Originally posted by Silver Octopus:
As usual the AKG414 mic tends to produce slightly undesirable aspects to my ears since it is a bit too upfront for my normal tastes. Otherwise though, I\'d be quite happy to play this live and for the sort of idiom that it is created for, it stands very well and the majority of \"playing\" venues have sufficient inherrent absorption to counteract any slightly bright character.
It always mystifies me that anyone can produce different velocities to an accurate degree without some sort of machine (and then one would have extra action noise of the \"playing machine2 to contend with) to precisely hit the note with so many ounces or kilos etc. of attack.
I know that the likes of Ashkenasy can pretty much control their touch weights down to a very fine degree but short of this, anyone who produces multiple velocities that are even, has to be congratulated.