June 2007 Meeting
Date: Sunday, June 24, 2007
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Boston University, Life Science & Engineering
Bldg, 24 Cummington St, 1st Floor Conference Room (room 203), Boston, MA
02215, (617) 271-6588
Featured Guests: Bob Miller + Ryles Recording Engineers
Topics: Victor Campos Archive + Ryles Recording Results
PART 1 A discussion led by BAS member
Bob Miller. His talk will cover the potentially historic role BAS can play
in the cataloging of the 6,000+ LP recordings and 3,000+ master tapes collected
over many years by Victor Campos. Victor Campos is currently a consultant
with NAD Int'l and many other corporations. In 1976, however, Victor was
in charge of creating one of AR's most ambitious live vs. recorded demonstrations.
The AR-10Pi loudspeaker was pitted against a well known drummer by the name
of Neil Grover. We were asked to identify the 'real' thing.
Victor launched Adventures in Sound in
1973 over WGBH FM Radio. For program material he culled selections from
his vast tape collection. His tape collection consists of copies of master
tapes given to him by major recording engineers. Many of his tapes became
the source for LP recordings which later morphed into major CDs.
Victors collection of select tapes and Lps are
in dire need of cataloging in order to rest in the museum achives
of universities, collectors, and orchestras that have expressed an interest
in obtaining his classical performance of many well known conductors and
orchestras. The BAS can help and become a conduit in maintaining a small
piece of classical music history.
PART 2 A playback of our acoustical recordings
made at the Ryles Jazz Club, Inman Sq, Cambridge on July 2006. Each recording
engineer used his own equipment and microphone setup. Some of the microphones
used by the engineers - SoundField 250; Neumann USM 69i; 4 hand-made, custom
ribbons; and Brüel & Kjaer microphones.
Each engineer will display photos of their microphone
setup, explain why they chose it and what they would do 'better' next time.
Excerpts from each engineer's 'take' will be played. The playbacks you hear
on Sunday will NOT employ the 'purist' approach as we did at our BAS meeting
in September 2006. Equalization will be employed at this playback session.
Each engineer has added to their recorded sound whatever equalization and
sound modifications they choose. Their sound alterations will be designed
to enhance the playback listening experience in the home environment. Help
us decide the best sound.