Channel Classics

Channel Classics Records is a quality classical music record label based in Holland. Director, producer and recording engineer is Jared Sacks.

Overview

Channel Classics Records is a quality classical music record label based in Holland. Director, producer and recording engineer is Jared Sacks. Having grown up in Boston Massachusetts, schooled at Oberlin Conservatory and the Amsterdam Conservatory of music with 15 years of experience playing French Horn, Jared decided to make his hobby of recording a profession in 1987. The label started in 1990 with the name Channel Classics coming from the street he lived on in Amsterdam (Kanaalstraat). Jared and his Dutch wife Lydi Groenewegen together with a group of assistants work closely with distributors in 38 countries to promote the artists through the CD’s.

Channel has been releasing CD's in the Hybrid Super Audio format. Channel Classics has been recording in DSD - SACD stereo/multichannel format with a release of more than 150 SACD cd’s. Especially in 5 channels, the sound and performance are so enhanced that there is no way back to a normal stereo recording. Channel uses high quality power- and microphone cables. Channel employs different analogue to digital converters, and digital to analogue converters, made by Grimm Audio and Meitner/EmmLabs. The mixing boards are custom designed and today's editing software is developed by Pyramix engineering.

Channel Classics is on the forefront with the approach to high-resolution downloads.

Repertoire

Channel Classics has always been focussed on working with a select roster of incredible musicians, in many cases nurturing and supporting them as they mature and develop. The catalogue now boasts some of the most respected names currently in classical music Rachel Podger, Florilegium, Dejan Lazic, Netherlands Bach Society, Johannette Zomer and Pieter Wispelwey. Artists of the calibre of Ivan Fischer, with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, have chosen to step away from major labels in order to work with Channel Classics due of the freedom that the label provides artists.

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