High definition high fidelity location recording and studio services

Nik Georgiev Jecklin DiskDo you want to record your concert or original compositions on-location?

Do you need an experienced and professional engineer with unique style for your high-end studio recording session?

Do you need someone to help you to gather original sounds for film, sound design, samples for experimental music, or maybe soundscapes and installations?

Or are you are just tired of the same old way you have always been recorded and the sterile boxy sound of most modern affordable studios?

Do you want to give a special spacial or analogue character to your electronic sounds by re-amping your music?

I can help you to realise your ideas with superb sonic results. My goal has always been to achieve exceptional quality of the highest standards.

•  Recording of Classical Music: up to 192Khz 24bit high transparency and realism location recording;
• Recording of Amplified Contemporary Music and all kinds of Acoustic Music – portability and reliability with up to 36 simultaneous inputs;
• Studio Engineering – since 2007 I have been using large format consoles such as SSL and Neve on a regular basis; Part of my job as an educator is to teach such consoles; It is more than 17 years now that I record music;
• Samples, Foley & Sound Design, Ambient recordings, Re-amping: I can record almost any sound on earth and create any on-demand ones by the means of recording, re-recording, synthesizing, editing and processing of audio.

Fully portable state of the art equipment.

Highest quality microphones – Schoeps, DPA, Neumann, Sennheiser and others.

I use only microphones of the highest quality and brands which have proven their reputation during decades of use as the industry standard.

• Grace Design, Prism Sound & Metric Halo Preamps & Analog to Digital Converters.

Fully balanced transformerless fast trans-impedance preamps, equipped with ultra-low distortion super high resolution 24bit/192kHz A/D converters for the most transparent and musical amplification and analogue to digital conversion.

High quality digital and microphone cables.

Ultra clean signal distribution of your music with 99,9% Pure Silver microphone & digital cables for all 2 track non-concert recordings and high quality ultra low capacitance audio cables for all other recordings.

• Additional equipment which I rent or have access to:

Preamps: Neve, DAV Electronics, Universal Audio, SSL, Nagra, API and others;
Microphones: Coles, Telefunken, Audio-Technica, Beyerdynamic, Electrovoice, Gefell, Shure, Royer Labs, AKG and others.

On locationThe use of laptop coupled with battery powered Metric Halo ULN-8 interface, Grace Design preamps and high definition microphones, gives me the freedom to record at limitless locations. Where otherwise the lack of power supply would have been an issue, I can still achieve superb quality. Depending on the job’s specification, portable analogue tape or digital recorder may be chosen as alternative to the laptop. I have done great sound and music recordings not only in concert halls and churches, but as well in caves, on the street, in forests and parks, parking garages, stairways, subways, on boats, buses, the London underground, etc.

Recording Philosophy. Transparent and creative sound recordings.

Recording Philosophy Thumb2Our experience in the concert hall during a performance is always unique and subjective – there is no recording which can fully replicate it. Every recording by it’s nature is an interpretation, and as such, cannot claim to represent the musical event objectively. Despite this fact, it is possible to distinguish two major recording philosophies opposed to each other. Those I have formally chosen to name “the transparent approach” and “the creative approach”. As such they are just idealised concepts and in most cases the actual production will be somewhere in-between them, not at their very extremes.

• The transparent approach is the one that aims at a truthful and accurate representation of that moment of reality which is being recorded. Such approach is most suitable for classical, traditional jazz and folklore music.

• The creative approach. This is where the engineer would consciously alter the sound, process it and twist it until it obtains the desired shape for the production. The creative approach is the one which is a good start for most modern productions and can be used for a huge variety of musical genres like pop, rock, experimental music, metal, rap – just to name a few.

I use and support both approaches, but keep in mind that each one of them has it’s own application and that there is actually no real border between them. They both are just a different side of the same coin: the magic of sound recording.

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