Category Archives: Philip’s Music Reflections

Vinyl to Tape Project and Playlist

Making compilations has been my hobby since I was a teenager.  Recording some of my choice vinyl cuts to digital was something I have done for many years. While I was happy with the results, the digitization never quite equaled the sonic performance of the original analogue playback. While playing master tape dupes is a […]

Mastering engineer Bob Ludwig uses Merging Technologies gear to win Grammy Awards

Bob Ludwig

Merging+ seem to have the lion’s share of the Classical recording scene—talking about Tilsson Thomas’ recent Beethoven cycle, the Concertgebouw, LSO Live and Marinsky recordings. Mastering engineer supremo Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering in Portland, Maine is a huge proponent of Merging’s tools. In the past decade alone, he has won a dozen Grammys for […]

Lori Lieberman Unplugged

Lori Lieberman rehearsal CES 2016

Lori Lieberman stopped in at our penthouse suite at the Mirage for an unplugged performance, which we recorded and played back over our system. John Atkinson wrote on Facebook that the highlight of CES 2016 for him was hearing Lori Lieberman’s acoustic performance. It really was a remarkable experience.

Musical Highlights from RMAF 2015

Philip O'Hanlon RMAF musical highlights

We played a lot of music at RMAF. A big thank you to Lori Lieberman, Joe Cali and Dominque Brulhart for making multi-channel recordings from Lori’s upcoming album, Ready for the Storm available to us to showcase. The recordings were given to us by Joe as six individual WAV files and then Dominque (Merging Technologies) […]

Fiona Joy Hawkins with new music to share. How can you help?

If you like the piano music in the background of our video interview with Laurence Dickie for Vivid Audio’s B1D loudspeakers, you should look up two things (a) Fiona Joy Hawkins, a talented pianist, composer and artist from Australia, and (b) her piano of choice, Stuart & Sons, which has 103 keys as opposed to […]

Christmas in July! – Trio Céleste

Christmas came early for me this year; what a wonderful surprise! What a unique opportunity to sit in on Trio Céleste while they recorded an upcoming album at Soka’s Performing Arts Center, here in So California. Thursday I was asked by Kyle Pyke, the recording engineer of Trio Céleste, to lend monitoring equipment for an upcoming […]