Hymns and Songs for Living:
Phase II – 2019 to 2000

The Long Hiatus

The extended hiatus in completing the Hymns and Songs for Living album between phase I and phase II was driven by many competing things in the lives of both David Goettee and Ms. Heidi Gerber-Salins.

However, the extended hiatus included creative exchanges between them that developed the guiding thoughts for what improvements would be good for the sonic quality to complete the envisioned quality product. Based on critically analyzing the draft materials, David brainstormed thoughts with Ms. Heidi Gerber-Salins for building on the solid foundation completed in phase I. Out of that came the detailed specifications for those hymns whose harmonies and accompaniments would benefit from being enhanced or revised to more fully flesh out harmonies and accompaniments.

Examples of improvements identified, included:

Actions in Phase II

In his role as Associate Producer, Mr. Bill McElroy:

Ms. Heidi Gerber-Salins of All Access Audio of Silver Spring, MD, made time available from her teaching schedule to provide some off-line sound processing.

All other work on revisions to finalize this recording were performed by Mr. Bill McElroy of Slipped DISC of Ashland, VA.  They included:

Technical Notes

For phase II, the previously recorded analogue tracks with Dolby SR noise reduction on the 2-inch, 24 track master tapes were converted by Bias Recording Studio to digital format at 24 bits at a sampling rate of 88.2 khz.