One of the benefits of the clustered living conditions of London, someone's living nearby has gotta have an open network sometime. tee hee hee.... So whilst downloading lots of porn, I figure i should also upload these promised Reflexion recordings.
Okay, the day I did these I was a little under the weather vocally (as you will be able to hear) so no singing I'm afraid. Instead I set the Reflexion up in my little London bedroom (to simulate the usual setting a likely Reflexion user might be trying to control) with an AT4047, through a SCA N72
, into Logic at 24/44.1. All the details don't matter so much, the exact same chain was used for all recordings. With the screen in 4 different positions, I said the same phrase (at the obvious volumes) into the AT4047 from the same distance. The phrase is:
"this is me speaking at a normal volume, this is me speaking at an excessive volume, this is me speaking at close to a whisper"
I stood about 8 inches from the mic for the normal volume phrases, about 12 inches for the excessive volume phrase, and about 4-6 inches for the whisper. This was done to best simulate a vocalists movements as their volume changes. Well, a well- trained vocalist...
The 4 positions are No Screen, Distant Screen (mic positioned outside the curve of the screen) Close Screen (mic positioned about 1-2 inches inside the curve of the screen), and Very Close Screen (mic positioned so the shock mount was touching the back of the screen). I took some photos of a few of the positions, and of the industrial looking mounting system that comes with the Reflexion.
If you open a project in the DAW of your choice, set to 90bpm, then all the normal volume phrases will start at bar 2, excessive volume at bar 4, and whispers at bar 6. This will make cutting them up for direct comparison of positions much easier.
This files are un-dithered, 24bit, mono .AIFFs. The first three files (with screen) are in this post, the file with no screen will be in the next post. Then I will post the next test...