Music that you can still touch!
Realistic sound recording
All albums made by Lorenzo Vella are mastered directly to tape through a completely
analogue signal chain using 1/2-inch Ampex ATR102.
This fabulous tape recorder was designed in 1976 by the Ampex Corporation, of Redwood City California, and has earned a reputation in the recording industry as the most mechanically
accurate analogue tape recorder with the best sound ever produced.
Compact and sculpted sound, great dynamics, extended frequency response and subtle to deep tape saturation!
Lorenzo Vella, a lover of good music and above all a scrupulous researcher of realistic sound, has over the years restored fabulous tape recorders such as Studer, Ampex, Nagra,
which have literally etched thehistory of the great musicians of the past.
Birdbox Records is the result of his great passion for music and professional analogue equipment.
Only the best tapes: SM900 - LPR90 - SM911 - LPR35 from RecordingTheMasters are used to record, master and make copies from our music tapes, which offer a dynamic and smooth sound.
Each copy comes in a Deluxe case with replica album artwork.
For recordings in our Nightingale Studios recording room we use the Argentini EP6000 24ch mixing console from 1973 by engineer Livio Argentini, restored and upgraded by Riccardo Bruco, together with analogue mastering outboards such as Manley, Ampex, EMI, Retro Instruments, Thermionic Culture.
The tape albums we offer are Analog Original Master Tape 1/4-inch 2-tracks on Studer A80 RC, derived from the king of tape recorders the Ampex ATR 102 1/2-inch 2-track Master Recorder
and the rare and colossal Studer A80 16-track 2-inch.