雪山盟 Snowy Mountain
by 上官萍 Shang Guan Ping
Shang Guan Ping is the singer who gave you “Night Queen” a compilation of classic songs from 40’s-50’s. She is back with this album that is specially done by DIRECT CUT Master CD. Consist of classic Chinese Jazz tunes recorded to bring out the best audiophile feel.
【雪山盟秋本薰&上官萍1:1直刻皮革版】●秋本薰日本最杰出的萨克斯風演奏家●其精湛的演奏技巧深获狂爱。前后年录制了157张英、日唱片，这 是他唯一的一张国语歌曲片。他的演奏绝活是不间断的直接跳八度，神乎其技即兴演奏变奏，似花腔的诠释方式，真让人叹为观止。女唱将「上官萍」录了32张华 语唱片，曾经是国际EMI其下之一员大将。她的音域广，气长，音准，擅长控制音量，并且音质音色均富有感情，是一张不可多得的发烧碟
Direct to disc recording refers to sound recording methods which bypass the use of magnetic recording tape, recording directly onto disc master; and record albums made using this process.
Professional analogue sound recording
In order to make the recording, musicians would typically play one fifteen minute "live" set in a recording studio per side of LP. It would be made without the use of multi-track recording, and without overdubs. The performance would have to be carefully engineered, and mixed live in stereophonic sound. During performance, the cutting head engages the master lacquer used for pressing LP records, and is not stopped until the entire side is complete.
A recording may be simultaneously recorded onto a two-track master tape for subsequent pressing in the traditional manner, and although such tapes were often made to preserve the recordings in case the direct to disc process failed, or discs became damaged before the final product could be produced, direct to disc albums were almost never re-issued as standard albums made from tape masters.
From the musicians' point of view, the advantages direct to disc recording are a greater immediacy and interaction among the players. Technically, it gives rise to a cleaner recording through the elimination of up to 4 generations of master tapes, overdubs, and mix downs from multi-tracked masters. Conversion of the signal into digital form and its reconversion into analogue may be avoided, although some modern disc cutting equipment makes this step mandatory.
The method also bypasses problems inherent in recording tape: tape hiss, wow and flutter, and limited dynamic range.