So here is a quick “faders-up” preview of “O Holy Night”, as performed at All Souls Church on 12th December at Christmas Praise – what a stunning event that was!
Credits as follows:
Composer: Adolph Adam
Singer: Constantine Andronikou
Orchestra: All Souls Orchestra
Conductor: Dr Noel Tredinnick
Because there’s such a huge dynamic swing between loudest and quietest parts of the piece (some 20->40dB depending which metering standard one uses), I’ve approximated what I *would* be doing with faders by using compressors. The result isn’t yet “pretty” but it is functional – at least enough until it’s decided whether further work will be done!
Though I helped provide the technical links between live and recording “worlds” for this event, I’m not actually involved in producing the radio mix. 🙂
This is the edited version, to keep the show length under an hour, and to tidy up some slower-moving passages.
Another episode was recorded on Friday 7th February. A slightly different feel to this one – with more spoken content. Featuring Liz Jadav and Phil Gallagher.
This time, the live-stream was sourced from the software mix that created this edited recording. I’ve fixed a mistake where I ran out of hands to sort the live-stream mix during the intro, and we re-recorded a song with Paul after he’d choked on some water just before his song! Aside from those issues, the stream levels were much more easily managed this way, and mixing the recording live with the usual processing in-place also made this edit much quicker to produce!
Late last year, a gathered choir descended on a church in central London, and recorded around 20 songs in a day. Over the coming months, various instruments were added to the mix, resulting in these more “finished” demo songs.