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I also listened the Carlos Kleiber’s Brahms #4 with “wrong tome” as few other playbacks. At other playbacks the “sliding of the tune” was way less auditable. Listing the same with Macondo/Melquiades combo made the very minute deviation of the tone scramming right in my face. I do not know the reason but I asked myself if it is so then is it possible to USE the hypersensitive Macondo/Melquiades to pitch and to write my own pitch, OK not the pitch but a slight alternation of tone, using the Macondo’s driver and Melquiades’ channels as a very high resolution equalizer that has zero negative impact to sound but able very slightly moderate the tone.
I have very clear vision how I would like Sound to sound from being “correct” on dead pith. I would like Sound to be “almost on the dead pitch” but not exactly there. I would like playback to retune sound to be a bit off but the amplitude of this off shall set attention but not exasperation. I decided to call it Critical Audio Tune ™. So, I desired to try.
I took a more or less neutrally-tuned Minnesota SO under baton of Stanislaw Skrowaczewsky, spin the Scherzo from Bruckner Ninths and began to play with Fundamental, MF, Injection and HF Channels. This time I did not care bout measurable perfection but only about the moderation of the orchestral tune. Soon enough I found a setting where the Minnesota was “retuned” and the orchestral higher instruments were a bit “different”. I have to noted that the astonishing and in way crazy harmonics of the YO186 played a role in this – it would be more difficult to do with more neutral tube.
The result turned out to be VERY interesting. The playback has that “twist” now that makes higher pitchers as they shall be but a bit more “dangers”. It is very hard to explain, it need to be heard. The mind kind of keeps racing to catch the pitch but it going on and on and there is no way to settle it. It is like an attempt to get a speed of boat by visual means in open ocean what there is no reference to a stationary object.
I like the effect a lot and will live with this setting for now. Let see how it goes…
"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche