Dirck Nagy wrote: ↑
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:41 pm
And what is "a good dry recording?" Whose standards?
Recordings are only as good as the weakest link in the signal chain.
I concede it is subjective, but a few things come into making a good recording.
*A decent microphone (or two) is a given, preferably one that can capture many of the nuances of the tone.
*No frills added (little to no reverb, noise reduction, etc.)
*Record both up close and far away.
*Assuming the luthier knows a little bit of classical technique, they should explore the instrument, (scales, chords, harmonics), it does not even have to be a song, just a few simple improvs that explore the voice of the guitar.
Yes, there are going to be inconsistencies due to equipment, room size, humidity, etc. But again, a recording gives a better impression of an instrument's voice than pixels do, and not everybody has the time to drive out and audition an instrument.