I need your advice. Which one do you like more?
The one without multiband compression (I used it to enhance the mid frequencies and the very highest) or the one without that compression.
Personally I don't want using any sort of compression, but sometimes it seems necessary. Having experimented quite a lot, according to the things DPDAN said in his reply (see Beethoven 5th symphony, somewhere down the thread of the listening room) I ended up with the "without compression" version.
Comparing this with some great CD recordings I have of piano concertos (Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Saint-Saens) and violin concertos (again Mendelssohn ,Tschaikowsky, etc.) I felt I was rather near the "professional" sound but missed the sparkling bits and pieces.
So I went back to the drawing table (Sonar) and amended some of the tracks and brightness of instruments, but still it wasn't what I wanted to hear. To shorten this very long story, here is the result and I really want your comments on this.
Part without multiband compression
Part with multiband compression
[Sorry DPDAN, I still can't afford Altiverb! ]