The worlds most realistic recordings? - Simpson Microphones calls for musician listeners
As part of our on-going research & development, Simpson Microphones (Poland) would like to hear from musicians & listeners of classical music.
After the recent introduction of a new class of microphone we are in the process of conducting subjective trials, in order to gauge the subjective improvements that accompany a large reduction in mechanical distortion.
As you may or may not be aware, until the introduction of the Model A, microphones had not fundamentally changed since the 1930s, so this is an exciting time for recorded music.
When we perform location testing, due to the improved mechanical performance of the new class of microphone our recordings are very hard to tell from the real source, but we are interested in how this improved mechanical performance affects your listening experience.
All we want you to do is listen to the following recordings and tell us how you perceive the sound quality (please include details of your listening system):