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Re: addendum
Author: Posted by Erik
Date: 04/28/2004

HR:
'About 'the most natural sound': Perhaps you will be surprised that 'natural sound' is often times not what is wanted.'
After 24 years of recording I have experienced that also.
HR:
'Perhaps the room has some unflattering aspects that could best be avoided.
Yes, I have experienced that myself, when recording the Quatuor Mosaiques at the Chateau Grafenegg, Austria. The old 'Reitersaal' was over acoustic, in the midrange over 2 seconds of reverb. I could had used easily my Schoeps mk4 or Sennheiser MKH 40. But the ensemble could not hear each other. Give them headphones? They would have refused that. I treated the room acoustics, and brought back the reverb time in the midrange to an acceptable amount, and used a couple of B + Ks for the recording. Beethoven opus 18, 5+6, Astree Auvidis E8541.
HR: 'Perhaps the room as HVAC',
What is HVAC? HR:
'On one recent occasion, the group preferred directionals over omnis because the sound was clearer-the group had a trusted coach with them during the sessions, and he ended up listening to the monitors (rather then being in the room) because he could here much better.'
Maybe very helpful for the ensemble, and less stressy for the coach, but I doubt the value for a CD recording for listeners interested in music.
HR:
'Many people consider recordings a separate genre of performance, and exploit that, rather then taking an audio 'picture' of the event, especially when the audio 'picture' contains all sorts of aural distractions.'
Yes, you are right, but if we are recording stringquartetts in a more and more pop music manipulated way, young CD listeners might get shocked how bad a stringquartett sounds in the Boston Symphony hall, when they experience it for the first time 'live'.

 
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