Recording Studio

Chester has a recording studio dedicated to the remote recording of cimbalom for Film, Television, and Video Game scoring. The studio runs ProTools, and uses DPA Microphones as well as a Metric Halo ULN-8 interface/preamps. If you are a composer/producer who is interested in having the unique textures of cimbalom featured on your score, the demos below give an example of some of what’s possible. Recent projects include the recent Netflix release Slumberland (Pinar Topeka, composer) and The Pigeon Tunnel (Paul Leonard-Morgan, composer) on Apple+.


An excerpt from Tzigane by Maurice Ravel.
Adagio from Sonata in g-minor by J.S. Bach.
An excerpt from Cello Concerto en forme de “pas de trois” by Bernd Alois Zimmermann.
A demonstration of glissandos, harmonics, and some extended techniques.