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    why I'm a subjectivist

    I'm sure you are qualified to produce recordings that are good by your standards, but with your attitude I would never hire you. Sorry!
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    why I'm a subjectivist

      It doesn't really matter what's artistic and what's technical.. there is an original event and a final result, and that result can be judged by its accuracy to the original.   You are describing a process which ignores subjective accuracy. That's fine, but I certainly wouldn't trust you to...
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    why I'm a subjectivist

      So you are saying that for accuracy the in-room response (gated out to how ms? you didn't answer me) is more important than the anechoic response? Are you neglecting the anechoic response entirely? What's your justification for these things in objective terms?
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    why I'm a subjectivist

      I'm looking at the whole system. The miking influences the speaker configuration for greatest subjective accuracy.   I agree there are some people who treat the situation as you describe, but I don't trust them to be able to reproduce an original acoustic, musical event with subjective...
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    why I'm a subjectivist

      You can only make this point because the example is so simple. Note that we could never make the objective statement about "color reproduction" or "shape reproduction" without investigating the situation. We would have to come to some understanding of how perception works for each person A...
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    why I'm a subjectivist

      What is an "even sound field" in objective, measurable terms?   "Balanced frequency response from the main listening position"? You mean the in-room response including all reflections? What's the time window? Reflections out to how many ms? Is this more important than the portion of the...
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    why I'm a subjectivist

      If that's your perspective, then you are not interested in the mic-to-speaker chain and how well it portrays the original event. That's fine, not everyone is interested in that.
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    why I'm a subjectivist

    I don't know why you don't understand the difference between rhythmic timing and rhythmic quality. But rhythmic quality is affected by hall ambience, and the mic-to-speaker chain affects the balance of hall ambience to direct sound.
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    why I'm a subjectivist

    I didn't say it was the same artist who performed. It's an independent observer. Not only is it a relevant question to accuracy, it's the primary question about accuracy.   Well, let me clarify. Not everyone is interested in reproducing an original acoustic event. Not everyone is looking at...
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    why I'm a subjectivist

      I think there are a few corrections to your thinking.   First of all I didn't say "there an unlimited number of ways in which audio systems can differently reproduce the same recording." What I said, in essence, is that there are many choices in the entire chain, mic to speaker, for...
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    why I'm a subjectivist

      It's fairly clear that cameras do a very good job of reproducing a face. Yes, get the lines/colors/shapes right and you have an accurate reproduction. I agree.   The problem with this point of view in audio, however, is that it's impractical. It doesn't apply to any actual audio system...
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    why I'm a subjectivist

    I'm not a particularly experienced musician -- a lot of amateur playing and a couple years in music school - and it's very clear to me, and the musicians who taught me, that timing is only one part of the overall effect of rhythm. Timing can be deliberately even or uneven, but you only get an...
  13. raddle

    why I'm a subjectivist

    Everyone is talking about preference. I'm talking about accuracy. Having experienced listeners check out each speaker and determine which one sounds more like the real instruments, and conveys the real music, that was present in the recording studio. A speaker needs to present pitch...
  14. raddle

    why I'm a subjectivist

    What you are saying is that nonlinearities in speakers don't matter. And you know this how? Your "experience"?   By the way, speakers are also characterized by polar radiation pattern, and room acoustics are important. These are things about which is no debate--they are different between...
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    why I'm a subjectivist

    Doesn't help you in the slightest to tell which speaker is more accurate.
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