• Introducing New CA Contributor Kathy Geisler

    After four years of writing every review and in-depth article on Computer Audiophile it’s time to add some diversity to these pages. I’m very happy to introduce new CA contributor Kathy Geisler. Kathy will bring a refreshing and creative perspective to Computer Audiophile. She has vast experience as a producer with a passion for classical music and an ear for good sound quality.


    I first met Kathy at the Computer Audiophile Symposiumlink at Fantasy Studios in 2009. Kathy was one of many attendees from the professional side of the industry. I chatted with Kathy about her Well-Tempered Productions record label and her interest in offering standard and high resolution downloads directly to her customers from around the world. Kathy left a lasting impression on me.

    Two years later a colleague and I were chatting about possible contributing writers, when he mentioned Kathy’s name. I instantly thought she’d be a perfect match if she had time and was willing to contribute to CA. Fortunately Kathy has agreed to contribute creative and classical music oriented articles to Computer Audiophile.

    More information about Kathy:
    A graduate of the Juilliard School, Kathy Geisler has producer credits on more than 35 albums for the Well-Tempered Productions label, many of which were recorded at the world-class Skywalker Ranch scoring stage. Besides her work for Well-Tempered, Ms. Geisler has been instrumental as the recording liaison for the Russian National Orchestra, notably putting together the orchestra recording logistics for their Grammy Award winning album ‘Wolf Tracks,’ featuring Sophia Loren, Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev, and conducted by Maestro Kent Nagano. She has produced several videos including dozens of interviews for the online magazine Fresh Digital Produce. Her live music production credits include several concerts and tours in the United States and in 2010 she produced orchestra concerts in Hungary and Italy featuring pianist and conductor Konstantin Lifschitzlink. She is currently engaged in launching Festival Paradisolink in Tiburon, California.

    I hope everyone enjoys Kathy’s creativity and professional point of view towards this wonderful, yet sometimes strange, world of high end audio.

    Please welcome Kathy to Computer Audiophile.
    Comments 42 Comments
    1. ciamara's Avatar
      ciamara -
      We look forward to your contributions!
    1. coot's Avatar
      coot -
      Great to have another Classical pov on CA. I look forward to your perspective.
    1. Desk Jockey's Avatar
      Desk Jockey -
      Kathy,<br />
      <br />
      I'm looking forward to your contributions from a producers perspective. Now, to get the ball rolling, what is your position on USB cables? <br />
      <br />
      Seriously, welcome aboard. <br />
      <br />
    1. Paul R's Avatar
      Paul R -
      Looking forward to reading your articles. <br />
      <br />
      -Paul<br />
    1. audiozorro's Avatar
      audiozorro -
      I had the Wolf Tracks sitting on my CD storage shelves for weeks before I finally played it. I enjoyed it immensely and feel that it should be required listening in all public and private grade schools. The fact that I have been in love with Sophia Loren for decades and Clinton and Gorbachev are some of my favorite and respected world leaders is just icing on the cake. I envy your opportunities and success. Congratulations on a job well done and thanks for sharing your time here.
    1. The Computer Audiophile's Avatar
      The Computer Audiophile -
      <i>"Now, to get the ball rolling, what is your position on USB cables? "</i><br />
      <br />
      I love the sense of humor!<br />
      <br />
      <br />
    1. DavidL's Avatar
      DavidL -
      it would be very interesting to read an opinion from another perspective on the CD / hi-res debate that has featured here strongly in the last few days.<br />
      If (or when) we see the demise of CDs in favour of hi-res downloads are we likely to see a major contraction in the repertoire (classical and jazz in particular) available to music lovers in the future?<br />
      Personally I very much doubt that all the sterling work done by small labels in bringing lesser-known works / recordings to market on CD will be replicated with downloads, but I may be wrong.<br />
      <br />
    1. Jim Smith's Avatar
      Jim Smith -
      Congrats to Kathy. Can't wait to read your posts.<br />
      <br />
      And congrats to Chris, for reaching a milestone with your endeavor, and for realizing when it's time to open up the gates to allow further growth.
    1. bdiament's Avatar
      bdiament -
      Welcome Kathy!<br />
      <br />
      Best regards,<br />
      Barry<br />
      www.soundkeeperrecordings.com<br />
    1. bachrocks's Avatar
      bachrocks -
      I too am thrilled to have a classical musician —Wow, Julliard!— writing for CA. I've been eagerly awaiting your Sonata review.<br />
      <br />
      Cheers from Thailand,<br />
      ron<br />
    1. labjr's Avatar
      labjr -
      Welcome Aboard Kathy. I hope you know what you're getting yourself into<br />
      <br />
      BTW, do those NS10Ms on the console reflect your taste in monitors?
    1. vortecjr's Avatar
      vortecjr -
      Welcome Aboard...<br />
      <br />
      Jesus R.
    1. Thomas J's Avatar
      Thomas J -
      : )
    1. Jud's Avatar
      Jud -
      A very warm welcome, Kathy.<br />
      <br />
      Did you ever run into a piano instructor at Juillard named Beattie Allen? The Allens were neighbors of ours when I was a teenager (back when dinosaurs roamed the earth), so that may have been before your time.
    1. tmokbel's Avatar
      tmokbel -
      This is great news and a most warm welcome to the biggest computer audiophile family on the planet. Classical music is where my heart is, so double fantastic news. Welcome kathy!
    1. mitchco's Avatar
      mitchco -
      Looks like a nice Neve console you are sitting in front of.<br />
      <br />
      Cheers!<br />
      <br />
    1. Mercman's Avatar
      Mercman -
      Welcome Kathy!<br />
      <br />
      I guess we will all have to be polite now
    1. thotdoc's Avatar
      thotdoc -
      for getting your small business to the point where you can expand by adding great people.
    1. nemick's Avatar
      nemick -
      Welcome to the forum Kathy. Along with others, I look forward to your contributions and views.
    1. Kathy Geisler's Avatar
      Kathy Geisler -
      Thank you. I only know about bats from Eastern Europe that were imported to the US by early 20th century founders of the Chautauqua Institute in upstate NY. They were seen as the solution to controlling the mosquito population. They continue to do a remarkable job over one hundred years later. Yay for bats!<br />
      <br />