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Down From The Mountain

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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.


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Mike Simmons Wed, 04/17/2002 - 06:35
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.

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e-cue Thu, 04/18/2002 - 14:55
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.

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Sir Bob Thu, 04/18/2002 - 20:39
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.