Steve Smolian wrote:

> he was hearing them without room resonance, echo, delay, etc., 
> factors which usually slow down a performance to accomodate 
> the music absorbtion rate of the audience.

Which makes the practice of adding echo after the recording highly
dubious for classical music as you�re correct that the tempo is set by
how long the ambience is in the room where the recording was done.

Hearing a very fast tempo and a 7 seconds church ambience is a dead give
away that orchestra and room have never seen each other in the flesh.


Goran Finnberg
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