A musical bridge between East and West, is how cellist Joachim Eijlander proposed this project – music by Saygun (Turkey), Cassadó (Spain), Tsintsadze (Georgia), and traditional music from Armenia. On a beautiful and very old gut-stringed cello played by one of our country’s top cellists. And as a bonus, lots of collaborations with other musicians, too! Joachim Eijlander’s view into the church. Here you see the five main microphones (DPA 4006A) as well as Joachim’s close mics (DPA 4015A). Equipment Equipment-wise, this one is quite similar to Nicolas van Poucke’s Schumann Collection. By using just five omnidirectional microphones for the entire (surround) mix, we were able to capture everything as purely and most detailed as possible. We did place some close mics in case we needed them, but in the end we didn’t, so turned them (almost) off in the final mix. The microphones used were all made by DPA from Denmark, the 4006A and 4015A omnidirectional and subcardioid microphones. They were connected to our preamps/ADCs by custom Furutech cabling. Unfortunately there weren’t any other photos taken at the session, but we were fortunate enough to record Joachim not just solo but also in duo with many artists; Helena Basilova (piano), Vincent van Amsterdam (accordeon), Izhar Elias (classical guitar), and Kadir Sonuk (duduk), making this album a nicely varied one for world and classical music lovers. We hope you enjoy it!