Monday, July 26, 2010

Horn Audio

One thing that always surprises me listening back to my horn playing recorded on the little Sony is how unlike the sound is to how I think it sounds. Here lately I tried adding in some reverb on the playback when making CDs and that went a long way towards making the recorded sound seem more like my experience of the live sound.

It might be that the Sony is not picking up enough reflected sound, perhaps due to having it to close to the sound source. 

It may well be that the single most important factor in recording the horn (or anything else) is mic placement. Perhaps more than most instruments, the sound of the horn is a mix of the direct and reflected sounds. 

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