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Located in the nearly 100 year old former Emmanuel Episcopal Chapel in rural Boyce, VA, the Sono Luminus studios are a world-class recording facility with a special focus on classical and acoustic music, and the home of the Sono Luminus record label. Studio A boasts a 25 foot vaulted wood ceiling over a 35’x65’ original heart pine floor, providing a beautiful natural acoustic. Sono Luminus specializes in the highest caliber of audio quality with the capability of recording 24 simultaneous channels of audio with sample rates up to DXD (Digital eXtreme Definition) 352kHz/24bit or DSD (Direct Stream Digital).

As the first American record label to release audio projects on Pure Audio Blu-Ray technology, Sono Luminus specializes in the highest caliber of audio quality. Not only does this format guarantee the utmost in sonic experience available, it also gives Sono Luminus the ability to routinely release recordings on Blu-ray discs containing 9.1 Auro-3D 96kHz/24 bit surround sound, 5.1 DTS HD MA 192kHz/24bit surround sound, and 2.0 LPCM 192kHz/24bit stereo files.

Among the world’s finest audio facilities, Sono Luminus’ recording method focuses on the concept of true performance fidelity; the seamless marriage of stellar sound quality with exceptionally high performances. Over the past seven years, this approach of getting the sound “right” at the beginning of the process via mic placement and performer set-up has enabled Sono Luminus to garner two GRAMMY awards and eighteen GRAMMY nominations.

Sono Luminus has had the pleasure of recording a large collection of artists for it’s own label, as well as providing recording and production services for albums released on various other labels, including Steinway & Sons, RCA Red Seal, Bridge, Delos, Grand Piano, Hännsler, Kennedy Center, Koch, Naxos, New Amsterdam, Orchid, Sheva Collection, Shin Lu, Sonabilis, and Summit.


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