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    Technical Differences between live sound and recorded


    I have a question for those who understand the technical qualities of sound. How significant would the differences in quality be with regard to sound wave, vibration etc., when comparing recorded bells(ex: Tibetan Sound Bowls) versus live bells. Let's assume that each comparison would make certain factors equal; i.e analog versus digital, and type of sound equipment versus live bells.

    This interests me as a new mediator in what might be gained by incorporating some actual bell meditation in with my use of recorded bells.I know this may be cutting it pretty fine, however I find this to be an interesting topic and I appreciate your input as connoisseurs of sound!

    Thanks in advance for sharing your knowledge!

    Tom

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    Visit my websites below to find out. When recording singing bowls - you must find proper recording angles (loudest vs detailed sound) and distances. Try combining dynamic/electret and condenser mics. If mixing with vocals - record bowls with separate mics and vocal with separate or do it in separate sessions with the same recording equipment (so you can work around vocal a little bit).

    Generally good singing bowl recordings (live sounding warm meditative instead of cold sterile artificial studio) are not easy to achieve, but not impossible. It's rather about creating a soundspace in which you produce variations, than producing soundspace from variations.

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    Thank you ayamahambho !

    I appreciate the sharing of your knowledge with me. Ill take some time to look at your site and tell you what I think. Have a great day!

    Tom

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