Originally Posted by 0VU
And about the recording, I really like the balance of room and instrument and the timbre of the instrument as captured. I've no problem with the basic stereo image which for me sounds mostly believable and quite natural. However, something that does bother me is that it sounds like there's some significant phase issues affecting fairly large sections of the music. It's virtually impossible not to get some correlation problems when using omnis on an organ (which is my usual method so I'm not criticising the choice) but it sounds like there are substantial sections of the music which are tending strongly out of phase. This does upset the otherwise good stereo image and, I wasn't able to check but, if someone listens in mono it'll really screw up the balance. How one feels about the significance of mono compatibility these days is a different issue but imo it's important to consider it, especially when the correlation errors are sufficiently strong as to affect the image and tonal balance in stereo replay as well as mono.
I do still like it though. Good instrument, good room and good playing.
Thank you for your serious and extensive reply!
Good to hear you like the balance between instrument and room!
Have you any suggestion for preventing phase issues?
I agree, you hear the instrument fly back and forth every now and then.