- Age: 34 years
- ID: 7591354/112
871 North Howard Street Baltimore, MD 21201
Founded in 1986, Mapleshade began as Pierre Sprey's home recording studio -- affectionately referred to as "Edison's Lab" by jazz great Walter Davis Jr. We record live to two-track analog, transfer to digital at a rate 100 times faster than the CD standard, and use no add-on EQ, reverb or noise reduction electronics. Our recordings are made with only 2 to 4 microphones and no cables longer than 20 feet. The resulting sound has startling, "in-the-room" clarity, raw and exciting, full of the life that few studios capture... In 1997 we started publishing the Mapleshade Handbook to tell more people about our music and products without compromising our direct-to-consumer pricing, to share our design ideas and the experiments underlying them, and to make available the useful free upgrades we've developed in the course of our research and development... Our products were born from Pierre's research to improve the sound quality of his studio recordings and playback, then later adapted for..