September 15, 2020

S Balachander: The Maestro and the Disciple part 1 [HTC 8143] a cassette recorded in India in 1979 and reissued in 1991

Here is a transfer of a cassette released in 1979 featuring the celebrated veena maestro S Blachander and his disciple Gayathri Narayanan, accompanied by UK Sivaraman on mridangam and TH Vinayakaram on Ghatam. 






Transfer: Nakamichi ZX-9 cassette deck, extensively refurbished and rebuilt 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: Digital line out from a MacBook, Focal Spirit One headphones with Schitt Audio Asgard headphone preamp with 4490 DAC


downloads:

highest resolution files I am capable of producing


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


highest quality mp3 files possible 





MS Gopalakrishnan: Carnatic Violin [HTC 8152] recorded in India in 1973 and issued on cassette in 1993

As a followup to a recent post of a French LP by the Carnatic violinist MS Gopalakrishnan, for this post we have a cassette released in 1993 by HMV. It was recorded in 1973.






Transfer: Nakamichi ZX-9 cassette deck, extensively refurbished and rebuilt 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: Digital line out from a MacBook, Focal Spirit One headphones with Schitt Audio Asgard headphone preamp with 4490 DAC


downloads:

highest resolution files I am capable of producing


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


highest quality mp3 files possible 




September 12, 2020

Aruna Sayeeram: radio broadcast performance recorded in 2007 in Paris

Here is a very well-recorded and enjoyable off-air broadcast recording from French radio of a performance by Carnatic vocalist Aruna Sayeeram (also spelled Aruna Sairam). At 42 minutes it's obviously not the entire concert, but what we have preserved by the radio wizards in Paris is really quite beautiful.




Recording information:

Theatre de la Ville, Paris
10 november 2007
broadcast on France-Musiques ("Couleurs du Monde"),  27 november 2007

lineage : FM analogic tuner > aif > flac

Aruna Sayeeram, vocal
S. V. Ramani, ghatam


1. Padam - Rama rama - Raga Bhairavi - Tala Adi (5:13)
2. Ragam Tanam Kriti - Raga Purvi Kalyani - Tala Adi (30:58)
3. Tillana - Raga Gambira Nattai - Tala Adi (6:06)


16bit, 44.1kHz FLAC file (242 MB)


320kbps mp3 file (97 MB)