BACH: Sarabanda from Partita No. 1
Performed by: Garrett Fischbach
“I recorded J.S. Bach’s Partita No. 1 for solo violin (about 30 mins). The cameras were placed such that the mics are not in the shot, however at the end of the session I moved the main camera closer to the centre and recorded one of the movements with the mics in the shot, for the sake of documentation.
My aim was to capture a very direct sound, with a tactile sense of the bow on the string. I positioned the BM9s as a spaced pair 20cm apart, about 4ft in front of the violin, with the center of the ribbons only about 6 inches higher than the bridge of the violin. I’m not a professional engineer, nor am I very savvy in a DAW, so I was very pleased to get a sound that I felt needed no processing or EQ for my taste.” Garrett Fischbach
Violin: Garrett Fischbach
Recorded: August 5, 2022 at South Presbyterian Church, Dobbs Ferry, NY
AV Production: Garrett Fischbach
Signal chain: Extinct Audio BM9 spaced pair to Sound Devices MixPre-6 II with 40 Hz low-cut filter engaged.
No post-production EQ or processing.
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