Marv Nonn, a recording engineer who specializes in live classicaland jazz projects, acquired a SADiE PCM8 system (shown) this past Julyspecifically to record newly commissioned works by Sole Nero, aclassical performing duo of two University of Wisconsin-Madison Schoolof Music professors. The compositions, for piano and percussion, wererecently recorded by Nonn to the SADiE PCM8.
Nonn, who is senior technical producer at Wisconsin Public Radio,has been a SADiE user for six years and still employs his originalSADiE Classic system. He says the acquisition of the SADiE PCM8 hasincreased the scope of his capabilities. “I can do everything from oneplatform,” Nonn said. “I can record across eight tracks, do all myediting and then mix, all without leaving the PCM8. Why use multiplesystems when you can do it all from one?” Nonn also added a second IDEhard drive in a removable carrier for field recordings. “It’s nobigger than the old DA-98 HD systems we used to use for locationrecording projects. At the same time, I now have eight tracks forediting with full random-access functionality and SADiE reliability.The converters that come with the PCM8 are wonderful; I haven’teven thought about having to get new outboard converters. All in all,this is a big step forward for what can be accomplished with livelocation recording of digital audio.”
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