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Old 14th November 2011, 06:52 PM   #17881
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Your own recordings of Southpaw Jones and others ought to sound utterly different than what they'd sound like at a live venue.
Nope, they sound remarkably the same (I frequent small venues), even when doing a comparison minutes after the recording. Come down for the Lee Barber show/taping and find out for yourself. Live music, no PA- that's my reference point.
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Nope, they sound remarkably the same (I frequent small venues), even when doing a comparison minutes after the recording. Come down for the Lee Barber show/taping and find out for yourself. Live music, no PA- that's my reference point.
THIS year, I fully agreed; the recording was remarkable 'live' sounding. I remember when the applause came out of the speaker and several people just looked up, startled, who was applauding at that point. Nope, was the recording.

But at last years concert at your place Stuart I thought there was appreciable difference between the live and recorded. I don't remember the exact recording/mike setup from that time, but this year's mike set with the artificial head Scott brought along must have made the difference.

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Old 14th November 2011, 07:20 PM   #17883
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A few differences in the recording setup. Scott's mikes are terrific- I'm lusting after a pair. The year before, the mikes were quite crude- for the concert/taping on December 3, we'll use my newer ribbon/Blumlein mikes- the comparison with Scott's should be very interesting.

One of the songs from the Southpaw Jones show will end up on your site as supplementary material for Part 2 of the mike article.
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Nope, they sound remarkably the same (I frequent small venues), even when doing a comparison minutes after the recording. Come down for the Lee Barber show/taping and find out for yourself. Live music, no PA- that's my reference point.

I want clarify my point by saying your recordings should sound different than the PA system at a live venue.

John

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THIS year, I fully agreed; the recording was remarkable 'live' sounding. I remember when the applause came out of the speaker and several people just looked up, startled, who was applauding at that point. Nope, was the recording.

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Did anyone's wife come out of the kitchen and ask who was applauding?

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As a matter of fact, yes. My wife, who doesn't care about audio (I mean, the cliches keep piling up!), was startled, and immediately declared it the best reproduced sound she's ever heard. She didn't have to come out of the kitchen, it's all of one piece with our living room.

She already thought highly of Scott, this just confirmed her opinion.
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I want clarify my point by saying your recordings should sound different than the PA system at a live venue.

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Jeez, I certainly hope so.
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My wife, who doesn't care about audio (I mean, the cliches keep piling up!), was startled, and immediately declared it the best reproduced sound she's ever heard.
Most probably thousand times better
 
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THIS year, I fully agreed; the recording was remarkable 'live' sounding. I remember when the applause came out of the speaker and several people just looked up, startled, who was applauding at that point. Nope, was the recording.

But at last years concert at your place Stuart I thought there was appreciable difference between the live and recorded. I don't remember the exact recording/mike setup from that time, but this year's mike set with the artificial head Scott brought along must have made the difference.

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Jan, just to clarify I was experimenting with what Rob Danielson calls a "head spaced barrier pair" which is a simplified dummy head setup. It gives a semi-binaural effect that seems to work on headphones and speakers alike. Here is more on similar stuff... caperteebirder.com - birdsongs and landscapes
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