AES New York 2009 Friday, October 9, 5:00 pm — 7:00 pm
Mercury Living Presence
Presented by Tom Fine (engineer), this session will trace the technical history of one of the world’s most highly regarded classical music labels. Recognized for a catalog of ground-breaking recordings from the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s the label began to flourish in the late 1940s just as the of the single-microphone technique was perfected. Engaging pristine audio samples, Mr. Fine will trace MLP’s progress from single-mic mono through the 3-spaced-omni stereo technique. He will also discuss the 35mm mag-film recording medium and detail the colorful 1990s CD reissue program.