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Transparency Test - Percussion
« on: 27 December, 2020, 16:43:57 pm »
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  • Susan Wong's How wonderful you are from I wish you love [DSD] (2004)



    I choose this song out of so many songs because it has less musical instruments. That will help you to concentrate on only one section of musical instrument i.e. Drum Set.
    I believe this track was recorded in acoustic space so in audiophile's term very airy. You could able to pin point all part of drum kit, you would able to hear brush on snare drum. In early part of the song, drummer played 3 cymbals beautifully, you could able to tell which part of cymbals was hit , how hard , and how cymbals released it energy is airy manner.

    Acoustic Stage of Drum Set




    How the drum set look like in this recording.

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    PS. I am not a drummer , so here might have some mismatch with drum kit. Please feel free to amend or correct me.
    « Last Edit: 27 December, 2020, 16:45:52 pm by BadEnglish »

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    Re: Transparency Test - Percussion
    « Reply #1 on: 27 December, 2020, 18:51:16 pm »
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  • Cymbals are higher than snare drum and hit-hat. It's the main reason,  I believe,  this is acoustic space recording.

    So it's good for testing height of your system.

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    Re: Transparency Test - Percussion
    « Reply #2 on: 14 July, 2021, 20:03:46 pm »
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  • Gosh, I forgot to add the kick drum. Please God, don't let Oracle see this thread  ;D

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    Re: Transparency Test - Percussion
    « Reply #3 on: 14 July, 2021, 22:57:02 pm »
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  • Checking out the track again...interesting auditory experience.

    When seated in the laid back position P1, the percussion stage is smaller.

    When I lean forward (position P2), the percussion imaging is similar to what you've drawn. I am not too familiar with the cymbal types. However, I can hear 3 different type if cymbals, one on the left of the drawn area, one in the middle, and the other cymbal on the right of the drawn area.

    Could it be by leaning forward, it's getting more near field, less reflections to muddy out the imaging, therefore I can hear better imaging?
    Thoughts?

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    Re: Transparency Test - Percussion
    « Reply #4 on: 14 July, 2021, 23:08:33 pm »
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  • Which one has better focus ?

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    Re: Transparency Test - Percussion
    « Reply #5 on: 15 July, 2021, 07:06:51 am »
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    Re: Transparency Test - Percussion
    « Reply #6 on: 15 July, 2021, 10:34:33 am »
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  • Based on your description and my memory of your room; your conclusion is very promising. Now enjoy.

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    Re: Transparency Test - Percussion
    « Reply #7 on: 16 July, 2021, 19:06:46 pm »
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  • A few moons back, Francishung asked me some songs that separately can tell kick drum from snare drum apart. I brushed him ( my apology  ;D ) a bit , but it was in my mind to post some songs, then skipped away. And only today, I recalled it. My apology again for the very very late post !

    Now let's start drum rolling ........

    Bruce Springsteen - Greatest Hits (1995) CD
     
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    Track No. 9 My Hometown
    From the intro to the end of song, kick drum is basically kicked in this sequence :

     
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    Snapshot from songsteer.com




    If you are wondering , what the hack is that : here is the Drum Set Notation Chart
     
    Musical Note Drum Key.jpg

    From learndrumnow.com

    After listened a few times, now switch to track no. 8 Born In The U.S,A, the snare drum is hit by back of stick, so sound lot louder.

    Now you know, in normal term , kick drum and snare drum sounds.

    Different way of hitting , different stick, different brush, different paddle etc. make the sound different but basically once you mastered this , you will able to tell kick drum from snare drum apart easily.
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    Transparency Test - Percussion - 3rd Stream Jazz
    « Reply #8 on: 18 November, 2021, 19:11:08 pm »
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  • Classical or Jazz ? Can't decide then go for 3rd Stream Jazz


    Jacques Loussier Trio - play Bach ... and more

     
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    The music , recording, and mixing are excellence although video is a bit disappointing ( DVD's  Day ).
    Andre Arpino playing drum was recorded and mixed as Drummer POV. mean
     
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    on sound stage
     
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    This is a very good test of all level of frequency. From double bass to triangle.
    And if your system can reproduces high of sound stage , you will notice difference level of cymbals while the kick drum is below  :-*

    A copy that an audiophile must keep  8)


    Well if you can't tell the sound of a kick drum from a snare drum, please skip  ;D
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