WaterfallMusicCompany Posted December 4, 2004 Share Posted December 4, 2004 Does anyone else who does recordings of symphonies and chorale groups notice that the loudest thing is the applause? Am I the only one who turns down the applause to bring up the overall level of the music? Or am I committing sacrilege by fiddlin' with the levels in a classical recording (dare I say "editing")? I guess some may say I have a mic placement issue, but isn't the point to get the "audience perspective"? And when you're in the audience isn't the applause the loudest thing you hear? And for those who will ask, here is my ususal system: the main high res setup of small diaphragm condesors in the ORTF setup going to the laptop, and a M/S stereo condensor feeding a Sony walkman DAT as the backup. Both mic setups are on the same stand, 2 feet out in front of second balcony and probably 30 feet behind the conductor, where the supposed "sweet spot" is at. I think its a 700 seat room. Suspending mics on cables and elaborate boom structures are not an option. So, to summarize, my problem is that with all these recordings, the audience is at least 6 db louder than the very loudest peak of the loudest part of the music. Can someone give me permission to modify the dynamics of a classical recording??? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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