Saint Thomas Strings is a collection of string ensembles recorded in the amazing Saint Thomas Cathedral at Bastyr University in Northern Washington State in the US. The cathedral is 48 feet tall and features unusual near-perfect acoustics that attract frequent recording sessions for Hollywood films. Scores for "Brokeback Mountain," "About Schmidt," "Mr. Holland's Opus," "Mirror Mirror,", and orchestral tracks for Dave Matthews album have been recorded here. The cathedral is wired so that a modified bus configured for recording can pull up and plug into the pre wired snake to track the performance. Four pairs of microphones, both on stage and in the hall, were used to capture various size sections that are recombined.
Microphone pairs - Neumann KM140, AMS250 Soundfield, B&K4001, & Schoeps KFM6U