Special Event 25
Our friend Yuki Sugiura first introduced us to Valerie in 2012 and we are very grateful he did! Below you can read Yuki's latest review of the Valerie's recordings. Valerie and Marco's recordings have been used for many Sony AR-1 speaker demos.
From Yuki in 2014 about the latest Valerie Joyce and Marco De Carvalho's recordings:
"I'm so glad that this unique project, which began in 2012 after the California Audio Show at Cookie’s studio in Belmont, is continuing. However this year, the recording took place on two consecutive days.
The first day we recorded live during the 2013 California Audio Show, in the Blue Coast Records demo room; while the second recording took place the following day at Cookie’s studio. I was fortunate to be able to attend both of these sessions.
Although the opportunity to experience Valerie and Marco recording was similar to last year, they seemed to be much more relaxed this time around.
Typically artists are quite sensitive about details and they tend to stress about every nuance in the recording process. It's little details like this that matter most to the audience when they listen to live music.
In Cookie’s world, it's this listening experience that matters most. In fact, she often acknowledges the creative tension that exists between the recording engineer and the performers. Yet somehow, Cookie always manages to persuade an artist to collaborate with her on this.
As a result, both of these recording sessions captured all of the emotion and passion that Valerie and Marco provided. Equally important, these recordings were infused with Cookie’s passion as well.
- Motoyuki Sugiura 2014
Sony Home Division, Senior Acoustic Evangelist