| About | Upcoming | Featured | Reviews | Discography | Producing & Engineering | Editing & Mastering | Clients | Prices | David | Interviews | Credits | Facebook | Twitter | Contact | Consult |

"My recording philosophy is to present an accurate audio image of the performers, from the perspective of well-placed microphones. Once I understand the acoustic and how sounds propagate in it, than I can choose specific microphones to create the 'sound image'. I believe that, as each microphone model has unique characteristics, they should be thought of as an artist's paintbrushes: some work better for large ensembles and others for close-up solo work.

The same goes for microphone preamplifiers: some pass through fine detail, and others sound  'warm'. Therefore I do not restrict myself to one or two favourite pairs of microphones and/or preamplifiers.

The process of sound recording is a creative one, which allows me to expand my listening perspective beyond 'front row centre' or 'the conductor's podium'. There are many challenges I face as a producer and an engineer: different acoustics, different repertoire, changes in ambience, and, in the case of historically-informed performances, different instruments played by the same performer. The overriding challenge, however, is to create a convincing performance which will engage the listener's emotions as well as intellect."

A list of equipment can be provided upon request.

David v.R. Bowles


 1995-2020 Intellectual Properties   Privacy   Webmaster