‘Timbre and brilliance are not static, but dynamic’ - Making Matters: Sound ideas


Violinists and brothers Arne and Jens Rossbach share their experiments in sound and timbre

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Isn’t it strange how many of our colleagues are never really satisfied with their instruments? Since we were not prepared to accept this fate, we tried to help ourselves and ultimately our colleagues by adjusting the sound. It seems to make the most sense to start with a kind of standard set-up in order to gradually adapt the instrument to the individual player’s wishes later on. However, the wishes expressed are not individual at all: everyone wants volume, timbre, carrying capacity, both brightness and depth and warmth, and easy response. In short, we all want a balanced mix that works…

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