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Re: Best (Affordable) Method To Capture a Speaker's Frequency Response?

No need for a pole: grass + earth is pretty unreflective. I just take speakers outside to my 'poor man's anechoic' chamber when needing to measure for crossover design etc.: if you scroll down to the second to last photo in this blog post of mine you will see this in action! https://drbadphil.com/s...
by Martin WalkerFri May 24, 2024 6:01 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Best (Affordable) Method To Capture a Speaker's Frequency Response? Replies: 16 Views: 348

Re: Recording rain

Did you guys know that in most movies or sound effects industry, the sound of actual rain is hard to capture so they use to record something frying on a frying pan. It blew my mind when I first found out. Many years ago, when I first started recording ambient sounds of the sea, I was also amazed ho...
by Martin WalkerThu May 23, 2024 3:13 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Recording rain Replies: 11 Views: 458

Re: Mrs Blimey

amanise wrote: Fri May 17, 2024 5:11 pm PS - Martin - can you let me know what your listening environment was please? Alexis was in his car, I believe. What about you - phones, earbuds, room monitors?

I was listening through my tiny studio ATC monitor loudspeakers.
by Martin WalkerFri May 17, 2024 7:29 pm
Forum: Self-Promotion Topic: Mrs Blimey Replies: 13 Views: 312

Re: AI Singing Technology

I may have missed it, but I didn't see anything about ethically acquired voices, or otherwise However, there is mention of '23 studio-grade voice models', along with a screenshot showing real people with names, which does at least suggest that they are crediting those people as the origin of their ...
by Martin WalkerFri May 17, 2024 3:47 pm
Forum: Music Theory, Songwriting & Composition Topic: AI Singing Technology Replies: 65 Views: 1359

Re: Mrs Blimey

Now you've gone from being inspired by Frank Zappa to directly channeling him! :clap: 8-) :thumbup: Like alexis, I lurve the constant time changes, the Rhodes/guitar combo, the off-beat guitar stabs, and all the harmonies. However, also (like alexis) I feel adding more clarity to the vocals would re...
by Martin WalkerFri May 17, 2024 3:28 pm
Forum: Self-Promotion Topic: Mrs Blimey Replies: 13 Views: 312

Re: Garden practice/rehearsal room.

Hi Gavin, and welcome to the SOS Forums! 8-) Before you get a deluge of more specific advice from those who have already taken the plunge with a garden studio/rehearsal room, here are a few links to existing threads on the topic: https://www.soundonsound.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=828607#p828607 http...
by Martin WalkerThu May 16, 2024 9:15 pm
Forum: DIY Electronics & Studio Design Topic: Garden practice/rehearsal room. Replies: 6 Views: 185

Re: Internet Radio Schedule Slot

Excellent news Adrian - I can finally claim to know someone who's famous! 8-)
by Martin WalkerThu May 16, 2024 9:02 pm
Forum: Self-Promotion Topic: Internet Radio Schedule Slot Replies: 16 Views: 336

Re: Looking for ways to create a more versatile acoustic space

As an alternative to sliding or reversible traps, I remember how effective ASC Tube Traps were when I reviewed them for SOS way back in 1999: https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/asc-studio-traps They were rotatable, with an absorbent half and a reflective half, but with the aded advantage that thei...
by Martin WalkerThu May 16, 2024 2:21 pm
Forum: DIY Electronics & Studio Design Topic: Looking for ways to create a more versatile acoustic space Replies: 9 Views: 345

Re: Is this what will literally completely devalue song-writing, engineering, mixing, mastering?

I think there are reasons to be optimistic. AIs could beat everyone on Mastermind, but people still watch humans competing. The human element is what we relate to most strongly, and I think that will continue. I'm hoping the same thing too, and I think this quote from actor Simon Pegg makes perfect...
by Martin WalkerTue May 14, 2024 9:41 pm
Forum: Music Theory, Songwriting & Composition Topic: Is this what will literally completely devalue song-writing, engineering, mixing, mastering? Replies: 88 Views: 1734

Re: Problem with AM Radio Frequencies appearing in all of my studio gear

The feeds between the microwave dishes on the tower and the rack after rack of TX/RX equipment in the adjacent building was via rectangular metal 'pipes' roughly 2 x 1 inches in cross-section, and they most definitely turned corners! :lol: Thats sounds like C Band waveguide dimensions - in a former...
by Martin WalkerTue May 14, 2024 6:12 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Problem with AM Radio Frequencies appearing in all of my studio gear Replies: 23 Views: 575

Re: Short-scale fretless electric bass

Sam Spoons wrote: Mon May 13, 2024 9:45 am Why do you think fretless players slide up/down to notes such a lot? ;)

Exactly!

No wonder Mick Karn is my favourite fretless bass player ;)
by Martin WalkerTue May 14, 2024 6:05 pm
Forum: Guitar Technology Topic: Short-scale fretless electric bass Replies: 147 Views: 4610

Re: Nice pedal

and when will I ever learn this lesson - Don’t change any knobs before you write down or take a photo of the settings. I’ve lost so many cool patch modifications that way. But I get so excited and think - what does this one do? ...but in the case of analogue synthesisers, even photographing each an...
by Martin WalkerFri May 10, 2024 6:58 pm
Forum: Keyboards & Synthesis Topic: Nice pedal Replies: 25 Views: 990

Re: UDO Super Gemini

About a week ago I ordered some small items (worth about £15 in total) for a friend of mine, and then got an email a couple of days later saying the parcel had been delivered successfully. It hadn't. We waited another couple of days (just in case of mistakes) and sure enough she then got a text mess...
by Martin WalkerFri May 10, 2024 6:55 pm
Forum: Keyboards & Synthesis Topic: UDO Super Gemini Replies: 27 Views: 975

Re: Recording rain

I'm not sure there IS a more 'natural' sound when recording rain, because the vast majority of it is when the raindrops impact on objects or surfaces. It's possibly more natural to hear the sound of rain bouncing off the ground, off leaves and trees, rather than off a roof or window, but they are al...
by Martin WalkerFri May 10, 2024 6:37 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Recording rain Replies: 11 Views: 458

Re: Jurassic soundcards: Yamaha 2416 DSP factory

This morning read the SoS reviews. SW1000XG plugs into PCI port, does the PLG card connected to it via ribbon cable just hang oorrff it loose. Like Martin, I ran four PLG cards in a Kenton Plugstation. But IIRC the SW1000XG could host a single daughterboard that could be mounted on the main card. I...
by Martin WalkerSat May 04, 2024 5:10 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Jurassic soundcards: Yamaha 2416 DSP factory Replies: 23 Views: 608

Re: Anyone else tried the soonth 'blocks' VSTi?

Just to save anyone else having to search for this, here's a link ;)

https://www.soonth.com/
by Martin WalkerWed May 01, 2024 11:34 pm
Forum: Keyboards & Synthesis Topic: Anyone else tried the soonth 'blocks' VSTi? Replies: 1 Views: 73

Re: Saturation Plugins

Only a couple make it into my professional work with any regularity. Those couple are both by NEOLD: the V76U73 (Telefunken/Siemens pre and comp emulator) and Big Al (saturation and EQ). These ship with just about everything I send off, which is usually in the role of saxophones, flutes, and/or key...
by Martin WalkerWed May 01, 2024 11:29 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Saturation Plugins Replies: 21 Views: 882

Re: Connecting iPad to computer

That DOES look handy! 8-)
by Martin WalkerWed May 01, 2024 11:23 pm
Forum: Apps & Other Computers/OS Topic: Connecting iPad to computer Replies: 2 Views: 171

Re: Jurassic soundcards: Yamaha 2416 DSP factory

Though I still miss the sounds from my Yamaha SW1000XG and PLG150-AN card (I had other cards, but that one was special). I still miss my Kenton Plugstation, fitted with four PLG cards including the 150-AN and VL. Someone contacted me years ago via the SOS Forum asking if they could buy it from me, ...
by Martin WalkerWed May 01, 2024 10:48 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Jurassic soundcards: Yamaha 2416 DSP factory Replies: 23 Views: 608

Re: Songs from the Distant Borders

Well done Drew - a great launch, plus plenty of great feedback for you.

Well deserved! :clap:
by Martin WalkerFri Apr 26, 2024 10:09 pm
Forum: Self-Promotion Topic: Songs from the Distant Borders Replies: 60 Views: 889