this is a young lady from boston conservatory playing ian clarke's "hypnosis".
it sounds to me like i am too far away, even though this was a fairly un-reverberant space. km140s in ORTF (about 8 feet out) > vintech 1272 > m-audio FTU > thinkpad t410 i7 running reaper.
please give a quick listen and let me know what you think.
I think it sounds great. There's a nice ambience which really fits the song for me. It has a fitting depth, but isn't so distant that you can't distinguish things. I still hear the subtleties in the piano just fine, and the flute feels comfortably out front.
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Wow, the piano has a great "cello-y" feel to it, wonderful presence and vibe. The flute is a touch further away from the pitcher's mound, not left field, more like shortstop. Seems like it's missing that air of distinctness that would wrap your attention around its little fingers. Is this one of these cases where a bit of breath noise, even key clicks, would make it all the more entrancing? Small quibble, though-- nice job.
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Wow, that "young lady" can play!! Not just going correctly through the piece, she is musical.
Not too distant, but maybe I would wish for a position where both instruments project a bit more equally - flute completely overrides the piano at times, I don't think this is completely natural balance as one would "pick-up" by those superior microphones installed in our heads.
There is certainly one position where the mics would be able to approximate that balance. Or was the flute really that much louder than the piano?
The distance is fine with me - just wish for more detailed sound of piano - just a tiny bit, not a lot...
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