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Mario Martinez

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  1. Hi Ricardo, all the recordings we have done so far have had the lid of the piano completely open. You can see it here in the picture...
  2. The album is now in our catalogue. You can listen to it online on the albums page or on the streamer along with all the other albums. We have also uploaded some comparisons with recordings of this same pieces with other methods...
  3. We have always kept all our albums updated to the latest version of our calibration. The current calibration is 2.0f so right now all the albums in our catalogue are running calibration 2.0f. If you have one of our albums from previous posts they will sure have an older calibration (whatever we had at that time). You can see what calibration you have on the tagging of the tracks (if you have calibration 3.x keep in mind that we dropped version 3 altogether). There is not a way to "update" your albums. You would have to get a new one from our web page, but I can help the
  4. Thank you Bones13 All our albums have been recorded using the same physical setup (same hall, same gear, same mic placement) The only thing that has changed over these years is the calibration. This calibrations is just an eq to compensate for the things that could not be corrected on the physical room. All our albums are always updated to the latest calibration so they all have the same sound quality. It does not matter if we are recording a wind sextet, a string quartet, a piano, a guitar, a soprano, a tenor, the results are always the same; a natural sound with the p
  5. Thank you Chrille for taking the time to listen both with speakers and headphones and for your very detailed feedback. Since we were talking about instrument balance I just wanted to rule out any room or system related interference. That is way I was interested in hearing about your headphone experience. By what you are saying I understand there is no interference whatsoever (you are hearing the same thing on both) And reading your comments I understand that your concerns are not about the results of the recording method, but have to do with the artistic decision of pla
  6. It will be really interesting to see how it comes out on the headset. Please let us know how it feels there...
  7. Yes, it is a small hall so it is shorter that what you would get on a regular size symphonic hall. Before we started our project back on 2012 this same hall was used for live chamber music concerts with about 80 house seats...
  8. About the balance between winds and piano the old post also mentions that we are not using a 9 foot grand. Back then we used a 7 foot grand like it says in the post, and one year later on 2016 we got a new piano that also was a 7 foot grand. All 12 recordings in our catalogue (plus this one that we are listening to) have been made with 7 foot grands. 9 foot pianos are more suited to play in large halls. Their color or sound is not necessarily better, they are just more powerful. We have tried both sizes in our room and for our purposes we always chose the 7 footers. Th
  9. This question did come up during our first thread back on 2015 :) Here is the explanation:
  10. Here is a sketch with the position of the musicians during the recording sessions. From left to right French horn, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon. The person in red represents the placement of the mics.
  11. I should give the musicians all the credit for the cover, it was their idea from the start :)
  12. I am sure it could be done... I would love to try something like that. But we would need the collaboration of the hall owner plus way more funding that what we now have. The difficulty about this methodology is setting up the hall and recording chain to calibrate things to eliminate human interference in the post production process. We would need access to the venue for long extensive periods of time to try to get everything to work, but after that, if everything works out correctly it would be just the same as in our studio, but with enough space to fit an orquestra :)
  13. For those who do not know about our project, these recordings are all made with just two mics. No mixing and mastering involved. Just a stereo pickup and a calibrated system to produce the most transparent possible sound. You can read about it at: http://www.playclassics.com/trtsound
  14. Once more I am coming back to the forum to share our latest work with you all. Many of you already know about our research and have greatly contributed to making it work with your valuable feedback. I am extremely grateful for this so I would love to share this last work with you which I think represents the summit of what our technology is able to do. This particular album with sextets for piano and winds by Ravel, Poulenc and Françaix, will be released on February 19th 2020, but as of right now it will be available to all AS members as a free master file (24/96) downl
  15. Thank you kravi, ...as a matter of fact, thank you all for being so responsive over the past few years. Interacting with you has been a great help and very motivational too :) I feel like I owe you. Ever since the first giveaway thread you have patiently gone through all our tweaks and upgrades. I am aware of how tiresome these developing can get (I many times felt like throwing the towel myself) but you have put up with all that and accompanied us to the end of the project. Now that it is done, I really feel it was worth it but, knowing what it takes to get here, I now
  16. We have used the third movement of the Beethoven Quintet for Piano and Winds to make 28 new Sound Quality Comparison demos. You can compare our sound with versions of: - Decca Sviatoslav Richter - Naxos Jeno Jando - Sony Murray Perahia - Nimbus Records Vlado Perlemuter - Erato Daniel Barenboim - Sony Rudolf Serkin - Delos Carol Rosenberger - Deutsche Grammophon Friedrich Gulda - Decca András Schiff - Warner Melos ensemble - Decca Pascal Roge - Brilliant Alfred Brendel - Warner Les Vents Français - Brilliant Klara
  17. I see... I do not know why this is happening. The pics are just links to official YouTube generated videos (they are not my videos) I just tried and I can open all of them here. You could try these direct links see if they work that might give us a clue as to what is going on: https://youtu.be/wbS49ggB5uI https://youtu.be/cgF6CWLF4Rk https://youtu.be/xo_uAi3dz7U https://youtu.be/vhLEH7qR97E https://youtu.be/-YqQNzHnwcI https://youtu.be/8M5tyuys0Hg https://youtu.be/sCTvn3iRKIs https://youtu.be/YxcwL7_tI1c
  18. You should be able to see them from anywhere. These are the "official" Youtube videos published by the distributors themselves. Our page is just playing a back and forward between them so you can compare. the addess of the page is www.musicstry.com/trtsound
  19. We have figured out a way to make this A/B comparisons without us having to edit any videos. You can see the comparison demos here: http://www.musicstry.com/trtsound The page will directly compare both official YouTube videos (ours and the one you choose)
  20. Thanks STC. Yes, we are using the dropbox service for the downloads. We have had people reporting both fast and slow performances. I guess their performance varies quite a bit depending on location and time... Thanks hvbias, we need all the help we can get. It is a big world out there and it really is very difficult to get noticed :) When we started this project we knew it would take a long time to get it right, and we also knew that the calibrations itself was a key factor on the whole process. The calibration is a fixed filter specifica
  21. We have used two different pianos in two different positions. The black piano was the one we used for: - Debussy Preludes. book 1 - Chopin Polish Songs. - Albeniz Iberia - Songs of Paolo Tosti - Cabrera plays Debussy - Conversations. The distance from the mics to the center of the soundboard was 3.7 meters The brown piano was the one we used for: - An evening with Riera - From Russia with love - Mozart - Beethoven Wind Quintets - Goldberg Variations - Ad astra The distance from the mics to the center of th
  22. We had to erase the videos because someone reported the channel. Apparently under Spanish law we are not allowed to use videos from other record labels to make these A/B comparison demos. We are trying to figure out a workaround on this problem. I will let you know as soon as we have something that we can work with...
  23. Hello everyone, We have spent the past 6 years working on something that has never been done before: calibrating a two mic pure stereo fixed recording setup to achieve transparency. The recordings made with this system do not need any kind of treatment. With no equalization, no mixing, no mastering, no dynamic range compression, they are the purest stereo recordings ever made. We want to thank you all for your input in achieving this goal. We have always relied on your knowledge and very detail feedback. Your help has been key to completing the project.
  24. The albums are now in the hands of the distributors. It is just a matter of time that they start appearing all over the different platforms. We gave the distributor a 16bit 44.1kHz version of the music (there was no other option). Each platform will have to get its own streaming and download file from this "parent" 16/44.1 version. Any way, we will keep offering the files for download on our web site. There you will find: - the Master 24bit 96kHz in FLAC and WAV - the DVD 24bit 48kHz in FLAC and WAV - the CD 16bit 44.1kHz in FLAC and WAV - the LAME MP3 vbr 48
  25. Hello everyone, I am happy to announce that we have concluded the development of our acoustic research project. The current and final calibration version is 2.0b All the albums in our catalog (we currently have 12 albums) have been updated with this version and we have proceeded to publish them on all the internet stores (Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Music, YouTube Music, Pandora, etc.) To show the results of our development we have made some demonstration videos where we compare the sound quality of our methodology (TRT Sound) with the sound
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