AIR Studios London
I managed to steal a couple of hours to drop in this week at AIR studios for the latest recording project from Mike and Françoise Valentine of Chasing the Dragon. Singing star Eleanor McEvoy was playing electric and acoustic guitars with the Steinway and Rhodes piano accompaniments from Damon Butcher, former keyboard player with ‘The Beautiful South’, in the nicely reverberant and spacious acoustic of the main chapel. This will be Chasing the Dragon’s 6th direct cut album.
After 30 years of endeavour, founder/owner Anthony Michaelson has sold his Musical Fidelity creation to Heinz Lightenegger, the man behind the highly successful design and manufacturing operation, Pro-Ject. The Musical Fidelity head office moves to Austria, and further design and manufacturing is planned for Europe for this brand.
By coincidence HIFICRITIC is reviewing two products from Pro-Ject, the 'SE’ universal phono amplifier and the Project Essential Three (acrylic platter option) turntable complete with factory fitted Ortofon OM 10 moving magnet cartridge. And there is also one from Musical Fidelity, the MX –VYNL universal MM, MC head amplifier and RIAA equaliser.
The reviews will appear in the upcoming issue: Vol 12 No 2, April to June 2018.
Martin Colloms has a passion for audio and music and has written for many of the key hi-fi magazines worldwide.