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New Classical Guitar Recording: Toshiyuki Kumagai

I had the privilege of hosting Japanese classical guitarist Toshiyuki Kumagai in my studio in mid December and I’ve just finished editing and mixing the pieces. We recorded a CD of works by Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Barrios and Llobet. Take a moment and hear Toshiyuki’s excellent version of Tedesco‘s Sonata in four movements below! I’m really happy […]

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Classical Guitar Shootout #1

Recently, with the help of two colleagues of mine, Toshiyuki Kumagai and Takuya Okamoto, I have conducted my first Classical Guitar Shootout between four guitars made by world-class luthiers: Yuichi Imai (Japan), Bernd Holzgruber (Austria), Michele Della Giustina (Italy) and Antonio Marin Montero (Spain). We had a great time testing these guitars! In my opinion […]

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How to record classical guitar part 1: Stereo techniques explained

In this blog post I’ll explain several stereo techniques often used to record classical guitar – AB, ORTF, XY and MS (Mid-Side). You’ll be able to hear the difference for yourself and vote for whatever sound(s) you prefer! The microphones used for this experiment were my Oktavas Mk-012 modded by Michael Joly with cardioid and […]

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Recording Classical Guitar: Hi-End Studio vs. Home Studio

Here’s a little experiment I did – I’ve recently transcribed a baroque sonata by Giovanni Zamboni and recorded it twice – once in a high-end studio facility here at University of music in Vienna and once in my home recording studio. Let’s call them Recording A and Recording B. To make this experiment just a […]

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