Request for outsourcing of noise reduction, sound adjustment, and mastering of brass band performance
Speaking of brass bands, regular concerts , competitions, indoor and outdoor events and various performance locations are assumed. If you want to keep it as a recording of a live work, recording in a music hall is suitable for ensuring sound quality.
Although there are individual differences, the sound in the hall, which is acoustically designed for music performance, and the combination of the permanent ceiling-mounted microphones are iron plates. Noise from the audience seats is less likely to enter, and live performances can be heard in a well-balanced manner. (Of course, it will affect if the audience seats are noisy)
In most cases, ceiling-mounted microphones are high-grade microphones that amateurs do not handle on a daily basis. You can record it on your own linear PCM recorder , video camera, smartphone, etc., but the difference in sound quality grade is remarkable compared to recording using those built-in microphones.
Ceiling microphone recording is often thought to be the highest price
Recently, the brass band club of junior and senior high school students has asked a video production company to shoot and edit. There are many schools that record regular concerts in video records.
I help outsource such video editing for about 30 years, but most of them utilize the ceiling-mounted microphone as it is, and the performance part edits the stereo track as the main audio. Since the sound is corrected only a little, the feeling is corrected only by the equalizer on the video editing software. It's not a musical piece, but a stage record.
If you want to enjoy it as a musical piece, sound adjustment and mastering are better choices.
There seems to be a fixed concept that it is natural to use the sound of the ceiling-mounted microphone without processing it. However, unless a professional engineer secures sufficient rehearsal time for recording, it is set to a safe average position, and it cannot be said that the setting is precise based on the band organization and the song list. In most cases, there is room for sound quality improvement through sound conditioning and mastering . If you want to listen to a sound source with headphones or an expensive stereo set, you can request sound adjustment and mastering processing, and the sound quality will be much closer to professional quality. (Although there is a limit if there is a lot of noise and noise full of voice)
Difference in experience between "sound directly felt" and "recorded sound" in live performance
As many listeners and performers experience, there is a big difference between "the sound of a live performance directly felt" and "the recorded sound". Live performances have an unlimited dynamic range, and can express the strength of the sound from a small sound like a bell worm to a fortissimo sound in a full orchestra, or even a loud sound beyond that (there is a volume that humans can withstand). I will.
However, the audio signal of the recording medium is stored in a box with a limited volume width.
For songs with a large volume difference, the power of the recorded material is maintained by compressing the large part and eliminating the strength a little. Therefore, in recorded materials, it is necessary to have a technique to create a pseudo essence that is close to the perceived value by adding voice processing that "lie well". Enjoying music with recordings is now a common practice, but it can also be said to reproduce a virtual sound world that cuts out past records.
We are helping to finish the performance recorded with the ceiling-mounted microphone to the sound quality of the work level.
Hybrid Sound Reform helps to improve the sound quality of brass bands, orchestras, and other recorded sound sources recorded in the hall.
・ Noise removal
Reduces noise that is constantly present in the environment, air conditioning, etc.
・ Advanced voice repair
Howling, crying in the audience, falling sound, microphone hitting sound, cracking, reverberation component reduction, etc.
Advanced voice repair
・ Mix mastering
Precise sound output adjustment according to the playing style and genre, such as equalizing and limiting. High-quality mix processing such as adding reverb to the sound.