Past meetings of the Society
October 2014

October, 2014

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 Haydn’s, “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 CEO’s, and equipment designers presenting at the show. Refreshments will be available at 5:30 PM. Guests are welcome.


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