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The Music Room => Great Recordings and Reviews => Classical YouTube Video Library => Topic started by: Alvis on March 25, 2014, 01:48:20 PM

Title: Haydn Sonata No. 39 in D Major I. Movement, Allegro by Tatia Chikovani
Post by: Alvis on March 25, 2014, 01:48:20 PM
Hi!

I've made another recording with Tatia, this time playing Haydn Sonata No. 39, I. Movement.

I had some usefull feedback in my last post on this forum and tried to incorporate it into the recording. The lighting is unfortunately still terrible, but I don't have a lighting rig, so we just have to work with what's available.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8kePTrXGl0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8kePTrXGl0)

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TatiaChikovani (https://www.youtube.com/user/TatiaChikovani)

Enjoy!
-Alvis
Title: Re: Haydn Sonata No. 39 in D Major I. Movement, Allegro by Tatia Chikovani
Post by: 71 dB on March 26, 2014, 08:07:22 AM
Hello Alvis,

You have achieved impressive improvements this time around! The Bach recording sounded technically a bit harsh and amateurish, but this one sounds pleasant and professional. The balance of direct sound and diffuse sound field is good. Spatial distortion that terrorized the Bach recording is almost completely gone and listening with headphones is pleasant. I also listened to this with my loudspeakers. Works well with them too. More depth than the Bach recording had.

Thanks for sharing this! It's genuinely enjoyable. Tatia's playing is great from start to finish.  :)

Could you tell us how you changed your set up to achieve this?
Title: Re: Haydn Sonata No. 39 in D Major I. Movement, Allegro by Tatia Chikovani
Post by: Alvis on March 26, 2014, 08:37:59 AM
Thanks!

I tried to approximate an OSS microphone configuration and put it about a meter away from the edge of the piano, aiming slightly downward and towards the lid.

Approximating OSS configuration means that I basically tied a circular light reflector package between the mics to create that sound shadow.

-Alvis
Title: Re: Haydn Sonata No. 39 in D Major I. Movement, Allegro by Tatia Chikovani
Post by: 71 dB on March 27, 2014, 10:59:01 AM
Thanks!

I tried to approximate an OSS microphone configuration and put it about a meter away from the edge of the piano, aiming slightly downward and towards the lid.

Approximating OSS configuration means that I basically tied a circular light reflector package between the mics to create that sound shadow.

-Alvis
Interesting. OSS with cardioid mics. What angle did you use between the mics? 90° ?

OSS Jecklin disc should be sturdy and absorbing and the mics omnidirectional.

Anyway, you where quite successful with your "OSS approximation".  ;)
Title: Re: Haydn Sonata No. 39 in D Major I. Movement, Allegro by Tatia Chikovani
Post by: Alvis on March 27, 2014, 01:10:43 PM
I didn't actually measure, but I'd hazard a guess at 20 degres.

If omni mics are to be used, perhaps I needn't bother with the disk and just point the things towards the instrument. I'll listen a little during the next recording and see if I can hear any significant differences either way.'

-Alvis