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Ottmar Liebert, Up Close

Last Summer Ottmar and his group Luna Negra gathered around the Fritz Head in his private adobe studio in Santa Fe, and recorded 9 songs. No smoke and mirrors, just a virtuoso performance with a spacial accuracy that suggests that you are actually there in the room, maybe an unseen player in the band. As Stephen Duros (2nd guitar) says, "Best seat in the house, man." Any change in volume or left-to-right or front-to-back movement was created by the musicians moving around the dummy head. " The goal of performers is always to capture the essence of live performance, and binaural recording just might be the best way to do it. Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra certainly think so, have just released a new "live in the studio" set called Close recorded entirely using a Fritz (Neumann) Head."I find the binaural experience much more natural than 5.1 or anything like that," says Ottmar Liebert.

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