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 Post subject: Re: Shostakovich
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:22 pm 
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Very nice - though I admit I do not remember the first recording of the piece. I don't have much Shostakovich around the house, though I might root around for some now.
BTW: Do you add any reverb to your recordings? Just curious.

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 Post subject: Re: Shostakovich
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:25 pm 
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Thank you. Very well worth the other side of Shostakovich and well worth a try.

I add no reverbation: I am not competent enough! I donotice the sound quality improved after I placed the recorder on the sofa, with some cushions on the side, but not directly on the microphones.

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 Post subject: Re: Shostakovich
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:18 am 
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A beautiful piano piece in small scale. Never heard it before. Thanks for sharing!

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 Post subject: Re: Shostakovich
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:34 pm 
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Richard, I've listened to a few of your submissions now, and have enjoyed the repertoire and the playing alike. One thing that distracts me quite heavily from the enjoyment is the very strong compression or digital fuzz that happens every time a note is played. It's like squinting my ears due to a loud sound. Do you hear it, and know what I mean? I just think that you are working really hard and sharing your music so generously, it would be a great investment for you to get the equipment needed to make really good sounding recordings, or maybe to export them at a high enough bitrate that the distortion isn't there.

Please don't take this too critically - it's meant to be a positive suggestion and to encourage you to do more, and share more.

Thank you,

Robert


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 Post subject: Re: Shostakovich
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:55 pm 
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Yes, I know only too well what you mean. I hear it too and it is a bit distracting. At present my means are very limited and we need to more house very soon, so any investment will need to be later off. I am by no means offended by what you say. Monica (Pianolady) says the same things about it, though she calls it a pulsating hiss. This is caused by the noise removal. It seems only to remove it from the passages where there is silence, leaving the hiss where the notes are.

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 Post subject: Re: Shostakovich
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:08 pm 
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Hi Richard,

I'm not familiar with this piece, so it's always good to hear something new. I believe you capture the mood of this piece, as it's certainly convincing.

Thanks for posting it.

David

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 Post subject: Re: Shostakovich
PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:33 pm 
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Thank you for your comment, David!

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