sax512 wrote:The aim is to have a balanced and natural sound without having to post process the tracks to much in an unnatural way. When Rojaros will listen to the demo I sent him he can tell if I managed to come close to it.
I decided to go that way because to me no classical guitar recording sounds close to the real thing. They may sound great, 'bigger than life' and all, but my aim is to have a natural sounding record... or as close to the real thing as possible.
I am still perfecting the microphone, but I think that the classical guitar recording that I made is closer to what a real classical guitar sounds like. The other recordings that are on youtube all sound thin and metallic to my ears. Is it just me or is that something that you notice too?
I agree with your observation that guitars recorded in close field with small condensers sound unnatural and ways too sharp. One solution would be to use a stereo ribbon mic or an array of two mono ribbon mics. They sound very natural (see my cascade x-15 recordings viewtopic.php?f=16&t=58642
) without any harshness. The disdvantage of this is that you need a good sounding and very quiet room, but this is certainly true for your binaural techique as well.
I think you really need to reconsider things and maybe see if you can built with those capsulas some other stereo array that suits your purpose without the disadvantages of binaural recording (I just sent you an e-mail with a book reference for that).
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