Behind the scenes of our live recordings… – Blog Hosts

Some shots taken from backstage ahead of the live recordings of this weekend’s concerts.
Also, next week look out for some video footage of the recording process from Bob Lauver – he’s been spotted a number of times roaming around the backstage area with his camera…

<~~The Steinberg recordings from the 1960’s…

and the Heinz Hall Green Room, converted into a temporary recording studio for the producers from PentaTone ~~>

<~~The mixing desk in the recording studio – notice the labels below each channel (white rectangular button).  They are used to control levels on the microphones that are picking up different sections of the orchestra.

A close-up on one of those microphones hanging above the stage~~>

<~~ and a view of the Heinz Hall auditorium from stage.  If you look closely you can see the suspended microphones – some of which will be picking up ‘ambient audience’ noise…  Yes, if you come to Heinz Hall, your loud ‘Bravo’ may just make it on to one of our recordings 🙂

More pictures to come soon!

2 Responses to “Behind the scenes of our live recordings… – Blog Hosts”

  1. Steve says:

    Excellent photos! Gives me fond memories seeing the inside of Heinz Hall again.
    Isn’t there a permanent recording booth there, or is one in the works?

  2. Jonathan says:

    Thanks Steve!
    There is a recording booth up in the rafters of the building (will try to get some snaps of that some-time or other) but it’s not practical as a recording/editing studio that the guys from PentaTone need – especially with the need for Maestro Janowski to be listening to playback after rehearsals etc.
    Talking of which – there’ll be more photos posted by the end of the week and then Bob Lauver has promised his video-blog will arrive soon… 🙂

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