[sdiy] Question for those with musical ears

ColinMuirDorward colindorward at gmail.com
Thu Apr 15 22:33:36 CEST 2021


Mike if you need musical test material I'd be happy to provide. I'm a
synths guy, but my gf is a great singer, so we could offer you voice, too.

On Thu, Apr 15, 2021, 1:14 PM Mike Bryant, <mbryant at futurehorizons.com>
wrote:

> Not sure what you think that has been written is nonsense as I’ve had some
> useful replies.
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> I totally agree it is a psycho-acoustical issue and experimenting would be
> good, apart from a couple of issues.  Firstly as I explained earlier I am
> absolutely tone deaf.  That hasn’t stopped me designing some well-received
> audio equipment but my analysis is done on a spectrum analyser and
> distortion analyser, not using my ears.  In the past I would therefore then
> take my designs across the valley to a musician from a well known 60s/70s
> rock band but a) we are in a pandemic, and b) he died last year.  Thus
> asking questions on Synth-diy seems a reasonable approach for now to make
> some progress.
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> For people who have asked to hear the results, sampling is a grey legal
> area so I don’t want to post anything on the forum and end up with a cease
> and desist order, but I’ll try and find something I can put up legally.
> What it sounds like is generally the same as what went in playable at any
> pitch but with any low level information removed.  For a piano note this
> actually makes it sound cleaner, although perhaps less interesting.   For
> guitars it changes the plucking sound noticeably but from then on it’s
> moreorless identical.  For the human voice you can do all the usual
> autotune effects, but where it’s most useful is removing unwanted sibilance
> without disturbing the rest of the voice.
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> *From:* Synth-diy [mailto:synth-diy-bounces at synth-diy.org] *On Behalf Of *Bernard
> Arthur Hutchins, Jr via Synth-diy
> *Sent:* 15 April 2021 19:04
> *To:* synth-diy at synth-diy.org
> *Subject:* [sdiy] Question for those with musical ears
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> I don't know.  This is a psycho-acoustical issue and like all such issues
> should not progress to any theoretical considerations until a solid
> observational basis (truth – the REAL answer) is at hand.  Experiment
> first!
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> Frankly what is written above is largely nonsense.
>
> Bernie
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