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Down From The Mountain

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by mysterytrain, Apr 16, 2002.

  1. mysterytrain

    mysterytrain Guest

    I've been watching this wonderful DVD that was recorded at the Ryman. Besides being blown away by the talent I am equally in awe of the sound of the room and the recording. Anyone, know who is responsible for recording this masterpiece and what equipment was used. I'm intrigued by the mics, look like old Neumann's ..My god it sounds just wonderful.
  2. Another one is the film, "Jazz On A Summer Day" recorded (outdoors, mind you) at the Newport Jazz Festival in (I think) 1958 or 59. Great sound.

  3. RandomGuest

    RandomGuest Guest

    Feb 10, 2001
    What act are you guys talking about? :)
  4. mysterytrain

    mysterytrain Guest

    Down from the Mountain is a DVD of the concert that artists from the "Oh, Brother where Art thou" soundtrack gave at the Ryman. If you can get a hold of the concert DVD give it a listen.
  5. Mike Simmons

    Mike Simmons Active Member

    Nov 5, 2001
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    A couple artists' recordings from that film really intrigue me for opposite reasons. Allison Krauss and Union Station's NEW FAVORITE is a really superb and modern sounding CD recorded and mixed by Gary Paczosa. The title track was written by the other artists, Gillian Welch/David Rawlings, whose latest work Time (The Revelator) is made up of live performances from RCA Studio B, Nashville (engineered by Matt Andrews). This disc really captures a period feel and I assume that the signal chain was carefully chosen to evoke that sense.
  6. Here's a little about "Jazz On A Summer Day":


    I mentioned it because it's been, for me, the standard for live sound, and they use much the same gear as "DFtM".

    The Fairfield Four in the "Down From the Mountain" Ryman show brought me right up out of my chair, the 1st time I played it.

  7. e-cue

    e-cue Active Member

    Oct 5, 2000
    Anyone else dissapointed that some of the songs on the DVD aren't on the "O Brother Live - Down From the Mountain" soundtrack? 2 of my favorite songs from the movie aren't on there. The "Goto Sleep Little Baby" by Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch, and Alison Krauss, and "Down in the River to Pray" by Alison Krauss backed by the choir.
  8. Sir Bob

    Sir Bob Guest

    I saw/heard the Down from the Mountain tour at the Universal Amp. when it hit LA last month. Great show.

    I noticed that the mics were Audio Technica 40 series large condensors. Five or six musicians would gather arouund a mic or two, leaving about three or four feet of distance between their instrument and the mic.

    It seemed to capture the performance well. I had no complaints.
  9. mysterytrain

    mysterytrain Guest

    When they performed on the Grammy's looked like AT 4047's. On the concert DVD they looked like old Neumann 47's or something with that sytle body. Yes, you are correct they stood about 3 or 4 feet away and the sound was rich, full and warm.

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