Equipment: An overview

For RMAP, the proof is in the pudding. And I would suggest heading over to the samples page, or contacting some of our clients for their opinions, which is worth more than any sales pitch. Some companies like to print a detailed equipment list including such useless items as the software or motherboard in their computer or even the type of power conditioner they use. It is a silly way to try to impress potential clients.

Rather than give a detailed list of every item in the RMAP arsenal, I will give an overview of the quality of the products and their use. If just to reassure.

All of the equipment we use is hand-picked and designed for the niche use of high end acoustic music recording. That means clean, detailed, dynamic, and transparent. The microphones include such high end brands as Josephson, Neumann, Schoeps, Sennheiser, and DPA. The preamps and conversion from DAV, RME, Mytek, Yamaha, and others.

This means the sonic quality is equal to the best you will find anywhere. RMAP utilizes no cheap "overseas"-built microphones or recording devices that may degrade the fine quality of work we do.

More important than the equipment, a potential client should ask whether the engineer has the knowledge and experience in the techniques required for accurate pickup of ensembles and acoustic instruments. In today’s modern studio environment, that is actually rather difficult to find.