When the drums and bass really kick in - the 808 Rich Recording

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We haven't featured an 808-shot music video for a while, but this one's worth a look, of Anneke van Giersbergen and band, live in Moscow. Skip the first minute of build up and then enjoy, especially when, at about the 3 minute mark, the drums and bass really, really kick in - and the Nokia 808 recording this, from the front row at the gig, close to the speakers, doesn't even flinch. Amazing. I only wish the guy filming it had been a little steadier - but then he was down in the 'mosh pit', so....!

From the description:

Everything Is Changing Tour, Russia
"Feel Alive"
Live In Moscow 10.11.2012, Moskva Concert Hall
Recorded by Nokia 808 PureView


It'll be interesting to see if all future Nokia smartphones get the Rich Recording technology - the Lumia 820 and 920 certainly seem to have it, over on the Windows Phone 8 platform.

The 808 remains the only Symbian device to have 'Rich Recording', though as a veteran of numerous Nokia N8 and N86 gig recordings, I can say that these older devices aren't far off - the have the microphone technology, but not the HAAC electronics and software.

Source / Credit: Nokia 808 Recordings