The Stockholm Guitar Quartet Transcriptions Master Quality Reel To Reel Tape

The Stockholm Guitar Quartet

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Each Opus 3 Reel-To-Reel Tape is made upon order and is ready to ship in approximately 2-4 weeks!

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Limited Production Run of only 50 Copies Worldwide!
Master Quality Reel To Reel Tape!
Exceptional Audiophile Sound as close to the Original Master Reference Quality as possible!

Opus 3 Records Offers Analogue Copies From Original Analogue Masters!

Master copies of Opus 3 analogue recordings! The shortest and best possible signal-path, without any conversions.

The current Opus 3 catalogue contains 50 titles which have been strictly analogue recorded and preserved. To cater to the needs of people for whom only the best is good enough and demand the ultimate in sound perfection we now offer open-reel master copies of Opus 3 albums.

All tapes are copied 'by hand', track by track, where all Mastering corrections are made with meticulous calibration and control.

We use:
A modified Technics RS-1500 for playback of the master tape, which has also been used for all of our re-mastering for SACD of our older titles. This tape recorder is world renowned as one of the best for playback. However it is specially modified to achieve the best possible quality.
Telefunken Magnetophone M-28 for the recording of your copy. This tape recorder has been used for the recording of all of Opus 3's master-recordings since 1978.

The tape:
which we used for many years was Agfa PEM-468 which is no longer manufactured, however the RMG Studio Master SM-468 produced in the Netherlands has 100% identical performance.
1/4", 2-Tracks
Speed: 38 cm/s (15")
Playback EQ: IEC (CCIR) 35uS

Over many years Opus 3 has from time to time been asked to offer Analogue Tape Copies. At the end of 2014, the first copies were sold in Sweden and the response was overwhelming.

When Opus 3 Records creates an Analogue tape copy, it is always a One to One Copy where, for example, no analogue sub-master is in between, in order to make it as good as possible with no added distortion, noise and wow and flutter, etc.

The drawback is this process takes a lot of time, because all the tracks have to be copies one by one which is the reason the Analogue Tape are high. Because of the way this is done, production is limited to a maximum of 50 pieces. The upside to this process is you are guaranteed to have the best sounding Analogue Tape Copy.

The Stockholm Guitar Quartet presents an entirely new family of instruments, consisting of differently tuned guitars: soprano guitar, alto guitar, guitar, and bass guitar. In this internationally acclaimed recording they play Baroque, Impressionist and Spanish music in their own transcriptions. Works by: Albeniz, Bach, Debussy, Dowland, Granados, Grieg, Pachelbel and Ravel.

Impressionist and Spanish music in their own transcriptions.

"In a startlingly musical manner, united with virtually immaculate technique, they offer the listener works by Pachelbel, Father Bach, Maurice Ravel and others. The transcriptions feel logical and clear and leave plenty of scope for both virtuoso solo playing and elegant ensemble playing. A very good performance indeed!" (Hifi & Musik)

* Reel To Reel Master Tapes do not include cover art

** 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.

• 1st Generation Reel to Reel Tape made from the Original Master Tape
• Limited Production Run of only 50 Total
• Analogue Tape Copies from original analogue masters
• Two 10.5" Metal-NAB-Reels
• Playback EQ: IEC/CCIR (35uS)
• 2-track, 1/4" at 38 cm/s (15")

(Subject to change)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major
1. Allegro

Claude Debussy
2. Sarabande

Johann Sebastian Bach
3. Invention for keyboard No. 14 in B flat Major
4. Invention for keyboard No. 8 in F Major

Claude Debussy
5. Prelude for piano: La fille aux cheveux e lin

Enrique Granados
6. La Maja e Goya

Maurice Ravel
7. Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant
8. Petit Poucet

Isaac Albeniz
Suite espanola No. 1 for Piano, Op. 47
9. Sevilla

Johann Pachelbel
10. Fughetta

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Norwegian dance No. 4 in D Major (for 4 hands) / Op. 35/4
11. Allegro molto

John Downland
12. Pavane: Lachrimae
13. Galliard for lute: The Earl of Essex

Maurice ravel
14. Pavane pour une infante defunte - arranged for guitar

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