|La Salle de Musique
Over the past 6 decades the major classical labels have turned to this hall as a recording venue many hundreds of times. Winter 2014 Audio Ease's Aram and Arjen crossed the snowy Alps to team up with classical recording heavyweight Jean-Martial Golaz to thoroughly document la Salle de Musique's celebrated acoustics.
Jean-Martial says "The walls of the room are covered with special wood paneling according to design process of stringed-instrument makers. This peculiarity is one of the secrets explaining the success of its acoustics. The spectral balance of the reverb is remarkable, the 'color' generated is both clear and warm. Very good projection of sound sources onto stage walls and towards the public area, generating clean first reflections that increase the relief of the reverb."
The 1200 seat hall is particularly suitable for the recording of chamber music, but also chamber-orchestras or medium-sized orchestras.
Please enjoy thoroughly this rare treasure in the Altiverb Library of Acoustics.
Recorded using 6 DPA 4006 Omnidirectional microphones and a Genelec 1032 monitor to play back the sweeps.