Fri, 08 Jul 2016

Mu-Mu Audio to sponsor a Stage at Rovinfest 2016

We are pleased to announce we will be sponsoring a stage at Rovinfest 22nd to 24th July 2016.
Our trusty DiGiCo SD9, Lab gruppen amps and Lake processing and attention to detail will ensure great sound as always! Looking forward to Dr and the Medics and many other artists on our stage
Come along and say hello to Paul, Matthew and Wayne, we will be wearing Mu-Mu Audio shirts!

Fri, 08 Jul 2016

Joanna WallFisch new album release July 22nd 2016

Joanna's new album Gardens in My Mind which Matthew and Paul recorded last August at Nimbus Concert Hall is on preorder and has its official release on Sunnyside Records. Her new album showcases her signature crystalline vocals and poetic lyrics with an intricate weaving of singer-songwriter, folk, jazz, contemporary and indie pop music. The 14-track album features Wallfisch on vocals, piano and ukulele along with pianist, Dan Tepfer, and award-winning London-based ensemble, The Sacconi Quartet.
Our best wishes go to Joanna and the musicians for a successful record and great reviews!

It is a seriously good album go and buy it!

Here is a link to  the official video for Gardens in My Mind

Mon, 25 Jan 2016

Live Sound For Gretchen Peters Feb 7th 2015 at Hellens Big Barn

February 7th We are pleased to be providing the PA for Gretchen Peters at Hellens Big barn as part of her UK 20th anniversary tour.
It sold out about a month ago, we are really looking forward to it.
Since the release of her ?career album? (NPR), 2012?s Hello Cruel World, two-time Grammy nominee Gretchen Peters has been in near-constant motion, touring for the past two years and releasing a live DVD and CD, Woman On The Wheel, in early 2013. Since 2012 she?s appeared at the Glastonbury, Isle of Wight and Cambridge Folk Festivals; and in addition to headlining her own sold-out tours, she?s supported country and folk legends Guy Clark, Arlo Guthrie and John Prine (duetting with the latter at several shows).
The latest accolade for the Nashville-based singer-songwriter will be her induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in October 2014. There she?ll join the list of 192 existing inductees which includes Johnny Cash, Rodney Crowell, Don & Phil Everly, Woody Guthrie, Merle Haggard, Tom T. Hall, Harlan Howard, Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, Jimmy Webb and Hank Williams.

Mon, 09 Nov 2015

Recording Aisa Ijiri at St Georges Hall, Bristol November 5th 2015

We have just completed another recording of a recital for the supremely talented concert Pianist Aisa Ijiri. This was a lovely acoustic to record in, and also a very good sounding Steinway D concert Grand piano. We used 2 mixing techniques, our old standard for piano mixing a spaced pair of DPA omni 4006 mics not too close in, so as to capture some room acoustic. The other was an ORTF stereo configuration using Schoeps CMC5's with cardioid capsules. A lovely sound was achieved, but why oh why do people not turn their phones off or onto silence, as we found out during the last 10 seconds of the performance! The repertoire consisted of Music of Bach/Liszt, Chopin and Prokofiev.
Thankyou to Gordon Fergus-Thompson and Aisa for the very welcome sustenance after the concert!

Fri, 02 Oct 2015

Recording Joanna Wallfisch album at Wyastone

We were very pleased to be asked to record Joanna Wallfisch's new album. She is from a well known family of classical musicians her grandmother is the cellist Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, who is one of the last known surviving members of the Girl orchestra of Auschwitz and her father is the cellist Raphael Wallfisch. Joanna ( voice and ukelele and piano) assembled a team of Dan Tepfer on piano and melodica, and the Sacconi Quartet on violins, violas and cello. This album is predominantly comprised of Joanna's songs with a couple of tracks by Joni Mitchell and Tim Buckley. Joanna and Dan have been receiving worldwide critical acclaim in reviews of previous albums and live performances, so it was with excitement that we rigged our recording equipment at Wyastone Leys concert hall. We set the quartet up on the stage with the Steinway piano so they were in front of our sound field microphone and the piano to its rear, in cardioid mode so mainly pickup was of the quartet. We mic'ed the 2 violins with Schoeps CMC 5's and the viola and cello with Neumann TLM 193's all close in but still with space to allow the instruments to breathe. The Steinway we mic'ed up with a spaced AB configuration of Dpa 4006 omni's. At the request of Joanna we hired in a Neumann M49 valve vocal mic and some API 3124 mic preamps. The Neumann M49, wow! what can we say, it sounded amazing on Joanna's voice. We also used a Brauner Phantom AE, as a backup vocal mic. We used the API's on the vocal channels and piano, and Focusrite ISA 428 on the strings. It is a great space to work in, with virtually no background noise, so really allows pianissimo playing and singing to shine through. The album still needs to be mixed and have a number of overdubs on some tracks.
Below are some photos and a video from the sessions and some press about Joanna.