The New Audiophile DIG•IT Recordings CD And Auro-3D® Native 9.1-Channel Immersive Sound Recording Release Of The BBB Featuring Bernie Dresel - Bern Bern Bern
Los Angeles, CA, August 29, 2018: Bern Bern Bern is the second album release and first studio recording of The BBB Featuring Bernie Dresel in audiophile stereo, surround, and Auro-3D® Native 9.1 Immersive Sound. Available for sale beginning Sept. 4, the DIG•IT Recordings release features over 72 minutes of new compositions and arrangements recorded in a 96-kHz/24-bit state-of-the-art, multi-track Immersive Sound production. Featuring an energetic stereo spread and aggressive surround extension, Bernie Dresel leads his powerhouse jazz orchestra in a controlled studio performance. As a special guest, nine members from The Los Angeles Clarinet Choir played on "BBB Opener" and "Bern Bern Bern."
THE BBB FEATURING BERNIE DRESEL
Established in 2014, The BBB Featuring Bernie Dresel plays monthly at packed jazz clubs and sold-out concert venues in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The BBB provides potent testimony to the sheer exhilaration of big band jazz... a combination of intense swing and fiery soloing, as well as tight ensemble playing, powered by Bernie Dresel's extraordinary drumming talents.
This jazz orchestra is comprised of 16 seasoned pros on the Los Angeles studio scene. The ensemble delivers a contemporary, highly original sound featuring the witty, intricate, and hard-swinging compositions of established and up-and-coming composers and arrangers. The sound has a contemporary and dynamic energy with a focused edge to it that is like no other jazz orchestra. At times, it is reminiscent of drummer-led ensembles of the past. The instrumental makeup is unique in that there is no piano, but jazz/rockin' acoustic and electric guitar instead. However, for this studio session, Bernie augmented the sound with keyboards. In addition, there are four trumpets, four trombones, five saxophones, upright slap bass, and Bernie on drums and percussion. When people hear this exciting combination, the first thing that hits them is its energy and intensity.
BERNIE DRESEL - DRUMMER/PERCUSSIONIST, CREATIVE DIRECTOR & PRODUCER -
At the helm of The BBB is jazz drummer extraordinaire Bernie Dresel. He has been one of the busiest studio and live musicians in the world as both a drummer and percussionist since moving to Los Angeles in 1983 after graduating from the prestigious Eastman School of Music. Dresel's rendering style is nothing less than exciting, driven by one of the most accomplished jazz drummers in the world. Modern Drummer magazine's readers' poll named Bernie "Best Big Band Drummer."
Produced under Reber Productions, the studio-recording event took place in April 2018 at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, California, followed by mixing at Galaxy Studios in Mol, Beligum--also the home of Auro Technologies. The BBB was captured on Avid ProTools® from which an Auro-3D Native 9.1-channel master audio soundtrack was derived. The band's performance was recorded on 193 full-range discrete digital channels with 96-kHz/24-bit resolution.
During production, The BBB never once performed as a single unit. First, Bernie recorded his drum kit and numerous percussion instruments and set the energy for each tune without hearing the rhythm section or horn sections. Next, numerous percussion instruments were overdubbed, including pots and pans, tap shoes (representing Bernie's first inclination to become a drummer when he was a young boy), Japanese taiko drums, tympani, field drums, and other percussive sounds. With the drums and synthesizer overdubs, bass extension is deep and powerful with extension to sub-20 Hz frequencies. Finally, the horns and clarinets were
captured with dual AEA (Audio Engineering Associates) large-ribbon microphones and Neumann microphones fed to a Neve 8068 console.
When listening to the final mixes, all the components come flawlessly and magically together, and there is no way to discern that The BBB was not recorded as a single organization all together.
A 16-page booklet accompanies both the CD and the Pure Audio Blu-ray Disc, which covers in-depth the extensive technical aspects of producing an Auro-3D Native 9.1 Immersive Sound recording.
Immersive Sound is "Surround Sound with Height," adding the third and missing
dimension in sound reproduction. A height layer is added on top of the two-dimensional 5.1 multi-channel format. In order to experience this third dimension, the master recording is delivered on the relatively new Pure Audio Blu-ray format in uncompressed 96-kHz/24-bit resolution.
The Auro-3D sound format is the next generation in audio, marking an exciting leap forward from standard Stereo and Surround Sound that increases the dramatic impact of recorded musical performances, to create a natural three-dimensional listening experience.
In the case of Bern Bern Bern, more natural sound (instrumental clarity, harmonics, and depth) is perceived from all loudspeakers. The ear-level front and rear surrounds and front and rear height surrounds create a three-dimensional natural Immersive Sound field reproducing the natural spatial ambience captured in Capitol Studio B. The listening experience is like "being there" in the studio with a "live presence."
Both the CD and the Pure Audio Blu-ray Disc (LPCM 2.0, LPCM 5.1, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Auro-3D Native 9.1) are available through CDBaby.com) and Amazon.com. A Hi-Res 96-kHz/24-bit stereo download is available through iTunes. Hi-Res 96-kHz/24-bit 5.1 surround downloads are available through AcousticSounds.com and iTRAX.com. Standard MP3 downloads are available through CDBaby.com, Amazon.com and numerous other on-line outlets.
To review, please contact Gary Reber, Producer, at email@example.com or phone 951.676.4914.