Professional live recording
Live recordings of classical concerts, especially those made on consumer devices, often suffer from a distant, coloured sound, background and audience noise, narrow stereo image, and a lack of clarity, presence, depth and spaciousness. We can record your live concert to a sound quality comparable to that found on commercial recordings. Fees depend on location, concert duration and type of ensemble.
Options range from a high-quality document of the concert to a multi-track recording that allows for additional clarity and presence, as well as balance adjustments – of course, this entails more microphones, but these will be placed as discreetly as possible while still capturing a good sound. We can also record rehearsals or a patch session and edit these into the live recording as required. We can also provide video footage of your concert (three static camera angles, synced and edited to the audio) – we also have professional videographers with whom we work frequently.
Below are some examples of our live recording.
François Couperin – Motet pour le jour de Pâques
Juliet Fraser and Amy Wood (sopranos), James McVinnie (chamber organ).
Recorded at St Mary-at-Hill, London on 23 March 2018.
Georg Philipp Telemann – Fantasia No. 7 TWV 40:20
Darragh Morgan (violin)
Recorded at the Church of the Ascension, Plumstead, London on 23 September 2018.
Sophie Fetokaki at Eavesdropping London
Recorded at Oxford House, Bethnal Green, London on 24 January 2020.