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Icsa 2017
Sep 7th to 10th, 2017
Graz, Austria

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ICSA 2017 4th International Conferenceon Spatial Audio | September 7th to 10th, 2017, Graz, Austria #vdticsa

3D classical piano studio production, Brahms in 13.1 and the au3Dio microphone array

The late piano work of Johannes Brahms, very intimate and brittle, has been recorded and mixed in 13.1 in a way, that the sound supports these qualities of the music. The listener is almost getting the sound impression of the players’ perspective, in this case Bernd Grill. Christian Vaida, the producer of the record and owner of cvmusic film/ton, shares his experiences with this recording: choosing the instrument, the listening format, monitor speakers, 3D monitoring rig, microphones and preamps, miking, mixing in 13.1 and, of course, there is a demo of the final mix and a comparison between 13.1, 11.1, 9.1, 7.1, 5.1 and stereo. Also, after several experiments with different stereophonic 3D arrays, Christian Vaida presents his proposal for such a system, the au3Dio microphone array.