I’ve done a lot of live recording over the past fifteen years. I have both a 24 track and an 8 track system, both use high quality converters and do the actual recording on a laptop computer. These systems have proven themselves over the years to be extremely reliable and yield great sound quality.


Sample Recordings

Siciliano in E flat major by J.S.Bach, a jazz adaptation by the Rod Blumenau Quintet. This is public domain – the copyright on the music has expired since it was written around 1730 A.D. Recorded live at Ingle Auditorium, Rochester Institute of Technology on April 24, 2013

More live recordings

Note: these are 30 second clips in MP3 format. The 30 second time is to stay within copyright rules. The MP3’s are 256k bit rate which provides reasonable sound although there is a subtle change from the original uncompressed audio.

Classical – “Eleni” by Cary Ratcliff – a contemporary opera. This instrumental section was recorded in 2014 building on work we did on the project in 2007. There are photos of the recording sessions in the Photo Gallery section

Classical – “Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis” by Ralph Vaughn Williams. Performed by Cordancia, a Rochester, NY based chamber music ensemble. Recorded live at the First Presbyterian Church of Pittsford, NY on Nov. 18, 2011

 

Jazz – “In a Chinese Garden” by Chuck Wayne of the George Shearing Quintet. From the album “Jazzography” by the Rod Blumenau Quartet. Recorded live at Ingle Auditorium, Rochester Institute of Technology on March 16, 2012

Jazz – “I Saw Her Standing There” by Lennon and McCartney. From the album “Jazz Impressions of the Beatles” by the Rod Blumenau Quartet. Recorded live at Ingle Auditorium, Rochester Institute of Technology on Dec. 11, 2009

 

Pop – “Chain of Fools” by Don Covay, a big hit for Aretha Franklin, performed here by Shinbone Alley featuring singer Brenda Barber. Recorded live outdoors at the 2004 Hospice sailing regatta, Genesee Yacht Club, Rochester, NY

Pop – “Bad Girls” originally performed by Donna Summer. Performed by The Half Ton Horns. Recorded live, outdoors at the Ramada Inn, Geneva, NY on July 21, 2006.

 

I would be happy to get together and play you many more live recordings on my mastering monitor system and show you around my facility.