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4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful CDs - but what is the strange clicking noise?, 26 July 2012
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The Freiburgers play with amazing virtuosity and the recording is very lifelike with the feeling of almost "being there"- I guess however that I am not the only one listener who can hear strange clickig noise throughout several tracks mainly on CD1 - If you think I am crazy or do not beleive me just listen into the sound sample of CD1 track 2 (Bourrées of the D major suite) there is a quieter part in the music where the odd clicking is very audible - once you hear it you can recognize it in the background on several tracks -the same can be heard on the CD copies i bought - I find this noise very strange - If anyone can help me with an explanation I would highly appreciate
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Initial post: 20 Sep 2012 21:06:43 BDT
Anthony Burt says:
I haven't listened to the whole recording, just to the sample you suggest, but I can tell you what the clicking noises are - the key noise from the baroque bassoons, sometimes noticeable with baroque oboes as well. The overall sound on the recording is a blend between more distant microphones picking up the whole ensemble, and close microphones aimed at a small group of instruments. The problem arises because the overall sound of the bassoons is picked up by both microphones, but the sound of the keys is only picked up by the close microphone. This produces a bassoon sound which is nicely placed within the ensemble, superimposed with a distracting, close key sound. It is a failing of many modern recordings.

Posted on 7 Mar 2014 22:10:18 GMT
Last edited by the author on 7 Mar 2014 22:11:19 GMT
capezio says:
Dear Mr. Kornél,

As stated above, the 'disturbing clicking sound' are from the woodwinds instruments, close micked.

There're some that don't hava a soft end to absorv the clicking produced when the key is released and considering the baroque aproach, there're many clicks on the musical frase, making them audible.

Unfortunately a caracteristic of a original sound ensamble.

Cheers
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