Re: BIS recording
Posted by bissie aka Robert von Bahr on August 10, 2011, 4:20 am, in reply to "BIS recording"
Message modified by board administrator August 10, 2011, 1:57 pm
Thank you for your support. I am afraid that you are possibly mixing up multi-miking with compression - they are not one and the same. You can have either without the other. As regards the forward-placing of soloists, now that's an interesting question as well. Apart from the fact that very often the score actually does highlight the soloist vs. the "accompaniment" (I put it in inverted commas, since I firmly believe in the "partnership" importance), the problem lies in that the recording engineer has to compensate for the lack of visual stimuli. When in concert one "hears" the soloist much better with eyes open than with eyes closed, and, since the records are heard "with eyes closed", some compensation has to be made. How much is the question, and we have been dragged over glowing coals, for example, for our Gramophone Award-winning recording of Sibelius's Violin Concerto, original version, because the soloist was too backward. In matters of taste, it is hard to please everyone. |