Re: Interesting tools
- From: Jón Fairbairn <jon.fairbairn@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 18 Jan 2006 16:27:43 +0000
Brian Running <brunning@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> Speaking of ear training, here's something useful, too --
> download this audio tone generator:
> Then, through good, full-range speakers, listen to tones
> all over the "audible" spectrum. People have this notion
> that speakers must be able to cover 20 Hz through 20,000
> Hz, and, relevant to this newsgroup, that bass cabs must
> have response up to 10-12,000 Hz. Tell the truth, now --
> do your speakers even have any audible output below 40 Hz?
> If they do, then they're very good speakers.
I don't think my bass combo does all that well. It's well
known that people "hear" the fundamental of bass notes even
when all that they are really hearing is everything but the
> Can you even hear anything at all above 16,000 Hz,
Not any more.
> If you can, then you're way ahead of most people,
> including me.
Or just young! I don't think I've done what could be
described as abusing my ears much (I wasn't even allowed to
listen to rock until after I left my parents' house and even
then rarely went to amplified gigs), but the sad fact is
that unless you live somewhere /really/ quiet (like outer
Mongolia), the general modern background noise gradually
wears out those sensitive 'hairs' in the ears.
I acquired a noticable notch at 15 625Hz fairly early on
from visiting my dad's place of work (some of you may be
able to work out from the frequency what his line was ;-)
Oh, and by the way, nice to hear those tracks of yours. It's
good to hear someone playing bass as a good solid foundation
for someone else's performance, rather than going for the
"Dog dancing on hind legs" end of the spectrum.
Jón Fairbairn Jon.Fairbairn@xxxxxxxxxxxx
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