Thursday, August 23, 2012

TimeGears - Some facts about recording

The Final Version: TimeGears -  One Broadcast Day. Part I

Recording main radio broadcasts. Source - Tapecorder Sony TC-510-2, destination - OTARI Radar 24. Radio sound preprocessed by Line 6 Pod XT Pro to emphasize loudspeaker/microphone couple. And then tape saturation.

Final mixing. Eight tracks was recorded on OTARI Radar, fourteen for mixing. Mixing console Allen & Heath GS3V. Processing by Eventide Harmonizer, Roland devices, DBX, TC Electonics, Urei, AKG ADR 68K.

Sound design. Background hum, drones and feedback effects made by Dmitry Morozov (aka Vtol) devices and Akai MFC filterbank. Recorded on Roland V-Studio 100.

In recording of this composition were used a lots of variety devices. Analog and digital synthesizers Roland, Korg, Alesis, Moog, Clavia, modified Polivoks, DIY sound devices of Dmitry Morozov (aka Vtol), sequencers and samplers Korg Electribe, Yamaha, Roland and even drum machine Hammond Auto-Vari and Moog Etherwave Theremin.

Next demo track gives an example original, unprocessed sounds of some of these devices. In the following order:

Bright chords pad by Roland Juno 60.

Next two - different bits sequences mixed with Clavia Nord, Moog Slim Phatty, Alesis Micron.

And the last three, it's sound design samples made with DIY devices of Dmitry Morozov (aka Vtol) and final filtered and modulated thru Akai MFC 42.

In final recording some of these sounds were recorded directly from devices, others were prepared for samplers. And on mixing stage were passed through sound processing devices like Urei Equalizer, Roland Delay and Echo, Eventide Harmonizer, TC Helicon VoiceWorks, AKG ADR Reverb and TC Electronic Finalizer.

TimeGears - One Broadcast Day. Part I

This composition it's impression of broadcasts the radio station WJSV (Washington, D.C.) recorded in one day on September 21, 1939. - "Just another day. Just another broadcast day evaporating into the ether, like all the days that came before and all the days that followed. Except for one difference. This one was recorded. In its entirety. On thirty-eight 16" double-sided lacquer discs."

This record is preserved entirely up to the present day and fragments of this in chronological order sounds throughout the entire composition. In these fragments can hear everything that sounded on the air - news, announces, advertising, thematic programs and more.

Soundscapes of this composition like a time gears link today's day which has lots of different forms of information, with events that happened over seventy years ago. With what could be heard at the time through only one kind of worldwide electronic information stream.

Part I - Time 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM

- "This is Columbia's station for the nation's capital: WJSV, Washington."

This track was composed and recorded in cooperation with Denis Perevalov.

TimeGears - One Broadcast Day. Part I - Artwork
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Some facts about recording (samples, devices and photos)

Original record of WJSV Complete Broadcast Day (September 21, 1939) on

WJSV - A Day in Radio History on