Engineering

Whitney Slaten - Acoustic Pressure EqualizerWhitney Slaten has carefully studied and practiced live sound reinforcement and recording engineering for the past 25 years. He brings unique expertise to his company, Slatencraft, LLC, specializing in sound recording, live sound, and videography. As a sound engineer, professional jazz musician, and ethnomusicologist, Whitney is sensitive to the social significance of sound engineering across multiple genres. Slaten has offered live sound recording and amplification services to individual artists, musical groups, college music departments and conservatories. Jazz festivals, opera auditions, orchestral performances, basements, garages, nightclubs and gilded concert halls are among the many settings in which Whitney engineers. Slaten has provided live sound reinforcement engineering services to Jazzmobile, a not-for-profit organization that produces outdoor professional jazz performances throughout neighborhoods in Harlem and various communities in NYC.  He also records and archives the rare American keyboard instruments of Artis Wodehouse, as well as her performances of the music of early American composers.


Videography

Three cameras produce these video recordings.  They are HD, high definition, at 1080p and 30fps, frames per second. 24bit 192kHz stereo sound recordings are synchronized to these videos.  High definition editing and graphics finalize each video before direct uploading to YouTube.


    Live Sound

    The live sound public address system features a digital audio mixer and wireless iPad control, as well as high quality and high powered Class D amplifiers and injection molded loudspeakers.  The system can serve a wide range of audience and ensemble sizes.  It operates well in outdoor and indoor venues.  This system can simultaneously make 24bit multitrack recordings while amplifying live sound.

    Jazzmobile at Grants Tomb - Whitney Slaten - Sound Engineer - Summer 2014


     Sound Recording

    The sound recordings range from simple stereo (microphone) pair recordings to live multiple microphone, multitrack recordings.  High-end microphones that exceed the 20-20kHz bandwidth, interfaces, and digital audio workstations that operate at 24-bit produce these recordings.

    Stereo Pair

    2 High-Quality Omnidirectional Condenser Microphones Direct to Ultra-High Resolution DSD Digital Audio Stereo Recorder

    Live 2-Track

    Multiple Condenser Microphones, Dynamic Microphones, and Direct Inputs Mixed Live to Stereo Recorder

    Multitrack

    Up to 24 Separate and Simultaneously Recorded Microphone and Direct Input Tracks of Digital Audio, Later Mixed in a Recording Studio to Stereo Recorder

     

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