Since the first audio recording made in 1860 by Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville, record activities became essential in human life. Can you imagine your existence without your favourite songs with you or without sound around you? Behind all CDs that enhances our experience, there is the sound engineer.
Since May 2018, Da Vinci Publishing provides a high-level record service thanks to the partnership with the wonderful location of Morsasco Castle (Piemonte, Italy) and Massimo Marchese, artistic director of the DV Studio project, the primary reference for all Da Vinci new recording projects.
A few kilometres from Acqui Terme, Morsasco castle, rises majestically from the houses of the ancient ricetto (fortified refuge) accessed through an old gate, cut into the base of the bell tower still showing traces of a drawbridge. The castle, mentioned in records from the 13th century, has passed through the hands of the Del Bosco, Malaspina, Lodron, Gonzaga, Centurione Scotto and Pallavicino families.
The recording space is set in the breathtaking Four Seasons Hall [Sala dell’Aurora o delle Quattro Stagioni] and with a magnificent piano Yamaha CF3 (provided by Lazzarino e Caviglia at request). Already used for events and concerts with frescos of the 18th Century, with its natural sound is a perfect place for classical and jazz recordings.
BASIC RECORDING EQUIPMENT:
- 6 Microphones: 2 AKG C451, 2 AKG P170, 2 JOEMEEK JM37
- Key Technical Features: MacBook Pro, Tascam US 18×08, Portable Multichannel Recorder DR-680 Mk II
- Software: Logic Pro X, WaveLab
- Plug-Ins: Waves
- Massimo Marchese (Chief Sound Engineer)
- Gabriele Zanetti (Sound Assistant)