Weltlinger’s most recent album release is Szolnok
, recorded with the Daniel Weltlinger Quartet in which the concept behind the newly created ensemble is to perform original material that takes inspiration from real situational stories. In this case, the story is Weltlinger’s violin, which he inherited from his Hungarian grandfather Zoltan Fischmann (changed to Fishman when he emigrated to Australia). Between 1920 and 1922, Zoltan carried the violin with him when he walked by foot from Hungary to France. After 18 years in Marseilles, the violin was taken to Casablanca, then later to Sydney, before finally being brought back to Europe by Weltlinger in 2017 after some 75 years absence from the continent.
Released in May on DMG Germany in conjunction with Weltlinger’s own label Rectify Records, Szolnok
was recorded at Blackbird Studios in Berlin with Uri Gincel on piano, Paul Kleber on contrabass and Mathias Ruppnig on drums. Weltlinger also added some field recordings that he created over several months to convey the locations in the world where the violin had travelled.
“I am now promoting the album with a series of live performances, all of which are featuring my new d:vote™
CORE 4099 microphone,” he explains. “Since acquiring it in October 2018, I have used it on just about all the projects and studio work I’ve been involved in. Like the original d:vote™ 4099, it is ideal for both stage and studio work and is a great condenser microphone for recording. I regularly used d:vote™ 4099s as close mics in studio situations, backed up with a studio mic to capture the room sound. My original d:vote™ 4099s have been used on numerous projects including a multitude of television scores – for example the hit television series Babylon Berlin which features my violin on at least three tracks on the official soundtrack album.”
As well as his promotional shows for Szolnok
, Weltlinger is also busy rehearsing and recording with other ensembles that he plays with.
e 4099 Instrument Microphones, including the new CORE version, have made my life a lot easier in terms of amplifying my instrument,” he says. “I feel very fortunate to have sugh high quality, regular use microphones in my possession.”
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