This is more of an Acoustics/Audio engineering/Recording Technique type question, but I feel it is an interesting, and important one. It has to do with "Natural Timbre" of an instrument.
I am curious to know if an instrument recorded/sampled in a very dry space, with close mics (the way VSL goes about it) and then played by applying artificially produced impulse response reverb, will still contain all the "natura timbre"/tonal qualities that would have been present if the same instrument was recorded in a more acoustically live space, such as concert, or chamber hall with various mic positions (the way EWQLSO goes about it) ?
So, basically, I'm interested in knowing if recording an instrument in a totally dry environment, might not be capturing some of the "natural timbre"/tone characteristic components, that the instrument will naturally project, if it was recorded in a more lively space, thus, when it is later played with an impulse response reverb, the missing "natural timbre" components that were not amplified by the hall, when it was recorded, will also not be present, meaning, they will not be recreated (since they don't exist) when an impulse response reverb is added to the instrument later on.
Any thoughts, or feedback on this topic ?