As some of you know I have been experimenting a bit in the last years with adding ambience, early reflections and reverb tails to individual instruments and groups (for my own music), as well as doing some research into the emulation of real spaces with digital (i.e. "non-real") tools.
I have always been on the "rather-too-try-than-too-wet" side of the arguments.
My latest endeavours have been again supportive for my position.
Here is a nice demo which I hope supports my "side" in the old discussion:
Classical recording, Anechoic vs Medium Large Hall, on/off
(during playback I only pressed the bypass button once in while)
Curious what you think, and if you believe that the lack of ambience in the original recording is still a problem in the mix with reverb.