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Music Ward => Music Discussion => Topic started by: steve on July 21, 2016, 11:00:17 AM

Title: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: steve on July 21, 2016, 11:00:17 AM
Every now and then I receive an email/link to some wonderful video/music. I was thinking we could share our favorite reference audio selections (keep it nice).

I have a few to start off with.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDqTBlKU4CE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGyKg2fWehU&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCoxGV7j71c&feature=youtu.be

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=laura+bretan&view=detail&mid=3CB6901018DA49169B603CB6901018DA49169B60&FORM=VIRE

Cheers
Steve
Title: Re: Sharing wonderful videos and music.....
Post by: richidoo on July 21, 2016, 11:34:05 AM
Very nice topic, Steve, thanks!  :thumb:


The great jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown has been my hero since I was 9. This is the only known video of him playing. Recorded in Feb, 1956, at age 25, 5 months before he died in car crash.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iuP3CfFZDQ

Though the show was on the air 1953-1959, and many jazz artists made appearances, Miles Davis appeared 6 times, none of the live performances were recorded except for three. Only this one has ever surfaced, because Soupy Sales himself rediscovered this kinescope video recording in his garage in mid 1990s.
Title: Re: Sharing wonderful videos and music.....
Post by: P.I. on July 21, 2016, 01:47:51 PM
Very nice topic, Steve, thanks!  :thumb:


The great jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown has been my hero since I was 9. This is the only known video of him playing. Recorded in Feb, 1956, at age 25, 5 months before he died in car crash.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iuP3CfFZDQ

Though the show was on the air 1953-1959, and many jazz artists made appearances, Miles Davis appeared 6 times, none of the live performances were recorded except for three. Only this one has ever surfaced, because Soupy Sales himself rediscovered this kinescope video recording in his garage in mid 1990s.
With Sarah Vaughan: [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dizSZr6WTpk/url]

Great stuff!
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: richidoo on July 21, 2016, 02:55:22 PM
I have that on a CD, the worst digital mastering I own!  But still worth listening.
Title: Re: Sharing wonderful videos and music.....
Post by: steve on July 21, 2016, 03:58:09 PM
Very nice topic, Steve, thanks!  :thumb:


The great jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown has been my hero since I was 9. This is the only known video of him playing. Recorded in Feb, 1956, at age 25, 5 months before he died in car crash.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iuP3CfFZDQ

Though the show was on the air 1953-1959, and many jazz artists made appearances, Miles Davis appeared 6 times, none of the live performances were recorded except for three. Only this one has ever surfaced, because Soupy Sales himself rediscovered this kinescope video recording in his garage in mid 1990s.
With Sarah Vaughan: [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dizSZr6WTpk/url]

Great stuff!

Sarah Vaughan has a great voice, broken hearted melody, she shines.

I never got into soprano until Jackie Evancho arrived on the scene. Now I have Maria Callas, Beverly Sills, Tebaldi,
Renee Fleming etc.

Here is another one, Amira, from the Netherlands I believe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66-A2MyVDbU

Cheers
Steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: mfsoa on July 21, 2016, 04:09:40 PM
Thanks for the Brownie, it was delicious  :thumb:

I'll admit that few will have any interest in this clip but it has a personal story:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59lBywfO_yo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59lBywfO_yo)

Billy Cobham has been my favorite drummer for more than 40 years now, and is responsible for helping to usher in a huge change in the role of the drum kit.

Shabazz was the first album I ever purchased. Played the hell out of it and have it burned into my brain. The album was lost long ago and I hadn't heard it in decades...

...Until I stumble across this video, which is a vid of the actual concert that the LP was made from!  I had no idea that a video existed, and having lost the album had thought that I'd never hear this again. So to find a video of my long=lost first album of the most important musician in my life - well, I was excited, anyway.

(Maybe Bob M my fellow fusion-head might like this - some cool early synth stuff)

-Mike


Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: _Scotty_ on July 21, 2016, 04:23:34 PM
The Billy Cobham album you loved is available on CD from Amazon and it is also available on used vinyl. See link
https://www.amazon.com/Shabazz-COBHAM-BILLY/dp/B00K0PDRFA/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1469142853&sr=1-1&keywords=Billy+Cobham++++Shabazz
My favorite Billy Cobham album is Crosswinds. I haven't worn it out yet either, damn entertaining.
Honorable mention goes to A Funky Thide of Sings.
Scotty
Title: Re: Sharing wonderful videos and music.....
Post by: richidoo on July 21, 2016, 06:04:30 PM
I never got into soprano until Jackie Evancho arrived on the scene. Now I have Maria Callas, Beverly Sills, Tebaldi,
Renee Fleming etc.

Maria Callas one of the few that moves me.  :thumb:

What's a good video of her, Steve? I have wandered around yootoob listening to her on occasion, but not knowing what's her best.
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: richidoo on July 21, 2016, 06:17:50 PM
...Until I stumble across this video, which is a vid of the actual concert that the LP was made from!  I had no idea that a video existed, and having lost the album had thought that I'd never hear this again. So to find a video of my long=lost first album of the most important musician in my life - well, I was excited, anyway.

Wow, that's awesome Mike! I can't imagine getting to see on video some of the great albums that I grew up with.

I first learned about Cobham while at college. Lots of young drummers there worshiped him as the best ever. I was impressed by his impressive physique. My drummer loved him and also had huge guns.
Title: Re: Sharing wonderful videos and music.....
Post by: steve on July 21, 2016, 09:14:33 PM
I never got into soprano until Jackie Evancho arrived on the scene. Now I have Maria Callas, Beverly Sills, Tebaldi,
Renee Fleming etc.

Maria Callas one of the few that moves me.  :thumb:

What's a good video of her, Steve? I have wandered around yootoob listening to her on occasion, but not knowing what's her best.

Hi Rich,

I have these links. Seemed one or two were actually voiced by someone else, but I cannot confirm. Seems I only have one actual video. thought I had more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6bSrGbak1g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rjOrOt6wFw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4cSVnqGmOc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alrBe2XF0IA

Cheers
Pos
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: richidoo on July 22, 2016, 06:51:11 AM
Wow! Thanks Steve. Intonation like a piano
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on July 22, 2016, 10:16:53 AM
Wow! Thanks Steve. Intonation like a piano

Yes, in spades Rich. I am amazed how young prodigies are coming forth. Laura Betran (13), Jackie Evancho (10), Amira (9), Beau Dermott (12), Anna McLuckie (17?), Sal Valentinetti (20) are all simply superb and recorded well.

The recording quality is so good, even through YouTube, that I hope will help one adjust their systems.

Here is Beau

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUP_aC5-bkM

Anna. I should add where Anna is located, the music is so spacious, amazingly open, and the second verse was evently adjusted as there is more ambience, "echo", space "around" her voice. Difficult to express, but amazing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZJMwiGk-p4

Sal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGyKg2fWehU&feature=youtu.be

Miguel, lots of dynamics, nice tonal quality.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRUy-D0JU2I

Cheers
Steve

Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: richidoo on July 23, 2016, 12:36:37 AM
Three Bach compositions I love:

First is from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Prelude and Fugue in C# Minor, BWV 849. Especially the Fugue. 1722!

Prelude: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8GjAin0V0E
Fugue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1yriKaLasM
Original score to Fuga:
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ec/Bach-wtc1-fugue4-ms.jpg)




Another one is Double Harpsichord Concerto in C major BWV 1061, 3rd movement, again a Fugue. Trevor Pinnock. Like mfsoa's Cobham recording, I lost this one for 30 years. I originally heard it on the radio, just once around 1986, but it changed my outlook on classical music, got me into Bach, which had a huge influence on me. I couldn't find the CD, didn't know what to look for, so many harpsichord pieces by Bach and Pinnock did them all. Finally heard it on the radio again last month. Wow, same effect.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByLvd1HoCac



Last one is another fugue, the 2nd movement from Solo Violin Sonata, BWV 1001. This is Julia Fisher playing. Pretty radical key changes and harmonic tension for 1720, Bach was 35 yo, she was 22.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMRn60AfYvM
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on July 23, 2016, 11:27:13 AM
Rich, I especially like the violin and harpsichord selections. Very nice. The violin player is someone I have not heard before. Wow, she is one talented lady.

Harpsichord, Simon and Garfunkel, Linda Ronstadt come to mind as well. Scarborough Fair (Full Version) Lyrics and Different drummer.

Here are two of Bolero. Both are great for checking numerous instruments. The first has pretty good depth, spaciousness.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK23BhEQVyU

The second is even better spaciousness with great depth. The tonal may not be quite as good as the first. Have to judge for yourselves.

http://www.trilulilu.ro/video-cultura/ravel-bolero-filarmonica-din-munchen-dirijor-sergi

This third is a solo double bass, very spacious as it should be, and the tonal quality is simply stunning, similar to Anna's link in a previous post.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P8C6-XqaNs

Cheers
Steve

ps. I am glad to see many visits to enjoy and maybe adjust their systems.
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on July 28, 2016, 04:14:41 PM
Here is another selection by Bretan, from last Tuesday evenings AGT. The soundstage is simply incredible, along with her voice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjyHZNWQ6I0

Enjoy,

Steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on August 08, 2016, 08:42:00 PM
Ailee is another up and comer. Nice soundstage and beautiful voice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOmnfmXlZCc

Cheers
Steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on August 11, 2016, 03:31:13 PM
Here is another one a gentleman emailed to me. It has excellent if not exceptional dynamics, attack time, tonal quality, just a nice piece.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRUy-D0JU2I

Cheers
Steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: BobM on August 21, 2016, 02:52:51 PM
Here's a great blues guitar number, from a little known prog guitarist I like - Carl Hupp Project. He does a pretty good job on it. No video, just music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcMLwp87w4o&index=14&list=PLe9BPDC7W6Oryxv-FwsgbOU3GSCuycxVA
 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcMLwp87w4o&index=14&list=PLe9BPDC7W6Oryxv-FwsgbOU3GSCuycxVA)
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: mresseguie on August 22, 2016, 09:35:59 PM
Has anyone else watched videos/listened to music on Vimeo? The video quality tends to beat YouTube IMO.

Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on August 28, 2016, 08:56:13 PM
I have not Mress. I also should have emphasized the music rather than the video since it was the music that I was most interested in. 

Here is another by Tommy Emmanuel. Sound stage is quite nice, open, and natural.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K_-nYymYdM

Cheers

Steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on September 07, 2016, 03:20:30 PM
Here is a nice orchestra piece by Bach, Brandenburg concerto in G Major.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLj_gMBqHX8

Cheers

Steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on October 14, 2016, 02:58:02 PM
If you love solo violin and ambience, also testing the mids/highs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03ze845nRYc

Cheers
Steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on October 19, 2016, 02:17:02 PM
I just found this somewhat unusual recording (at least for me) from the balcony of a very large venue. The sound stage is gigantic, ambience is amazing imo. Clapping almost covers the singing.
I like it for testing size of sound stage and ambient information.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49NglhKS4QA

Cheers

Steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on November 12, 2016, 05:12:00 AM
Here is another, guitar and singing is just so natural and live sounding to me. Hope you enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5SC1uIxXhk

Cheers

Steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on December 07, 2016, 01:44:21 PM
Got another from an audiophile friend visiting. This one has very natural voices, seemingly one is right in the recording studio. Imo great rendition as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJAWD--lIQ4&index=1&list=RDXJAWD--lIQ4

Cheers

Steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on December 31, 2016, 12:27:58 PM
Another interesting selection for testing.

Two Cellos, Thunderstruck, is not only an interesting audio selection for tonal quality, but the video is pretty interesting and entertaining. The soundstage is not the largest at my venue though, but it might be larger in yours.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uT3SBzmDxGk

Cheers and enjoy.

Steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on January 06, 2017, 09:20:26 PM
A truly natural sound of instruments. Nice ambience as well. Video is entertaining for its own sake.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkrRKolVSM4&feature=youtu.be

Cheers and enjoy.

Steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on January 22, 2017, 04:37:56 AM
Jonathan Wilson performs "Ballad Of The Pines" for The Line of Best Fit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAWCBlaL0oU&app=desktop

Cheers

Steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: richidoo on February 17, 2017, 05:34:49 PM
Hairy Carrie Underweary and Keith Urban duet on 2017 Grammy Awards Show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpdVc92rrjc

Two incredible singers, at their peak, singing a wholesome, well written song. Pop music is not dead.   But it is disguised with twang accent.

Check Urban guitar licks at the beginning. MF can play. And they both sing in tune, and she is a hot foxx. He wrote the song (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fighter_(Keith_Urban_song)) and made some big royalties singing it on TV. Love it!
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: richidoo on February 21, 2017, 09:30:22 AM
I ran across this video today... it was featured on my favorite political blog. I was thoroughly enjoying the music when I realized my friend is playing in the band!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea3Bofkmwlc
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on March 17, 2017, 03:04:10 PM
I always did like Carrie Underwood. She just seems so down to earth, modest, and a good singer.

I was just introduced to a lady named Morgan James. This might be just a touch thin, depending upon your individual system. The recording is incredibly open, and love the percussion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfxpuV-MJaI

Cheers

Steve


Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: mfsoa on March 17, 2017, 05:20:51 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D457b9QZ0RY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D457b9QZ0RY)

Wes Montgomery
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: richidoo on March 17, 2017, 06:58:30 PM
That Wes is great. The SQ is far better than the video. I'd never seen him play on video before, so I didn't know he played only with his thumb - explains his articulation. Nice to see Mabern on video. He was my mentor's (James Williams) mentor. Both from Memphis.
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on March 20, 2017, 04:36:19 PM
Here is an interesting piece with a violin sound I have never heard before. Lettice is one talented lady. Recording quality is pretty good as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=to_i7z0IQYI

Cheers
Steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Bill O'Connell on March 23, 2017, 10:00:12 AM
I can't get enough of this guy.

 Harry Manx

Wise and Otherwise album
His Desert Island collection is also wonderful.
 

 Very nice recordings
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: richidoo on March 23, 2017, 11:12:46 AM
Harry Manx

Wise and Otherwise album

Here you go, Bill
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo8ftEAvZXg
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Bill O'Connell on March 23, 2017, 06:26:43 PM
Harry Manx

Wise and Otherwise album

Here you go, Bill
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo8ftEAvZXg

Your the man Rich
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on March 24, 2017, 09:30:16 AM
That is a good one Rich and Bill.

Thanks.
Steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Bill O'Connell on March 31, 2017, 11:11:51 AM
Buddy turned me on to this great album.

 Artist: Distance, Light & Sky
 Album: Casting Nets

 Superbly recorded.The whole album is a gem.

this youtube doesn't do them justice but you'll get the gist.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfOSEVkf5-g&index=7&list=PLR2pnTV5KkgSO9L2IM37jbdNinAm69iSP
 
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on April 19, 2017, 08:59:01 PM
Here is a another selection from Amira. The recording is outstanding imo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDESzUuZuC0

Cheers
Steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: richidoo on April 20, 2017, 09:57:14 AM
If you like modern big band music, you'll like this.   8)

Stan Kenton "Live in Europe"
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFcfi5x3TD5tH_QJN-uPDu71Muc9-GP_O
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on April 28, 2017, 08:06:22 AM
Here is an interesting group and nice quality recording. Besides established talent, I enjoy new talent coming forth with their hopes and enthusiasm displayed.

From their bio:
Quote
The musical style presented by Avalon Jazz Band is inspired by the sort of jazz played in Paris in the 1930s and 40s, especially by the Hot Club de France.

Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hU_X6Vr1MY

Cheers
Steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on April 29, 2017, 06:47:16 PM
Another one by Avalon Jazz Band called Caravan. This recording is so transparent, so natural, it is startling. Really a nice test for one's system.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_HcB84GqxA

Cheers
Steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on May 08, 2017, 04:29:20 PM
Here is some percussion. This can be quite demanding on the system, so please be careful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4P4luHdFwA

And some piano from Fan-Ya Lin. Open, natural, huge sound stage. Hearing one cough sends chills, so natural.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffHOxR2wp6w

Cheers
Steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on May 24, 2017, 10:29:46 AM
Never heard of the band before, but a nice selection.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nt2H4uA_q8Y&app=desktop

Cheers
Steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on July 02, 2017, 01:29:44 PM
For a little bit of lows, how about a Tuba solo. It should sound clean/crisp, not syrupy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UZz3eO_xvs

Cheers
Steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on July 02, 2017, 01:31:49 PM
Here is one that is not only recorded well, but in this case, the individual and what she overcame.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKSWXzAnVe0

Cheers
Steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Nick B on July 03, 2017, 06:51:16 PM
I ran across this video today... it was featured on my favorite political blog. I was thoroughly enjoying the music when I realized my friend is playing in the band!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea3Bofkmwlc

Who's that, Rich?
Nick
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Nick B on July 03, 2017, 06:52:27 PM
Here is one that is not only recorded well, but in this case, the individual and what she overcame.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKSWXzAnVe0

Cheers
Steve

Thanks, Steve. Very uplifting...beautiful voice
Nick
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: richidoo on July 03, 2017, 07:38:08 PM
I ran across this video today... it was featured on my favorite political blog. I was thoroughly enjoying the music when I realized my friend is playing in the band!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea3Bofkmwlc

Who's that, Rich?
Nick

Haha!! Someone finally noticed!  :thumb:   Thanks Nick!


He is one of the most beloved members of AudioNervosa.com. Who can guess?


The original lack of response to my post guided me to step down from running AN. Isn't It Ironic it is you who finally noticed?
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: tmazz on July 03, 2017, 07:58:42 PM
Rich did our mystery celebrity play on the album itself or just on stage as part of this performance?  I looked up all of the musical personnel on Can't Buy a Thrill and none of them pop up as a name that I would in any way associate with AN.
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: richidoo on July 03, 2017, 08:37:27 PM
Not on the album.  :-

Band was brand new, right? Isn't this their first song, or first big public appearance?

Edit: Actually, it's not even who I thought it was.  Aaaaahahahahahaa  :rofl:
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Nick B on July 04, 2017, 08:22:59 AM
Ironic, yes indeed! I've searched on Google and there are quite a few band members throughout the years. With all the pseudonyms that are used, I really have no idea. The solution is for the "guilty party" to step forward and maybe tell a story of how his involvement with band occurred.
On another note, I'm grateful of the feature at the top of our site to follow unread posts
Nick
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: djdube525 on July 06, 2017, 03:42:05 AM
Edit: Actually, it's not even who I thought it was.  Aaaaahahahahahaa  :rofl:

I thought it was a trick question and was trying to figure out Bill Cosby's handle...  :roll:  :)
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on July 19, 2017, 02:22:57 PM
I saw this link when listening to Mean Mary. This is the most natural sounding banjo recording I have ever heard on my system. This recording has a metallic quality, crispness, openness, can't put into words. If some one has another super quality banjo recording, please let me know.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnMhUPewk6c

Cheers
Steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Nick B on July 19, 2017, 09:56:59 PM
I saw this link when listening to Mean Mary. This is the most natural sounding banjo recording I have ever heard on my system. This recording has a metallic quality, crispness, openness, can't put into words. If some one has another super quality banjo recording, please let me know.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnMhUPewk6c

Cheers
Steve

Sure sounded good on Tidal 🎼
Nick
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on July 23, 2017, 07:59:11 AM
I saw this link when listening to Mean Mary. This is the most natural sounding banjo recording I have ever heard on my system. This recording has a metallic quality, crispness, openness, can't put into words. If some one has another super quality banjo recording, please let me know.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnMhUPewk6c

Cheers
Steve

Sure sounded good on Tidal 🎼
Nick

Really good isn't is. Kinda shows just how much the "normal recording" components and process messes up the music.

Here is another pretty good one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvCq6-zWw7M&feature=youtu.be

Cheers
Steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on August 18, 2017, 04:16:09 PM
I am impressed by the mids. Any thoughts on the bass?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk7VPU2hxOs

Cheers

Steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Nick B on August 18, 2017, 08:54:46 PM
I am impressed by the mids. Any thoughts on the bass?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk7VPU2hxOs

Cheers

Steve

A couple of things... why do the nerdy guys always get the good looking girls? It seems like a few of the women I've known have excelled at muttering under their breath..
Thanks for the laugh. She is the youngest and most talented I've ever seen  :thumb:
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on August 19, 2017, 07:53:27 PM
I am impressed by the mids. Any thoughts on the bass?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk7VPU2hxOs

Cheers

Steve

A couple of things... why do the nerdy guys always get the good looking girls? It seems like a few of the women I've known have excelled at muttering under their breath..
Thanks for the laugh. She is the youngest and most talented I've ever seen  :thumb:

She is pretty good isn't she. She and Mandy Harvey, a singer who is deaf, just blow me over this year.

I love the ambience, very open, hear the hall etc. I am still wondering if the bass is enough. Here is the same performance from another Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83nqxm32lsY

Cheers

Steve
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Post by: Nick B on August 19, 2017, 10:30:59 PM
I am impressed by the mids. Any thoughts on the bass?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk7VPU2hxOs

Cheers

Steve

A couple of things... why do the nerdy guys always get the good looking girls? It seems like a few of the women I've known have excelled at muttering under their breath..
Thanks for the laugh. She is the youngest and most talented I've ever seen  :thumb:

She is pretty good isn't she. She and Mandy Harvey, a singer who is deaf, just blow me over this year.

I love the ambience, very open, hear the hall etc. I am still wondering if the bass is enough. Here is the same performance from another Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83nqxm32lsY

Cheers

Steve


Fun, good sounding.  I prefer this mouse over Topo Giggio :lol:
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Post by: dBe on August 20, 2017, 10:30:35 PM
I am impressed by the mids. Any thoughts on the bass?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk7VPU2hxOs

Cheers

Steve

A couple of things... why do the nerdy guys always get the good looking girls? It seems like a few of the women I've known have excelled at muttering under their breath..
Thanks for the laugh. She is the youngest and most talented I've ever seen  :thumb:

She is pretty good isn't she. She and Mandy Harvey, a singer who is deaf, just blow me over this year.

I love the ambience, very open, hear the hall etc. I am still wondering if the bass is enough. Here is the same performance from another Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83nqxm32lsY

Cheers

Steve


Fun, good sounding.  I prefer this mouse over Topo Giggio :lol:
How many people here even know who Topo Giggio.
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Nick B on August 21, 2017, 09:30:18 AM
I am impressed by the mids. Any thoughts on the bass?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk7VPU2hxOs

Cheers

Steve

A couple of things... why do the nerdy guys always get the good looking girls? It seems like a few of the women I've known have excelled at muttering under their breath..
Thanks for the laugh. She is the youngest and most talented I've ever seen  :thumb:

She is pretty good isn't she. She and Mandy Harvey, a singer who is deaf, just blow me over this year.

I love the ambience, very open, hear the hall etc. I am still wondering if the bass is enough. Here is the same performance from another Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83nqxm32lsY

Cheers

Steve


Fun, good sounding.  I prefer this mouse over Topo Giggio :lol:
How many people here even know who Topo Giggio.

Maybe just you and me, Dave 😳
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on August 21, 2017, 02:23:58 PM
Between the two different youtube recordings of the rabbit/darci, which do you think sounded better? There was a difference in the fullness and bass.

Cheers
Steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Nick B on August 22, 2017, 09:22:17 AM
I can't tell much from YouTube recordings and don't have the ability to play them on my system. Now, if it's available on Tidal....
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Post by: rollo on August 22, 2017, 11:20:14 AM
I am impressed by the mids. Any thoughts on the bass?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk7VPU2hxOs

Cheers

Steve

A couple of things... why do the nerdy guys always get the good looking girls? It seems like a few of the women I've known have excelled at muttering under their breath..
Thanks for the laugh. She is the youngest and most talented I've ever seen  :thumb:

She is pretty good isn't she. She and Mandy Harvey, a singer who is deaf, just blow me over this year.

I love the ambience, very open, hear the hall etc. I am still wondering if the bass is enough. Here is the same performance from another Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83nqxm32lsY

Cheers

Steve


Fun, good sounding.  I prefer this mouse over Topo Giggio :lol:
How many people here even know who Topo Giggio.

Maybe just you and me, Dave 😳

   Me too guys. Ed Sullivan Show OOHHH EDIEEEE. Who were the Harmonica guys I forgot, Harmonicats maybe ???


charles
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: P.I. on August 22, 2017, 12:30:46 PM
I am impressed by the mids. Any thoughts on the bass?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk7VPU2hxOs

Cheers

Steve

A couple of things... why do the nerdy guys always get the good looking girls? It seems like a few of the women I've known have excelled at muttering under their breath..
Thanks for the laugh. She is the youngest and most talented I've ever seen  :thumb:

She is pretty good isn't she. She and Mandy Harvey, a singer who is deaf, just blow me over this year.

I love the ambience, very open, hear the hall etc. I am still wondering if the bass is enough. Here is the same performance from another Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83nqxm32lsY

Cheers

Steve


Fun, good sounding.  I prefer this mouse over Topo Giggio :lol:
How many people here even know who Topo Giggio.

Maybe just you and me, Dave 😳

   Me too guys. Ed Sullivan Show OOHHH EDIEEEE. Who were the Harmonica guys I forgot, Harmonicats maybe ???


charles
Yep.  The Harmonicats.
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Nick B on August 22, 2017, 03:35:30 PM
This Ed Sullivan stuff makes me feel real old....like an electrolytic capacitor  :-({|=
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on August 31, 2017, 03:23:07 PM
Here is another one from Mandy Harvey, who has been deaf for 10 years. This song is recorded very well.

This song is dedicated to my sister, who became deaf in her mid 20s. She worked to help hubby obtain a medical doctor degree; then started/finished college and obtained her teaching degree. She now teaches deaf kids, some 17 years now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgyHwxgGOKA

Cheers
Steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Nick B on September 11, 2017, 12:52:45 PM
Here is another one from Mandy Harvey, who has been deaf for 10 years. This song is recorded very well.

This song is dedicated to my sister, who became deaf in her mid 20s. She worked to help hubby obtain a medical doctor degree; then started/finished college and obtained her teaching degree. She now teaches deaf kids, some 17 years now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgyHwxgGOKA

Cheers
Steve

Very beautiful and uplifting, Steve, and a great dedication.  Thanks for sharing
Nick
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on September 26, 2017, 07:37:53 PM
This seems not only well recorded, but also an amazing lady.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBenttZUT7A

Cheers

Steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: BobM on October 06, 2017, 09:51:06 AM
Here's a cover of two Gentle Giant tunes. The first one is played note for note from the album. gotta love that guitar work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edgMLD65BBQ#action=share (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edgMLD65BBQ#action=share)

Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on October 19, 2017, 07:35:55 PM
I happen to own a viola, and came across this well recorded viola solo. Of course it will sound fuller than a violin. Strings will also make a difference, but I was pleased when the recorded viola sounded close to mine. Minimalist recording.

A point that needs to be emphasized is that the recording equipment is half the recording quality, and often the equipment is not that good. This recording happens to be quite excellent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXomvjeiNYs

Cheers

Steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on December 04, 2017, 09:57:08 AM
Here is a selection by Janos Starker playing cello. I think this recording is good for checking for abnormalities in the upper bass to ~lower midrange in one's system.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQg2TnYnxnI

Cheers

Steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on January 10, 2018, 06:43:00 PM
Here is a link with a kid striking the lowest and highest piano keys. Simple, but can expose a lack of tonal accuracy and dynamics. Does the piano sound real on your system?

Can speaker adjustment help? Might be a good time to try full pillows (walmart $3.75 for full pillows), cheap, portable, and can help with the waf.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGv96IpeXbg

Cheers

Steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: richidoo on January 10, 2018, 06:56:49 PM
Nice bow at the end.
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on January 11, 2018, 03:57:58 PM
Nice bow at the end.

Links be nice to test your line arrays when completed.

Cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: richidoo on January 11, 2018, 04:59:31 PM
Definitely!
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on February 02, 2018, 09:25:09 AM
Here is a pretty good violin solo. Really articulate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXomvjeiNYs

Cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on February 12, 2018, 02:41:55 PM
A little Vic Damone, in a pretty nice recording. What a voice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8R0Kq448rxc

Cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: richidoo on February 18, 2018, 11:54:58 AM
Alison Krauss + Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=To1_nOjlLBQ)

Taped 2/19/2003, exactly 15 years ago tomorrow. Incredible audio and video production, the music speaks for itself, if you like pop/bluegrass.

If we had a little more new music like this, audio hobby would be in a much healthier state.
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: dBe on March 10, 2018, 08:30:56 PM
Great players, transparent production and very interesting compositions:

https://www.amazon.com/Innovators-Sam-Cardon/dp/B00004HYNO

Or anything by these guys.

The mixing techniques used are impeccable.  They have several subsequent releases, but this is the one that hooked me. As a drummer, Harvey Mason, Dave Weckl and Simon Philips define the art for me.

Here they are live:   https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=F6T2F-jTuCQ

Enjoy.

Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: richidoo on March 10, 2018, 08:50:43 PM
As a drummer,

Ok, now that explains everything...

Haha

You know about Lester Young, the drummer, right?
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on March 12, 2018, 09:11:08 PM
Here is a great test for low frequencies, openness, naturalness; the gent walking out to, starting the motorcycle, and driving off. How good is your low frequency reproduction? Adjust your speaker placement for optimal low frequency clarity, flatness of response verses the mids, highs, the sound stage etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncQq3T58bHI

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Nick B on March 12, 2018, 10:15:13 PM
Here is a great test for low frequencies, openness, naturalness; the gent walking out to, starting the motorcycle, and driving off. How good is your low frequency reproduction? Adjust your speaker placement for optimal low frequency clarity, flatness of response verses the mids, highs, the sound stage etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncQq3T58bHI

cheers

steve

I really enjoyed listening to CSM. Beautiful harmonies and some great tunes.
Nick
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on March 21, 2018, 08:11:20 PM
Here is one that has a huge sound stage and and natural. His CD is also pretty good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APWhx97QvxE

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on April 02, 2018, 06:50:00 AM
Here is an incredible percussion "lesson". The naturalness and dynamics are simply extra ordinary. True reference. Only wish was that there was more top hat. This one is truly worthy of being in your favorites.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7Iab-AC3Dw

I believe there is also a lesson two, just as good.

cheers

steve
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Post by: steve on April 03, 2018, 05:30:50 PM
Another incredible selection that is almost beyond belief. Minimalist recording, so natural, all the nuisances.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HJ8kQpm6DU&feature=youtu.be

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: richidoo on April 17, 2018, 05:45:05 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnqjJDRUtLg

Two Romances for Viola and Chamber Ensemble

By American composer and today's birthday boy, Adolphus Hailstork. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolphus_Hailstork)

From the album:
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61MXK4FGAML.jpg)

Sorry, it's not on Spotify, not on Tidal, but some of his other music is.
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on April 25, 2018, 01:29:07 PM
Nice melody and rhythm Rich. 

Here is Toccata and fugue in d minor Bach Sofia Kiprskaya Harp. Nice to hear not always in the spotlight instruments in all their glory. What a beautiful sound.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHhWJQrBVak

and this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52wFGGKMuJs

Cheers

steve

Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on May 02, 2018, 02:50:54 PM
On a different genre, this one has an excellent guitar, right up close, and a voice that is immediate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cb6KLCml05Y&feature=youtu.be

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on May 04, 2018, 05:28:52 PM
This one has a miked guitar, just slightly full. The voices are amazing, the sound is as live, in a garage, really really good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HJ8kQpm6DU&feature=youtu.be

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on May 15, 2018, 08:25:14 PM
Clicking this link will provide a real test for ones ability to reproduce percussion, starting at 1:10. The sense of sound stage, dynamics, timbre, accuracy over a descent bandwidth will be tested.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9-42mu1D9Y&feature=youtu.be

Neal Peart is not bad either. Lots of different instruments in his solo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWRMOJQDiLU

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Nick B on May 15, 2018, 09:14:06 PM
Clicking this link will provide a real test for ones ability to reproduce percussion, starting at 1:10. The sense of sound stage, dynamics, timbre, accuracy over a descent bandwidth will be tested.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9-42mu1D9Y&feature=youtu.be

Neal Peart is not bad either. Lots of different instruments in his solo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWRMOJQDiLU

cheers

steve

Great links Steve. Neil Peart is amazing.
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on May 22, 2018, 07:12:11 PM
Thanks Nick. he is good.

Besides sounding great, open, dynamic, see if you can find the one squeaker note mistake in this piece.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPHQJoZjdlo

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Nick B on May 23, 2018, 12:01:03 AM
Thanks Nick. he is good.

Besides sounding great, open, dynamic, see if you can find the one squeaker note mistake in this piece.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPHQJoZjdlo

cheers

steve

Steve,
It seems maybe at the 2:50 mark, but otherwise I didn’t notice anything. Thanks for posting.
Nick
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on May 23, 2018, 01:49:43 PM
Thanks Nick. he is good.

Besides sounding great, open, dynamic, see if you can find the one squeaker note mistake in this piece.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPHQJoZjdlo

cheers

steve

Steve,
It seems maybe at the 2:50 mark, but otherwise I didn’t notice anything. Thanks for posting.
Nick

Did not mean to put you on the spot Nick. I meant it as a general audience question.

I found two, one at 6:33, but in fairness it was a recording volume change, not orchestra problem.

The second one was at 10:32. A coronet seems to hit the wrong note, I think. I love mistakes because it makes the music seem more real, or live to me. I don't know if I should feel that way, but I do.

Here is one that shows several mistakes, but only after the intermission halfway through, 6:30 and on. See if you can spot multiple goofs, but not necessarily wrong notes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLj_gMBqHX8

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on June 17, 2018, 06:53:29 PM
I should not say "mistakes" but "interesting" interactions in the above video.

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on June 28, 2018, 03:51:16 PM
This one you can check out both baritone and soprano voices. I still keep learning of top rated singers such as Dmitri. What a shame we lost Dmitri, a super talent, to brain cancer too young.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5SlUmCdXf0

Cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Nick B on June 28, 2018, 09:43:25 PM
This one you can check out both baritone and soprano voices. I still keep learning of top rated singers such as Dmitri. What a shame we lost Dmitri, a super talent, to brain cancer too young.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5SlUmCdXf0

Cheers

steve

I really enjoyed that, Steve. A wonderful song and a beautiful setting. It reminded me of the Andre Rieu venues.
Nick
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: BobM on July 05, 2018, 02:55:29 PM
Steve Howe (from Yes) playing the blues. Pretty damn good throughout, but if you jump to about the 7 minute mark he jams with Les Paul

https://youtu.be/LZz9UFqNPxk
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on July 10, 2018, 07:18:47 PM
Steve Howe (from Yes) playing the blues. Pretty damn good throughout, but if you jump to about the 7 minute mark he jams with Les Paul

https://youtu.be/LZz9UFqNPxk

Nice sounding guitars for sure Bob. Les still pretty good, love to hear him live sometime.

Thought I had posted this next one, but can't find it. Ligeti, unusual but amazing sonic quality, soundstage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtnEyAKkpc8

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Nick B on July 10, 2018, 07:54:25 PM
Steve Howe (from Yes) playing the blues. Pretty damn good throughout, but if you jump to about the 7 minute mark he jams with Les Paul

https://youtu.be/LZz9UFqNPxk

Nice sounding guitars for sure Bob. Les still pretty good, love to hear him live sometime.

Thought I had posted this next one, but can't find it. Ligeti, unusual but amazing sonic quality, soundstage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtnEyAKkpc8

cheers

steve

That is one intense lady  :-({|=
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on July 25, 2018, 08:50:56 PM
This is some quality recording. Could also check for any rattles in your system or venue.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaugLriyEbs

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Nick B on July 26, 2018, 10:07:05 AM
This is some quality recording. Could also check for any rattles in your system or venue.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaugLriyEbs

cheers

steve

Thanks, Steve. Very nice 👍 I wonder what that set retails for....
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on July 27, 2018, 06:04:51 PM
This is some quality recording. Could also check for any rattles in your system or venue.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaugLriyEbs

cheers

steve

Thanks, Steve. Very nice 👍 I wonder what that set retails for....

Looks to me $3528 and discounted to $2338.

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on July 30, 2018, 07:49:32 PM
This next selection is a little different and may leave your jaw on the floor. Or you may have a better description than I.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jYk5u9vKfA

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Nick B on July 31, 2018, 08:52:02 AM
This next selection is a little different and may leave your jaw on the floor. Or you may have a better description than I.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jYk5u9vKfA

cheers

steve

It’s been many, many years since I last saw and enjoyed this film. I thought the way this scene was done was brilliant. And here is another classic done by Clint Eastwood, whose voice is better the Lee Marvin’s.
https://youtu.be/nn8YubD01sk
So there is hope for those of us who are not gifted with singing ability....
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on July 31, 2018, 09:48:25 AM
This next selection is a little different and may leave your jaw on the floor. Or you may have a better description than I.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jYk5u9vKfA

cheers

steve

It’s been many, many years since I last saw and enjoyed this film. I thought the way this scene was done was brilliant. And here is another classic done by Clint Eastwood, whose voice is better the Lee Marvin’s.
https://youtu.be/nn8YubD01sk
So there is hope for those of us who are not gifted with singing ability....

I kinda jumped from sharing top notch audio quality, but these last few songs listed are iconic and bring back memories.

Lee reminds me of Phil Phillip's Sea of Love. These songs would just not be the same, iconic songs if performed by any one else. They make the song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_T8PHEAHOBs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0DTHA3HVj8

The down side?? There is another voice in this world who is not now afraid to sing.  :shock: :shock:

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on August 07, 2018, 12:05:39 PM
I see my joke about me starting to sing went over like a lead balloon.  :lol:

So back to another with great recording quality.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tzvebu6U08

This one, one can perceive the tremendous openness of the venue and other great qualities.

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Nick B on August 07, 2018, 08:15:30 PM
I see my joke about me starting to sing went over like a lead balloon.  :lol:

So back to another with great recording quality.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tzvebu6U08

This one, one can perceive the tremendous openness of the venue and other great qualities.

cheers

steve

Very nice, indeed. As to your singing, if it sounds good to you....
As to my singing, the world is a better place without it.....
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on September 06, 2018, 06:19:47 PM
I can't remember if I posted this link or not. Viola solo which should have a richer sound than a violin.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXomvjeiNYs

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Nick B on September 06, 2018, 09:42:23 PM
I can't remember if I posted this link or not. Viola solo which should have a richer sound than a violin.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXomvjeiNYs

cheers

steve

Very nice and how about this one?  https://youtu.be/Xe11Pp1g39I
Nick
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on September 10, 2018, 09:21:53 PM
I can't remember if I posted this link or not. Viola solo which should have a richer sound than a violin.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXomvjeiNYs

cheers

steve

Very nice and how about this one?  https://youtu.be/Xe11Pp1g39I
Nick

How could I forget this. Magnificient Nick. The inner detail, ambience.

cheers and thanks.

steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on November 21, 2018, 10:34:45 PM
Here is a great recording and song, "Africa" by the Angel City Chorale. Soundstage is huge,
check if the voices smear together, tonal balance etc. It will test your system, good for
testing buzzes, or other abnormalities. Also, just love this version of the song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c9-poC5HGw

Same group on AGT, singing "Baba Yetu".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XStvwK6yKvs

Cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Nick B on November 22, 2018, 02:49:39 PM
Here is a great recording and song, "Africa" by the Angel City Chorale. Soundstage is huge,
check if the voices smear together, tonal balance etc. It will test your system, good for
testing buzzes, or other abnormalities. Also, just love this version of the song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c9-poC5HGw

Same group on AGT, singing "Baba Yetu".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XStvwK6yKvs

Cheers

steve

Never seen anything like the Africa rendition 👏 Thanks for posting
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on November 27, 2018, 07:26:45 PM
Here is one from the MilknBlues, from Brazil. "The Happiest Days of Our Lives, Another Brick in The Wall - Stones + Pink Floyd"

The first selection will produce very punchy bass, and Another Brick has the deepest bass of an electric guitar, in spades. The harmonica is so sweet and live, is the only way I can put it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErHo_oCkspc

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Nick B on November 27, 2018, 07:43:37 PM
Here is one from the MilknBlues, from Brazil. "The Happiest Days of Our Lives, Another Brick in The Wall - Stones + Pink Floyd"

The first selection will produce very punchy bass, and Another Brick has the deepest bass of an electric guitar, in spades. The harmonica is so sweet and live, is the only way I can put it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErHo_oCkspc

cheers

steve

Good find 👍   I found one album in Tidal, but none on Qobuz
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on December 03, 2018, 08:09:09 PM
Another by milknblues.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TP71z0h4hyg&feature=youtu.be

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on January 02, 2019, 09:49:09 PM
I was watching a movie tonight (Return to Me) and heard this song for the first time. WOW. Jewel's voice should be absolutely magnificent, beautiful, so special with the effects. I wish I had heard this song years earlier.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJaEGVL6V5o

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Nick B on January 02, 2019, 10:30:37 PM
I was watching a movie tonight (Return to Me) and heard this song for the first time. WOW. Jewel's voice should be absolutely magnificent, beautiful, so special with the effects. I wish I had heard this song years earlier.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJaEGVL6V5o

cheers

steve

I found this on Tidal and will play it tomorrow night after my tubes are nicely warmed up. Should sound delightful
Nick
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on January 08, 2019, 09:01:40 PM
It is almost like I can hear the recording studio walls, and just floats, a huge sound stage, her voice is so vulnerable.
If there is one fault, the guitar overloads at ~1:35 and ~2:03, but even that sounds neat, a mistake is made.

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on January 24, 2019, 06:40:27 PM
Another genius with the violin, 11 years old, and well recorded. Tonality is great, precise, distinct; just sounds live.
Our privilege with modern electronic marvels, to hear their talent on their way up to adult hood.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT9jOZLFaEY&feature=youtu.be

Cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Nick B on January 24, 2019, 09:39:59 PM
Another genius with the violin, 11 years old, and well recorded. Tonality is great, precise, distinct; just sounds live.
Our privilege with modern electronic marvels, to hear their talent on their way up to adult hood.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT9jOZLFaEY&feature=youtu.be

Cheers

steve

The control of the violin she is playing and the control she exhibits over the other musicians.... amazing
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on February 07, 2019, 11:31:07 AM
I have to add this one from Cristina Ramos; not only an amazing voice, but the recording is so spacious.
I wish she would have been "found" a decade earlier. Star quality.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7D5OoWNd1wc

Watch the judge on the right. And what a voice, her initial audition.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3Yf_ErkN_s

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on March 12, 2019, 08:16:50 PM
I don't know what to say. The quality is great, spacious, and Darci's talent is amazing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42HdEyOZjWg

Enjoy.

steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Nick B on March 12, 2019, 10:31:15 PM
I don't know what to say. The quality is great, spacious, and Darci's talent is amazing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42HdEyOZjWg

Enjoy.

steve

What a beautiful piece! She’s an amazing talent and although I’m not an opera afficienado, that is one of my favorite pieces. Thanks!
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on March 15, 2019, 03:28:17 PM
Yes. I also never liked opera until I heard Jackie Evancho. Then I started looking and
found some other great sopranos, some young and some more mature. I thought I would list them
by links in a collection, as one source to see who is in the "pipe line" and beyond. Some recordings
are outstanding quality.

Amira
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9PQ7qPkluM

14 or so, oh my.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDESzUuZuC0

Sterre
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTnvK5QNsrk

Laura
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3Mn_WbB0mo

Jane Zhang
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJl2uPNsJEk

Solomia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4HDxxOqWf0

Victoria (Armenian)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmIeijo7s80

Is there anyone like Maria?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1C8NFDdFYg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oi-oSnGfRM4

There are others, but these pop to mind. If you would like to list another, please post.
We really have some tremendously talented individuals, assuming they take care of their voices.

steve




Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on March 24, 2019, 07:11:55 PM
Here is another, Argentina, by Sarah Brightman. I love it for its huge, voluminous, open, spacious, gigantic venue.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bi3_PSqmRUY

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on April 29, 2019, 08:10:44 PM
Here is a piece that exemplifies hall ambience. One can just feel the huge hall presence. If you cannot, the problem usually lies in the upper bass, which tends to mask hall ambience. Try smaller speaker wire, and/or adjust speaker placement.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJl2uPNsJEk

Cheers and enjoy.

steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on June 07, 2019, 05:07:22 PM
Here is a recording that has about as excellent ambience as I have ever heard at any time. The voice is so open, live sounding.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQUOcWVuvFI&feature=youtu.be

cheers
steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: malloy on June 07, 2019, 08:57:18 PM
Ode 19 by the Brad Mehldau trio.

Any idea where I can get a DVD of the whole concert?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lg6rKXoIBDE

Brad Mehldau's playing puts me in a trance.
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on June 24, 2019, 03:31:59 PM
Ode 19 by the Brad Mehldau trio.

Any idea where I can get a DVD of the whole concert?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lg6rKXoIBDE

Brad Mehldau's playing puts me in a trance.

Sure don't Malloy.

Here is one that will test the midrange, bass, dynamics of your system. The kick drum should
be distinct and taught, the other drums should give good account of themselves, a rat-a tat-tat
separation and cleanness, yet woody.

cheers
steve

Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on July 14, 2019, 05:20:43 PM
Here is one from Celtic Woman, super open, nice depth. Really a superb recording
for checking your sound system.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YbUyjt_MQQ

cheers
steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on August 07, 2019, 08:17:56 AM
Golden buzzer time, and for good reason. I was watching portions of AGT, and what a voice, and the
recording is excellent as well. Another 15 years and the reigns will be turning over to some capable kids.
I think Simon has heard some 3 or 4 of these kids.

Any sonic differences between the two links? Just asking.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-Dl0XWWr2U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4u3sY0PKZoY

Cheers.
steve

Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on September 08, 2019, 06:10:45 PM
I don't remember if I have used this link before, but Morgan sounds like she is right in the kitchen.
This selection is so unbelievably transparent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfxpuV-MJaI

cheers
steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Nick B on September 08, 2019, 08:11:41 PM
I don't remember if I have used this link before, but Morgan sounds like she is right in the kitchen.
This selection is so unbelievably transparent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfxpuV-MJaI

cheers
steve

Steve,
 I don’t recall seeing this one before. I’m sure I’ve never seen a recording done in the kitchen.
That was fun. Thx
Nick
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Guy 13 on September 09, 2019, 04:45:18 AM
Hi all.
80% of the links posted here I cannot see.
Propably because they detect that I am in Vietnam.
Lots of audio & video on You Tube are blocked or unavailable here.
So, I am not surprise.

There is lots of good stuff to discover on You Tube
like this one that gives me goose bumps and maybe you guys
don't like it or find it boring,
but that's o.k. each one has his preferences.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPgHRO1Po4c

Guy 13
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on September 09, 2019, 03:31:50 PM
I don't remember if I have used this link before, but Morgan sounds like she is right in the kitchen.
This selection is so unbelievably transparent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfxpuV-MJaI

cheers
steve

Steve,
 I don’t recall seeing this one before. I’m sure I’ve never seen a recording done in the kitchen.
That was fun. Thx
Nick

Your welcome Nick. I find it to be one of the best recordings for transparency. I don't see the mic, so the
room ambience really shows through.

I already probably mentioned it, but Morgan will be at "Five Points" in Washington, Illinois Jan 11th of 2020. I may attend, will see.

Guy, that is interesting music, nice recording as well. What surprises me is the youth of the player in such
a quality recording. That kid is good.

cheers
steve
Title: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Guy 13 on September 09, 2019, 05:43:26 PM

Thanks Steve.
Yes, the recording is surprisingly good.
How about this one....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV3ke4Fl6cY

Guy 13
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on September 13, 2019, 03:39:07 PM

Thanks Steve.
Yes, the recording is surprisingly good.
How about this one....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV3ke4Fl6cY

Guy 13
The recording sounds good and I like the song. Personally, I am not a fan of electric organs, but a true pipe organ is another story. Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington has classes, maybe even a degree in pipe organ.

cheers
steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on September 13, 2019, 03:45:50 PM
This selection may be my all time favorite song, for melody and the singer's talent. It sounds like I am right there listening in at the venue, singer on stage, natural voices. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDWgZDGw_jk

cheers

steve

 

Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Nick B on September 13, 2019, 08:07:34 PM
This selection may be my all time favorite song, for melody and the singer's talent. It sounds like I am right there listening in at the venue, singer on stage, natural voices. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDWgZDGw_jk

cheers

steve

Thanks, Steve. Very nice.
Nick
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on October 24, 2019, 08:56:30 PM
This selection may be my all time favorite song, for melody and the singer's talent. It sounds like I am right there listening in at the venue, singer on stage, natural voices. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDWgZDGw_jk

cheers

steve

Thanks, Steve. Very nice.
Nick

For general consumption, Emanne sang the song in a different language. The song, "Everything I do, I do for you", was number 1 on the singles charts in England for a record 16 weeks back in 1992. For me, Emanne's version blew away the original. I hope she incorporates it in one of her CDs.

Here is a chance to audition/compare three cello players. Notice the sonic difference due to instrument, recording technique, players technique, venue etc.

Mischa Maisky
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGQLXRTl3Z0

Janos Starker
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQg2TnYnxnI

Yo Yo Ma
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2ZHjSA8mkY

cheers

steve

Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on November 02, 2019, 10:22:32 PM
Here are two piano pieces that have ambience, naturalness, dynamics in Spades. These two recordings
are very tough to beat in any sense of the word.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffHOxR2wp6w&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_Pr_iCTeiM

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on November 17, 2019, 08:14:16 PM
Here is a one of the best recording with truly great ambience and naturalness. You should just see the hall itself with the pianos within. George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, played at Weber State University on September, 2012.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cJgEJu3ems

Cheers
steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Nick B on November 18, 2019, 08:49:38 AM
Here is a one of the best recording with truly great ambience and naturalness. You should just see the hall itself with the pianos within. George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, played at Weber State University on September, 2012.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cJgEJu3ems

Cheers
steve

Thanks, Steve. I haven’t seen a performance quite like this one...  :D
Nick
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on November 21, 2019, 09:06:37 AM
Here is a one of the best recording with truly great ambience and naturalness. You should just see the hall itself with the pianos within. George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, played at Weber State University on September, 2012.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cJgEJu3ems

Cheers
steve

Thanks, Steve. I haven’t seen a performance quite like this one...  :D
Nick

Being at Weber State University, student orientated, I guess that is what young adults like?

What really amazes me is the openness, ambience, and tonal quality of the instruments, the total entity of the recording. Although the room echos/ambience makes it a little more difficult to tell the pianos apart, I find it exciting. I feel I am right there, listening/looking at them.

I think this recording is right on the edge. Some songs speaker positions are not that critical, others selections are extremely critical. If one's system is even just slightly lean, this recording can make pianos sound thin. I use this selection, along with dozens of other recordings when adjusting my speakers position in the room for proper tonal shading.

Here is a selection I may have posted before, will test your bass reproduction, also has ambience and voice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P8C6-XqaNs

cheers

steve

steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on November 27, 2019, 07:42:18 PM
Here is a link to an excellent percussion recording, with discussions, using various techniques and from 1 mic to 5 mics.

This is a pretty good test for stereo image, dynamics, ambience, sound stage etc. It will also help those who wish to make their own recordings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPPhmyBIi6k

I thought I would add one more, a comparison of three saxophones. I find the sax is close to, if not the most difficult instrument to reproduce. Interested in your opinion of this short recording.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6piLLc8ivqE

cheers

steve
Title: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Guy 13 on November 28, 2019, 03:00:29 AM
Here is a link to an excellent percussion recording, with discussions, using various techniques and from 1 mic to 5 mics.

This is a pretty good test for stereo image, dynamics, ambience, sound stage etc. It will also help those who wish to make their own recordings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPPhmyBIi6k

I thought I would add one more, a comparison of three saxophones. I find the sax is close to, if not the most difficult instrument to reproduce. Interested in your opinion of this short recording.

Thanks Steve for the link on drums.
With my modest ambiant music set-up
it sounds fantastic, especially with two or more microphones.
For the saxophone, on my system, it sounds terrible...
Thanks anyway.

Guy 13


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6piLLc8ivqE

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on November 29, 2019, 10:35:49 AM
Here is a link to an excellent percussion recording, with discussions, using various techniques and from 1 mic to 5 mics.

This is a pretty good test for stereo image, dynamics, ambience, sound stage etc. It will also help those who wish to make their own recordings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPPhmyBIi6k

I thought I would add one more, a comparison of three saxophones. I find the sax is close to, if not the most difficult instrument to reproduce. Interested in your opinion of this short recording.

Thanks Steve for the link on drums.
With my modest ambiant music set-up
it sounds fantastic, especially with two or more microphones.
For the saxophone, on my system, it sounds terrible...
Thanks anyway.

Guy 13


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6piLLc8ivqE

cheers

steve

Thanks for your input Guy. That is a pretty neat video pertaining to drum miking.

I have always heard the piano is the most difficult instrument to reproduce, and it might be true overall due to its wide frequency range. But I have found it extremely rare to find an accurate, natural recording of a sax.
Unfortunately, ~50% of the music trek is the recording portion, which we cannot control.

cheers
steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: tmazz on December 01, 2019, 05:52:44 PM

I have always heard the piano is the most difficult instrument to reproduce, and it might be true overall due to its wide frequency range.

It is not only the wide frequency range but also because the piano is actually a percussive instrument and as such it also has very sharp attack speeds and fast rise times are always difficult to record and reproduce.
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on December 02, 2019, 06:14:26 AM

I have always heard the piano is the most difficult instrument to reproduce, and it might be true overall due to its wide frequency range.

It is not only the wide frequency range but also because the piano is actually a percussive instrument and as such it also has very sharp attack speeds and fast rise times are always difficult to record and reproduce.

Excellent point Tmazz, and thanks for bringing that that to our attention. Your informative comment brought to remembrance an article years ago, I think from an audio magazine, that attack time (rise time) is very important to believing that one is listening to a live instrument. Of course transparency and other aspects come into play, but rise time is crucial. 

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on December 26, 2019, 09:48:30 PM
I had to post this one, both quality music and at 1:49 thought I might see a whiff of smoke.   :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPLXNmKvLBQ

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Nick B on December 26, 2019, 10:05:23 PM
I had to post this one, both quality music and at 1:49 thought I might see a whiff of smoke.   :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPLXNmKvLBQ

cheers

steve

Rather amazing. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an orchestra play at this tempo
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: jimbones on December 27, 2019, 09:19:52 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW3OrLHj0lQ


Beth Hart, ohhh ssooo good. Must listen to the whole selection. A blend of Etta James and Janis Joplin only better.
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on January 03, 2020, 12:48:21 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW3OrLHj0lQ


Beth Hart, ohhh ssooo good. Must listen to the whole selection. A blend of Etta James and Janis Joplin only better.

Nice recording quality Jim. Sound stage is very nice indeed.

Here is Classical Gas but with a woman's touch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vXtywOlayc&app=desktop

cheers
steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on February 05, 2020, 09:32:44 PM
Oh my, the sound stage is deep and wide, music is so natural with great dynamics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6kqu2mk-Kw

cheers
steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Nick B on February 05, 2020, 11:05:35 PM
Oh my, the sound stage is deep and wide, music is so natural with great dynamics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6kqu2mk-Kw

cheers
steve

Thank you, Steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on February 06, 2020, 02:52:53 PM
Oh my, the sound stage is deep and wide, music is so natural with great dynamics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6kqu2mk-Kw

cheers
steve

Thank you, Steve

By the way Nick, I see Brimar is back in business in England. Here is a link.

https://brimaruk.com/valves/triodes/

cheers
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Nick B on February 06, 2020, 07:21:58 PM
Oh my, the sound stage is deep and wide, music is so natural with great dynamics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6kqu2mk-Kw

cheers
steve

Thank you, Steve

By the way Nick, I see Brimar is back in business in England. Here is a link.

https://brimaruk.com/valves/triodes/

cheers

Hi Steve,
Maybe my memory is off. I wasn’t aware of Brimar’s status, but the Brimar EZ 80 is Border Patrol’s Gary Dews favorite rectifier tube for his SE dac. I recently mentioned
that Jensen was going out of business and that concerned me because Gary had a limited supply of those Jensen caps that he was saving only for his new SEi dac, not
for upgrades. As I’m still breaking in the new Uber Puerto receptacles, I haven’t been
in a hurry to follow up with Gary regarding the Jensens or if he’s found another cap
that he feels is nearly as good. I know that Dueland bought Jensen, but that’s all I know. I’ve read that the BP SE dac measures poorly, but it sounds very good to me. Iirc, Border Patrol, Volti, TWL and PI Audio are sometimes show partners. I’d love to be in that room 🎶🎶🎶😀
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: dBe on February 06, 2020, 07:54:35 PM
-the Brimar EZ 80 is Border Patrol’s Gary Dews favorite rectifier tube for his SE dac. I recently mentioned
that Jensen was going out of business and that concerned me because Gary had a limited supply of those Jensen caps that he was saving only for his new SEi dac, not
for upgrades. As I’m still breaking in the new Uber Puerto receptacles, I haven’t been
in a hurry to follow up with Gary regarding the Jensens or if he’s found another cap
that he feels is nearly as good. I know that Dueland bought Jensen, but that’s all I know. I’ve read that the BP SE dac measures poorly, but it sounds very good to me. Iirc, Border Patrol, Volti, TWL and PI Audio are sometimes show partners. I’d love to be in that room 🎶🎶🎶😀
People that are meter readers make me crazy.  Screw the measurements!  How does it sound?  When it comes to the Border Patrol DAC the answer is that it just makes music  :thumb:
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on February 07, 2020, 01:39:33 PM
-the Brimar EZ 80 is Border Patrol’s Gary Dews favorite rectifier tube for his SE dac. I recently mentioned
that Jensen was going out of business and that concerned me because Gary had a limited supply of those Jensen caps that he was saving only for his new SEi dac, not
for upgrades. As I’m still breaking in the new Uber Puerto receptacles, I haven’t been
in a hurry to follow up with Gary regarding the Jensens or if he’s found another cap
that he feels is nearly as good. I know that Dueland bought Jensen, but that’s all I know. I’ve read that the BP SE dac measures poorly, but it sounds very good to me. Iirc, Border Patrol, Volti, TWL and PI Audio are sometimes show partners. I’d love to be in that room 🎶🎶🎶😀
People that are meter readers make me crazy.  Screw the measurements!  How does it sound?  When it comes to the Border Patrol DAC the answer is that it just makes music  :thumb:

Since it is brought up, I have asked Nick to send me his border patrol to check out sonically, in absolute terms. I have been upgrading a Modi 2 to world class status, in absolute terms and would like to compare.

Imo, some measurements do make a difference. Take noise and hum, harmonic distortion for two. We all know about hum, but I am gaining a sense of what HD does to the sound, esp 2nd and 3rd.

Back to topic. Here is a piece by Netherlans Symphony Orchestra.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCmAIMgNon4

cheers
steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Nick B on February 07, 2020, 07:57:43 PM
-the Brimar EZ 80 is Border Patrol’s Gary Dews favorite rectifier tube for his SE dac. I recently mentioned
that Jensen was going out of business and that concerned me because Gary had a limited supply of those Jensen caps that he was saving only for his new SEi dac, not
for upgrades. As I’m still breaking in the new Uber Puerto receptacles, I haven’t been
in a hurry to follow up with Gary regarding the Jensens or if he’s found another cap
that he feels is nearly as good. I know that Dueland bought Jensen, but that’s all I know. I’ve read that the BP SE dac measures poorly, but it sounds very good to me. Iirc, Border Patrol, Volti, TWL and PI Audio are sometimes show partners. I’d love to be in that room 🎶🎶🎶😀
People that are meter readers make me crazy.  Screw the measurements!  How does it sound?  When it comes to the Border Patrol DAC the answer is that it just makes music  :thumb:

Since it is brought up, I have asked Nick to send me his border patrol to check out sonically, in absolute terms. I have been upgrading a Modi 2 to world class status, in absolute terms and would like to compare.

Imo, some measurements do make a difference. Take noise and hum, harmonic distortion for two. We all know about hum, but I am gaining a sense of what HD does to the sound, esp 2nd and 3rd.

Back to topic. Here is a piece by Netherlans Symphony Orchestra.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCmAIMgNon4

cheers
steve

Sure, Steve. I’m sending a PM.
Nick
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on February 08, 2020, 08:44:00 PM
-the Brimar EZ 80 is Border Patrol’s Gary Dews favorite rectifier tube for his SE dac. I recently mentioned
that Jensen was going out of business and that concerned me because Gary had a limited supply of those Jensen caps that he was saving only for his new SEi dac, not
for upgrades. As I’m still breaking in the new Uber Puerto receptacles, I haven’t been
in a hurry to follow up with Gary regarding the Jensens or if he’s found another cap
that he feels is nearly as good. I know that Dueland bought Jensen, but that’s all I know. I’ve read that the BP SE dac measures poorly, but it sounds very good to me. Iirc, Border Patrol, Volti, TWL and PI Audio are sometimes show partners. I’d love to be in that room 🎶🎶🎶😀
People that are meter readers make me crazy.  Screw the measurements!  How does it sound?  When it comes to the Border Patrol DAC the answer is that it just makes music  :thumb:

Since it is brought up, I have asked Nick to send me his border patrol to check out sonically, in absolute terms. I have been upgrading a Modi 2 to world class status, in absolute terms and would like to compare.

Imo, some measurements do make a difference. Take noise and hum, harmonic distortion for two. We all know about hum, but I am gaining a sense of what HD does to the sound, esp 2nd and 3rd.

Back to topic. Here is a piece by Netherlans Symphony Orchestra.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCmAIMgNon4

cheers
steve

Sure, Steve. I’m sending a PM.
Nick

Thank you Nick. I really appreciate the opportunity to check out your dac.

cheers and great week.
steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Nick B on February 08, 2020, 08:54:49 PM
You bet, Steve. It’ll be fun and informative.
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Nick B on February 14, 2020, 06:25:29 PM
To recap, if you’ve followed this thread deviation, I’ve sent Steve my Border Patrol SE dac. It did arrive safely this afternoon and I’m looking forward to his comments and/or criticisms. He’ll also be comparing it to his Schiit Modi 2 that he has modded to his high standards.
I wasn’t planning on starting a new thread just for this, but I’ll let Jeremy do that if he wishes.
Nick
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on February 20, 2020, 07:18:55 PM
I recently heard some nice solo instruments and thought I would present some links to the family Saxophone to test your system.

Alto Sax

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_xiB-YoLW0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMfdb-zcwCE   Music starts at 1:40. Although a beginner, the alto sax
is recorded very well. How well does your system reproduce this sax?

Tenor Sax

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23I8OtXCs3o

Baritone Sax. Lots of ambience with this performance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVOBQBamjDA

All three Sax

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6piLLc8ivqE

Cheers
steve

Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Nick B on February 20, 2020, 07:51:31 PM
I recently heard some nice solo instruments and thought I would present some links to the family Saxophone to test your system.

Alto Sax

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_xiB-YoLW0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMfdb-zcwCE   Music starts at 1:40. Although a beginner, the alto sax
is recorded very well. How well does your system reproduce this sax?

Tenor Sax

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23I8OtXCs3o

Baritone Sax. Lots of ambience with this performance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVOBQBamjDA

All three Sax

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6piLLc8ivqE

Cheers
steve

The baritone sax was my favorite  :thumb:  In my casual listening, I rarely get to hear this instrument and Tanaka was amazing
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Nick B on February 20, 2020, 08:02:52 PM
Thanks to Steve and his posting of the baritone sax video, I did a search on YouTube for Tanaka and then found this orchestra and subscribed to their channel. Hope you enjoy it.

https://youtu.be/z8-xhsfX3HY
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Nick B on February 20, 2020, 08:55:44 PM
Here’s some K Pop by the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra. I think malloy has mentioned this genre before. Is that correct, Paul?

https://youtu.be/xzrQ_-7EUqU
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on February 23, 2020, 07:36:39 PM
To recap, if you’ve followed this thread deviation, I’ve sent Steve my Border Patrol SE dac. It did arrive safely this afternoon and I’m looking forward to his comments and/or criticisms. He’ll also be comparing it to his Schiit Modi 2 that he has modded to his high standards.
I wasn’t planning on starting a new thread just for this, but I’ll let Jeremy do that if he wishes.
Nick

I had an enjoyable week to audition Nicks BP SE dac with the Uptone Audio polypropylene film and foil caps. Rectifier tube is a Tungsram.

Thanks Nick. I used several selections from the CDs to audition both BP and my modified Modi 2.
 
1.   Chopin, HMU 907244 Harmonia mundi France, production USA,  Made in Germany. Pianist is Jon Nakamatsu.
        Grande Fantaisie sur des Themes polonais, Op. 13.
2.   Dave Brubek’s Greatest Hits,  Unsquare Danced, Take Five
3.    Purity an inspirational collection, IsoMike a trademark of Kimber Kable.
4.     Eva Cassidy, Live at Blues Alley, Tall Trees in Georgia
 
The Border Patrol is a nice piece. The sound was much closer than I expected to my Modified Modi 2 dac. I don't wish to choose a dac as better, but just the differences. In fact they were very close.

1. I had to use the dvd drive in the computer and USB output for the modified Modi 2. I used the NAD 521Bee transport and SPDIF output for the BP.
 
With vacuum tube rectification powered on.

2. The BP is just a tad fuller than my modified Modi 2. This extends from treble to bass. There is just a little more
“sparkle” to the piano and other instruments,  just a touch more shades of harmonics with the Modi 2. Rotating the speakers “1/8” inch might take care of the fuller difference.
 
3. The BP has a slight sonic signature, that of just a touch less higher order instrumental harmonics. I doubt if speaker adjustment/rotation will cure this difference, but it could help. Personal preference maybe?
 
4. Depth, sound stage, dynamics so so close. Attack time just slightly different due to slightly fuller sound. Not saying better or worse, just slightly different.
 
5. Warm up time is much greater with the BP, but then the other components in one’s system require warmup as well, for best sonics. Just an observation. I let the components warm up 3-6 hours before testing myself.

With ss rectification power supply.

7. Still seemed a little fuller, even after powered on over night. However, the higher harmonics of the instruments are better, nice extension. Another interesting aspect is I heated the BP with the tube over night, then listened, and the tonal balance between the BP and modified Modi 2 seemed so close that I don't know if I could tell the difference.

After tube power off, the unit cooled over time and became just a tad fuller again. This is not surprising since altering the temperature will affect the parts values.

With the higher order harmonics of instruments being proper, a slight adjustment of speaker placement may minimize that touch of tonal difference between the two dacs. I preferred without the tube rectification in my system.
 
All in all it is a very very nice DAC, impressed with the sonics, and how close they got it right.

cheers
steve 
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Nick B on February 23, 2020, 09:11:15 PM
To recap, if you’ve followed this thread deviation, I’ve sent Steve my Border Patrol SE dac. It did arrive safely this afternoon and I’m looking forward to his comments and/or criticisms. He’ll also be comparing it to his Schiit Modi 2 that he has modded to his high standards.
I wasn’t planning on starting a new thread just for this, but I’ll let Jeremy do that if he wishes.
Nick

I had an enjoyable week to audition Nicks BP SE dac with the Uptone Audio polypropylene film and foil caps. Rectifier tube is a Tungsram.

Thanks Nick. I used several selections from the CDs to audition both BP and my modified Modi 2.
 
1.   Chopin, HMU 907244 Harmonia mundi France, production USA,  Made in Germany. Pianist is Jon Nakamatsu.
2.   Dave Brubek’s Greatest Hits,  Unsquare Danced, Take Five
3.   Purity an inspirational collection, IsoMike a trademark of Kimber Kable.
4.     Eva Cassidy, Live at Blues Alley, Tall Trees in Georgia
 
The Border Patrol is a nice piece. The sound was much closer than I expected to my Modified Modi 2 dac. I don't wish to choose a dac as better, but just the differences. In fact they were very close.

1. I had to use the dvd drive in the computer and USB output for the modified Modi 2. I used the NAD 521Bee transport and SPDIF output for the BP.
 
With vacuum tube rectification powered on.

2. The BP is just a tad fuller than my modified Modi 2. This extends from treble to bass. There is just a little more
“sparkle” to the piano and other instruments,  just a touch more shades of harmonics with the Modi 2. Rotating the speakers “1/8” inch might take care of the fuller difference.
 
3. The BP has a slight sonic signature, that of just a touch less higher order instrumental harmonics. I doubt if speaker adjustment/rotation will cure this difference, but it could help. Personal preference maybe?
 
4. Depth, sound stage, dynamics so so close. Attack time just slightly different due to slightly fuller sound. NOt saying better or worse, just slightly different.
 
5. Warm up time is much greater with the BP, but then the other components in one’s system require warmup as well, for best sonics. Just an observation. I let the components warm up 3-6 hours before testing myself.

With ss rectification power supply.

7. Still seemed a little fuller, even after powered on over night. However, the higher harmonics of the instruments are better, nice extension. Another interesting aspect is I heated the BP with the tube over night, then listened, and the tonal balance between the BP and modified Modi 2 seemed so close that I don't know if I could tell the difference.

After tube power off, the unit cooled over time and became just a tad fuller again. This is not surprising since altering the temperature will affect the parts values.

With the higher order harmonics of instruments being proper, a slight adjustment of speaker placement may minimize that touch of tonal difference between the two dacs. I preferred without the tube rectification in my system.
 
All in all it is a very very nice DAC, impressed with the sonics, and how close they got it right.

cheers
steve

Thanks, Steve, for taking the time to evaluate my SE version dac and post your impressions. Lately, because I’ve been putting on many hours breaking in Dave’s new Uber Puerto UberBUSS receptacles, I hadn’t been using it with the rectification tube engaged. Border Patrol designer Gary Dews’ favorite tube is the Brimar EZ 80 Black Plate England. It would have been interesting if you could have heard that tube rather than the stock Tungsram. I never did get around to buying it and it’s currently not available.

I’ll mention now to the guys that there’s a cap upgrade that I’ve requested and Gary will install Jupiter caps to bring it to the SEi version. Steve will be shipping it tomorrow to Border Patrol in Maryland. Gary describes the SEi version sound as being more natural...more organic. As I appreciate my Audio Hungary preamp’s harmonics, it would be nice if the SEi version would accentuate that.

Congratulations, Steve, in taking a $99 Modi 2 and modding it to the extent that you have.
Nick
 
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on February 24, 2020, 07:20:55 AM
To recap, if you’ve followed this thread deviation, I’ve sent Steve my Border Patrol SE dac. It did arrive safely this afternoon and I’m looking forward to his comments and/or criticisms. He’ll also be comparing it to his Schiit Modi 2 that he has modded to his high standards.
I wasn’t planning on starting a new thread just for this, but I’ll let Jeremy do that if he wishes.
Nick

I had an enjoyable week to audition Nicks BP SE dac with the Uptone Audio polypropylene film and foil caps. Rectifier tube is a Tungsram.

Thanks Nick. I used several selections from the CDs to audition both BP and my modified Modi 2.
 
1.   Chopin, HMU 907244 Harmonia mundi France, production USA,  Made in Germany. Pianist is Jon Nakamatsu.
2.   Dave Brubek’s Greatest Hits,  Unsquare Danced, Take Five
3.   Purity an inspirational collection, IsoMike a trademark of Kimber Kable.
4.     Eva Cassidy, Live at Blues Alley, Tall Trees in Georgia
 
The Border Patrol is a nice piece. The sound was much closer than I expected to my Modified Modi 2 dac. I don't wish to choose a dac as better, but just the differences. In fact they were very close.

1. I had to use the dvd drive in the computer and USB output for the modified Modi 2. I used the NAD 521Bee transport and SPDIF output for the BP.
 
With vacuum tube rectification powered on.

2. The BP is just a tad fuller than my modified Modi 2. This extends from treble to bass. There is just a little more
“sparkle” to the piano and other instruments,  just a touch more shades of harmonics with the Modi 2. Rotating the speakers “1/8” inch might take care of the fuller difference.
 
3. The BP has a slight sonic signature, that of just a touch less higher order instrumental harmonics. I doubt if speaker adjustment/rotation will cure this difference, but it could help. Personal preference maybe?
 
4. Depth, sound stage, dynamics so so close. Attack time just slightly different due to slightly fuller sound. NOt saying better or worse, just slightly different.
 
5. Warm up time is much greater with the BP, but then the other components in one’s system require warmup as well, for best sonics. Just an observation. I let the components warm up 3-6 hours before testing myself.

With ss rectification power supply.

7. Still seemed a little fuller, even after powered on over night. However, the higher harmonics of the instruments are better, nice extension. Another interesting aspect is I heated the BP with the tube over night, then listened, and the tonal balance between the BP and modified Modi 2 seemed so close that I don't know if I could tell the difference.

After tube power off, the unit cooled over time and became just a tad fuller again. This is not surprising since altering the temperature will affect the parts values.

With the higher order harmonics of instruments being proper, a slight adjustment of speaker placement may minimize that touch of tonal difference between the two dacs. I preferred without the tube rectification in my system.
 
All in all it is a very very nice DAC, impressed with the sonics, and how close they got it right.

cheers
steve

Thanks, Steve, for taking the time to evaluate my SE version dac and post your impressions. Lately, because I’ve been putting on many hours breaking in Dave’s new Uber Puerto UberBUSS receptacles, I hadn’t been using it with the rectification tube engaged. Border Patrol designer Gary Dews’ favorite tube is the Brimar EZ 80 Black Plate England. It would have been interesting if you could have heard that tube rather than the stock Tungsram. I never did get around to buying it and it’s currently not available.

I’ll mention now to the guys that there’s a cap upgrade that I’ve requested and Gary will install Jupiter caps to bring it to the SEi version. Steve will be shipping it tomorrow to Border Patrol in Maryland. Gary describes the SEi version sound as being more natural...more organic. As I appreciate my Audio Hungary preamp’s harmonics, it would be nice if the SEi version would accentuate that.

Congratulations, Steve, in taking a $99 Modi 2 and modding it to the extent that you have.
Nick

Thank you for the nice compliments Nick. I think the lesson here is that one can obtain/mod a DAC to world class, near perfect status without spending an arm or a leg. The same can be somewhat said for preamplifiers and even amplifiers (wattage can be a limiting factor in amps). Of course visual satisfaction may be a priority.

It is all about proper designing, which includes parts quality, and a truly accurate audio system. I modified my
Modi 2 dac by replacing the stock brass output jacks with all copper, using Jenalabs cryod 6n pure ultra fine stranded copper wire, plus other accurate quality parts, and a little redesigning (proprietary). I had the pleasure of testing the Jupiter copper foil paper in wax capacitors, among others, with an audiophile friend.

I will be sending the dac to BP today. Good luck with your ventures in audio.

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch Music Links.....
Post by: tmazz on February 24, 2020, 07:14:37 PM
I have come across the Border Patrol Dac in several situations and have always been very impressed with how it sounded.

Unfortunately the thing I think limits this DAC is the fact that it will only play 16/44 files. And while it does that very well I think the lack of the ability to play any kind of hi res files at all puts a cap on its market potential as many people looking for a DAC in that price range will also be looking for the ability to play more than just Redbook.  I do not think this is a problem from a performance standpoint as it is very good at what it does, but rather from a marketing point of view I am not sure that there is tha big of a pool of potential buyers that would be willing to settle for a CD only DAC.

But then again, I have been wrong before.........
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch Music Links.....
Post by: Nick B on February 24, 2020, 08:17:15 PM
I have come across the Border Patrol Dac in several situations and have always been very impressed with how it sounded.

Unfortunately the thing I think limits this DAC is the fact that it will only play 16/44 files. And while it does that very well I think the lack of the ability to play any kind of hi res files at all puts a cap on its market potential as many people looking for a DAC in that price range will also be looking for the ability to play more than just Redbook.  I do not think this is a problem from a performance standpoint as it is very good at what it does, but rather from a marketing point of view I am not sure that there is tha big of a pool of potential buyers that would be willing to settle for a CD only DAC.

But then again, I have been wrong before.........

Tom,
I think you’re very likely correct that the number of buyers that would settle for 16/44 is indeed limited. But in my case, I don’t much care about hirez material. I have 500 CDs and my Tidal and Qobuz searches are most always for older recordings....many of which are from the 50s and 60s. I’d usually rather listen to a fair recording of music in 16/44 that I really like than an excellent recording of hirez music that I don’t care for. As you mention, performance wise some of these nos dacs really sound nice.
What has really intrigued me is what upsampled music to say DSD 512 would sound like. I’ve never heard a comparison and that includes the Las Vegas Audiophiles group that I was part of a few years ago. A couple of guys here have said they don’t care for upsampling, but I’d love to hear the differences for myself.
Right now, the Border Patrol dac fits my needs and I’m expecting it’ll sound even better with the Jupiter caps upgrade. It’s a minor investment to satisfy my curiosity.
Nick
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch Music Links.....
Post by: steve on February 25, 2020, 03:24:16 PM
If anyone has a Modi 2 and wishes it upgraded to world class for not a lot of money, just pm me or email me at

sasaudio at omnilec.com  .

cheers
steve
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch Music Links.....
Post by: Nick B on February 25, 2020, 04:01:17 PM
If anyone has a Modi 2 and wishes it upgraded to world class for not a lot of money, just pm me.

cheers
steve

Steve,
Any idea if the new Modi 3 (with your mod) would sound a bit better than the Modi 2 (with your mod)? I briefly read there’s a difference in the power supply. They both retail for $99
Nick
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch Music Links.....
Post by: steve on February 25, 2020, 09:42:22 PM
If anyone has a Modi 2 and wishes it upgraded to world class for not a lot of money, just pm me.

cheers
steve

Steve,
Any idea if the new Modi 3 (with your mod) would sound a bit better than the Modi 2 (with your mod)? I briefly read there’s a difference in the power supply. They both retail for $99

Nick

I not sure much of anything can sound more natural/accurate than my modded Modi 2. And they both originally sold for $99.00 stock price. I am not sure why you wish to "upgrade" when your BP sounds so close to accurate/natural, unless you wished that last bit of top octave of instruments. 

I would have to inspect a Modi 3 to see what mod(s) are necessary, and if possible, to implement. If I can get the Modi 3 to sound as good as my modded Modi 2, then great, one can keep the price low while delivering truly world class sound.

I am glad I started this string, to present the very best recordings I can find online, so one can check their audio system's strengths and weakness(es). This includes the sound stage, transparency, dynamics, width, depth, inner detail, spacial Qs etc. As usual, check that the settings are HD, the sonics are sometimes slightly improved due to higher rez.

It truly takes all the components of a system to be accurate if one is going to obtain natural sounding reproduction.
 
Another aspect is "accurate", "neutral" has been associated with "sterile" for decades due to meter readers claiming solid state's "superior" specifications. But specifications listed has little meaning when it comes to natural reproduction (except FR). Remember when SS sounded so sterile, shrill, lifeless, no emotion? That is not accurate or natural in any sense.

Again, the musical links in this string were presented to show one the quality of their system, from bass through treble. After assessing, then one can work to determine what is the weak component in their system and work on the venue weaknesses, such as Nodes.

If someone has a Modi 2 and wishes me to upgrade it, please let me know thru PM or

sasaudio at omnilec.com.

It really is that good when modded.

cheers
steve

Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: steve on March 04, 2020, 09:47:32 AM
Oh my, the sound stage is deep and wide, music is so natural with great dynamics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6kqu2mk-Kw

cheers
steve

I forgot to add that this selection presents many instruments that one can check out. Brass, woodwinds, strings, percussion should all sound like the real thing. Do the woodwinds all sound the same? They should not. The sound stage should be large, the dynamics should be there, percussion great depth, layered.

cheers
steve

 
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch Music Links.....
Post by: steve on March 17, 2020, 03:14:02 PM
Here is a "simple", minimalist recording of an upright 88 keyboard piano's lowest and highest notes,
and a few in between. Should be simple, so let's see how your audio system performs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGv96IpeXbg

cheers
steve
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch Music Links.....
Post by: steve on March 28, 2020, 06:45:47 PM
So transparent/open, natural guitar, voice, dynamic etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5AuFDHdrrg

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch Music Links.....
Post by: Nick B on March 28, 2020, 09:45:49 PM
So transparent/open, natural guitar, voice, dynamic etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5AuFDHdrrg

cheers

steve

Thanks, Steve! Never had heard of Tula and this band  :thumb:
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: steve on March 30, 2020, 05:18:34 PM
Thanks Nick. I almost can't believe how good the sound is. I can only imagine how good the sound
would be if truly excellent equipment were used in the recording.

cheers
steve
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: steve on April 09, 2020, 06:38:10 PM
This selection will have not only a large sound stage but some guts, especially at the beginning, and bottom end.
a powerful selection. See if your system handles the dynamics, the spl deviation, or wimps out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysKa97MRp1I

cheers
steve
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: malloy on April 09, 2020, 09:11:46 PM
Here’s some K Pop by the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra. I think malloy has mentioned this genre before. Is that correct, Paul?

https://youtu.be/xzrQ_-7EUqU

Nick,

I only now read your post! This is interesting. Korean pop songs (from all girl groups) performed by a Japanese orchestra/band.

Here is the orchestra's English language site: https://www.tkwo.jp/en/

How did you find this?

Paul
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: HAL on April 10, 2020, 06:40:36 AM
Nicely done Jazz renditions of some early Black Sabbath songs.  Nicely recorded as well.

Adam Wakeman on keyboards, Rick Wakemans son.

https://jazzsabbath.bandcamp.com/album/jazz-sabbath
Title: Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
Post by: Nick B on April 10, 2020, 08:41:32 AM
Here’s some K Pop by the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra. I think malloy has mentioned this genre before. Is that correct, Paul?

https://youtu.be/xzrQ_-7EUqU

Nick,

I only now read your post! This is interesting. Korean pop songs (from all girl groups) performed by a Japanese orchestra/band.

Here is the orchestra's English language site: https://www.tkwo.jp/en/

How did you find this?

Paul

Don’t quite remember, Paul. I have Roon, Tidal and Qobuz and maybe searched using them. A terrific orchestra 🎶🎶
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: malloy on April 10, 2020, 10:44:16 AM
Nicely done Jazz renditions of some early Black Sabbath songs.  Nicely recorded as well.

Adam Wakeman on keyboards, Rick Wakemans son.

https://jazzsabbath.bandcamp.com/album/jazz-sabbath

Holy crossover genres, Batman! (as the Boy Wonder would say) Now I've heard everything!

(https://66.media.tumblr.com/29228e35cb894793cd525525f60830a2/tumblr_pgeb8jR9nC1qhzjl5o8_250.gifv)
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: tmazz on April 10, 2020, 06:59:01 PM
Nicely done Jazz renditions of some early Black Sabbath songs.  Nicely recorded as well.

Adam Wakeman on keyboards, Rick Wakemans son.

https://jazzsabbath.bandcamp.com/album/jazz-sabbath

Holy crossover genres, Batman! (as the Boy Wonder would say) Now I've heard everything!

(https://66.media.tumblr.com/29228e35cb894793cd525525f60830a2/tumblr_pgeb8jR9nC1qhzjl5o8_250.gifv)

Just listened to it on Tidal and I really like it. The album holds its own as good jazz even without the Black Sabbath references.
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: steve on April 13, 2020, 08:01:04 PM
Here is a short selection from Moldau. I cannot describe the sound, except it is hypnotic, and perfection. The quality of your system will be tested, from lows through the highs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3KU9kuKxwU

cheers and enjoy.

steve
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: steve on April 17, 2020, 05:50:50 PM
I think we may have another rising star. The recording is descent, clear voice with no strain, a little smooth due to effects added, with emotion, maybe a touch soft in dynamics? See what you think.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4v-cJX17xy4

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: steve on June 10, 2020, 07:26:37 PM
I just found this one. Really open, transparent with lots of ambience. She sounds like she is in a
gigantic venue, which she is.

Good to see sopranos singing something other than opera, which I don't like. There are some great
songs for them to sing.

First is Amira singing Once upon a time in the West.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnl-jEhnf6M

This one is of Patricia Janeckova, same song title. Smoother voice imo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KoHslpHQPc

I have not found any tenors.

Anyway, we have some great talent coming.

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: steve on July 08, 2020, 04:45:17 PM
Here is one I debated to list, but not because of the voice. It is because many don't like opera, which I don't either.
However, this particular selection I happened to run across has a soprano voice so pleasing, it is almost like butter. I think it may be the most pure soprano voice I have ever heard.

Let me know what you think.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNU1pvc2nv4

Aida with Andrea Bocelli

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VI6zkCUCH0k

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: Nick B on July 08, 2020, 09:09:11 PM
Here is one I debated to list, but not because of the voice. It is because many don't like opera, which I don't either.
However, this particular selection I happened to run across has a soprano voice so pleasing, it is almost like butter. I think it may be the most pure soprano voice I have ever heard.

Let me know what you think.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNU1pvc2nv4

Aida with Andrea Bocelli

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VI6zkCUCH0k

cheers

steve

Steve,
She has a beautiful voice, indeed and I always enjoy hearing Andrea Bocelli.  I had not heard of this Russian opera star.
I’ve never attended an opera and I wonder if we have some opera aficionados on this site.
Nick
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: steve on July 09, 2020, 08:28:16 PM
Here is one I debated to list, but not because of the voice. It is because many don't like opera, which I don't either.
However, this particular selection I happened to run across has a soprano voice so pleasing, it is almost like butter. I think it may be the most pure soprano voice I have ever heard.

Let me know what you think.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNU1pvc2nv4

Aida with Andrea Bocelli

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VI6zkCUCH0k

cheers

steve

Steve,
She has a beautiful voice, indeed and I always enjoy hearing Andrea Bocelli.  I had not heard of this Russian opera star.
I’ve never attended an opera and I wonder if we have some opera aficionados on this site.
Nick

I have never heard of her either Nick. And of course Andrea has one of those voices as smooth as silk. Andrea and Sara sound so
good together, and now Aida, wow.

Here is an orchestra piece that is recorded really well. Dynamics, open, wide/deep soundstage, violin inner detail is wonderful.
Good to check out one's entire frequency range. If your system has a flaw, it will probably show up with this selection.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCmAIMgNon4

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: steve on July 29, 2020, 04:48:39 PM
If it were not for YouTube, we would not be enjoying the amazing talent in their formative stages.

I received an email a few days ago, of an amazing 17 year old drummer with drum teacher reaction.
Cam video of both feet as well as both hands, the instructor informs us of how difficult this is to play
4 different rhythms.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3F6XgjmhRY

Here is the actual recording. Dynamics in spades, just a very well recorded piece.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jDVZPzfS1c

As a side, notice how calm she is playing.
This should absolutely one reference recording to check out your system, now and in the future as you upgrade.

cheers
steve

Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: Nick B on July 29, 2020, 06:58:44 PM
If it were not for YouTube, we would not be enjoying the amazing talent in their formative stages.

I received an email a few days ago, of an amazing 17 year old drummer with drum teacher reaction.
Cam video of both feet as well as both hands, the instructor informs us of how difficult this is to play
4 different rhythms.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3F6XgjmhRY

Here is the actual recording. Dynamics in spades, just a very well recorded piece.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jDVZPzfS1c

As a side, notice how calm she is playing.
This should absolutely one reference recording to check out your system, now and in the future as you upgrade.

cheers
steve

Ho-hum... just another day at the office 😀 Quite calm, indeed, and yet amazingly difficult and accurate. I’m going to search for the other drummers mentioned. Thanks, Steve  :thumb:
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: Barry (NJ) on July 30, 2020, 10:24:18 AM
So how do you guys listen to YouTube on your Hi-Fi systems?
I have a Roku plugged into my HT Pre-Pro that I get YouTube on, but nothing plugged directly into my 2-Channel pre-amp.
Also, I don't have any way of using these links directly, as there is no browser that works on Roku for me to look at AN on the Hi-Fi. I'd have to look at them on the PC, then go into Youtube on the Roku and look at my history there, to pull them up again.
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: Nick B on July 30, 2020, 11:36:20 AM
Barry,
I haven’t tried playing YouTube that way. Really like  to keep things simple. My rig  is 2 channel only, no HT etc. If I’m interested in an artist after seeing a YouTube video, then I do a search thru Roon to see if the artist is on Tidal or Qobuz.
Nick
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: Barry (NJ) on July 30, 2020, 01:46:08 PM
Thanks Nick, I just figured with all these YouTube links, and their audio descriptions of "great sound stage" etc. that that's what people were listening to, not the Tidal equivalent. I'm even more simple than you, I don't do streaming on my 2 channel, just vinyl and CD ;)
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: Nick B on July 30, 2020, 03:47:54 PM
Barry,
You can’t go wrong with physical media. Simple is good  :thumb:  As to being able to judge sound quality on YouTube,
I’m becoming better at it.
Nick
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: steve on July 30, 2020, 11:10:04 PM
I try to find the best recordings for individuals to test their systems, use the highest settings for best audio, and as a side, like and save the music presented.

I suppose one over riding factor is I cannot purchase all these selections, nor ask the public to purchase the same. I am hoping that they will save some selections in their favorites. If they like a few, they can purchase the CD or higher resolution. Always looking for a beautiful selection.

---------

Barry, I run YouTube from my computer digital output thru a Supra 2.0, the best usb cable I have heard and reasonably priced, to my heavily upgraded Modi 2, to my 11A reference line preamp and my 25PPT 2 stage all triode monoblock amps to my test speakers. I run the YouTube at the highest resolution possible for each selection. I also use redbook with my limited selections.

For general consumption.

Many think the venue/room and speakers are the weakest part of the system. One does have to minimize
room modes for sure.

However, what many newbies don't understand is that one must pay as much attention to the electronic components as the speakers. The reason is that speaker/room modes are often less than 1/3 octave bandwidth. According to Rane, such deviations are not noticeable. I think the exception is in the bass region. However,
those resonances are usually many db. Dips are usually more tolerated than peaks as peaks mask inner
detail, limit dynamics, attack times etc.

With the electronics, even the slightest deviation covers many octaves, so many harmonics are involved.
+/- 0,1db 20hz to 20khz may sound impressive, but it is basically a worthless spec. The deviation is only
around a poor -54db.

RCA Radiotron Designers Handbook, 1960, 26 engineers, relates that as the number harmonic increases,
the more weight is assigned, the more perceivable. By that it takes less 3rd harmonic to be perceived
than 2nd, 4th than 3rd, 5th than 4th...... 12th less than 11th etc etc. In music we have many many
harmonics. Radiotron lists up to 25th under dissonant harmonics.

With that in mind, Olsen found that for a 2A3 triode stage, acceptible 2nd harmonic is -30db or 3.16%,
for 3rd -50db or 0,3%, 4th is -70db or 0,03%, and 5th is less than 0.01% with no db figure given.
Imagine all the harmonics in music being manipulated. With cymbals, 40% of the energy is above 20khz, and measured to 100khz. However, ~60% of the energy is in harmonics up to 20khz, with many many harmonics.
 
I found it amazing how sensitive the ear is to frequency response (fr) deviations (among other abnormalities). Just the slightest hair too full and sound stage, rise time/attacks etc are diminished. Slightly too thin and
"washed out"/thin. It is amazingly touchy.

To give you an idea of the sensitivity of the ear, an audiophile friend Dan has been working with me
~ once every 2 weeks for some 5 years to get the speakers right (I started over 7 years ago). We have correlated at least 5 types of adjustments.

1. Less than a millionth of an ohm change with two speaker crossover controls is perceivable.
2. Rotating the speakers by 0,5mm (marking) is perceivable.
3. Instead of running 2 sets of ten 18 gauge wires in parallel to the speakers jacks, running 10 on one leg and
     9 made an easily perceptible difference.
4. Bypassing a 100uf poly crossover capacitor with 75pf was perceivable in the highs.

I could probably add more to the mix but this is a lot to digest.

Cheers

steve


Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: steve on August 02, 2020, 09:08:08 PM
Onward with a pretty descent selection below. This one has great little solos, dynamics, and will test the low frequency capabilities of your system.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErHo_oCkspc

Cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: steve on September 12, 2020, 07:28:29 PM
Here is an orchestra piece that will test your entire system, from bass thru treble.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1i6TsIVKByM

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: Nick B on September 13, 2020, 09:31:49 PM
Here is an orchestra piece that will test your entire system, from bass thru treble.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1i6TsIVKByM

cheers

steve

Steve,
Can you advise a specific description of this. I’d like to find it on Tidal or Qobuz.
Thanks,
Nick
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: steve on September 14, 2020, 06:39:53 AM
Here is an orchestra piece that will test your entire system, from bass thru treble.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1i6TsIVKByM

cheers

steve

Steve,
Can you advise a specific description of this. I’d like to find it on Tidal or Qobuz.
Thanks,
Nick

Hi Nick,

I believe the same orchestra also performed this selection. Although not conclusive, the same conductor and same
light brown/reddish hair clarinet player.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6kqu2mk-Kw     (Another beautiful selection.)

"Smetana: Vltava (The Moldau) - Stunning Performance
3,251,630 views •Dec 26, 2015 29K 909 Share Save
zevnikov

NEW 2019!!!: Dvořák: The Symphony No. 9 "From the New World" https://youtu.be/O_tPb4JFgmw
Last Journey Home Concert trailer: https://youtu.be/AShliVGTDyo
NEW 2017: An American in Paris Stunning Performance: https://youtu.be/RUMJPlQwa50

Gimnazija Kranj Great Christmas Concert 2015 - Slavic Night. Gimnazija Kranj Symphony Orchestra performed Bedřich Smetana symphonic poem: Moldau from a symphonyic poem set: Má vlast (My homeland). Concert was sold out in record time of two days (1500 seats, Gallus Hall, Cankarjev dom, Slovenia). Our kids played stunningly and set a new standard of playing and performing. This is first real film based best Moldau performance on youtube.  Conductor: maestro Nejc Bečan; concert master: Nejc Avbelj; flutes: Aleksandra Pleterski and Anja Kišek;  sound design: Mitja Krže; head of production: Grega Jeraša; sound mastering: Iztok Zupan (Klopotec production); concert and film director: Primož Zevnik


Dedicated to: Živa Pisk (daugther of my dearest friend, poet and translator Klemen Pisk), born in January 2017,  Brno, Czech Republic
http://www.klemen.pisk.net/index-eng....

VPK crew: Video asistenti: Domen Rakef, Jan Ješe; Avdio asistent:Daniel Grintal; Snemalci: Lojze Zlodi, Gregor Pregrad, Bojan Žalec, Robert Gaber, Boštjan Župevc, SOG, PT, CM; Kran operater: Matej Zagorc; Tonski mojster: Grega Zupan; Tehnični vodja: Admir Budimlić Mešalec slike: Flo Skubic; Izvršni producent: Sven Oliver Godec

Scenography: Jernej Kejžar

Floral set: Tina Karba in Marko Trilar (Yasmin: http://yasmin.si/)

Gimnazija Kranj film Crew: Juš Hrastnik, Aljaž Lavtižar, Aljaž Repnik, Mark Jarc, Jaša Krč

MOPS crew: Marjan Cerar

Klopotec Crew: Iztok Zupan

PPZ: Primož Zevnik, producer and director (primoz.zevnik@gmail.com)

Gimnazija Kranj Symphony Orchestra:

Concert master: Nejc Avbelj
Orchestra Operational Manager: Dan Ažman

FLAVTE (FLUTES): Aleksandra Pleterski, Katja Stanovšek, Zarja Hude, Neža Čadež, Manca Teran, Pia Krumpestar, Katjuša Rupnik, Anja Kišek; PIKOLO (PICCOLO) Manca Rozman; OBOE: Pavli Kac Ana Stoshitzky; KLARINETI (CLARINETS): Nadja Drakslar, Uroš Gorenc, Drejc Flajnik, Domen Kos; BAS KLARINET (BASE CLARINET): Jan Šifrer; FAGOTI (BASOONS): Arpad Balazs Piri, Miha Petkovšek; ROGOVI (FRENCH HORNS): Žiga Cesar, Marko Pirc, Miha Lončar, Klever Felicio; TROBENTE: Aleš Klančar, Anžej Remšak, Marko Novak; POZAVNE: Domen Gantar, Žan Škrjanec, Filip Istenič; EVFONIJ: Nina Tajč; TUBA: Tilen Oblak;  TOLKALA: Dan Ažman Pistotnik, Domen Blaznik, Vid Ušeničnik, Miha Ogris: KLAVIR (PIANO):  Monika Podlogar, Rok Zupanc, Katja Jerič, Ana Maria Beguš; VIOLINE 1 (FIRST VIOLINS): Nejc Avbelj, Neža Capuder, Peter Jud, Oskar Longyka, Klavdija Jarc Bezlaj, Mojca Batič, Ajda Porenta, Dora Rakar, Tina Zajec, Neža Piry, Katarina Miklavčič, Evita Oberžan, Domen Lorenz; VIOLINE 2 (SECOND VIOLINS): Uroš Bičanin, Matija Udovič, Tjaša Gorjanc, Nina Pečar, Klara Gruden, Daniel Perez Tujillo, Laura Bartelj, Tonka Pogačnik, Eva Dukarič, Ana Marija Lazari, Vivijana Rogina; VIOLE (VIOLAS): Špela Pirnat, Neža Papler, Anuša Plesničar, Vanja Kojić, Jurij Gracej, Neža Sečnik, Hana Lavrinc, Anita Gnamuš, Urša Žun, Martin Kokošinek; VIOLONČELA (CELLOS): Urh Mrak, Arslan Hamidulin, Lucija Rupert, Alenka Piotrowicz, Katarina Kozjek, Nika Vremšak, Klara Pahor, Katarina Minatti, Ana Zupan;  KONTRABASI (DOUBLE BASSES): Grega Rus, Todor Markovič, Andrej Kašič, Gašper Livk, Joana Gonzales Subira, Arthur Piotrowicz;  HARFA (HARPS):  Urša Rihtaršič Ajda Krišelj;  SAKSOFONI (SAXOFONES):  Gal Grobovšek, Urša Uršič, Manca Krivec; BAS KITARA/KITARA (BASS GUITAR / GUITAR): Luka Štibelj, Urh Zupan, Rok Klančar, Karim Zajec; HARMONIKA (ACCORDEON): Ana Lombar

Concert sponsor: Hranilnica LON bank (www.lon.si)

Veliki božični koncert Gimnazije Kranj 2015 - Slovanski večer.
Veliki simfonični orkester Gimnazije Kranj je brilijanto izvedel simfonično pesnitev: Vltava Bedřicha Smetane iz cikla Moja domovina (Má vlast). Mladi glasbeniki so izvedli to skladbo v Gallusovi dvorani Cankarjevega doma v razprodani dvorani.   S to interpretacijo se je gotovo zapisal v zgodovino najboljših izvedb tega dela vseh časov. Dirigent: Nejc Bečan, koncertni mojster: Nejc Avbelj; vodja produkcije: Grega Jeraša, tonski mojster: Mitja Krže; mastering: Iztok Zupan;  režiser: Primož Zevnik"

Does this help Nick?

It pleases me so much to see this young group do such a wonderful job playing this piece.

Cheers and great week.

steve


Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: Nick B on September 14, 2020, 09:09:55 AM
Here is an orchestra piece that will test your entire system, from bass thru treble.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1i6TsIVKByM

cheers

steve

Steve,
Can you advise a specific description of this. I’d like to find it on Tidal or Qobuz.
Thanks,
Nick

Hi Nick,

I believe the same orchestra also performed this selection. Although not conclusive, the same conductor and same
light brown/reddish hair clarinet player.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6kqu2mk-Kw     (Another beautiful selection.)

"Smetana: Vltava (The Moldau) - Stunning Performance
3,251,630 views •Dec 26, 2015 29K 909 Share Save
zevnikov

NEW 2019!!!: Dvořák: The Symphony No. 9 "From the New World" https://youtu.be/O_tPb4JFgmw
Last Journey Home Concert trailer: https://youtu.be/AShliVGTDyo
NEW 2017: An American in Paris Stunning Performance: https://youtu.be/RUMJPlQwa50

Gimnazija Kranj Great Christmas Concert 2015 - Slavic Night. Gimnazija Kranj Symphony Orchestra performed Bedřich Smetana symphonic poem: Moldau from a symphonyic poem set: Má vlast (My homeland). Concert was sold out in record time of two days (1500 seats, Gallus Hall, Cankarjev dom, Slovenia). Our kids played stunningly and set a new standard of playing and performing. This is first real film based best Moldau performance on youtube.  Conductor: maestro Nejc Bečan; concert master: Nejc Avbelj; flutes: Aleksandra Pleterski and Anja Kišek;  sound design: Mitja Krže; head of production: Grega Jeraša; sound mastering: Iztok Zupan (Klopotec production); concert and film director: Primož Zevnik


Dedicated to: Živa Pisk (daugther of my dearest friend, poet and translator Klemen Pisk), born in January 2017,  Brno, Czech Republic
http://www.klemen.pisk.net/index-eng....

VPK crew: Video asistenti: Domen Rakef, Jan Ješe; Avdio asistent:Daniel Grintal; Snemalci: Lojze Zlodi, Gregor Pregrad, Bojan Žalec, Robert Gaber, Boštjan Župevc, SOG, PT, CM; Kran operater: Matej Zagorc; Tonski mojster: Grega Zupan; Tehnični vodja: Admir Budimlić Mešalec slike: Flo Skubic; Izvršni producent: Sven Oliver Godec

Scenography: Jernej Kejžar

Floral set: Tina Karba in Marko Trilar (Yasmin: http://yasmin.si/)

Gimnazija Kranj film Crew: Juš Hrastnik, Aljaž Lavtižar, Aljaž Repnik, Mark Jarc, Jaša Krč

MOPS crew: Marjan Cerar

Klopotec Crew: Iztok Zupan

PPZ: Primož Zevnik, producer and director (primoz.zevnik@gmail.com)

Gimnazija Kranj Symphony Orchestra:

Concert master: Nejc Avbelj
Orchestra Operational Manager: Dan Ažman

FLAVTE (FLUTES): Aleksandra Pleterski, Katja Stanovšek, Zarja Hude, Neža Čadež, Manca Teran, Pia Krumpestar, Katjuša Rupnik, Anja Kišek; PIKOLO (PICCOLO) Manca Rozman; OBOE: Pavli Kac Ana Stoshitzky; KLARINETI (CLARINETS): Nadja Drakslar, Uroš Gorenc, Drejc Flajnik, Domen Kos; BAS KLARINET (BASE CLARINET): Jan Šifrer; FAGOTI (BASOONS): Arpad Balazs Piri, Miha Petkovšek; ROGOVI (FRENCH HORNS): Žiga Cesar, Marko Pirc, Miha Lončar, Klever Felicio; TROBENTE: Aleš Klančar, Anžej Remšak, Marko Novak; POZAVNE: Domen Gantar, Žan Škrjanec, Filip Istenič; EVFONIJ: Nina Tajč; TUBA: Tilen Oblak;  TOLKALA: Dan Ažman Pistotnik, Domen Blaznik, Vid Ušeničnik, Miha Ogris: KLAVIR (PIANO):  Monika Podlogar, Rok Zupanc, Katja Jerič, Ana Maria Beguš; VIOLINE 1 (FIRST VIOLINS): Nejc Avbelj, Neža Capuder, Peter Jud, Oskar Longyka, Klavdija Jarc Bezlaj, Mojca Batič, Ajda Porenta, Dora Rakar, Tina Zajec, Neža Piry, Katarina Miklavčič, Evita Oberžan, Domen Lorenz; VIOLINE 2 (SECOND VIOLINS): Uroš Bičanin, Matija Udovič, Tjaša Gorjanc, Nina Pečar, Klara Gruden, Daniel Perez Tujillo, Laura Bartelj, Tonka Pogačnik, Eva Dukarič, Ana Marija Lazari, Vivijana Rogina; VIOLE (VIOLAS): Špela Pirnat, Neža Papler, Anuša Plesničar, Vanja Kojić, Jurij Gracej, Neža Sečnik, Hana Lavrinc, Anita Gnamuš, Urša Žun, Martin Kokošinek; VIOLONČELA (CELLOS): Urh Mrak, Arslan Hamidulin, Lucija Rupert, Alenka Piotrowicz, Katarina Kozjek, Nika Vremšak, Klara Pahor, Katarina Minatti, Ana Zupan;  KONTRABASI (DOUBLE BASSES): Grega Rus, Todor Markovič, Andrej Kašič, Gašper Livk, Joana Gonzales Subira, Arthur Piotrowicz;  HARFA (HARPS):  Urša Rihtaršič Ajda Krišelj;  SAKSOFONI (SAXOFONES):  Gal Grobovšek, Urša Uršič, Manca Krivec; BAS KITARA/KITARA (BASS GUITAR / GUITAR): Luka Štibelj, Urh Zupan, Rok Klančar, Karim Zajec; HARMONIKA (ACCORDEON): Ana Lombar

Concert sponsor: Hranilnica LON bank (www.lon.si)

Veliki božični koncert Gimnazije Kranj 2015 - Slovanski večer.
Veliki simfonični orkester Gimnazije Kranj je brilijanto izvedel simfonično pesnitev: Vltava Bedřicha Smetane iz cikla Moja domovina (Má vlast). Mladi glasbeniki so izvedli to skladbo v Gallusovi dvorani Cankarjevega doma v razprodani dvorani.   S to interpretacijo se je gotovo zapisal v zgodovino najboljših izvedb tega dela vseh časov. Dirigent: Nejc Bečan, koncertni mojster: Nejc Avbelj; vodja produkcije: Grega Jeraša, tonski mojster: Mitja Krže; mastering: Iztok Zupan;  režiser: Primož Zevnik"

Does this help Nick?

It pleases me so much to see this young group do such a wonderful job playing this piece.

Cheers and great week.

steve

Hi Steve,
The orchestra isn’t on either Tidal or Qobuz, so I just enjoyed the YouTube performances. Thanks for posting.
Nick
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: steve on September 14, 2020, 06:31:33 PM
Here is an orchestra piece that will test your entire system, from bass thru treble.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1i6TsIVKByM

cheers

steve

Steve,
Can you advise a specific description of this. I’d like to find it on Tidal or Qobuz.
Thanks,
Nick

Hi Nick,

I believe the same orchestra also performed this selection. Although not conclusive, the same conductor and same
light brown/reddish hair clarinet player.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6kqu2mk-Kw     (Another beautiful selection.)

"Smetana: Vltava (The Moldau) - Stunning Performance
3,251,630 views •Dec 26, 2015 29K 909 Share Save
zevnikov

NEW 2019!!!: Dvořák: The Symphony No. 9 "From the New World" https://youtu.be/O_tPb4JFgmw
Last Journey Home Concert trailer: https://youtu.be/AShliVGTDyo
NEW 2017: An American in Paris Stunning Performance: https://youtu.be/RUMJPlQwa50

Gimnazija Kranj Great Christmas Concert 2015 - Slavic Night. Gimnazija Kranj Symphony Orchestra performed Bedřich Smetana symphonic poem: Moldau from a symphonyic poem set: Má vlast (My homeland). Concert was sold out in record time of two days (1500 seats, Gallus Hall, Cankarjev dom, Slovenia). Our kids played stunningly and set a new standard of playing and performing. This is first real film based best Moldau performance on youtube.  Conductor: maestro Nejc Bečan; concert master: Nejc Avbelj; flutes: Aleksandra Pleterski and Anja Kišek;  sound design: Mitja Krže; head of production: Grega Jeraša; sound mastering: Iztok Zupan (Klopotec production); concert and film director: Primož Zevnik


Dedicated to: Živa Pisk (daugther of my dearest friend, poet and translator Klemen Pisk), born in January 2017,  Brno, Czech Republic
http://www.klemen.pisk.net/index-eng....

VPK crew: Video asistenti: Domen Rakef, Jan Ješe; Avdio asistent:Daniel Grintal; Snemalci: Lojze Zlodi, Gregor Pregrad, Bojan Žalec, Robert Gaber, Boštjan Župevc, SOG, PT, CM; Kran operater: Matej Zagorc; Tonski mojster: Grega Zupan; Tehnični vodja: Admir Budimlić Mešalec slike: Flo Skubic; Izvršni producent: Sven Oliver Godec

Scenography: Jernej Kejžar

Floral set: Tina Karba in Marko Trilar (Yasmin: http://yasmin.si/)

Gimnazija Kranj film Crew: Juš Hrastnik, Aljaž Lavtižar, Aljaž Repnik, Mark Jarc, Jaša Krč

MOPS crew: Marjan Cerar

Klopotec Crew: Iztok Zupan

PPZ: Primož Zevnik, producer and director (primoz.zevnik@gmail.com)

Gimnazija Kranj Symphony Orchestra:

Concert master: Nejc Avbelj
Orchestra Operational Manager: Dan Ažman

FLAVTE (FLUTES): Aleksandra Pleterski, Katja Stanovšek, Zarja Hude, Neža Čadež, Manca Teran, Pia Krumpestar, Katjuša Rupnik, Anja Kišek; PIKOLO (PICCOLO) Manca Rozman; OBOE: Pavli Kac Ana Stoshitzky; KLARINETI (CLARINETS): Nadja Drakslar, Uroš Gorenc, Drejc Flajnik, Domen Kos; BAS KLARINET (BASE CLARINET): Jan Šifrer; FAGOTI (BASOONS): Arpad Balazs Piri, Miha Petkovšek; ROGOVI (FRENCH HORNS): Žiga Cesar, Marko Pirc, Miha Lončar, Klever Felicio; TROBENTE: Aleš Klančar, Anžej Remšak, Marko Novak; POZAVNE: Domen Gantar, Žan Škrjanec, Filip Istenič; EVFONIJ: Nina Tajč; TUBA: Tilen Oblak;  TOLKALA: Dan Ažman Pistotnik, Domen Blaznik, Vid Ušeničnik, Miha Ogris: KLAVIR (PIANO):  Monika Podlogar, Rok Zupanc, Katja Jerič, Ana Maria Beguš; VIOLINE 1 (FIRST VIOLINS): Nejc Avbelj, Neža Capuder, Peter Jud, Oskar Longyka, Klavdija Jarc Bezlaj, Mojca Batič, Ajda Porenta, Dora Rakar, Tina Zajec, Neža Piry, Katarina Miklavčič, Evita Oberžan, Domen Lorenz; VIOLINE 2 (SECOND VIOLINS): Uroš Bičanin, Matija Udovič, Tjaša Gorjanc, Nina Pečar, Klara Gruden, Daniel Perez Tujillo, Laura Bartelj, Tonka Pogačnik, Eva Dukarič, Ana Marija Lazari, Vivijana Rogina; VIOLE (VIOLAS): Špela Pirnat, Neža Papler, Anuša Plesničar, Vanja Kojić, Jurij Gracej, Neža Sečnik, Hana Lavrinc, Anita Gnamuš, Urša Žun, Martin Kokošinek; VIOLONČELA (CELLOS): Urh Mrak, Arslan Hamidulin, Lucija Rupert, Alenka Piotrowicz, Katarina Kozjek, Nika Vremšak, Klara Pahor, Katarina Minatti, Ana Zupan;  KONTRABASI (DOUBLE BASSES): Grega Rus, Todor Markovič, Andrej Kašič, Gašper Livk, Joana Gonzales Subira, Arthur Piotrowicz;  HARFA (HARPS):  Urša Rihtaršič Ajda Krišelj;  SAKSOFONI (SAXOFONES):  Gal Grobovšek, Urša Uršič, Manca Krivec; BAS KITARA/KITARA (BASS GUITAR / GUITAR): Luka Štibelj, Urh Zupan, Rok Klančar, Karim Zajec; HARMONIKA (ACCORDEON): Ana Lombar

Concert sponsor: Hranilnica LON bank (www.lon.si)

Veliki božični koncert Gimnazije Kranj 2015 - Slovanski večer.
Veliki simfonični orkester Gimnazije Kranj je brilijanto izvedel simfonično pesnitev: Vltava Bedřicha Smetane iz cikla Moja domovina (Má vlast). Mladi glasbeniki so izvedli to skladbo v Gallusovi dvorani Cankarjevega doma v razprodani dvorani.   S to interpretacijo se je gotovo zapisal v zgodovino najboljših izvedb tega dela vseh časov. Dirigent: Nejc Bečan, koncertni mojster: Nejc Avbelj; vodja produkcije: Grega Jeraša, tonski mojster: Mitja Krže; mastering: Iztok Zupan;  režiser: Primož Zevnik"

Does this help Nick?

It pleases me so much to see this young group do such a wonderful job playing this piece.

Cheers and great week.

steve

Hi Steve,
The orchestra isn’t on either Tidal or Qobuz, so I just enjoyed the YouTube performances. Thanks for posting.
Nick

Your welcome Nick. That is why I stuck with YT premium. So many more selections and the quality is good enough to obtain
really great sound, although I would like to see YT go high rez.

Here is one you might like, pure percussion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjPoq6LJA9M

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: Nick B on September 14, 2020, 10:48:46 PM
Here is an orchestra piece that will test your entire system, from bass thru treble.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1i6TsIVKByM

cheers

steve

Steve,
Can you advise a specific description of this. I’d like to find it on Tidal or Qobuz.
Thanks,
Nick

Hi Nick,

I believe the same orchestra also performed this selection. Although not conclusive, the same conductor and same
light brown/reddish hair clarinet player.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6kqu2mk-Kw     (Another beautiful selection.)

"Smetana: Vltava (The Moldau) - Stunning Performance
3,251,630 views •Dec 26, 2015 29K 909 Share Save
zevnikov

NEW 2019!!!: Dvořák: The Symphony No. 9 "From the New World" https://youtu.be/O_tPb4JFgmw
Last Journey Home Concert trailer: https://youtu.be/AShliVGTDyo
NEW 2017: An American in Paris Stunning Performance: https://youtu.be/RUMJPlQwa50

Gimnazija Kranj Great Christmas Concert 2015 - Slavic Night. Gimnazija Kranj Symphony Orchestra performed Bedřich Smetana symphonic poem: Moldau from a symphonyic poem set: Má vlast (My homeland). Concert was sold out in record time of two days (1500 seats, Gallus Hall, Cankarjev dom, Slovenia). Our kids played stunningly and set a new standard of playing and performing. This is first real film based best Moldau performance on youtube.  Conductor: maestro Nejc Bečan; concert master: Nejc Avbelj; flutes: Aleksandra Pleterski and Anja Kišek;  sound design: Mitja Krže; head of production: Grega Jeraša; sound mastering: Iztok Zupan (Klopotec production); concert and film director: Primož Zevnik


Dedicated to: Živa Pisk (daugther of my dearest friend, poet and translator Klemen Pisk), born in January 2017,  Brno, Czech Republic
http://www.klemen.pisk.net/index-eng....

VPK crew: Video asistenti: Domen Rakef, Jan Ješe; Avdio asistent:Daniel Grintal; Snemalci: Lojze Zlodi, Gregor Pregrad, Bojan Žalec, Robert Gaber, Boštjan Župevc, SOG, PT, CM; Kran operater: Matej Zagorc; Tonski mojster: Grega Zupan; Tehnični vodja: Admir Budimlić Mešalec slike: Flo Skubic; Izvršni producent: Sven Oliver Godec

Scenography: Jernej Kejžar

Floral set: Tina Karba in Marko Trilar (Yasmin: http://yasmin.si/)

Gimnazija Kranj film Crew: Juš Hrastnik, Aljaž Lavtižar, Aljaž Repnik, Mark Jarc, Jaša Krč

MOPS crew: Marjan Cerar

Klopotec Crew: Iztok Zupan

PPZ: Primož Zevnik, producer and director (primoz.zevnik@gmail.com)

Gimnazija Kranj Symphony Orchestra:

Concert master: Nejc Avbelj
Orchestra Operational Manager: Dan Ažman

FLAVTE (FLUTES): Aleksandra Pleterski, Katja Stanovšek, Zarja Hude, Neža Čadež, Manca Teran, Pia Krumpestar, Katjuša Rupnik, Anja Kišek; PIKOLO (PICCOLO) Manca Rozman; OBOE: Pavli Kac Ana Stoshitzky; KLARINETI (CLARINETS): Nadja Drakslar, Uroš Gorenc, Drejc Flajnik, Domen Kos; BAS KLARINET (BASE CLARINET): Jan Šifrer; FAGOTI (BASOONS): Arpad Balazs Piri, Miha Petkovšek; ROGOVI (FRENCH HORNS): Žiga Cesar, Marko Pirc, Miha Lončar, Klever Felicio; TROBENTE: Aleš Klančar, Anžej Remšak, Marko Novak; POZAVNE: Domen Gantar, Žan Škrjanec, Filip Istenič; EVFONIJ: Nina Tajč; TUBA: Tilen Oblak;  TOLKALA: Dan Ažman Pistotnik, Domen Blaznik, Vid Ušeničnik, Miha Ogris: KLAVIR (PIANO):  Monika Podlogar, Rok Zupanc, Katja Jerič, Ana Maria Beguš; VIOLINE 1 (FIRST VIOLINS): Nejc Avbelj, Neža Capuder, Peter Jud, Oskar Longyka, Klavdija Jarc Bezlaj, Mojca Batič, Ajda Porenta, Dora Rakar, Tina Zajec, Neža Piry, Katarina Miklavčič, Evita Oberžan, Domen Lorenz; VIOLINE 2 (SECOND VIOLINS): Uroš Bičanin, Matija Udovič, Tjaša Gorjanc, Nina Pečar, Klara Gruden, Daniel Perez Tujillo, Laura Bartelj, Tonka Pogačnik, Eva Dukarič, Ana Marija Lazari, Vivijana Rogina; VIOLE (VIOLAS): Špela Pirnat, Neža Papler, Anuša Plesničar, Vanja Kojić, Jurij Gracej, Neža Sečnik, Hana Lavrinc, Anita Gnamuš, Urša Žun, Martin Kokošinek; VIOLONČELA (CELLOS): Urh Mrak, Arslan Hamidulin, Lucija Rupert, Alenka Piotrowicz, Katarina Kozjek, Nika Vremšak, Klara Pahor, Katarina Minatti, Ana Zupan;  KONTRABASI (DOUBLE BASSES): Grega Rus, Todor Markovič, Andrej Kašič, Gašper Livk, Joana Gonzales Subira, Arthur Piotrowicz;  HARFA (HARPS):  Urša Rihtaršič Ajda Krišelj;  SAKSOFONI (SAXOFONES):  Gal Grobovšek, Urša Uršič, Manca Krivec; BAS KITARA/KITARA (BASS GUITAR / GUITAR): Luka Štibelj, Urh Zupan, Rok Klančar, Karim Zajec; HARMONIKA (ACCORDEON): Ana Lombar

Concert sponsor: Hranilnica LON bank (www.lon.si)

Veliki božični koncert Gimnazije Kranj 2015 - Slovanski večer.
Veliki simfonični orkester Gimnazije Kranj je brilijanto izvedel simfonično pesnitev: Vltava Bedřicha Smetane iz cikla Moja domovina (Má vlast). Mladi glasbeniki so izvedli to skladbo v Gallusovi dvorani Cankarjevega doma v razprodani dvorani.   S to interpretacijo se je gotovo zapisal v zgodovino najboljših izvedb tega dela vseh časov. Dirigent: Nejc Bečan, koncertni mojster: Nejc Avbelj; vodja produkcije: Grega Jeraša, tonski mojster: Mitja Krže; mastering: Iztok Zupan;  režiser: Primož Zevnik"

Does this help Nick?

It pleases me so much to see this young group do such a wonderful job playing this piece.

Cheers and great week.

steve

Hi Steve,
The orchestra isn’t on either Tidal or Qobuz, so I just enjoyed the YouTube performances. Thanks for posting.
Nick

Your welcome Nick. That is why I stuck with YT premium. So many more selections and the quality is good enough to obtain
really great sound, although I would like to see YT go high rez.

Here is one you might like, pure percussion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjPoq6LJA9M

cheers

steve

Hi Steve,
Normally, a percussion solo wouldn’t interest me very much. But this guy was amazing. Control, dynamics and the sound was amazing. I found a couple of other YouTube Videos by Morten Lund and watched them as well. Thanks for the treat.
Nick
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: steve on September 15, 2020, 07:52:25 PM
Here is an orchestra piece that will test your entire system, from bass thru treble.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1i6TsIVKByM

cheers

steve

Steve,
Can you advise a specific description of this. I’d like to find it on Tidal or Qobuz.
Thanks,
Nick

Hi Nick,

I believe the same orchestra also performed this selection. Although not conclusive, the same conductor and same
light brown/reddish hair clarinet player.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6kqu2mk-Kw     (Another beautiful selection.)

"Smetana: Vltava (The Moldau) - Stunning Performance
3,251,630 views •Dec 26, 2015 29K 909 Share Save
zevnikov

NEW 2019!!!: Dvořák: The Symphony No. 9 "From the New World" https://youtu.be/O_tPb4JFgmw
Last Journey Home Concert trailer: https://youtu.be/AShliVGTDyo
NEW 2017: An American in Paris Stunning Performance: https://youtu.be/RUMJPlQwa50

Gimnazija Kranj Great Christmas Concert 2015 - Slavic Night. Gimnazija Kranj Symphony Orchestra performed Bedřich Smetana symphonic poem: Moldau from a symphonyic poem set: Má vlast (My homeland). Concert was sold out in record time of two days (1500 seats, Gallus Hall, Cankarjev dom, Slovenia). Our kids played stunningly and set a new standard of playing and performing. This is first real film based best Moldau performance on youtube.  Conductor: maestro Nejc Bečan; concert master: Nejc Avbelj; flutes: Aleksandra Pleterski and Anja Kišek;  sound design: Mitja Krže; head of production: Grega Jeraša; sound mastering: Iztok Zupan (Klopotec production); concert and film director: Primož Zevnik


Dedicated to: Živa Pisk (daugther of my dearest friend, poet and translator Klemen Pisk), born in January 2017,  Brno, Czech Republic
http://www.klemen.pisk.net/index-eng....

VPK crew: Video asistenti: Domen Rakef, Jan Ješe; Avdio asistent:Daniel Grintal; Snemalci: Lojze Zlodi, Gregor Pregrad, Bojan Žalec, Robert Gaber, Boštjan Župevc, SOG, PT, CM; Kran operater: Matej Zagorc; Tonski mojster: Grega Zupan; Tehnični vodja: Admir Budimlić Mešalec slike: Flo Skubic; Izvršni producent: Sven Oliver Godec

Scenography: Jernej Kejžar

Floral set: Tina Karba in Marko Trilar (Yasmin: http://yasmin.si/)

Gimnazija Kranj film Crew: Juš Hrastnik, Aljaž Lavtižar, Aljaž Repnik, Mark Jarc, Jaša Krč

MOPS crew: Marjan Cerar

Klopotec Crew: Iztok Zupan

PPZ: Primož Zevnik, producer and director (primoz.zevnik@gmail.com)

Gimnazija Kranj Symphony Orchestra:

Concert master: Nejc Avbelj
Orchestra Operational Manager: Dan Ažman

FLAVTE (FLUTES): Aleksandra Pleterski, Katja Stanovšek, Zarja Hude, Neža Čadež, Manca Teran, Pia Krumpestar, Katjuša Rupnik, Anja Kišek; PIKOLO (PICCOLO) Manca Rozman; OBOE: Pavli Kac Ana Stoshitzky; KLARINETI (CLARINETS): Nadja Drakslar, Uroš Gorenc, Drejc Flajnik, Domen Kos; BAS KLARINET (BASE CLARINET): Jan Šifrer; FAGOTI (BASOONS): Arpad Balazs Piri, Miha Petkovšek; ROGOVI (FRENCH HORNS): Žiga Cesar, Marko Pirc, Miha Lončar, Klever Felicio; TROBENTE: Aleš Klančar, Anžej Remšak, Marko Novak; POZAVNE: Domen Gantar, Žan Škrjanec, Filip Istenič; EVFONIJ: Nina Tajč; TUBA: Tilen Oblak;  TOLKALA: Dan Ažman Pistotnik, Domen Blaznik, Vid Ušeničnik, Miha Ogris: KLAVIR (PIANO):  Monika Podlogar, Rok Zupanc, Katja Jerič, Ana Maria Beguš; VIOLINE 1 (FIRST VIOLINS): Nejc Avbelj, Neža Capuder, Peter Jud, Oskar Longyka, Klavdija Jarc Bezlaj, Mojca Batič, Ajda Porenta, Dora Rakar, Tina Zajec, Neža Piry, Katarina Miklavčič, Evita Oberžan, Domen Lorenz; VIOLINE 2 (SECOND VIOLINS): Uroš Bičanin, Matija Udovič, Tjaša Gorjanc, Nina Pečar, Klara Gruden, Daniel Perez Tujillo, Laura Bartelj, Tonka Pogačnik, Eva Dukarič, Ana Marija Lazari, Vivijana Rogina; VIOLE (VIOLAS): Špela Pirnat, Neža Papler, Anuša Plesničar, Vanja Kojić, Jurij Gracej, Neža Sečnik, Hana Lavrinc, Anita Gnamuš, Urša Žun, Martin Kokošinek; VIOLONČELA (CELLOS): Urh Mrak, Arslan Hamidulin, Lucija Rupert, Alenka Piotrowicz, Katarina Kozjek, Nika Vremšak, Klara Pahor, Katarina Minatti, Ana Zupan;  KONTRABASI (DOUBLE BASSES): Grega Rus, Todor Markovič, Andrej Kašič, Gašper Livk, Joana Gonzales Subira, Arthur Piotrowicz;  HARFA (HARPS):  Urša Rihtaršič Ajda Krišelj;  SAKSOFONI (SAXOFONES):  Gal Grobovšek, Urša Uršič, Manca Krivec; BAS KITARA/KITARA (BASS GUITAR / GUITAR): Luka Štibelj, Urh Zupan, Rok Klančar, Karim Zajec; HARMONIKA (ACCORDEON): Ana Lombar

Concert sponsor: Hranilnica LON bank (www.lon.si)

Veliki božični koncert Gimnazije Kranj 2015 - Slovanski večer.
Veliki simfonični orkester Gimnazije Kranj je brilijanto izvedel simfonično pesnitev: Vltava Bedřicha Smetane iz cikla Moja domovina (Má vlast). Mladi glasbeniki so izvedli to skladbo v Gallusovi dvorani Cankarjevega doma v razprodani dvorani.   S to interpretacijo se je gotovo zapisal v zgodovino najboljših izvedb tega dela vseh časov. Dirigent: Nejc Bečan, koncertni mojster: Nejc Avbelj; vodja produkcije: Grega Jeraša, tonski mojster: Mitja Krže; mastering: Iztok Zupan;  režiser: Primož Zevnik"

Does this help Nick?

It pleases me so much to see this young group do such a wonderful job playing this piece.

Cheers and great week.

steve

Hi Steve,
The orchestra isn’t on either Tidal or Qobuz, so I just enjoyed the YouTube performances. Thanks for posting.
Nick

Your welcome Nick. That is why I stuck with YT premium. So many more selections and the quality is good enough to obtain
really great sound, although I would like to see YT go high rez.

Here is one you might like, pure percussion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjPoq6LJA9M

And this one again to compare recording quality.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjPoq6LJA9M

cheers

steve

Hi Steve,
Normally, a percussion solo wouldn’t interest me very much. But this guy was amazing. Control, dynamics and the sound was amazing. I found a couple of other YouTube Videos by Morten Lund and watched them as well. Thanks for the treat.
Nick

Again, your welcome Nick. I agree this recording is simply amazing. I have to study this selection a little more, but I think this may be the highest quality recording on YT Premium I have ever heard. The cymbals, top hats are so delicate I think I am hearing Heils, the drums, well......

I think I can confidently state that if someone doubts the quality, they need to address their musical system etc.

A few more percussion for those who like such. Each is totally different, and vary in recording quality. A littl e percussion
festival.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7Iab-AC3Dw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaugLriyEbs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jDVZPzfS1c

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: steve on November 08, 2020, 09:24:06 AM
As one can see below, I love this song. I tried to find the best violin versions with the iconic solo.
Not in any particular order, One might be better or worse than another. I am starting with the iconic
Ben E. King.

1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTd2ylacYNU

2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yf54OhMjzw

3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17vOfyG4HrU

4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4CZgm2X9OY

5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbBRs69-NvQ

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: steve on December 26, 2020, 08:54:00 PM
Here is another really nice recording. "Handel Sarabande in D Minor HWV 437 (La Folia), Voices of Music". Listen to it
in Premium YouTube if you can.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOLQd_pUbxs&feature=youtu.be

Cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: Nick B on December 27, 2020, 07:57:46 PM
Here is another really nice recording. "Handel Sarabande in D Minor HWV 437 (La Folia), Voices of Music". Listen to it
in Premium YouTube if you can.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOLQd_pUbxs&feature=youtu.be

Cheers

steve

Beautifully recorded! Thanks for posting
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: steve on December 30, 2020, 08:28:03 PM
Here is another that has an incredible clarinet and sax at the beginning and violin solo at the end. Too bad those
those segments are not longer in duration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M57Fi19vcSI

Cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: steve on January 13, 2021, 06:23:07 PM
I came across this selection, and unbelievable ambience, hall presence.  I have no idea of the individual
selections there in, so please forgive me if any offend.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRXEO-v-CJ8

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: steve on January 17, 2021, 09:17:40 PM
Here is another one with incredible ambience. The hall is just huge and one can "hear it". Instruments are nice as well.
If one does not perceive the ambience, then one has some work to do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljvTwbxrylc

I posted the links below before in this string, but added for comparison to when she was ~17.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVUpKIFHqZk

Reaction and analysis of the above of Patricia for educational purposes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3n2KaVlLNg&t=903s

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: steve on February 23, 2021, 02:09:34 PM
Here is a selection in which a 1713 Stradi is compared to a 1743 Guarneri. Of course both are world class violins.
This selection is good for testing the resolving power of one's system/venue in the midrange (without bass/lows
present).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c0AAlImpj4

Cheers and enjoy.

steve
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: Nick B on February 25, 2021, 09:33:31 PM
Here is a selection in which a 1713 Stradi is compared to a 1743 Guarneri. Of course both are world class violins.
This selection is good for testing the resolving power of one's system/venue in the midrange (without bass/lows
present).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c0AAlImpj4

Cheers and enjoy.

steve

Steve,
Quite interesting and much to admire in what such artisans accomplished. It did make me curious about preservation and restoration of violins and, of course, utube has videos about that.
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: steve on February 26, 2021, 02:56:33 PM
Here is a selection in which a 1713 Stradi is compared to a 1743 Guarneri. Of course both are world class violins.
This selection is good for testing the resolving power of one's system/venue in the midrange (without bass/lows
present).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c0AAlImpj4

Cheers and enjoy.

steve

Steve,
Quite interesting and much to admire in what such artisans accomplished. It did make me curious about preservation and restoration of violins and, of course, utube has videos about that.

Hi Nick,

Yes, I was also wondering about preservation, and how much, if any, of the great characteristics have been altered when restoring such fine instruments. Another question to me is what strings is she using in the violins? What about each violin sounding different from the same manufacturer?

Did she use the same bow with each instrument since that affects the sonics, at least from someone who owns a hundred grand violin and has accompanied Itzhak Perlman once told me. I assume what he said was true.

Here is another selection that I think is tough to reproduce. See what you guys think about its quality.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Frq7rjEGzs&feature=youtu.be

Cheers and thanks for the great questions/comments Nick.

steve
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: steve on March 09, 2021, 06:37:21 PM
Here is a selection with a variety of instruments, voices and atmosphere. Can check many qualities.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enuOArEfqGo

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: Nick B on March 09, 2021, 09:55:49 PM
Here is a selection with a variety of instruments, voices and atmosphere. Can check many qualities.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enuOArEfqGo

cheers

steve

Hi Steve,
That was wonderful and quite unique. I hadn’t thought that it could be presented that way. As usual, I’ve also looked it up on Roon and am playing a few different versions.
Nick
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: steve on March 11, 2021, 10:08:31 AM
Here is a selection with a variety of instruments, voices and atmosphere. Can check many qualities.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enuOArEfqGo

cheers

steve

Hi Steve,
That was wonderful and quite unique. I hadn’t thought that it could be presented that way. As usual, I’ve also looked it up on Roon and am playing a few different versions.
Nick

After listening to Morricone's works, he is pure genius imo. Although not a reference quality selection, here is another.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY0LYitEVxo

Morricone's music has a way of leading you through the human experience, the emotions, that very few others can.
Just imagine actually being present at these live performances.
The examples in this string are why I continue to work so hard towards audio reproduction perfection.

Here is one comment one posted that I thought was accurate.

"Ennio Morricone is one of the most creative composers ever. He literally invented a new genre of music, and no one since has been able to match its unique emotional resonance. Rock meets opera meets folk meets Wagnerian epic symphony, and all in the service of a relatively low budget western made by an Italian in Spain. Talk about over-delivering!"

What a genius he was.

steve

ps. Imo they could have done without the hanging man though.
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: Nick B on March 21, 2021, 06:53:01 PM
Guitar is one of my favorite instruments. Found this video of guitarist Michael Lucareill. Have just listened to a few songs, but quite enjoy his playing. Also found him on Qobuz, so I can stream via Roon on the big rig  :thumb:

https://youtu.be/u-Xb7zijWKE
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: Bill O'Connell on March 22, 2021, 11:28:36 AM
Nick,

  On Qobuz check out;    Fausto Mesolella, his "Live Ad Alcatraz " is wonderful.

 Great guitar.
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Post by: Nick B on March 22, 2021, 01:20:29 PM
Nick,

  On Qobuz check out;    Fausto Mesolella, his "Live Ad Alcatraz " is wonderful.

 Great guitar.

Thanks, Bill!
Just found him on Qobuz and bookmarked. Sounds great on my iPad....maybe even better tonight on the big rig??  :lol:
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Post by: Bill O'Connell on March 22, 2021, 01:37:42 PM
A really well recorded album. It is a shame he passed away in 2017. His Live Ad Alcatraz was never made in LP form but his other albums are, or at least two
of them as I had to pick them up as they really are Reference recordings , tubed Neumann microphones, just a lovely warm presentation.
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Post by: steve on March 24, 2021, 01:04:01 PM
Interesting guitar Nick, thanks for posting this selection. Sounds very nice indeed. So much good music out there.

On the subject of guitarists, here is a selection from Tommy Emmanuel. Music starts about 3 minutes in, for those who just want the music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niT2q0ElP4g

This one is about 2 hrs, in St. Louis.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p143-GYP1zs

and Dream On, Boyce Avenue cover.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvCq6-zWw7M

cheers

steve
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Post by: Nick B on March 28, 2021, 11:45:12 PM
Roon is wonderful software. I was able to find Mirusia, and thru Mirusia I stumbled onto this beautiful song ... “Walking In The Air” ... that I had never heard before. Beautiful melody and lyrics

https://youtu.be/tQYbKvh2czk
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Post by: steve on March 31, 2021, 07:39:28 PM
Roon is wonderful software. I was able to find Mirusia, and thru Mirusia I stumbled onto this beautiful song ... “Walking In The Air” ... that I had never heard before. Beautiful melody and lyrics

https://youtu.be/tQYbKvh2czk

It is captivating Nick. The sweeping melody and visuals are cool and that very deep bass
"undertow" is just marvelous.

Thanks for sharing.

steve
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Post by: steve on April 08, 2021, 12:20:44 PM
The whole recording is so wonderful with the players interacting, excellent in virtually all aspects. Just a wonderful recording.

With that in mind, pay close attention to the cello at ~ 5:20 minute mark. I am glad they took the slight mishap with such grace and even humor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpPjlLbti1o

cheers

steve
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Post by: Nick B on April 08, 2021, 05:25:29 PM
The whole recording is so wonderful with the players interacting, excellent in virtually all aspects. Just a wonderful recording.

With that in mind, pay close attention to the cello at ~ 5:20 minute mark. I am glad they took the slight mishap with such grace and even humor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpPjlLbti1o

cheers

steve

Thanks, Steve. That was beautifully done. As to that mishap, I’ve never it that happen, but he figuratively didn’t miss a beat 👍🎶
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Post by: steve on April 22, 2021, 02:35:30 PM
Gents, I just found this site today. Minimalist recording, ambience in spades, and naturalness, even in YouTube premium.

https://arizonachambermusic.org/videos/jackie-glazier-clarinet-ivan-ugorich-viola-fanya-lin-piano/

cheers

steve
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Post by: Nick B on April 22, 2021, 05:01:45 PM
Gents, I just found this site today. Minimalist recording, ambience in spades, and naturalness, even in YouTube premium.

https://arizonachambermusic.org/videos/jackie-glazier-clarinet-ivan-ugorich-viola-fanya-lin-piano/

cheers

steve

Thanks, Steve. I really enjoy the clarinet. Tried to donate a few 💵, but it never did link me to anything. Oh well....
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Post by: steve on April 23, 2021, 04:07:16 PM
Gents, I just found this site today. Minimalist recording, ambience in spades, and naturalness, even in YouTube premium.

https://arizonachambermusic.org/videos/jackie-glazier-clarinet-ivan-ugorich-viola-fanya-lin-piano/

cheers

steve

Thanks, Steve. I really enjoy the clarinet. Tried to donate a few 💵, but it never did link me to anything. Oh well....

I had no problem, using Firefox browser just now Nick. I have seen where my browser did not work at a location. Or maybe it was just a temp snag. I did not attempt to enter my own amount in; maybe that made a difference?

I clicked directly on the amount shown ($10, $35 etc box) and the amount showed up in the $ amount box. I then clicked donate and proceded to the next webpage and entered my credit card information. I clicked donate at the bottom and the transaction went through.

I also just loved the clarinet quality. Piano was good, the viola was a little weak, prob a mic placement. Still an amazing recording imo.

cheers and thanks for your input Nick.

steve
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Post by: Nick B on April 23, 2021, 08:59:38 PM
Gents, I just found this site today. Minimalist recording, ambience in spades, and naturalness, even in YouTube premium.

https://arizonachambermusic.org/videos/jackie-glazier-clarinet-ivan-ugorich-viola-fanya-lin-piano/

cheers

steve

Thanks, Steve. I really enjoy the clarinet. Tried to donate a few 💵, but it never did link me to anything. Oh well....

I had no problem, using Firefox browser just now Nick. I have seen where my browser did not work at a location. Or maybe it was just a temp snag. I did not attempt to enter my own amount in; maybe that made a difference?

I clicked directly on the amount shown ($10, $35 etc box) and the amount showed up in the $ amount box. I then clicked donate and proceded to the next webpage and entered my credit card information. I clicked donate at the bottom and the transaction went through.

I also just loved the clarinet quality. Piano was good, the viola was a little weak, prob a mic placement. Still an amazing recording imo.

cheers and thanks for your input Nick.

steve

Thanks, Steve. Maybe as simple as the browser. Will check it out. How nice that musicians have adapted and still are able to contribute to our musical enjoyment 🎶😀
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Post by: steve on April 25, 2021, 03:59:29 PM
Gents, I just found this site today. Minimalist recording, ambience in spades, and naturalness, even in YouTube premium.

https://arizonachambermusic.org/videos/jackie-glazier-clarinet-ivan-ugorich-viola-fanya-lin-piano/

cheers

steve

Thanks, Steve. I really enjoy the clarinet. Tried to donate a few 💵, but it never did link me to anything. Oh well....

I had no problem, using Firefox browser just now Nick. I have seen where my browser did not work at a location. Or maybe it was just a temp snag. I did not attempt to enter my own amount in; maybe that made a difference?

I clicked directly on the amount shown ($10, $35 etc box) and the amount showed up in the $ amount box. I then clicked donate and proceded to the next webpage and entered my credit card information. I clicked donate at the bottom and the transaction went through.

I also just loved the clarinet quality. Piano was good, the viola was a little weak, prob a mic placement. Still an amazing recording imo.

cheers and thanks for your input Nick.

steve

Thanks, Steve. Maybe as simple as the browser. Will check it out. How nice that musicians have adapted and still are able to contribute to our musical enjoyment 🎶😀

I hope it helps Nick.

I immediately loved the song when the ladies/gent discussed the selections. The room ambience is one of my favorite
parts of any selection. Just sounded so real.

Cheers and great week Nick.

steve
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Post by: Nick B on May 15, 2021, 05:07:12 PM
I just found this on utoob. What is the instrument Kristina is playing?? Is it a banjo? Whatever it is, I don’t think I’ve ever seen it used in an orchestral setting before.

https://youtu.be/k2i8BoHYX3s
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Post by: tmazz on May 15, 2021, 07:10:40 PM
I just found this on utoob. What is the instrument Kristina is playing?? Is it a banjo? Whatever it is, I don’t think I’ve ever seen it used in an orchestral setting before.

https://youtu.be/k2i8BoHYX3s

She is playing the domra, a long-necked Belarusian, Russian, and Ukrainian folk string instrument of the lute family with a round body and three or four metal strings.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/50/%D0%94%D0%BE%D0%BC%D1%80%D0%B0_%D1%8D%D0%BA%D1%81%D0%BF._%D1%86%D0%B5%D1%85%D0%B0_%D1%84%D0%B0%D0%B1%D1%80%D0%B8%D0%BA%D0%B8_%D0%9B%D1%83%D0%BD%D0%B0%D1%87%D0%B0%D1%80%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%B3%D0%BE%2C_1970-%D0%B5.JPG/250px-%D0%94%D0%BE%D0%BC%D1%80%D0%B0_%D1%8D%D0%BA%D1%81%D0%BF._%D1%86%D0%B5%D1%85%D0%B0_%D1%84%D0%B0%D0%B1%D1%80%D0%B8%D0%BA%D0%B8_%D0%9B%D1%83%D0%BD%D0%B0%D1%87%D0%B0%D1%80%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%B3%D0%BE%2C_1970-%D0%B5.JPG)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domra

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Post by: Nick B on May 15, 2021, 07:57:18 PM
Thanks, Tom. I don’t think I could have figured that out. Have never heard of the Domra. Am guessing some of those comments on utoob are maybe Cyrillic
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Post by: tmazz on May 16, 2021, 05:56:19 AM
I wish I could say I knew it offhand, but I googled Kristina and found out she plays the dorma for the Moscow Philharmonic, which also would explain the Cyrillic comments.
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Post by: steve on May 20, 2021, 08:34:43 PM
Wonderful sounding instruments Nick. Nice and mellow, pure.

Here is a selection with incredible ambience and naturalness of voice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljvTwbxrylc

cheers

steve
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Post by: Nick B on May 20, 2021, 10:32:35 PM
Wonderful sounding instruments Nick. Nice and mellow, pure.

Here is a selection with incredible ambience and naturalness of voice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljvTwbxrylc

cheers

steve

Steve,
What a beautiful voice she has! Had not heard of her. She’ll turn 23 in June. Found her on Roon and will post the album in our usual Album Reviews section  :thumb:
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Post by: steve on May 21, 2021, 03:47:49 PM
Wonderful sounding instruments Nick. Nice and mellow, pure.

Here is a selection with incredible ambience and naturalness of voice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljvTwbxrylc

cheers

steve

Steve,
What a beautiful voice she has! Had not heard of her. She’ll turn 23 in June. Found her on Roon and will post the album in our usual Album Reviews section  :thumb:

Patricia Janeckova is some kind of singer. I posted links of her singing, #224 on page 15 when she was 17. Here she is at 13 years old.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOy6M_X2MO8

I think one of the aspects that makes her voice so special is that as her voice rises to the high frequencies, she never shrills. Her voice always has that wonderful character. That assessment first came from a reaction video to her singing a doll aria.

cheers

steve
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Post by: steve on May 27, 2021, 03:26:34 PM
This selection is a little different than the others, with a different comparison that I thought was interesting.
Ever notice that some "covers" have a back round that differs in sonic quality from the singer?

A viola plays with a karaoke back round bass. Can you discern the difference in sound quality between
the bass and the viola? An interesting test.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXomvjeiNYs

cheers

steve
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Post by: steve on June 13, 2021, 09:33:08 PM
Here is a selection that has a voice that seems to compare favorably to Maria's, but without a hint of stride imo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNU1pvc2nv4

cheers

steve
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Post by: Nick B on June 13, 2021, 09:51:09 PM
Here is a selection that has a voice that seems to compare favorably to Maria's, but without a hint of stride imo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNU1pvc2nv4

cheers

steve

Thanks, Steve. I found her on Qobuz
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Post by: steve on June 14, 2021, 04:10:30 PM
Here is a selection that has a voice that seems to compare favorably to Maria's, but without a hint of stride imo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNU1pvc2nv4

cheers

steve

Thanks, Steve. I found her on Qobuz

Is there much difference in the musical quality between Qobuz and YT premium?

Here is Maria singing the same selection. Although older recording, I think one can get a sense of Maria's vocal quality stunning. But I like Aida very very much. I am not an opera fan per se, but I find her voice so pleasing and soothing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN6IXWo_bpg

cheers

steeve
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Post by: Nick B on June 14, 2021, 06:11:02 PM
Here is a selection that has a voice that seems to compare favorably to Maria's, but without a hint of stride imo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNU1pvc2nv4

cheers

steve

Thanks, Steve. I found her on Qobuz

Is there much difference in the musical quality between Qobuz and YT premium?

Here is Maria singing the same selection. Although older recording, I think one can get a sense of Maria's vocal quality stunning. But I like Aida very very much. I am not an opera fan per se, but I find her voice so pleasing and soothing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN6IXWo_bpg

cheers

steeve

I don’t subscribe to YT Premium. When I listen on Qobuz, Tidal and YT, it’s on my iPad for fun. Serious listening of Qobuz and Tidal is via Roon on the big rig, as Marty used to say.
I thought Aida’s voice a little bit shrill on my iPad compared to Maria’s. No I didn’t check how old the Maria Callas recording was, but likely very many years ago. The loudness levels appeared to be different as well and Maria’s recording quite possibly rolled off at the top. Like you, I listen to very little opera and I’ve never attended an opera performance in person. A dear couple that I know are quite the opera aficionados and they told me some wonderful stories about attending performances in Italy.
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: steve on June 14, 2021, 10:55:03 PM
Here is a selection that has a voice that seems to compare favorably to Maria's, but without a hint of stride imo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNU1pvc2nv4

cheers

steve

Thanks, Steve. I found her on Qobuz

Is there much difference in the musical quality between Qobuz and YT premium?

Here is Maria singing the same selection. Although older recording, I think one can get a sense of Maria's vocal quality stunning. But I like Aida very very much. I am not an opera fan per se, but I find her voice so pleasing and soothing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN6IXWo_bpg

cheers

steeve

I don’t subscribe to YT Premium. When I listen on Qobuz, Tidal and YT, it’s on my iPad for fun. Serious listening of Qobuz and Tidal is via Roon on the big rig, as Marty used to say.
I thought Aida’s voice a little bit shrill on my iPad compared to Maria’s. No I didn’t check how old the Maria Callas recording was, but likely very many years ago. The loudness levels appeared to be different as well and Maria’s recording quite possibly rolled off at the top. Like you, I listen to very little opera and I’ve never attended an opera performance in person. A dear couple that I know are quite the opera aficionados and they told me some wonderful stories about attending performances in Italy.

Interesting. I found just the opposite on my system. Probably a different personal preference and/or better description this post. I found Aida's highs to have just slightly more body, slightly more fullness, creating a smoothness so to speak than Maria's throughout. Maria's was known for a dryness, aridity according to some critics. I agree but again it may be personal preference and description.

cheers and all the best.

steve
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Post by: Nick B on June 15, 2021, 09:02:30 AM
Here is a selection that has a voice that seems to compare favorably to Maria's, but without a hint of stride imo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNU1pvc2nv4

cheers

steve

Thanks, Steve. I found her on Qobuz

Is there much difference in the musical quality between Qobuz and YT premium?

Here is Maria singing the same selection. Although older recording, I think one can get a sense of Maria's vocal quality stunning. But I like Aida very very much. I am not an opera fan per se, but I find her voice so pleasing and soothing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN6IXWo_bpg

cheers

steeve

I don’t subscribe to YT Premium. When I listen on Qobuz, Tidal and YT, it’s on my iPad for fun. Serious listening of Qobuz and Tidal is via Roon on the big rig, as Marty used to say.
I thought Aida’s voice a little bit shrill on my iPad compared to Maria’s. No I didn’t check how old the Maria Callas recording was, but likely very many years ago. The loudness levels appeared to be different as well and Maria’s recording quite possibly rolled off at the top. Like you, I listen to very little opera and I’ve never attended an opera performance in person. A dear couple that I know are quite the opera aficionados and they told me some wonderful stories about attending performances in Italy.

Interesting. I found just the opposite on my system. Probably a different personal preference and/or better description this post. I found Aida's highs to have just slightly more body, slightly more fullness, creating a smoothness so to speak than Maria's throughout. Maria's was known for a dryness, aridity according to some critics. I agree but again it may be personal preference and description.

cheers and all the best.

steve

Steve,
I just listened again and had the same result. Are you listening to these ladies on a portable device or somehow through your system? I am simply playing mine on my iPad
Nick
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: steve on June 15, 2021, 02:01:32 PM
Here is a selection that has a voice that seems to compare favorably to Maria's, but without a hint of stride imo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNU1pvc2nv4

cheers

steve

Thanks, Steve. I found her on Qobuz

Is there much difference in the musical quality between Qobuz and YT premium?

Here is Maria singing the same selection. Although older recording, I think one can get a sense of Maria's vocal quality stunning. But I like Aida very very much. I am not an opera fan per se, but I find her voice so pleasing and soothing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN6IXWo_bpg

cheers

steeve

I don’t subscribe to YT Premium. When I listen on Qobuz, Tidal and YT, it’s on my iPad for fun. Serious listening of Qobuz and Tidal is via Roon on the big rig, as Marty used to say.
I thought Aida’s voice a little bit shrill on my iPad compared to Maria’s. No I didn’t check how old the Maria Callas recording was, but likely very many years ago. The loudness levels appeared to be different as well and Maria’s recording quite possibly rolled off at the top. Like you, I listen to very little opera and I’ve never attended an opera performance in person. A dear couple that I know are quite the opera aficionados and they told me some wonderful stories about attending performances in Italy.

Interesting. I found just the opposite on my system. Probably a different personal preference and/or better description this post. I found Aida's highs to have just slightly more body, slightly more fullness, creating a smoothness so to speak than Maria's throughout. Maria's was known for a dryness, aridity according to some critics. I agree but again it may be personal preference and description.

cheers and all the best.

steve

Steve,
I just listened again and had the same result. Are you listening to these ladies on a portable device or somehow through your system? I am simply playing mine on my iPad
Nick

Nick, you bring up a very interesting point that I think needs to be addressed, and also the point concerning a general balanced FR response discussed in the RCA Radiotron Designers Handbook.

The difference is that the iPad is not high fidelity and leaves out both the lower registers and highest registers. I played both selections thru my little computer speakers and Aida did sound slightly thinner than Maria on the high notes.

However, when I played both selections thru my reference stereo, Aida had more flesh and venue ambience (lower registers) while Maria's voice was thinner on the higher notes (higher registers) than Aida's. In otherwards, Maria's high notes contain more higher order harmonics than Aida's high notes, which the stereo reveals while the iPad does not. As mentioned earlier, that is why the critics believed that Maria's voice was somewhat dry and aridity, listening live.

Thanks for mentioning the iPad Nick. You bring up an interesting point with regards to frequency response in general, that the RCA Radiotron Designers Handbook, written by 26 RCA engineers, indirectly addresses. Below is the frequency response of the ear, via two graphs. If I may address the general public.

If one limits the lower frequencies of an audio system, as when the volume (spl) is low, then the midrange suchb as voices sound thin. One can either boost the bass (a control), or limit the highs (a control) to produce a more natural voice. In the case of the iPad, both the lows and very highs are reduced for a more balanced midrange, so Maria's higher harmonics of her high notes are limited to some extent. Thus Maria's high notes seemed less strident than Aida's voice which lacks the higher order harmonics.

Hope this answers some general questions.

steve
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: Nick B on June 15, 2021, 02:54:30 PM
Here is a selection that has a voice that seems to compare favorably to Maria's, but without a hint of stride imo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNU1pvc2nv4

cheers

steve

Thanks, Steve. I found her on Qobuz

Is there much difference in the musical quality between Qobuz and YT premium?

Here is Maria singing the same selection. Although older recording, I think one can get a sense of Maria's vocal quality stunning. But I like Aida very very much. I am not an opera fan per se, but I find her voice so pleasing and soothing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN6IXWo_bpg

cheers

steeve

I don’t subscribe to YT Premium. When I listen on Qobuz, Tidal and YT, it’s on my iPad for fun. Serious listening of Qobuz and Tidal is via Roon on the big rig, as Marty used to say.
I thought Aida’s voice a little bit shrill on my iPad compared to Maria’s. No I didn’t check how old the Maria Callas recording was, but likely very many years ago. The loudness levels appeared to be different as well and Maria’s recording quite possibly rolled off at the top. Like you, I listen to very little opera and I’ve never attended an opera performance in person. A dear couple that I know are quite the opera aficionados and they told me some wonderful stories about attending performances in Italy.

Interesting. I found just the opposite on my system. Probably a different personal preference and/or better description this post. I found Aida's highs to have just slightly more body, slightly more fullness, creating a smoothness so to speak than Maria's throughout. Maria's was known for a dryness, aridity according to some critics. I agree but again it may be personal preference and description.

cheers and all the best.

steve

Steve,
I just listened again and had the same result. Are you listening to these ladies on a portable device or somehow through your system? I am simply playing mine on my iPad
Nick

Nick, you bring up a very interesting point that I think needs to be addressed, and also the point concerning a general balanced FR response discussed in the RCA Radiotron Designers Handbook.

The difference is that the iPad is not high fidelity and leaves out both the lower registers and highest registers. I played both selections thru my little computer speakers and Aida did sound slightly thinner than Maria on the high notes.

However, when I played both selections thru my reference stereo, Aida had more flesh and venue ambience (lower registers) while Maria's voice was thinner on the higher notes (higher registers) than Aida's. In otherwards, Maria's high notes contain more higher order harmonics than Aida's high notes, which the stereo reveals while the iPad does not. As mentioned earlier, that is why the critics believed that Maria's voice was somewhat dry and aridity, listening live.

Thanks for mentioning the iPad Nick. You bring up an interesting point with regards to frequency response in general, that the RCA Radiotron Designers Handbook, written by 26 RCA engineers, indirectly addresses. Below is the frequency response of the ear, via two graphs. If I may address the general public.

If one limits the lower frequencies of an audio system, as when the volume (spl) is low, then the midrange suchb as voices sound thin. One can either boost the bass (a control), or limit the highs (a control) to produce a more natural voice. In the case of the iPad, both the lows and very highs are reduced for a more balanced midrange, so Maria's higher harmonics of her high notes are limited to some extent. Thus Maria's high notes seemed less strident than Aida's voice which lacks the higher order harmonics.

Hope this answers some general questions.

steve

Hi Steve,
Thanks for that explanation. I am traveling a bit today, but when I get home I will search for the two ladies on Roon and play it on the big rig.
Nick
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Post by: steve on July 07, 2021, 05:10:34 PM
Here is a 5 piano piece of a George Gershwin selection that is extremely open, tranparent. Incredible ambience, great dynamics. From top to bottom the pianos should sound incredibly natural and accurate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cJgEJu3ems

cheers

steve
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Post by: steve on July 22, 2021, 02:36:02 PM
Folks, I just had to post this selection. At a 214 to 1 ratio of thumbs up vs thumbs down, I found this lady
fascinating with her ability to create music and singing talent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IhvMO6OZZw

cheers

steve
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Post by: steve on August 12, 2021, 02:58:17 PM
Here is an up and coming star and the recording quality is amazing, especially from a show production and Utube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qF0JV28vgLw

This recording is not only amazing quality (use premium as always) but she puts in so much passion. This recording is right on the line, so if your system is a hair thin sounding, this might not be for you. Or, you can tweak your speaker placement by adjusting a minute amount to increase the fullness.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqpmIyDbKKU

cheers

steve
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Post by: BobM on August 12, 2021, 04:06:53 PM
Wow ... I cried.
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Post by: doug s. on August 14, 2021, 03:59:05 PM
did you have to blow your nose?  8)

doug s.
Wow ... I cried.
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: tmazz on August 14, 2021, 04:30:17 PM
Here is an up and coming star and the recording quality is amazing, especially from a show production and Utube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qF0JV28vgLw

This recording is not only amazing quality (use premium as always) but she puts in so much passion. This recording is right on the line, so if your system is a hair thin sounding, this might not be for you. Or, you can tweak your speaker placement by adjusting a minute amount to increase the fullness.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqpmIyDbKKU

cheers

steve

Wow, those are two very talented young ladies!
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Post by: P.I. on August 14, 2021, 09:31:45 PM
did you have to blow your nose?  8)

doug s.
Wow ... I cried.
Wow, I did... honk!  :thumb:
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: steve on August 14, 2021, 09:39:31 PM
Here is an up and coming star and the recording quality is amazing, especially from a show production and Utube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qF0JV28vgLw

This recording is not only amazing quality (use premium as always) but she puts in so much passion. This recording is right on the line, so if your system is a hair thin sounding, this might not be for you. Or, you can tweak your speaker placement by adjusting a minute amount to increase the fullness.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqpmIyDbKKU

cheers

steve

Wow, those are two very talented young ladies!

They blew me away, and the recording is pretty incredible. Evidently the recording industry is actually improving their product quality. That and minimalist recording techniques?

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: steve on August 21, 2021, 06:55:31 PM
This incredible piano recording has 5 selections contained. Let's see how your system reproduces
the rich piano sound in all its glory.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZ84GSXhhnw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tzz3faAlJrU

cheers

steve
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Post by: steve on September 10, 2021, 04:41:21 PM
A little Miles Davis recording. Any thoughts concerning different selections?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylXk1LBvIqU&list=OLAK5uy_nkfBmwK2t62J1xAsfhcwj9PVQG7N5UunA

cheers

steve
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Post by: steve on September 13, 2021, 03:26:03 PM
Here is one that will really test your system. How real does the percussion sound?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4P4luHdFwA

cheers

steve
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Post by: steve on October 12, 2021, 10:49:39 PM
Three selections. Which sounds best on your system? Is there one area you find special in a selection?
No rights or wrongs.

A. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6j1yGnes24

B. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNwXxIm-7jI

C. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O50k6QGTIc

Cheers

steve
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Post by: steve on October 25, 2021, 06:46:22 AM
What can one say concerning Jascha Heifetz? Thought this would be enjoyable, especially for those who just wish to hear music, ~3:10.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJPWWMWkmQA

cheers

steve
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Post by: Nick B on October 25, 2021, 10:49:40 AM
What can one say concerning Jascha Heifetz? Thought this would be enjoyable, especially for those who just wish to hear music, ~3:10.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJPWWMWkmQA

cheers

steve

Thanks for posting, Steve. Absolutely beautiful and captivating… for those interested, I have posted a link from Wikipedia. I was curious what violins he preferred and that is described. It’s also interesting that he owned the first Electricar on the west coast (18:10 in the video)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jascha_Heifetz
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Post by: steve on November 18, 2021, 06:51:56 PM
See what you gent and ladies think. I am not sure I have ever heard this selection before.
The second is a shorterversion, from britains got talent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1ZL5AxmK_A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsg_dI2Tfns

cheers

steve
Title: Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
Post by: malloy on November 18, 2021, 09:54:24 PM
What can one say concerning Jascha Heifetz? Thought this would be enjoyable, especially for those who just wish to hear music, ~3:10.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJPWWMWkmQA

cheers

steve

Thanks for sharing! Haven't seen this before. All I can say is, Heifetz isn't my first choice for Bach. I find his take on the solo pieces too fast. I prefer Arthur Grumiaux's version, but the Chaconne (19:13) in this recording is slower than what I have on CD.

But for certain pieces, such as the Saint-Saens' Rondo, he is my favorite. Never heard it played quite like that.

Here's some info on Grumiaux: https://stringsmagazine.com/essential-historical-recordings-arthur-grumiaux/

Paul
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Post by: steve on November 28, 2021, 04:18:58 PM
What can one say concerning Jascha Heifetz? Thought this would be enjoyable, especially for those who just wish to hear music, ~3:10.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJPWWMWkmQA

cheers

steve
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Thanks for sharing! Haven't seen this before. All I can say is, Heifetz isn't my first choice for Bach. I find his take on the solo pieces too fast. I prefer Arthur Grumiaux's version, but the Chaconne (19:13) in this recording is slower than what I have on CD.

But for certain pieces, such as the Saint-Saens' Rondo, he is my favorite. Never heard it played quite like that.

Here's some info on Grumiaux: https://stringsmagazine.com/essential-historical-recordings-arthur-grumiaux/

Paul

I see what you are saying, different interpretations. Recordings of both are good. I had never heard of Grrumiaux before but like his performances.

Thanks for bringing him to my attention Paul.

cheers

steve