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 Post subject: Re: VIDEOS - piano four-hands
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:54 pm 
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In the leo-online-dictionary I found "anal" as familiar word for the german word "pingelig" (can also be translated with "nitpicking"), but better I will change this expression above, for that members, who are not familiar with the familiar english expressions (like you?) don´t come to false conclusions! :wink:

Ah right :!: I didn't know anal is an alias for pingelig (although I suspected it somewhat).
I just googled it and got a bit of a shock :P

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 Post subject: Re: VIDEOS - piano four-hands
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:35 pm 
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@Andreas - you're welcome. I didn't mention that to anyone - I just quietly put up that information.

Regarding the syncing - I am pretty nitpicky too and tried hard to get these two videos together. The other day I read about a program called Plural Eyes that is is supposed to automatically sync up audio and video files. Sounded so great and I was very excited to try it, which I did last night. But it didn't work :(. I tried a million different things and then gave up on it. Then I went back to square one and redid the entire no. 2 video and thought I got a better sync between the audio files. So I brought the new audio file into the video and then rendered it three different ways - one with the audio in wav format and a 3mbps template, one with audio in mp3 format and 3mbps template, and one with audio in mp3 and 512kbps template. I uploaded all three videos onto Youtube to see if any of the three would look better in sync (I have them in 'private viewing' setting so nobody sees them on my channel). The result is that none of them look any better than the original video, so that's it....I now give up totally!

Chris and George - sorry if these videos did not come out as perfect as you would have liked. George, I can't send you my audio files because I can't find them. Some files disappeared - or probably I'm going crazy and forgot where I put them.

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 Post subject: Re: VIDEOS - piano four-hands
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:39 pm 
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Pantelis, I think La Fenice is a hidden gem - much more cozy than La Scala. That must have been an excellent performance! I won't be in Honfleur, but will be in the South of France in September if anyone's there?... :P The Houses of Satie are very interesting, but don't miss out on the port and estuary of the Seine River for amazing landscape photography!

Thanks Sarah. I try to fool myself into thinking that winters are for working, and summers are for sailing, and travel. I am trying to squeeze music between the two. :)

Andreas, if you have WaveLab 6, don't bother with 7 - more menus to go through to do the same thing on certain functions. Version 6 is the best audio editing software! Leave it to the Germans to design something right! As for Logic Pro, I use it as a workstation to create ensemble music, and synthesize new sounds, and create new tracks. It's not so intuitive and easy to navigate like WaveLab for 2 track editing. However, I've got a new plug-in from Vienna Sound Library - Konzerthaus Organ, which is a digital recreation of the Rieger Organ in Vienna's Konzerthaus. I am curious to use it in Logic Pro - I've heard Bach on it and the fidelity of sound is amazing!

Monica, "Power... Power... Count to 10... OK, maybe 20... :P Certain big programs and workstations, like Sony Vegas Pro, automatically create project folders for working files - check those other folders. If you ever want to search for files in a sea of folders, try downloading a program called "Everything." It makes "lost" file searches a snap. When you bought your computer, was your hard disk partitioned? I place all my program files in C-drive and all my docs in D-drive. It makes searches much easier. PLUS, I save my docs on an external HD full-time. If your hard disk is not partitioned, just get another 500GB-1TB hard disk and make that your docs drive, and use the old disk for programs only. I don't use my new computer for internet unless I am updating. I use my 5 year old computer for the internet, and that way all potential viruses are quarantined on one machine that I could care less about, whereas the new computer stays pure as a vestil virgin... Don't panic yet, the files will turn up when you least expect it. :wink: Let me know.

Happy Easter to everyone! :D

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 Post subject: Re: VIDEOS - piano four-hands
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:28 am 
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88man wrote:
...whereas the new computer stays pure as a vestil virgin...

Who needs a computer if you have......

I guess that I won't finish that thought. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: VIDEOS - piano four-hands
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 4:05 am 
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If you have a what...?
Go ahead, finish your thought, Scott. I could use the diversion... :arrow:
(what is that arrow thing for anyway? :lol: )

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 Post subject: Re: VIDEOS - piano four-hands
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:18 pm 
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88man wrote:
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Version 6 is the best audio editing software! Leave it to the Germans to design something right!


I have not the comparison to all audio editing softwares, but I could imagine it is the best, it has very much features and is quite intuitively to handle and that montage-window is great. I also don´t know another program, which is able to create DVD-Audio-files, what I do from time to time with my recordings. On DVD-Audio you are able to save your recordings in 192 Khz, 24 bit-quality and you can replay them on a DVD-Audio/SACD-player.

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As for Logic Pro, I use it as a workstation to create ensemble music, and synthesize new sounds, and create new tracks. It's not so intuitive and easy to navigate like WaveLab for 2 track editing. However, I've got a new plug-in from Vienna Sound Library - Konzerthaus Organ, which is a digital recreation of the Rieger Organ in Vienna's Konzerthaus. I am curious to use it in Logic Pro - I've heard Bach on it and the fidelity of sound is amazing!


Very interesting, did you try out the free Bricasti-ambiences, btw? I think, Didier has put a link here to them a longer time ago...

I also wish a happy Easter to you and to all others here!
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 Post subject: Re: VIDEOS - piano four-hands
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I nominate Andreas to get the "Most Creative Animated Smilies Award." :P

Hi Andreas, as tempting as the Bricasti M7 IR samples are, I haven't been able to integrate them well into Space Designer found in Logic Pro. Altiverb might be a better software choice, but it's much more difficult to set up seamlessly in stereo IR. As with many software reverbs, the audio quality suffers as reverb is added. For 2 channel recording, convolution reverb is OK, but for complex multiple mic recording in an ensemble, IR's don't integrate and blend into the sound in an organic and transparent way. They draw too much attention to themselves as the mic count goes up and you can tell that the reverb is not "soluble" with the program.

Hardware reverbs maintain audio quality better than software based reverbs - this is even more apparent in better sounding rooms than our typical living rooms. For the hardware reverbs, the Lexicon PCM 96 integrates well with the program material, and the Bricasti M7 does it even better than the Lexicon, especially in the reverb tail where the M7 sounds less grainy and doesn't oscillate pitch. I've also heard samples where Bricasti IR work fine and samples where they don't work as well as the M7 hardware unit. I've spoken with Casey Dowdell, the founder of Bricasti (he's the "Cas" in Bricasti). He's local and offered to personally integrate the unit in my studio if I buy one. :wink:

The only software solution I've seen where the reverb is as good as a hardware interface is Flux::Ircam Verb
http://www.fluxhome.com/products/plug_ins/ircam_verb
The reverb sounds sophisticated, deep, integrates well into the recording, and sounds very smooth without a hint of grain. I tried the trial version and it's very flexible, but requires a working knowledge of various acoustic parameters.

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 Post subject: Re: VIDEOS - piano four-hands
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:52 pm 
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I nominate Andreas to get the "Most Creative Animated Smilies Award." :P


Oh, thank you! :D

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Hi Andreas, as tempting as the Bricasti M7 IR samples are, I haven't been able to integrate them well into Space Designer found in Logic Pro. Altiverb might be a better software choice, but it's much more difficult to set up seamlessly in stereo IR. As with many software reverbs, the audio quality suffers as reverb is added. For 2 channel recording, convolution reverb is OK, but for complex multiple mic recording in an ensemble, IR's don't integrate and blend into the sound in an organic and transparent way. They draw too much attention to themselves as the mic count goes up and you can tell that the reverb is not "soluble" with the program.

Hardware reverbs maintain audio quality better than software based reverbs - this is even more apparent in better sounding rooms than our typical living rooms. For the hardware reverbs, the Lexicon PCM 96 integrates well with the program material, and the Bricasti M7 does it even better than the Lexicon, especially in the reverb tail where the M7 sounds less grainy and doesn't oscillate pitch. I've also heard samples where Bricasti IR work fine and samples where they don't work as well as the M7 hardware unit. I've spoken with Casey Dowdell, the founder of Bricasti (he's the "Cas" in Bricasti). He's local and offered to personally integrate the unit in my studio if I buy one. :wink:

The only software solution I've seen where the reverb is as good as a hardware interface is Flux::Ircam Verb
http://www.fluxhome.com/products/plug_ins/ircam_verb
The reverb sounds sophisticated, deep, integrates well into the recording, and sounds very smooth without a hint of grain. I tried the trial version and it's very flexible, but requires a working knowledge of various acoustic parameters.


Thank you very much for these explanations, George. :D I´m always very interested in these matters and I see you have much more knowledge concerning them as me. (I also have to admit that I have no money in that moment for trying out new things, wether software nor hardware, but I always appreciate highly to get information and opinions!) I have tried to integrate the free Bricasti-environments in WaveLab and I only had a half success, so to speak. I could integrate that module called SIR and so I´m able to select the Bricasti environments like Vienna Hall etc. and I also hear the effects done in WaveLab very well and the differences between the halls, rooms and different reverberation-settings. But if I render the actual settings into the audio-file the effect is extremely falsified. The sound is much drier than before the rendering process, so I suppose, that mainly the Bricasti- reverberation-setting doesn´t work in the rendering-process of WaveLab. That´s why I have given up to use Bricasti. It´s quite a pity, because I would like to have these sound-environments very much! There are really very beautiful ones among them, which I would love to use! :cry: I also have said this to Didier then, who is our great specialist here concerning recording equipment and who also uses Wave Lab 6 like me. He had not that problem I have and he couldn´t find the reason. May be the reason lies somewhere in my computer?! :cry:
I think, you are really lucky to know the founder and that he helps you to integrate the hardware unit.
Thank you also very much for the link above, which I surely will check out as soon as I will find a quiet hour. :D

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