Maurizio Rana - Music For Handpan-RadioSpia
-Cover Picture and Art: The Gorky
-Engineered, recorded, edited, mixed and mastered by Marco Maffei at Mastering.it audio labs
-Executive production: Mastering.it audio labs (Italy), between March and December 2017
-Artistic production: Marco Maffei
-(C) and (P) Copyright: RadioSpia 2018 - All rights reserved
-Publisher: RadioSpia Publishing (BMI)
The particular circular construction of the handpan, similar to a flying saucer, influenced the artistic production and marked the way for different microphone tecniques, which would have gave the listener the impression of being exactly in the middle of the disc, surrounded by notes coming from different points around the listener’s head. "Reby", "Namasté" and "Josephine" have holophonic sound, which supports this kind of listening experience.
The first track "A Two Stars Collision", instead, has a traditional stereophonic sound.
Some Instruments used:
Handpans: Zambelli Annaziska (on track 1), Zambelli Little Blue (on track 2), MDR Silverado (on track 3), Panormus Drum D minor (on track 4) - acoustic cello – various acoustic percussions – digital percussions – acoustic sitar - AKG, M-Audio microphones - Drawmer, Joemeek, ART and Focusrite preamps - TC, Universal Audio, Urei, DBX, Apple, Waves and Focusrite dynamics - Lexicon, Universal Audio, TC outboards - MOTU ADC / DAC - Apple Logic Pro recorder and editor. Stereo sound mix (track 1) and holophonic sound mix (track 2, 3, 4) made with Mastering.it hybrid digi-log technology.