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Posted By: Tom Caulfield
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Joined Date: Apr 19, 2012
Roman, I agree with you in principle about the desire to not post process acoustical music recordings. Just edit them, and leave them in the format they were recorded. But that is not usually economically, or practically feasible. A great number of large orchestra recordings today are live concert recordings with a patch session. The hall ambiance of these cannot be controlled, due to the audience, so require some sort of ambiance enhancement so as not to sound like it was recorded in a clothes closet. Also, the vast majority of recording consumers would not care, or detect artificial reverb, and a small amount of compression. Actually, most complaints are that recordings are too soft. It's for us purists, a minuscule market share, that labels like Channel Classics spend the extra money to achieve recordings that mirror the actual event.

Jared's recordings are all "studio" hall recordings, where the venue is selected to compliment, and support the music and group. Optimizing the acoustic conditions allows him to achieve the balance he's looking for, and set the levels (mix) at the session. He basically uses the DSD recording process as an archival tool, requiring just editing for the release product.
Posted : Feb 15, 2013
Posted By: Romy The Cat
Total Posts: 6
Joined Date: Feb 5, 2013
Roman, I don't understand how to reply to your question, "if it's true". I stated how Jared produces the stereo release of his recordings. They're mixed in analog at the session, and edited in Pyramix in DSD, or DXD crossfades in post processing. There's no EQ, reverb, DSP functions, or any other post processing functions applied. There's no other way for me to say how he produces his stereo recordings. Jared does talk about his production techniques on this site under the heading General Info > About Recording Equipment and About Channel Classics. In the latter, there's a link to a 20 minute video with additional information.

Tom, I did not ask any question I just say that if it was true and if you do not do any post-processing on digital domain besides cutting the files then it is very good and very commendable. My skepticism derives from the fact that it is also exceptionally rare and the industry people have absolutely no need/reasons to do it because of multiple factors.
Posted : Feb 13, 2013
Posted By: Tom Caulfield
Total Posts: 12
Joined Date: Apr 19, 2012
Roman, I don't understand how to reply to your question, "if it's true". I stated how Jared produces the stereo release of his recordings. They're mixed in analog at the session, and edited in Pyramix in DSD, or DXD crossfades in post processing. There's no EQ, reverb, DSP functions, or any other post processing functions applied. There's no other way for me to say how he produces his stereo recordings. Jared does talk about his production techniques on this site under the heading General Info > About Recording Equipment and About Channel Classics. In the latter, there's a link to a 20 minute video with additional information.
Posted : Feb 13, 2013
Posted By: ANDREW TILLEY
Total Posts: 15
Joined Date: May 13, 2012
Roman

I think you are very wrong, opinions are very relevant for without them we are nothing but empty vessels. It is opinions that drive us all forward and especially the technologists who work to produce the very formats that you dislike. Scientific measurements can prove all sorts of things but it is what your ears hear and how your brain interprets that sound that matters. From what I have read there are plenty of people who strongly disagree with you on all sorts of musical matters. If they are right or if you are right is a matter of opinion and shall ever be so, however annoying that may be to you.

The music is what matters and Channel Classics does a superb job at offering great music from some really talented musicians in a variety of formats to suit all. Too much argument on the pros and cons of doing this or doing that just detracts from the listening pleasure.

That is, of course, only my opinion!
Posted : Feb 13, 2013
Posted By: Romy The Cat
Total Posts: 6
Joined Date: Feb 5, 2013
But it is your opinion I want, please enlighten us!

Andrew, who has opinions is irrelevant. I have expressed my view about what they call DSD nowadays in the appropriate places. This all bluff to make uniformed people gullibly pursuit to a new definition of appointed happiness. However, his forum is not a platform for you or any other to get education about formats. It is Chanel Classic ‘s forum, they made a decision to record in DSD and it is what it is. The fact that they allegedly do not “master” in DSD domain is a good indication. The reality is that formats themselves are important but not as critical as 90% of quality of sound is lost during barbaric mastering. Even a simple 44K/20bit file that was juts recorded and played in raw form without any DSP processing able deliver a quality that is very rarely seen by regular consumers. It is not about format but amount of conversions, rendering, coding, processing and the rest things that very violently strip soul from music…
Posted : Feb 12, 2013

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