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Romy the Cat


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If you've never heard the original performance….
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I was arguing with somebody William Sommerwerck, claimed to be a recording engineer, at one forum who a lot of confusions in his head. William harassed me with their typical patronizing tone but as expected demonstrate more desire to preserve his status quo then understanding the subject. Among many of his “arguments” he asked a good question that I think well portray why he is lost in space:

“If you've never heard the original performance -- how can you know whether the reproduction is conveying what was in the original?”

The question looks very legitimate but ultimately in my view the question is a huge white flag in understanding the audio methods and audio objectives. Here is a homework for you: think about the William’s questions and his rational. I promise you that this thinking will bring you to many interesting discoveries.

Rgs, Romy the Cat


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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tuga


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The reproduction of what's on the media...
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 Romy the Cat wrote:

I was arguing with somebody William Sommerwerck, claimed to be a recording engineer, at one forum who a lot of confusions in his head. William harassed me with their typical patronizing tone but as expected demonstrate more desire to preserve his status quo then understanding the subject. Among many of his “arguments” he asked a good question that I think well portray why he is lost in space:

“If you've never heard the original performance -- how can you know whether the reproduction is conveying what was in the original?”

The question looks very legitimate but ultimately in my view the question is a huge white flag in understanding the audio methods and audio objectives. Here is a homework for you: think about the William’s questions and his rational. I promise you that this thinking will bring you to many interesting discoveries.

Rgs, Romy the Cat


If all we have is what's on the media then this is what we should try to reproduce as accurately or faithfully as possible...
I tend to agree with this every once in a while; but, unfortunately, many if not most recordings (as available to the consumer) are a pale representation of the original performance and it's a big challenge to get more "expressiveness" out of our system.
Should we look to "recreate" the event instead of reproducing it (an obviously impossible task)?

Ric


"Science draws the wave, poetry fills it with water" Teixeira Pascoaes
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Romy the Cat


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Yes, we shall.
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 tuga wrote:
Should we look to "recreate" the event instead of reproducing it (an obviously impossible task)?
Bingo!!!


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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