October 26, 2019

Lalith Rao: A Never Ending Journey [Rhythm House 240 366] a cassette recorded and released in India in 1987

Here we have another post featuring the delightful vocals of Lalith Rao, a prominent female exponent of the Agra gharana.

Click here to see past uploads of Rao.

The titles and performers can clearly be seen on the scans below, so I thought repeating this information would be unnecessary.

One interesting feature about those cassettes from Rhythm House which I have seen are that they have been manufactured using a process where the cassette tape master is played in real time (sometimes cassettes are sped up 8x or more to speed up the process -- adjustments in EQ have to be made for this and the quality is almost never as good as a "real time duplicated" cassette).

Transfer: Nakamichi ZX-9 cassette deck, refurbished to "better than new" state by Willi Hermann
Pre-amplification: Vintage refurbished Pioneer SX-780.
Recorder: Sony PCM-M10 at 24bit/96kHz resolution
Software: Audacity and xAct.
Monitoring: Focal Spirit One headphones


highest resolution files I am capable of producing - large file!

after decoding to WAV files, these can be burned to CDR

highest quality mp3 files possible 

Click here for a good explanation of what FLAC files are and why you should be listening to them if you can.

1 comment:

  1. fantastic share. The last great vocalist of Agra Gharana. Her teachers include the great Pt Rama Rao Naik (disciple of Ut Faiyaz Khan) & Ut. Khadim Hussain Khan. Heres an interview of hers in English - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMXoJTf1NF8