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Various - Chasing The Dragon

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: Reel-To-Reel, 15 ips, ¼", 2-Track Stereo Tape

: Chasing The Dragon

Regular price £359.95

The album contains selections from composers and musicians that include Vivaldi, Mozart, Ellington, Rachmaninoff, Verdi, and more! This audiophile demonstration album contains...

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The album contains selections from composers and musicians that include Vivaldi, Mozart, Ellington, Rachmaninoff, Verdi, and more!

This audiophile demonstration album contains 13 tracks which were recorded with 50 year old Neumann valve microphones. Many tracks use the “Decca tree” configuration, invented by engineers in the early 1950s using 3 Neumann M50 microphones. Some tracks were recorded with a 1/2″ Studer reel-to-reel recorder running at 30ips.

Album: Various - Chasing The Dragon
Label: Chasing The Dragon - CMTRTR007
Format: Reel-To-Reel, 15 ips, ¼", 2-Track Stereo, 10.5" NAB Reel, Metal Reel
Country: UK
Released: 2014
Genre: Jazz, Classical

Track Selections:

  • Chamber Orchestra - Concert For 2 Mandolins by Vivaldi
  • Interior Cello - Prelude from Cello Suite No1 by Bach
  • Exterior Cello - Prelude from Cello Suite No1 by Bach
  • Soprano - Durch Zartlichkeit und Schmeicheln by Mozart
  • Brass Ensemble - Rondo by Mouret
  • Orchestra - Finale Of Force Of Destiny by Verdi
  • Jazz - Finale Of Caravan by Duke Ellington
  • Harp - Watching The Wheat
  • Saxophone - Improvisation
  • Soprano - Agnus Dei by Mozart
  • Piano - Improvisation by Bruce Davidson
  • Finale of PIano Concerto No2 - Rachmaninoff
  • Choir & Organ - Ave Maria
  • Harp - Spanish Dance No. by Falla
  • Guitar - Lute Suite No. by Bach
  • Chamber Orchestra - Tarantella by Sarasate

Mike had such fun recording all of the musicians and has really enjoyed playing with some interesting ideas! In particular, listen to the cello recordings.

We recorded Justin Pearson playing his cello in the interior of a church and then outside with exactly the same setup in the graveyard! What are the differences in acoustics? We hope you have as much fun in listening to the album as we did in creating it.

Above Tape In Format: Reel-To-Reel Tape, 15 ips, ¼", 2-Track Stereo, 10.5" NAB Reel, Album, IEC

Features:

• 1st Generation Reel to Reel Tape made from the Original Master Tape
• Created from 30IPS 1/2″ Running Masters at Air Studios
• 1/4″ 15IPS CCIR
• Original Master Tapes recorded at 30ips onto ½” Tape
• Copy Masters are made using 2 Studer A820 Master Recorders
• Machines are connected with Zensati Seraphim Interconnect Cable for the highest transfer quality
• All tapes use CCIR/IEC Equalization
• Originally mastered at Air Studios London
• Created using ATR Magnetics Tape Stock
• Housed in Heavy Duty Professional boxes

Chasing The Dragon is a UK audiophile label owned by Mike Valentine. It has become known as one of the leading producers of Audiophile Recordings. Over the years our Chasing the Dragon record label has probably become best known for producing direct cut LPs. However, with the resurgence of interest in reel-to-reel tapes, we have been approached by many people asking us to release reel-to-reel copy master tapes, of our albums.

During each recording session, we ran our 1/2" Studer A820 at 30ips creating a master tape. Even though the sessions were recorded directly to the cutting lathe at Air Studios, I always had at the back of my mind the thought that one day, making available copy masters to the public would be very interesting and exciting.

Master Quality Reel-To-Reel Album Tape: Made-To-Order: Reel Audio Tapes are available, please allow 3 weeks for delivery. Analog Audio Reel Tape are made to order, one at a time, transferred and assembled by hand. Each package includes 15 IPS 1/4” tapes in individual boxes and a certificate of authenticity.

OpenReelToReel Hub team are passionate about sound quality, we stock the very best audiophile-grade reel tapes and have probably the largest stockholding in Europe. Music For Life | Audiophile Quality | www.thesoundoftape.com

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Various - Chasing The Dragon

Regular price £359.95