“It’s a terrific project. The sound I am hearing from these records is so clear.”, says Michael Fremer. Five experts discuss the production and technical processes of The Original Source, a new series of celebrated albums reissued on vinyl. The renowned Berlin-based Emil Berliner Studios are remastering 4-track recordings from the 1970s, using their own cutting-edge and 100% pure analogue techniques to create versions of the highest possible audio quality. Produced on 180g virgin vinyl by Optimal, the discs are being issued in deluxe gatefold editions featuring additional photos and recording documentation.
Michael Fremer: is an American music journalist from New York City, an ‘analogue Guru’ highly acclaimed for writing about audiophile equipment and vinyl. He is the editor of “TrackingAngle.com” and Editor at Large at „The Absolute Sound “. Due to his influence within the audiophile community, he has been called the “dean of audiophile writing.”
Mark Ward: is a Peabody award-winning radio producer, filmmaker and writer, whose programs have aired on National Public Radio, the BBC World Service, and other international networks. He has written for the Financial Times and the Boston Globe, and is a regular contributor to Michael Fremer’s trackingangle.com, specializing in classical and film music.
Thomas Mowrey: is a renowned Executive Producer, Producer and Director of classical music sound recordings and films. Formerly Producer and U.S. Marketing Director for Deutsche Grammophon he produced some of DG’s legendary recordings. He is also one of the original developers of Surround Sound recording and godfather of the quadrophonic sound.
Rainer Maillard: was hired by Deutsche Grammophon as a sound engineer in 1990 and subsequently worked for the most renowned artists of classical music. In that capacity, he won four GRAMMY Awards. He has been a producer and managing director of Emil Berliner Studios since 2008 and has specialized in purely analogue recordings. He is the mastermind behind the Original Source series and has mixed all titles.
Sidney Claire Meyer: is a sound engineer and has been with Emil Berliner Studios since 2017. In the field of vinyl mastering, she holds the scepter in her hand and ensures the »golden cut«. She learned the rare craft under Rainer Maillard in Berlin and Kevin Gray in Los Angeles. She also takes quality control personally and has been cutting all the Original Source titles.
Don’t miss the premiere on our YouTube channel on 3 August.
Learn more: https://www.the-original-source.com/ Emil Berliner Studios: https://emil-berliner-studios.com/