Recording

Preserving Culture at WAM

Non-profit Women’s Audio Mission (WAM) recorded a trio of master Mongolian musicians, with funding from the Alliance for California Traditional Arts. WAM founder and chief engineer Terri Winston ov 8/01/2011 5:00 AM Eastern

From left: musician Ulziisaikhan Lkhagvadorjv, engineer Jenny Thornburg, WAM founder Terri Winston and Orgilsaikhan Chimeddorj

Non-profit Women’s Audio Mission (WAM) recorded a trio of master Mongolian musicians, with funding from the Alliance for California Traditional Arts. WAM founder and chief engineer Terri Winston oversaw the tracking sessions with engineer Jenny Thornburg, while Thornburg mixed the album at WAM; Michael Romanowski completed mastering at his facility. “They have to be recorded together and have really close sightlines,” Winston says. “Also, they did not want to have microphones close to them; the closest we could get was probably a foot and a half. They were very meticulous about how it sounded.”