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 Re: Recording Imbalance?
Author: Oboe Craig 
Date:   2010-12-31 23:07

The room or recital hall really is part of the instrument.

Acoustically, its very difficult to EQ (equalize) the small rooms, especially symmetrical rectangular boxes which most rooms are.

EQ is used to suppress excess acoustical energy occurring naturally in the overtones of the acoustic space or to enrich those that get too suppressed. The room is a resonant chamber usually, and has its own fundamental pitch and overtones. The player has to work with that for good effect.

A thing called a pink noise generator is used to analyze the room and level it with EQ out so no overtones or pitches stand out too much. An acoustic treatment using special sound absorbing material can help 'reset' the room physically for a persistent solution.

This acoustical stuff is so sensitive that even moving a few inches around can change things considerably. You might be able to hear this by simply playing a note and slowly moving your oboe left and right. Even standing in one position, you will hear some notes become stronger or weaker as you move around.

In performance, you can find the sweet spots and use them to assist your projection. Try this with your eyes closed for a while, then once you find the thing I describe try it with eyes open.

Ok, so all this because with your interests and apptitudes and ability to afford it, you are really heading for some pro level gear, and these things will matter.

Post Edited (2010-12-31 23:10)

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