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    Straight2Tape live sessions Reel To Reel samples.

    Larry, Thanks for staying on top of all these offerings & keeping us up to speed! For UltraAnalogue Recordings, I record the feed from the 2 microphones directly to our modified Studer A80. There is no mixer in between. The resultant 2 track 15ips tape is my "master tape". In this way, the...
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    Straight2Tape live sessions Reel To Reel samples.

    It seems, since this 15ips 2 track tape format is catching on, there have been many "interesting" offerings, saying you are getting "the master tape", not a copy of the master... I think, most of these are original digital recordings copied to tape, hence, it's a 1st generation "master tape" of...
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    Concerts are starting again! Alena Baeva, live stream from Luxembourg yesterday!

    I watched this live stream from Luxembourg yesterday: https://play.rtl.lu/shows/lb/rtl-spezial/episodes/r/3252117 Amazing music, performance, video & sound! Alena plays the Saint-Saens Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso starting at 42:09 She also plays a fantastic encore at 1:15:20 So happy to...
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    Review of 2 new UltraAnalogue Recordings tapes

    Steve Deckert of Decware, is the true essence of the word "audiophile" but taken further, into the realm of tube audio design. He hit the "nail on the head" in this review - to realize/hear the true beauty of what tape can bring, there's "no free lunch"... To hear the absolute best these tapes...
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    New article, in Positive Feedback on UltraAnalogue Recordings

    I'm happy to share this article from Positive Feedback's Issue 115, May - June 2021 https://positive-feedback.com/audio-discourse/ultraanalogue-recordings/ Ed
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    the rediscovery of the wonders of UltraAnalogueRecordings

    This Clarinet tape was recorded 9 years ago, but our battery supplies to the 1st stages of both the record & playback amps for the Studer, created 3 yrs ago, allowed much more resolution of the master tape, even thought that master was not recorded with the NOS 1956 WE300b in the mic-pre amp. Of...
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    the rediscovery of the wonders of UltraAnalogueRecordings

    Steve, you will be the first to know, and I’ll save you the best seats! Their agents told me it’ll need to be in 2022... delayed gratification! Ed
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    the rediscovery of the wonders of UltraAnalogueRecordings

    Wonderful to have you back Leif!! Thank you for your kind words! I'm feel very blessed to have been recording 3 amazing, international soloists, in the last 3 yrs: violinist, Alena Baeva, - winner of the Wieniawski Comp at age 16! cellist, Narek Haknazaryan - winner of the Tchaikovsky Comp in...
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    New UltraAnalogue tape/download

    I’m happy to release a recording of solo piano & 2 beautiful Clarinet pieces...
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    Difference in violins

    Please don't misunderstand me.... many amateur violinists can be very good, but they are not on the same level as an international soloist.... definitely no disrespect to any amateur violinist meant here.....
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    Difference in violins

    Further to the point of comparing modern violins with Strads & del Gesu violins, I like the analogy of these historic violins to a formula 1 car.... we all know formula 1 cars are likely the fastest racing cars, but only a few know how to drive them.... similarly not all violinists can "drive"...
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    Difference in violins

    To your point of the iPad music... when I saw Vadym with that, I had visions of the battery running out during the performance... have a look at around 3:43 in the piece. The page turner misses a turn & Vadym, a testament to his talent, fills in the right hand notes & never misses a beat, while...
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    Difference in violins

    This is a very interesting subject which holds many variables, much like the audio systems we all have. The fascinating thing about violins is they were designed 300+ yrs ago & have not been bettered by technology. In fact the Stradivari & Guarneri violins from that time have not been equaled...
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    UltraAnalogue Recordings wins Positive Feedback Writers' Choice Award, 2020

    Many thanks for your interest & question! I will email you Ed
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    Where has originality and character gone in the art of Violin playing?

    The violinist I mentioned earlier, Alena Baeva just recorded a concert 2 weeks ago in Paris & was streamed this week. Amazingly, she's expecting & delivering in February! Please have a listen, amazing performance & sound..... music starts around 12:00. Enjoy Ed
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    Doctor's Orders-Part Two-The New Listening Room Of Steve Williams

    Interesting thread... many points of view. My sense is natural is the perfect word to describe a sound, when one has arrived there. My reference is the sound of the live concerts we put on. Certainly live sound, is "just there" nothing sticks out. Of course, the room acoustics plays a large part...
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    Doctor's Orders-Part Two-The New Listening Room Of Steve Williams

    Steve, the power supplies have huge effects on the sound! We use 2 RCA 3B25 Gas rectifying tubes for my RCA838 transmission tube amp for my subwoofers. Tony has always stressed the importance of tube rectified power supplies. The DIY guys can try very different tubes & all have different...
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    UltraAnalogue Recordings wins Positive Feedback Writers' Choice Award, 2020

    Thanks Steve! I thought that showing the effect of bows would be interesting to audiophiles... like changing interconnects or tubes in your system...
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    UltraAnalogue Recordings wins Positive Feedback Writers' Choice Award, 2020

    I'm very happy to announce UltraAnalogue Recordings won a Positive Feedback Writers' Choice Award, 2020 from Myles Astor, for a tape by star cellist Narek Haknazaryan and Noreen Polera https://ultraanaloguerecordings.com/new/2020-positive-feedback-writers-choice-award/ Ed
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    New Review from the Reel-To-Reel Rambler, David Denyer, of star violinist Alena Baeva's tapes!

    Just received Part 2 of David Denyer's (Reel to Reel Rambler) review of 5 recent Alena Baeva tapes: https://thereeltoreelrambler.com/2020/11/10/discovering-alena-baeva-with-ultraanalogue-recordings-part-2-beethoven-mozart/ Enjoy Ed
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    Review of 2 new UltraAnalogue Recordings tapes

    New review from Steve Deckert of Decware: 1) Beethoven Cello Sonata No.5 - Narek Hakhnazaryan (cello) and Noreen Polera (piano) 2) Mendelssohn Violin Concerto - Alena Baeva (violin) and Vadym Kholodenko (piano) https://www.decware.com/cgi-bin/yabb22/YaBB.pl?num=1604125856 Enjoy Ed
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    New Review from the Reel-To-Reel Rambler, David Denyer, of star violinist Alena Baeva's tapes!

    David Denyer's review of Alena Baeva's first recordings with UltraAnalogue Recordings https://thereeltoreelrambler.com/2020/09/30/discovering-the-amazing-alena-baeva-with-ultraanalogue-recordings-part-1/ Enjoy Ed
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    Where has originality and character gone in the art of Violin playing?

    I completely agree with the comments on the state of violin competitions today... I was in Germany, a few years ago, for a major violin competition & I was surprised & shocked at the players cut in the 1st 2 rounds.... I distinctly remember, the gasps from the audience when the name of a...
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    Where has originality and character gone in the art of Violin playing?

    Thanks for sharing these old recordings. Some very old ones may have been recorded with old grammaphone horn system which have a very immediate sound... who was the violinist in the Kreutzer Sonata? Magda is a pianist no? We need to champion new artists who need support in these crazy times...
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    Where has originality and character gone in the art of Violin playing?

    Interesting thread on violin playing! One thing we need to keep in mind, is when we think of the greats of yester years, it was a time when there were only a few major violin competitions & winning one of these pretty much guaranteed a real career… Now we live in a time where there are literally...
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    UltraAnalogue Recordings to offer Digital Downloads

    I'd suggest this Narek download... I think it'll "grab you" right from the opening bars... https://ultraanaloguerecordings.com/new/shop/digital-downloads/musician-digital-downloads/benjamin-smith-musician-digital-downloads/digital-download-albeniz-asturias-tchaikovsky-nocturne-pezzo-capriccioso/ Ed
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    UltraAnalogue Recordings to offer Digital Downloads

    Thank you for listening to the Sample download... I'm sorry to say, I know nothing about jazz, so no jazz recordings anytime soon... Please try a download, even if you're not a classical music fan.... These will be a nice way to start.... the Ravel Violin Sonatas, there is a jazzy movement in...
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    New Review & Comments on the "Tatsuki Narita" tape by audiophile, extraordinare Mike Malinowski

    Thanks for your suggestion & comments! I've thought about it a lot & only hesitate because, I don't want stock of LP's that I have to sell... that's why I decided to offer the digital downloads, as these sound very analogue & likely have a greater range than LP's can cut.... Have you tried any...
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    New Review & Comments on the "Tatsuki Narita" tape by audiophile, extraordinare Mike Malinowski

    Tatsuki is special & the story around this recording, "Tatsuki Narita" is interesting in that it shows the efforts taken to create the source of the sound we record... a violin is not just a violin.... it really is a marriage between the artist, violin & BOW.... Just a bit of insight into this...
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    New Review & Comments on the "Tatsuki Narita" tape by audiophile, extraordinare Mike Malinowski

    Ed, Listened again last night. This time relaxing with my wife, a glass of wine and the lights out. I find that listening in the dark sharpens the senses and allows a clearer focus on the music. Even though I have heard a few of the Tatsuki Narita tapes, I was unprepared for both the majesty...

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