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Originally Posted by Sprezzatura2010 View Post
Just proving that you can't hear again. But I'll agree, the Schwartz Center is an amazing-sounding hall. Probably the best in the city, until the new symphony hall behind the King & Spalding building opens, at least.

Unfortunately it was at the drier sounding Carlos Museum. We made up for it somewhat in microphone placement. Spivey Hall in Morrow has the best acoustics actually.

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Ah, yes... Philippe Quint... the dude who left his $4 milion Strad in the back of a taxi. Do you remember what he was playing when you recorded him this weekend? Did he forget any of the notes?

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/07/ny.../07violin.html

I got to talk to him for quite a while. My knowledge of some NYC Julliard alumni proved valuable. Very nice guy and a true virtuoso imho.

The violin was the Ex-Keisewette Strad. A beautiful piece of craftsmanship. Case with humidity device...the whole nine yards.

I'm still floating on a cloud of air since the recording turned out so well. We created a 24/176 DVD-Audio disc. Tracks were edited today and I get to pick up the final DVDA tomorrow as well as the down-rezzed CD.
post #92 of 146
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Originally Posted by chronoaug View Post
anyone have experience with the AKG K81 DJ? $67.50 and it seems pretty solid but i wanted to know if anyone had it. It's that or the AKG 414p for about the same price. I'll mainly be using it for ipod, or movies on my computer.

From what I understand they sound pretty good but put a horrible clamping force on your head.
post #93 of 146
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Originally Posted by Artisan Fan View Post
Unfortunately it was at the drier sounding Carlos Museum. We made up for it somewhat in microphone placement. Spivey Hall in Morrow has the best acoustics actually.

Where were you recording in MCM?

And where the fuck is Morrow? If that is even in Georgia, it sounds awfully OTP. Do they even have electricity in the hinterländer or is that part of the charm of such places?
post #94 of 146
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Originally Posted by Artisan Fan View Post
I got to talk to him for quite a while. My knowledge of some NYC Julliard alumni proved valuable. Very nice guy and a true virtuoso imho. The violin was the Ex-Keisewette Strad. A beautiful piece of craftsmanship. Case with humidity device...the whole nine yards. I'm still floating on a cloud of air since the recording turned out so well. We created a 24/176 DVD-Audio disc. Tracks were edited today and I get to pick up the final DVDA tomorrow as well as the down-rezzed CD.
Very cool. I had to laugh though when you mentioned the case with humidity device -- as the case represents a mere .0125% of the price of the instrument! So what pieces did he play?
post #95 of 146
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Originally Posted by Sprezzatura2010 View Post
Where were you recording in MCM?

And where the fuck is Morrow? If that is even in Georgia, it sounds awfully OTP. Do they even have electricity in the hinterländer or is that part of the charm of such places?

Morrow is about 2 hours away-well worth the trip. Spivey Hall is widely considered one of the best acoustical spaces in the world, believe it or not. Many famous recordings there but as a result they charge a small fortune for facility fee which we don't always have the money for.

We recorded in the upstairs auditorium-too much carpeting and wood panels, not enough glass. Fairly dry overall but the sound editor said it sounds good. I get the DVDA at lunch today. Our Sound Devices recorder runs on batteries so we don't care anymore about electricity.

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Originally Posted by amerikajinda View Post
Very cool. I had to laugh though when you mentioned the case with humidity device -- as the case represents a mere .0125% of the price of the instrument!

So what pieces did he play?

He did the Red Violin Caprices by Corigliano, Bach Chaconne, a Paganini piece, and Fritz Kreisler's Scherzo. His bowing technique is the best I have witnessed. And we had just recorded the amazing Olga Shpitko (from Atlanta Symphony) a few weeks ago which was also breathtaking.

A damn near perfect day.
post #96 of 146
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He did the Red Violin Caprices by Corigliano, Bach Chaconne, a Paganini piece, and Fritz Kreisler's Scherzo. His bowing technique is the best I have witnessed. And we had just recorded the amazing Olga Shpitko (from Atlanta Symphony) a few weeks ago which was also breathtaking.

A damn near perfect day.

Very cool! I love the Bach Chaconne... a very difficult piece to play, but extremely beautiful and deep.
post #97 of 146
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Originally Posted by AnGeLiCbOrIs View Post
From what I understand they sound pretty good but put a horrible clamping force on your head.

I'm not sure i understand what you mean. That can't be adjusted? Also, is it for both models? Man, i wish there was a local place i could try some of these out.
post #98 of 146
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Very cool! I love the Bach Chaconne... a very difficult piece to play, but extremely beautiful and deep.

And he did the whole performance from memory.
post #99 of 146
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Originally Posted by Artisan Fan View Post
I get the DVDA at lunch today.

I had no idea you were into DVDA.
post #100 of 146
He's just the type that would be into DVDA. No disrespect. To follow-up on the UE Super.Fi 5 cans, I think they're fantastic. Leaning warm with a forward presentation, I find them very musical similar to the sound of Dynaudios. Perhaps one day we'll invest in a headphone amp to make them sing.
post #101 of 146
I have a pair of $30 Sennheisers. They are fantastic.
post #102 of 146
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Originally Posted by kronik View Post
He's just the type that would be into DVDA.

No disrespect.

Something tells me that DVDA has another meaning than DVD-Audio.
post #103 of 146
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Originally Posted by Artisan Fan View Post
Something tells me that DVDA has another meaning than DVD-Audio.

Don't try and play coy now, pervert!
post #104 of 146
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim View Post
Don't try and play coy now, pervert!

I'll admit to it. I really like that SouthPark band DVDA.
post #105 of 146
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I'll admit to it. I really like that SouthPark band DVDA.

You only like them because they named their band after your favorite lunchtime sex act.
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