Added on 05-Aug-2005
I can't pretend to understand the technical explanation for what excellent producers and engineers can accomplish. But I can hear it, and last weekend, I could hear it as Massenburg played some CDs for me to demonstrate the room's acoustic qualities. I have never been a big fan of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody," but hearing it in that studio was a whole new experience -- akin to listening to stereo for the first time -- and I could sense what Freddie Mercury had intended with that record. "That's a 30-year old record," Massenburg said, "but listen to that." The sound floated around me -- or rather I felt that I was floating in the sound. "There's no resonance in this room," he said. "You can't tell that there are walls." He was right.