19 March

Haydn Symphony 19 – Recording Reflections

Haydn Symphony 19 – Recording Reflections

Group of 27 Orchestra with Eric Paetkau In this recording of the g27 Orchestra, the Haydn Symphony 19 features horn predominantly throughout. To achieve greater clarity for the horn and woodwinds I positioned two Royer R101’s between the players and the rear wall of the stage. The microphones were placed high enough that it didn’t […]

5 March

Bassoonist Bianca Chambul

Young Bassoonist, Bianca Chambul, plays the Vivaldi Bassoon Concerto in A minor, RV. 499, in Walter Hall, University of Toronto. This was a live concert featuring students of bassoon master Nadina Mackie Jackson. The setup needed to accommodate the small string orchestra plus a variety of bassoon players and duos. We used spot miking for […]

15 February

Canadian Sinfonietta plays Schubert

LIVE recording of the Canadian Sinfonietta with members of the Berlin Philharmonic and the Arthur-LeBlanc Quartet. Recorded at Heliconian Hall in Toronto the group plays the Schubert Quintet in C Major Op.163, D.956. More info on the group here. Heliconian Hall is an interesting venue. Not a large space, it holds about 100 people comfortably […]

14 February

Christopher Goodpasture plays Chopin

Christopher Goodpasture plays Chopin

Originally from Los Angeles California Chris received his Master’s Degree from The Juilliard School as a student of Hung-Kuan Chen and Jerome Lowenthal. While studying at the Glenn Gould School in Toronto we had the opportunity of recording Chris a few times in Mezzolini Hall. A medium sized hall, on the Steinway we used a […]

10 February

It’s Just a Phase – Part 1

It’s Just A Phase – Part 1 By Robert DiVito Originally published in Professional Sound, October 2012 In our stereophonic world, phase and mono compatibility have become less of an ongoing concern as people are finding fewer reasons to check for it. There was a time when broadcast demanded it. Now, with most TVs being […]

3 April

JUNO Nomination for Society of Sound Rachmaninov recording

Our recording for the Steinway Label of the Rachmaninov Piano Concerti 2&3 and was nominated for a 2016 Juno Award for Album of the Year, Classical Large Ensemble. This recording features Stewart Goodyear as soloist and the Czech National Symphony, Heiko Mathias Forster, conductor. The recording was edited, mixed and mastered by Robert DiVito with […]

3 April

New Society of Sound Recording Reel

New Society of Sound Recording Reel

Society of Sound Recording Reel from Society Of Sound on Vimeo. We’ve put together a recording reel highlighting some of our live and studio recordings over the past year. Thanks to all of the Society of Sound artists for sharing their talent with us and the world.

22 November

Ambient Room Filter

Ambient Room Filter

Photo of Adele in studio recording her new record 25. You’ll notice she is using one of those mini ambient room filters with her vocal mic. You can pick those up at any music retailer and are an affordable solution to large baffles and such. I was recording vocals in my studio a few weeks […]

13 January

Deluxe Toronto introduces Dolby ATMOS room

Deluxe Toronto has completed a significant upgrade to its mixing rooms, including the introduction of Dolby Atmos technology in Mix 1 – Canada’s largest film mixing stage. In addition to the Dolby expansion, Deluxe Toronto has upgraded all mix room main monitors to the new M2 Master Reference monitors from JBL. These technological improvements have […]

8 December

Audio Innovator In Residence

Over the past six weeks, as part of the Innovator In Residence series with the Toronto Public Library, I had the opportunity to meet many people while sharing my knowledge of the audio and music world. The lectures included topics covering the audio, music and recording industries as well as various arts funding models. I was […]