Sunset West Productions is proud to announce that they are currently re-mastering a set of vintage jazz albums for re-release on compact digital discs. The original tracks were recorded over 30 years ago at various studios in Europe. The first of these is Friendship Next of Kin which has just been released on the DMG ARC Label.
A common thread in these recordings is that they feature noted South African jazz drummer, Selwyn Lissack. After recording Friendship Next of Kin in Paris France, Lissack met up in London England with jazz trumpet great, Ric Colbeck, to record The Sun Is Coming Up. The Sun album has been critically acclaimed as one of the top 5 all time improvised jazz albums.
Using modern digital equipment we are able to restore the old recordings back to near original quality and then sweeten them with digital processors and filters to improve the overall sound and mask the sterile sound that often comes with digitizing sound originally recorded in analog form.
Producer and Audio Engineer John Koroulakis explains, “When you record sound with the old analog tape technology you are sunset audio recording both frequencies which you can and cannot hear. In the range of frequencies which you cannot hear are sounds known as overtones.
To help limit file sizes the original designers of the Audio Compact Disk technology decided to only record sounds in the range of the human ear. Unfortunately this leaves out overtones which cannot be hear directly. Overtones seem to have the weird effect on the other notes, if not the whole acoustic response of the room the listener is in. With out the overtone the music sounds sterile. What we have to do is to create a means in which your stereo speakers cause the reproduction of the overtones.
For mixing and mastering and or re-mastering we are you digital solution. We use high quality programs in both Windows and Mac work stations. We also use high quality pro audio devices for re-mastering of old analog sources such as vinyl or tape.