I've heard and seen it all, yet I still have the feeling that there is so much more to be gained, learning new techniques, refining older techniques, incorporating new equipment, getting a better understanding or the vision of the musicians I'm working with ...the list is endless.

In this series I would like to share some of my thoughts on the practise of recording, mixing and mastering.


One-Microphone versus Multi-Microphone  

 

Recently Sound Liaison started to release albums recorded using only one (stereo) microphone. Why?

For a great number of years my approach to recording did not differ from what most modern engineers do. I would set up one or more microphones per instrument, try to get the maximum amount of separation between the instruments using acoustic baffles or complete isolation by placing the softest instruments in another room.

by Simon Sargsyan from JazzBluesNews.
 
Simon; First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested in music?

Carmen; I was raised in Amsterdam. My parents where true music lovers. They had a big and very diverse record collection. Somehow I was allowed to manage the record player from a very early age and put on records as I pleased...