Octave scores again!
Wowsers as my lovely wife Terri is fond of saying. Just wowsers. Octave Record’s latest release is a sonic and musical knockout. Beautiful melodies, great music, and to date our best recording. This is one release you have to give a listen to.
The recording was brilliantly captured in pure DSD by Octave Records’ engineer, Jay Elliott at Animal Lane Studios. Once tracked (as the engineers call the actual recording itself) the album was mixed back at PS Audio on Neil Young’s Studer analog mixing board (as well it was also owned before Neil by the Rolling Stones).
The mixing process is, frankly, where the sonic magic happens. I had always thought that magic was captured by the recording engineer and the mix engineer merely put it all together. How wrong I was.
Turns out that like anything in high-end audio, if you don’t get it off the source correctly, then whatever happens later in the audio chain doesn’t much matter. That said, if the engineer does manage to properly capture in pure DSD the original recording, then what we drop our collective jaws over is found mostly in the mix.
Head here to this page and have a listen to just the 30-second snippets. You’ll know right away just how good this is.