BOSTON AUDIO SOCIETY
Date: Sunday, October 19, 6:00 PM
Place: Boston University, Life Science
& Engineering Bldg, 24 Cummington St, 1st Floor Conference
Room: (Room 103), Boston, MA 02215
Topic/Activity: The September
27 New York City Audio Show Report, and a listening comparison
between a multi-microphone vs. a single microphone recording.
Alvin Foster will be the principle presenter.
The next meeting will consist of two
opportunities to learn about: the new equipment presented
at the recent NYC Audio Show, and the audible differences
between two live CD recordings of the same symphony: Franz
Joseph Haydns, Lord Nelson Mass. The Mass
was recorded by BAS members at the First Baptist Church
in Newton, MA, in May, 2014.
One of the engineers used a Sound field
microphone; the others opted to record with nine, strategically
placed microphones around the stage. The engineers were
attempting to realistically record/capture the sound of
the Newton Community Chorus and orchestra. The large and
very full stage held a chorus of about 80-singers, 20-instrmental
musicians, and an organist. Our listening will consists
of an A/B comparison of identical movements. Micha Schattner
was not present at the recording, but he graciously synced
and computerized the two playbacks at the same level. It
is our opportunity to determine the audible differences
(if any) between a multi-microphone and a single mike recording.
NYC Audio Show - Alvin Foster attended
the NYC Audio Show. He will present a Power Point account
of the event and a play back of several interviews of CEOs,
and equipment designers presenting at the show. Refreshments
will be available at 5:30 PM. Guests are welcome.