Soundmirror Uses Genex Hard Disk System for SACD Releases

Dec 11, 2003 12:00 PM, Editors


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Genex Audio recently supplied a GX9048 48-track Multiformat Digital System to Soundmirror, a fully digital recording and post-production company that specializes in acoustic music and sound-for-picture. Soundmirror owner/producer John Newton has been busy during the past several months using the GX9048 to record a series of Klezmer Music (Jewish music from the Warsaw Ghetto) and two orchestral works by John Corigliano, Second Symphony and The Red Violin.</>

Pictured: room layout (left) and control room setup during recordings of works by Corigliano in La Prairie, Montréal.

All recordings were made in Direct Stream Digital format and edited on Soundmirror’s Merging Technologies Pyramix Digital Audio Workstation entirely within the DSD domain. The resultant material is destined for stereo and multichannel Super Audio Compact Disc (SACD) release. “I have been using Genex recorders since the GX8000 and GX8500 [MO-based systems]," Newton said. “Although for opera and jazz, I normally record 24 or 32 tracks, the 48-channel format will give me room to grow.

“Normally, I use a Studer Model 961 or 922 analog mixer and Millennia Media Model HU3D preamplifiers,” Newton continued. “For the Klezmer recordings, I used 16 microphones routed to 16 tracks of Genex DSD, while for the Corigliano sessions, I used just eight channels, including one for the solo violin.” The resultant tapes were edited in the UK on a SADiE DSD-format Digital Audio Workstation.

For more information about Soundmirror, call Newton at 617/522-1412 or e-mail him at For more information about Genex Audio, visit

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