Hope you’ve enjoyed both.
Thanks again to Phil for his time, and to everybody who sent in a question or two.
Our final raffle winners are Nate (1) and Linda (9). Nate wins a rare US radio promo disc, whilst an exclusive PBS CD of tracks from David’s stint at Abbey Road last year will be winging its way to Linda.
Please let us know where they should be sent.
Finally, and as if enough tears haven’t already been shed thanks to the opening line, this is also the very last entry for 2007, so do have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Thank you all very much for your support over the last two years.
There was supposed to be a chat today, but, due to technical problems, now there won’t be. Sorry to disappoint you.
What is the preferred recording platform at Astoria? Is it all straight to tape or a digital/analogue dump? (Paul B)
Different people have different preferences, with choices made for flexibility, rather than purely for audio resolution. Generally, these days, Protools gets used – our system has Euphonix converters and Shunyata cryogenic power distribution with Kimber and Van den Hul cabling. Contrary to popular belief, the digital recording platform is the hardest medium in which to retain the resolution (audio quality), everything makes a difference to the sound and digital is very susceptible to degradation. If you want to know more about this, check out an interview I did with Tape Op magazine about Astoria a couple of years ago.
Do you have an amusing anecdote you could share with us, be it about David, or anyone else? (Rob)
Yes, my mum still wonders when I am going to get a proper job.