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Ok so managed the watch the entire performance. So I still don't have a full Atmos set up so my comments are regarding of the the bed True HD mix.
Well I think overall this was done well for a concert setting, the mix was appropriate and I'm guessing the disc wanted to give the idea how it sounded live as opposed to a manufactured studio sound. Dynamics were great and had to be since Zimmer is known for his long sustained crescendos that requires a slow build up to it's climaxes, but than it stays there a bit, so this concert really requires that you turn up the volume to appreciate the full range of things. The not so good is that some solo instruments are mixed too low to be appreciated, and this was sporadic so one can wonder what went wrong there. The Chinese electric cello player had it worst, she had several prominent spots that just got drowned out and her instrument sounded anemic . Also the bass was over bearing in some instances especially during the more quiet passages, when the entire ensemble was playing it was a good thing though, it had that "movie" bass sound that reached below 20hz a lot times, but Zimmer's music is known for that. All in all this is a very good concert if you like Zimmer's music, and worth the investment. YMMV.
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