November 18, 2023

Sharmistha Sen: Classical Instrumental [HMV STCS 02B 6299] a cassette recorded and released in India in 1993

And so we begin again.

Sharmistha Sen is one of the few women instrumentalists to have attained prominence in Indian Classical music. Her main teachers were Ustad Mushtaq Ali Khan, who played in the classic dhrupad-based Jaipur Seniya style, and D. T. Joshi, a widely respected teacher who was a disciple of Ustad Inayat Khan.

Other than this relatively obscure cassette-only release, Sen also has a CD released on the India Archive label.

Transfer: Nakamichi Dragon cassette deck, extensively refurbished and rebuilt.
Pre-amplification: Vintage refurbished Pioneer SX-780.
Recorder: Sound Devices MixPre6ii at 24bit/48kHz 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


very high resolution lossless FLAC files

these lossless files can be burned to CDR, if you are into that

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