Mertz, J. K. - op.13 An Malvina

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Mertz, J. K. - op.13 An Malvina

Post by Stewart Kelly » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:39 pm

My friend has let me borrow his Stereo Pair of Oktava MK 012’s

I gave them a quick go tonight playing Mertz’s ‘An Malvina’ (all in 1 take)

I only added a touch of reverb and some mild EQ. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. At the moment I only have studio headphones and no monitors! (I sold them last year thinking I wouldn’t use them!)
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Re: Mertz, Johann Kaspar - Op.13 An Malvina

Post by George Crocket » Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:41 pm

:bravo:

I have been playing it through lately. I would like my playing to sound like yours. It captures the romanticism of the piece really well.

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Re: Mertz, Johann Kaspar - Op.13 An Malvina

Post by Stewart Kelly » Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:54 am

Thanks George. It has always been a favourite of mine.
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Re: Mertz, J. K. - op.13 An Malvina

Post by MBemmels » Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:36 pm

The recording sounds great! The sound quality and mixing is very natural and clear. You gave a wonderful expressive ebb and flow to the tempo. Well done, thanks for sharing :)
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Re: Mertz, J. K. - op.13 An Malvina

Post by Stewart Kelly » Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:46 am

Thanks Michael :)
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Re: Mertz, J. K. - op.13 An Malvina

Post by Christopher Freitag » Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:07 pm

Very nice playing. I especially like your use of rubato and variations in tone color. Perhaps a little more dynamic variation would make it even better.

What is your guitar, and how did you place the stereo pair? The recording has nice presence.
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Re: Mertz, J. K. - op.13 An Malvina

Post by Stewart Kelly » Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:07 pm

Thanks Christopher. The set up was:

Guitar to mic 110cm
Distance Between mics 60cm
Height from floor 92cm

There is more dynamic in the higher quality file but unfortunately it is lost within the compressed MP3 format.
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Re: Mertz, J. K. - op.13 An Malvina

Post by Christopher Langley » Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:21 am

lovely Stewart!
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Re: Mertz, J. K. - op.13 An Malvina

Post by Stewart Kelly » Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:32 pm

Thanks Chris :)
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Re: Mertz, J. K. - op.13 An Malvina

Post by RHSOldboy » Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:38 am

Wonderfully played - so enjoyable! Thank you for posting.

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