fonè by Signoricci
ORIGINAL ANALOG MASTER TAPES
Giulio Cesare Ricci, founder and president of the Audiophile Productions/ fonè, began professionally recording his albums recorded with analog systems in 1983 and continues to do so today.
HIS ANALOG RECORDERS are: Nagra 4s, Studer c37, Ampex ATR 102
- Each tape is recorded in real time - Duration 30 minutes
- Unique piece - Tape: SM900 - RMG - 1/4 inch - Eq : IEC
- Speed: 15 ips (38.1 cm/s)
- Reel Size : 26.5 cm coil metal flange
- Tape Source: Ampex ATR 102-1/2 inch - 30 ips (76 cm/s)
- Tape Recorder : Nagra 4s - 1/4 inch - 15 ips (38.1 cm/s)
- Mastering Personnel : Giulio Cesare Ricci in person realizes all the phases.
The original Master read by an Ampex ATR 102-1/2 inch - 30 ips (76 cm/s) is transferred in real time on a Nagra 4s - 1/4 inch - 15 ips (38.1 cm/s).
The tape used is an RTM SM900 - 1/4 inch reel with metal flange 26.5 cm.
The recorded tape is contained in a cardboard box which has a graphic personalization front/back with the indication of the music, performers and technical notes. The box containing “ANALOG MASTER TAPES - fonè by Signoricci “ is packed in a protective clear plastic bag with releasable adhesive closure.
De Coraçao a coraçao Jacob do Bandolim 2’48"
Gli Amori sospesi Ferdinando Di Modugno 6'47"
Party in Olinda Toninho Horta 5’41"
Pavane Pierluigi Balducci 4’54"
Chisciotte Gabriele Mirabassi 3’27"
Total Time 23'37"
En la orilla del mundo Martin Rojas - Pablo Milanés 4’35"
Amica Vittoria Gabriele Mirabassi 5’41"
Love theme from I girasoli Henry Mancini 6’32"
Minuano Pat Metheny - Lyle Mays 6’09"
Sospesi a primavera Gabriele Mirabassi 4’23"
Total Time 27'20"
Gabriele Mirabassi clarinet
Nando Di Modugno classic guitar
Pierluigi Balducci acoustic bass
Conceived, recorded and produced by Giulio Cesare Ricci
Recorded at the Auditorium Museo Piaggio
Pontedera July 12th-13th, 2021
Recording assistant: Paola Liberato
Valve microphones: Neumann U47, U48, M49
Mike pre-amplifiers, cables (line, microphone, supply): Signoricci
Photos by Andrea Manno
The Master has been implemented with Ampex ATR 102 (Electronic Tube Ampex Model 351 - 1965) 2 tracks, 1/2 inch 30ips modified by David Manley.
This album is part of recordings I made on the occasion of concerts of the fonè Music Festival Piaggio edition 2021. I realized this recording at the Auditorium Piaggio located inside the famous Museum in Pontedera, the place where Piaggio was born and where it still continues to produce today. Inside the Museum every year the public from all over the world can admire the Piaggio production made over the years, all the models of the Vespe and Ape, all the Aprilia, Gilera and Moto Guzzi motorcycles that have won national and international awards over time.
For this recording I brought all my equipment both analog (Ampex ATR 102 Electronic Tube Ampex Model 351-1965, 2 tracks, 1/2 inch, 30ips modified by David Manley) and digital (Pyramix Recorder, dCS A/D and D/A converters). As for microphones I used my original collection of Neumann U47, U48, M49 in addition to the mike pre-amplifier and Signoricci cables. This is because I have always created two Masters for each recording: an analogue master for Vinyls and a DSD digital master for SuperAudioCDs. The Master has been implemented with Ampex ATR 102 (Electronic Tube Ampex Model 351-1965), 2 tracks, 1/2 inch, 30ips. modified by David Manley.
The mastering for Vinyl was made by Giulio Cesare Ricci using Signoricci's analog and valve system. A state-of-the-art system with no sound manipulation, no equalization, no reverb, no compression and expansion ... but natural sound with true timbre to best enhance the acoustics of the Auditorium of the Piaggio Museum. Also for this recording I used a "field effect" recording technique... all this to bring the listener to live again in his home hifi system, the live effect as if he were present at the performance. In this album the protagonists are G. Mirabassi clarinet, N. Di Modugno classical guitar and P. Balducci acoustic bass.
What these three artists gave birth was not a concert but a real evocative and evocative journey from the Mediterranean to South America. Among the songs played, De coração a coração (Jacob do Bandolim) En la orilla del mundo (Martin Rojas - Pablo Milanés) Love theme from I girasoli (Henry Mancini) etc...
An album not to be missed!
giulio cesare ricci
Artist: Gabriele Mirabassi, Nando Di Modugno, Pierluigi Balducci
Media: 2x 1/4" Metal Reel Tape Stereo 38cm/s (15ips), , . Unique piece, Pure Analogue Recording, Original Analog Master Tape. Ampex ATR 102 to Nagra 4s.
Label: Fonè Records
Released: 2023 in Italy