Just an opinion upon a quick test (for a personal research of what people prefers, regarding sound)
I recorded with my phone (recording is not bad, in my opinion) two short phrases i'm playing, quite in proximity but not close.
Please forgive my lack of precision, it was a quick test :)
I played the beginning of a folk mazurca belonging to the past, in my area (northern Italy).
After about 25 seconds from start i'm playing again the same phrase twice but "something" changed, that i'll tell later about.......
Do you like, by instinct, more the first (< 25s) or the second (> 25s) ?
Lovely piece, good playing, thanks for sharing. Instinct says last 25s although they are very similar.
First 25s sounds more squeaky.
Ditto what Fox said.
A not violinist friend, not belonging to this forum, told me that he liked #1 more, because he hears more "reverberation" .......
I like the second 25 seconds. I feel like you can hear more phrasing and it is more carefully played. I felt more emotion as well :)
Now i can start to disclose the difference between the two parts:
More details, please. :-)
Yes. I made another more serious recording yesterday, too.
... as Viotti said...
Both sound similarly tense to me. Loosen up a bit.
Cotton, thank you for you reply but my technique or interpretation is not the issue. I'm far from being a "classical" player.
Ok, almost nobody is interested in my sound tests, related to "gear".
Marco, many have already given you feedback, others might have just given up on downloading your sound clip. I've given up on #2 after 10 min, with only 15% downloaded... which is 3 times as long is it took to record it! I don't think it's a general lack of interest.
Thank you Roger for your comment.
I mostly read this forum while commuting (not now, though) and I'm not very eager to use up my data plan by downloading uncompressed 24-bit audio files over mobile.
In the first clip I liked the first half. The sound was more focused and not quite as abrasive.
This discussion has been archived and is no longer accepting responses.