The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra goes ‘all-digital’

The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra goes ‘all-digital’

Published: ASIA

KOREA: A total of 56 Neumann and Sennheiser digital microphones are currently in use at the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra’s (SPO) recording studio, reportedly making it one of the first studios to go ‘all-digital’.

The SPO is produced by Michael Fine, while tonmeister Wolf-Dieter Karwatky is involved with music recordings. Mr Karwatky has been pleased with the digital microphones: ‘This new digital microphone system provides us with more quality, flexibility and speed than any other existing system, and this applies both during the recording sessions and in post-production,’ said Mr Karwatky. ‘Furthermore, the Sennheiser/Neumann system is free from interference and any kind of technical restraints, as it cuts out analogue cables and interfaces. With the remote capabilities we can immediately adapt to any recording situation – even during the recording process.’

The microphone equipment includes 44 digital small-diaphragm condensers from Sennheiser’s MKH 8000 studio range plus four Neumann TLM 193 large-diaphragm condenser mics. All of the microphones are digitised directly behind the microphone head by the Sennheiser MZD 8000 digital modules and powered and controlled via Neumann DMI 8 digital interfaces.

The MKH 8000 microphones include 24 cardioid models, six super-cardioids, six wide cardioids, four multi-pattern microphones and four MKH 800 TWINs with remotely adjustable pick-up patterns. The TWINs are used as the main microphones due to their ability to have their pick-up pattern fine-tuned either on the mixing desk during recording or in post-production. Meanwhile, the cardioids, wide cardioids and super-cardioids are employed as spot microphones and selected according to the type of music that the orchestra plays and the venue in which they are performing.

Mr Fine started working with the orchestra in 2005 and has reportedly been working with Sennheiser microphones for many years. ‘One of our first comments was that it almost sounded like there was nothing between us and the stage. It felt like we were actually in the room with the musicians. The clarity was breath taking and quite extraordinary. Whilst I’m not saying that we can’t make great recordings without this technology, I’m impressed by that additional degree of clarity, beauty of sound and faithfulness of reproduction that we are achieving with these digital microphones.’

www.sennheiser.com
www.seoulphil.or.kr

Related Articles

No related articles could be found.

Knowledge Centre

DWR presents MA Intermediate Training - Durban
Calendar
DWR presents MA Intermediate Training - Durban

to

Map 199 Percy Osborn Road, Morningside, Durban

more

Published:

WORLD

How to rig a Focus Venue stack

Take a first look at our upcoming modular Line Array - Focus Venue - and learn how to rig it. Learn more about Fohhn Beam Steering Technology: www.fohhn.com

more »


4K and Beyond: Technical Challenges and Opportunities - Atlona

pdf - PDF

Published:

WORLD

4K and Beyond: Technical Challenges and Opportunities - Atlona

When high-definition TVs (HD or 1080p) first entered the market, only three HDTV channels were available. Fast forward five years, the number of channels grew to 40. Today, over 20 years since the HD breakthrough, most streamed content is available …

more »


Our
Magazines

Subscribe to our magazines

If you would like to subscribe to one or more of our magazines please click on the SUBSCRIBE button to take you to our registration page.

Pro Audio Asia - July - August 2017
Pro Audio Asia
Pro Audio MEA - July - August 2017
Pro Audio MEA
Worship AVL - July - August 2017
Worship AVL