Exceptional Audiophile Sound as close to the Original Master Reference Quality as possible!
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A selection of tracks which should take you and your Hi-Fi system on an interesting journey.
This audiophile demonstration recording samples classical compositions by Vivaldi, J.S. Bach and Corelli, alongside a drum solo improvisation, a choir performance, microphone comparison of male voice recording, rehearsals, and more.
The first album Chasing The Dragon ever released was a collection of audiophile recordings. Many friends have asked when they would be releasing a 2nd album of audiophile recordings. After recording many new tracks, as well as adding a small selection from recent albums, Chasing The Dragon presents to you Chasing The Dragon II. The organ recording has enough bass to rattle not only your speakers, but also your neighbor's teeth! Also included is a comparison track between a 60 year old valve microphone, which is used for all CTD recordings, and a modern high quality transistor mic. The differences which you can clearly hear, are very interesting.
**It is standard practice in all recording studios to keep the tape "tail out". This reduces "pre-echo" and it means that the tape should be placed on the right hand side of the recorder, re-wound and then played.Features:
• 1st Generation Reel to Reel Tape made from the Original Master Tape
• Created from 30IPS 1/2" Running Masters at Air Studios
• 1/4" 15IPS CCIR
• Original Master Tapes recorded at 30ips onto ½ Tape
• Copy Masters are made using 2 Studer A820 Master Recorders
• Machines are connected with Zensati Seraphim Interconnect Cable for highest transfer quality
• All tapes use CCIR/IEC Equalization
• Originally mastered at Air Studios London
• Created using ATR Magnetics Tape Stock
• Housed in Heavy Duty Professional boxes
• Transferred and monitored by Chasing The Dragon Producer Mike Valentine
1. Drum Solo Improvisation -Tim Hortons, drum kit
2. Anonymous Piece - Lynda Sayce, lute
3. Nolo Mortem Peccatoris - Darbourne Ensemble, choir
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
4. Toccatao and Fugue in D minor - Greg Morris, church organ
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
5. Cello Concerto RV419 - Allegro - Interpreti Veneziani, chamber orchestra
6. Microphone Comparison - Male voice recording
7. Mind the Gap! - London Underground
Robert de Visee
8. Chaccone - Lynda Sayce, theorbo
9. Rehearsal in San Videl, Venice - Davide Amadio, cello
Arcangelo Corelli (1653 - 1713)
10. Concerto grosso Op. 6, No. 4 - Chamber orchestra