Coventry - again
bill at h...
Mon May 24 10:03:33 BST 2004
When I put up the 'recording' of the old Coventry bells, a number of
people commented that there was too much bell and not enough tower; a
valid criticism, given that the original recordings were taken with
the mike only a few feet above the bells. There is a strongly held
and justified view that much of the reputation of the old bells was
due to the tower as much as the bells.
I don't have an impulse response for the Coventry tower. My first
attempt to add in tower acoustic used that of Dorking, and was not a
success (like listening to them down a drainpipe, as someone said!).
It was quickly consigned to the recycling bin.
I have just put up a second attempt, which I think is much more
successful - it gives a sense of space, and I think complements the
bells without muffling them. You do need to listen on good speakers
to hear the bells to good effect.
PS - the impulse response used was that of my garage, but please keep
this secret, I wouldn't want everyone to know.
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