AES Warsaw 2015

Thursday, May 7, 18:15 — 20:00 (Room: Balowa)

Paris Live Recording versus Warsaw Live Performance

Andrew Lipinski, Lipinski Sound Corporation - Linden, VA, USA; Lipinski Royal Fidelity - Warsaw, Poland
Wieslaw Woszczyk, McGill University - Montreal, QC, Canada

Should live performance be a reference for creating a sound illusion in recording? To address this question Andrew Lipinski—a renowned Polish engineer/producer—will present his 8.0 channel high-resolution surround sound recording with height information, made during a live public concert in Paris. Both the Paris recording and the Warsaw live concert will feature the same artists as well as the same keyboard instrument. Chopin Songs will be performed by world-class Polish artists: Ewa Izykowska (soprano) and Wojciech Switala (piano). In 2010, the 200 anniversary of Chopin’s birth, Lipinski took upon himself the task of recording Chopin Songs in one of only two remaining authentic concert venues where Chopin had originally performed: the Conservatory of Music in Paris. This Paris recording features the single existing original instrument on which Chopin performed, the Pleyel 1843 grand piano, which is still in absolutely perfect condition. For the Warsaw concert, an identical Pleyel 1843 will be used, although the instrument in Warsaw has been renovated. The same piano tuner prepares both instruments. The Paris recording was filmed in HD and published on Blu-ray disc with 96 kHz/24 bit, 8.0 surround sound containing three channels of height information. Andrew employed his own analog electronics with only seven discrete transistors working in pure class A between the microphone diaphragm and the analog-to-digital conversion. During this A/B presentation Andrew will share with the audience his best practices and will speculate on where a purist recording technology will likely evolve.

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