What was recorded – A Steinway Grand Piano and a French Horn
Who was recorded – Ng Hoong Ern (piano) and Edwin Li (horn) – Jeax D’eau (Ravel, solo piano), Piano Sonata in A minor (Mozart), a chinese piece for Piano+Horn
Time – Afternoon
Place – Old Millfield Music Lodge
Equipment – Dell Inspiron 600m laptop with E-MU1616M audio interface, AKG C451B small-diaphragm condenser microphones – set up as an ORTF-pair about 4 metres away from stage.
Format – Stereo WAV 24bit/44.1kHz
Project Size– 0.98GB
A Sunday afternoon – right after submitting my A2 Music Technology coursework – since I had brought all my equipment in, I decided to do some recording for fun. There was some intrusion now and then but things went smoothly on the whole. This was also the 1st time I was recording a French Horn.
Lots of fingernail noise and horn key noises were recorded, though. The room which was empty resonated a lot with the French Horn, which created quite a lot of reverb, although not a nice reverb, to my ears.
Demo1 – Excerpt from Mozart Piano Sonata in A minor [mp3 192kbps 0:10 236kb]
Demo2 – Excerpt from Chinese Piece (piano+horn) [mp3 192kbps 0:10 236kb]