Fun article from NY Times on preserving the sound of Stradivarius.

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My good friend recently made me aware of an interesting project taking place in the city of Cremona, Italy where Stradivarius violins are having their sounds preserved by means of high quality recordings. They say it will just be a matter of time before the violins will no longer be playable since they are so old.

After reading the article I sort of chuckled inside knowing that now the world will be wondering for years and years to come, which audio playback system most faithfully represents those recorded sounds to sound like those intended violins? : D


Check it out:
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/17/arts/music/stradivarius-sound-bank-recording-cremona.html
 

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Interesting that they are storing the tones in a database so they can later reproduce their original sound.

I know it's already happening to an extent... but really... who needs instruments any longer?
 

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Interesting that they are storing the tones in a database so they can later reproduce their original sound.

I know it's already happening to an extent... but really... who needs instruments any longer?
It's fascinating that I once had a classical piano teacher way back years ago that always said digital pianos never sound quite right. She claimed electronic instruments were just toys. I'm not sure, because I never asked, if she really could pick out digital vs. traditional pianos in recorded music. I should have! That could have been very eye opening possibly.
 
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