Morten Lindberg


Recording Producer and Balance Engineer with 32 American GRAMMY-nominations since 2006, 24 of these in categories Best Engineered Album, Best Surround Sound Album and Producer of the Year. Founder and CEO of the record label 2L.

The music captured by 2L features Norwegian composers and performers and an international repertoire reflected in the Nordic atmosphere. The surround sound recordings of Lindberg Lyd not only transform the entire listening experience, but also - more radically - these innovative recordings overturn some very basic concepts regarding how music is played and even composed. 2L emphasize surround sound with Pure Audio Blu-ray and HiRes file distribution, and have garnered no less than 32 American GRAMMY nominations since 2006, 24 of these in categories Best Engineered Album, Best Surround Sound Album and Producer of the Year.

2L record in spacious acoustic venues: large concert halls, churches and cathedrals. Lindberg has found that this is actually where he can make the most intimate recordings. The qualities he seek in large rooms are not necessarily a big reverb, but openness due to the absence of close reflecting walls. Making an ambient and beautiful recording is the way of least resistance. Searching the fine edge between direct contact and openness - that’s the real challenge! A really good recording should be able to bodily move the listener. This core quality of audio production is made by choosing the right venue for the repertoire, and by balancing the image in the placement of microphones and musicians relative to each other in that venue. There is no method available today to reproduce the exact perception of attending a live performance. That leaves us with the art of illusion when it comes to recording music. As recording engineers and producers we need to do exactly the same as any good musician: interpret the music and the composer’s intentions and adapt to the media where we perform. Immersive Audio is a completely new conception of the musical experience. Recorded music is no longer a matter of a fixed one- or two-dimensional setting, but rather a three-dimensional enveloping situation. Surround sound and immersive audio is a sculpture that you can literally move around and relate to spatially; surrounded by music you can move about in the aural space and choose angles, vantage points and positions.


Abstract: Music production, ideas and approach