RAP5/5/06-9 Dave Miller

Discussion in 'rec.audio.pro' started by Carey Carlan, Aug 21, 2003.

  1. Carey Carlan

    Carey Carlan Guest

    Dave does what I do. I better be careful what I say.

    "Watch What Happens"

    TOO MUCH COMPRESSION on the non-solo stuff! It's ruining your continuous
    lines (brass and winds)!

    There's a lot of mono content. I don't hear a real soundstage in what MUST
    be a live recording. I hear the soundstage gradually somewhere around
    1:00. I'm guessing that's live work trying to grab the best levels on the
    fly.

    The second cut reinforces the mono soundstage.

    I really liked the performance.

    Rutter "Gloria" & "Requiem" excerpts

    Home turf. I know these two by heart. This sounds like the the
    unretouched live recording that it is. When you're recording the only
    performance, you depend upon the director and the group composition to
    balance. My saying that the chorus didn't balance that brass call to arms
    does not reflect on you in the slightest.

    My only quibble is your editing for submission here. A carefully chosen
    fade point and fade out would be a courtesy to us.

    Everybody listen to track nine near the end. Raise your hands those who
    can cleanly hear that quiet 34 Hz low C pedal point.

    Good job, Dave.
  2. Dave Miller

    Dave Miller Guest

    Carey Carlan <gulfjoe@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:<Xns93DDE2DBA79A0gulfjoehotmailcom@207.69.154.206>...
    > Dave does what I do. I better be careful what I say.
    >
    > "Watch What Happens"
    >
    > TOO MUCH COMPRESSION on the non-solo stuff! It's ruining your continuous
    > lines (brass and winds)!
    >
    > There's a lot of mono content. I don't hear a real soundstage in what MUST
    > be a live recording. I hear the soundstage gradually somewhere around
    > 1:00. I'm guessing that's live work trying to grab the best levels on the
    > fly.
    >
    > The second cut reinforces the mono soundstage.
    >
    > I really liked the performance.
    >
    > Rutter "Gloria" & "Requiem" excerpts
    >
    > Home turf. I know these two by heart. This sounds like the the
    > unretouched live recording that it is. When you're recording the only
    > performance, you depend upon the director and the group composition to
    > balance. My saying that the chorus didn't balance that brass call to arms
    > does not reflect on you in the slightest.
    >
    > My only quibble is your editing for submission here. A carefully chosen
    > fade point and fade out would be a courtesy to us.
    >
    > Everybody listen to track nine near the end. Raise your hands those who
    > can cleanly hear that quiet 34 Hz low C pedal point.
    >
    > Good job, Dave.


    Carey:

    Thanks very much for taking the time to listen and posting the above.
    As soon as I get a chance to listen again to my own stuff (as well as
    go back and read what I said in the RAP liner notes), I'll comment
    further. Glad to hear there are still a few of us out there doing
    live work with real musicians playing real instruments other than
    electric guitars, electric basses, synths,and drums, and doing it in
    real time. Regarding the low C - I picked that part of the selection
    to include just for that reason. Sorry about the fades, but my
    submissions were a last minute decision and I just didn't have time to
    do the job correctly.

    Regards,

    Dave Miller
    Miller Analog Studios

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