STS ANALOG RECORDING PHILOSOPHY

Open Reel To Reel writes: "STS Analog team gets a lot of e-mails from audio fans from all over the world and they ask always the same question: what is your motivation to make such beautiful recordings and mastering, well here we go. The first reason is that they like music very much, it is a wonderful way to express feelings and communicate with other people on the same level. They also like the sound of musical instruments, played in fine acoustic surroundings, they sound so pure and warm. Unfortunately, most Reel to Reel Tapes, CDs, LPs is badly recorded, with a harsh sound to close and without ambiance." 

For this reason, they started with STS Analog twenty years ago to do something totally different and the results are our recordings with a fine selection and series like: Extended Dynamic Experience, Celebrate the Art & Spirit of music, Siltech Test Demo CD, The Absolute Sound Reference lots of LP’s and Reel to Reel tapes.

They give in these series and products every musical instrument the space they need, so the original sound can be developed her typical sound of various instruments with the help of good ambiance. 
A sax will sound like a sax and not like a clarinet and a piano sounds like a piano and not a keyboard.

Now you understand how important it is to record music in a good-sounding concert room or church and not in a dry studio with close miking.

To get the best out of their microphones Schoeps use golden/silver cables from Siltech/copper cables from Van den Hul and they clean up AC currency with their own developed 6 pack AC Power Block.

They use their ears by first listening in the concert room or church where an orchestra/band/singers etc. is playing for some time and then go back to their recording room to get the sound, what we first heard in the concert room/church, as natural as possible.

It is usual dictated by placing the microphones not too close, they also put a lot of effort in mixing and mastering the recordings, they guard the whole recording process with their ears like a wolf in the night.

Every step they check the results and compare the process with the original recordings.

Reel To Reel Tape Album Title Available today from STS Analog: 

  • The L'Imprévu Saxophone Quartet -  Perform Composition
  • Arion Ensemble - Handel Water Music
  • Ingram Washington - What A Difference A Day Makes
  • Ingram Washington - Sweet 'N' Low
  • Various - Jazz Masters; Legendary Jazz Recordings; Vol 1
  • Various - Jazz Masters; Legendary Jazz Recordings; Vol 2
  • Various - Jazz Masters; Legendary Jazz Recordings; Vol 3
  • Various - Jazz Masters; Legendary Jazz Recordings; Vol 4
  • Various - Jazz Masters; Legendary Jazz Recordings; Vol 5
  • Various - Jazz Masters; Legendary Jazz Recordings; Vol 6
  • Various - Jazz Masters; Legendary Jazz Recordings; Vol 7
  • Old Betsy - The Sound Of Big Ben Webster
  • Ben van den Dungen, Tanya Schapp and Band - Tango Extremo
  • Various - Diamond Voices of The Fifties; Vol 1
  • Lils Mackintosh - A Tribute To Billie Holiday
  • Lils Mackintosh Live - The Music From Billie Holiday
  • Madeline Bell - Blessed With Your Love
  • All Times Big Band ‎- The Crimson Investigation
  • A Grandinote Trio - A Night Never To Forget
  • Various - Music In The Original Marantz Age
  • Greetje Kauffeld ‎- On My Way To The 30th Analog Forum Anniversary
  • The Tim Kliphuis Quintet ‎- Gipsy Jazz
  • The Dutch Swing College Band ‎- 100 Years Of Jazz
  • Harbour Jazz Band - Live On X-Fi Premium Audio Show
  • Various - Pure Analog Recording Session ‎- Recording Live 2007 Analog On Nagra S4
  • Various - The World Of Heavy Percussion And Large Japanese Drums
  • Hans Theessink - Slow Train
  • Andre Rabini - A Lazy Afternoon
  • Harbour Jazz Band - Jazz Sessions 2018
  • Rene Bishop ‎– A Perfect Gentleman
  • Amsterdam Jazz Trio - Come Fly With Me
  • Margriet Sjoerdsma ‎- A Tribute to Eva Cassidy
  • Various - Diamond Voices of The Fifties; Vol. 2
  • Michiel Ras - Shostakovich Preludes & Fugues
  • Various - Siltech Series From Classic To Legendary
  • Various - Music In The Original Philips Age
  • Various ‎- 40 Years Anniversary In Sound Excellence
  • The Rosenberg with Tim Kliphuis Live Recording
  • Various - The Rembrandt: Classical Series - Vol. 1
  • Various - The Rembrandt: Classical Series - Vol. 2
  • Various - The Rembrandt: Classical Series - Vol. 3

If you listen to our productions remember that they did their utmost best to get for you all the benefits of our effort to go far beyond the best of the best.

STS Analog Team