Adaq Khan · Recording Engineer

Classic Sound

Natural balance through trusted classic recording techniques in ultra high resolution.

Considered approach

Measured and meticulous, unobtrusively capturing the best performances.

Refined treatment

Consistently accomplished results from precise, reliable post-production.

Adaq Khan

My work includes concert recordings of massed choirs at the Royal Albert Hall, orchestral premieres at the Barbican, chamber music at Wigmore Hall and opera sessions in Nuremberg.

My album recordings range from a complete Chopin piano series to first recordings of lesser-known works, such as Sorabji’s 8-hour Sequentia Cyclica and the complete John Cage Song Books.

With credits on hundreds of CD releases, concert recordings and video soundtracks, accolades for my work include Gramophone Editor's Choice and iTunes Classical No.1 album.

Features

Contemporary composers, first recordings, world-class musicians and iconic venues:

· Recording for video

· Mixing

Three days of live concert recordings. Over 50 ensembles, ranging from a four-piece rock band to a 1,000-strong massed choir.

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A full week of recording sessions for Toccata Classics, conducted by Paul Mann. A first recording of Swiss composer Flury’s opera, “A Florentine Tragedy”, for soprano, tenor, baritone and orchestra.

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· Editing

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· Producing

First recording of an 8.5 hour solo piano composition. Recorded over 7 sessions then edited, mixed and mastered for forthcoming release.

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Live concert recording. UK premiere of Galgenhumouresque by Martyn Harry.

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Five sessions of location recording with an eight-piece a cappella choir. Editing, mixing and mastering for release.

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First recording of James Erber’s solo flute music, The ‘Traces’ Cycle, produced by Richard Barrett. Editing, mixing and mastering for release.

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Songs for mezzo-soprano and string quartet, recorded and at Livingston Studios and mixed at Strongroom Studios. Nominated for an ARIA Music Award.

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Location recording of works for choir and organ, including a new arrangement of Faure’s Requiem. Features the Chelsea Pensioners.

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Live concert recording of Cuban music, featuring Ann Liebeck (soprano), Marcos Madrigal (piano), Omar Puente (violin) and Julian Rowlands (bandoneon).

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Series of live concert recordings for the ‘Purcell from the Ground Up’ festival, devised by Hugo Ticciati. Ensembles comprised strings, voice and piano.

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· Editing

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14 newly-commissioned pieces for chamber choir. Recorded over three days then edited, mixed and mastered for release.

  • "Wonderful performances; luminous and warm recorded sound."

    BBC Music Magazine ★★★★

  • "Toccata’s rich recording allows both works to bloom and this disc is well worth exploring."

    Gramophone Magazine

  • "Recorded in exceptionally clear and vivid sound... all of the parts of this production should be equally commended."

    Scott Noriega, Fanfare Magazine

  • "The recorded sound is magnificent... and the playing and conducting... is of excellent quality."

    MusicWeb International

  • "Excellent performances and recording all round."

    Gramophone Magazine

  • "Pristine-sounding and detail-oriented in aural presentation."

    AllMusic

  • "This is an excellent disc, mesmeric in tone, and featuring accomplished and committed performances throughout."

    BBC Music Magazine ★★★★

  • "Toccata's sound is loyal and clear..."

    KlassiskMusikk

  • "One of those instantly appealing recordings, and one which will give great pleasure..."

    MusicWeb International

  • "The performances are impeccable and the production excellent."

    Catherine Bott

  • "A stupendously detailed and authentic-sounding love letter to the early days of electronic music experimentation."

    Chain D.L.K.

  • "Exemplary first recording." - No. 2 in the UK Classical Charts

    Classical Ear