"The record is superb! You did a fabulous job."
"Douglas Hedwig and his ensemble give rousing, note-perfect performances that will have you tramping about your house in a one-person parade. They are afforded excellent recorded sound by MSR."
James A. Altena
Band Music of Coates
"You were truly the best to work with and I could not be any happier."
"On behalf of the entire quartet we just wanted to thank you so very much for the wonderful work you did with these middle quartets. The sound quality is fantastic and all the edits are great. We could not be happier than this. You are always so easy and fun to work with and make this process so rewarding and meaningful."
Arianna String Quartet
Beethoven: The Middle Quartets
"...one thing is clear: you have helped us to make a better recording than anyone ever has...We are thrilled with how things sound!...Thank you so much!"
Arianna String Quartet
Ensemble in residence
University of Missouri-St. Louis
"All the guys are so wrapped with your approach Richard - me too. I've worked with many 'named' producers
and you are the best."
Graham Ashton, leader,
Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble,
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
" I really enjoyed working with you...many thanks for your wonderful talent and well, magic, for lack of a better description. I am very lucky to have had your expertise in this recording."
Dr. Dan Auerbach
"We absolutely love working with you. Thank you for your investment in our playing, and for your willingness to kick our butts!! We truly feel fortunate to have the opportunity to work with you."
Kurt Baldwin, cellist
Arianna String Quartet
"We are in agreement that you are a genius. It sounds...FANTASTIC!"
I'm particularly impressed by the Casterde and the improved balance between perc and piano with the quartet... this project wouldn't be the same without your help and artistry in the studio."
Assistant Professor of Trombone
TCU School of Musicir
Stentorian Consort Trombone Quartet
"Am just writing to thank you so much for the quick production and distribution of the CD’s from the ACB convention in Poughkeepsie. They are the best quality of any CD’s from any convention I have attended and being able to receive them in such a timely fashion certainly says a great deal about your business...Again, my compliments for the quality of your work and the timely fashion of receiving the CD’s. I know I will enjoy them for many years to come."
Association of Concert Bands
Richard makes the recording process worry free. His engineering is first rate, plus his finely tuned ears and the comfortable manner he employs to manage recording sessions makes him invaluable as a producer. His editing is perfect. I can't imagine a better process and a finer end product."
The Philadelphia Orchestra
"Thank you for all your hard work. You are absolutely amazing at this. I loved our sessions.."
" The CD is superbly engineered by...Richard Price, who also co-produced the album. The sound is sumptuous yet subtle, full of nuance..."
(Meg Bowles/A Quiet Light/Kumatone)
"Thank you for all of your incredible work on this project. I would recommend you a million times over for the way that you kept us moving, relaxed and playing better than we thought we could. And then your superb editing. . .I am 'gobsmacked' with the actual recording!"
Professor of Horn
Penn State University
"The best editor in the world."
The late John Browning,
"Well, that was the MOST positive experience of a session I have ever experienced! Your bedside manner makes it all happen! Many, many thanks, and may there be more!! "
Engineer, SoundBoard Recording
"Before too much time has passed, I just wanted to thank you for the masterful recording you did of the Choir of Men and Women of Trinity Newtown. We knew of the excellent work of Candlewood Digital from the many recordings of concerts, but this was a very different experience. Some comments: "He knows the music as well as we do!" "What a professional! "Richard and Wayne really care!"
Trinity Church Choir
"The recording is perfectly in perspective, and thus, blissfully, is not too close…tremendous stuff"
Paul Dunkel Live
"The record is marvelous...you have saved the day with whatever you did...thank you as always for the perfect edits."
"The sound quality is vivid and well-balanced...Korevaar has emerged in recent years as a major artist"
David Korevaar plays Chopin
"The CD is absolutely terrific!! Thank you!"
Henry Dehlinger, pianist
Danielle Talamantes, soprano
MSR Classics ,
"I am overwhelmed by the quality of this recording...it SOUNDS GREAT! I will be proud to present this recording as a professional representation of my work."
Nickitas J. Demos, Composer, Coordinator of Composition Studies
Georgia State University
fine, superbly engineered release."
(Greg McCallum: Voyage a Paris,
"It sounds absolutely GORGEOUS. Amazing, amazing editing job. Thank you so, so much!!!"
"You did a super job of organizing and managing the recording sessions, your editing is amazing, and your mastering is superb! It is a great recording. BRAVO!"
Randall Faust, composer,
International Horn Society
" Recorded on period instruments,, Hedwig and his Newberry forces exude highly polished performances full of fun and joy, and the marching spiritt of the music is consistently portrayed with an unmatched sense of ensemble and attention to detail. Excitingly fascinating stuff in top drawer sonics and with detailed annotations which I recommend unreservedly."
Music & Vision
Music of Coates
Newberry Victorian Cornet Band//Hedwig
“...[my] admiration for the imaginative choice of repertoire and the excellent recorded sound. Production values are high—very helpful and informative notes, and a clear perfectly balanced recording.”
Barbara Bruns/Thompson Brass Ens.
Music for Organ & Brass
Once again, Richard set a high bar and inspired us to think of the people who will find meaning and light in these magical Christmas arrangements"
"I have to say that I am incredibly impressed with the sound quality of the product, and I think you are a magician. I am so very happy that I decided to record the album in Troy Music Hall...what a difference that makes!"
The true success
for our recordings last month, as well as throughout the past 7 years, has been our very good fortune of being able to work with, not only one the best engineers in the industry, but one of the most inspiring, appreciative and motivating musicians around! "
Brehm Series/Sacred Arias
It was a real treat working with you this week. I think the CD will be a great success, and much of the credit goes to your positive and careful work as the producer. Your methods really opened my eyes! I would really enjoy working with you again. "
Engineer, SoundBoard Recording
"The sound, described as a Candlewood Digital 'Natural Presence' recording, lives up to its name, offering just enough space within the natural bloom of the church to create an attractive blend to the voices without losing detail or presence. The organ, usually discreetly in the background, has real bite and solid bass when called for... an exemplary, and most charming, release.”
Ronald E. Grames, Fanfare
A Thing Most Wonderful
Christ Church Girls' Choir/Hitel
"Adding to Futer's commanding, virtuoso playing, pianist Susan Nowicki rises to challenges which are scarcely less formidable, and together they make a case for rarely heard music of rare quality. Equally complicit is the sound, recorded at the legendary Troy Music Hall Savings Bank in Albany, New York. Both the gleam and textures of Futer's sound are almost tangible, and the distinction between trumpet and flugelhorn in the second movement of Reskin's Sonata is ideal for comparing new hardware."
Running at the Top of the World
Paul Futer/Susan Nowicki/MSR Classics
Full-blooded sonority and huge dynamic range...this revelatory perfrmance alone is worth the disc's price. "
Chopin Piano Music/David Korevaar
Rich, reverberant sound that dwarfs the engineering accorded (competing major label CD version). "
American Record Guide
Schnittke: Concerto for Choir
"Richard, as always, thank you for your fantastic work!"
Atlantic Brass Quintet
"Great remastering!...I am thrilled! The sound seems clean and not so bottom heavy, the strings have a new shimmer to them, small percussion instruments are now heard, and the sound is more homogeneous from top to bottom. Congratulations on a great sound!!"
"Korevaar’s tone is, if anything, better than ever, and the recording engineering and production exquisite. (If I get to record another CD one day, I’ll bring this disc in and say, “The piano should sound just likethis!' ”
American Record Guide
David Korevaar/Bach Partitas
Thanks you sooooooo much for your awesome recording and editing techniques! I am very pleased."
Well recorded, with an ideal balance between the instruments, the duo ideally placed not too close to the listener."
International Record Review
Zina Schiff/Cameron Grant
Copland & Zeisl Sonatas, MSR Classics
"I want to thank you again for your really outstanding restoration and digital remastering of the Metropolitan Brass Quartet recording. I am very pleased and surprised at the quality you have gotten out of the 25 year old 1/4" master tape. I simply could not have imagined that it would all have turned out sounding this good."
Metropolitan Brass Quartet
I can't imagine a more impeccable or subtler job... You're really amazing... A great pleasure to have worked with you. You've got the sharpest ears in the business."
Chair of Accompanying
University of Illinois School of Music
I thought I'd just drop you a note to let you know that the audio you fed my camera is absolutely fantastic! Audio, as you know, is easily half the battle for a good video...your audio feed met that challenge and more. Thanks again for a great job!"
W. Spencer Hinds
Video Ventures LLC
Just a quick note to thank you for such a fantastic experience last Thursday and Friday. It really made a huge difference being in the hands of such obviously experienced professionals."
Director of Music
Christ Church, Greenwich, CT
Thank you for the superb job you did in recording the ACB National Convention concert hours. I listened to the West Point recording that you gave me and the immediate mastering was incredible."
Director of Music, Marist College
President-elect, Association of
Thank you so much for all the work you've done, and for your patience when we've asked for various changes. You are such a dream to work with - I couldn't have asked for a better experience on this first (and hopefully not last!) recording."
Christine R. Howlett
"Love Raise Your Voice ", MSR Classics
"The recording quality is super. I've recorded in the chapel before and it wasn't close to being this nice in terms of quality."
Christine R. Howlett,
Director of Choral Activities,
"I can only aspire to someday hear music with your transcendant professionalism, patience, and dedication. This music is as much yours as it is mine ."
"Holy crap, it’s freaking amazing (yes, you may use that quote for business purposes)."
Music Director and Conductor
New York City Children's Chorus
You did a magnificent job, and the artistic quality is great...We’re lucky to have Candlewood Digital recording our concerts!"
Connecticut Choral Society
"Your editing is perfect as usual."
Jazz piano soloist