Notes and Thoughts on Drum Shell Bearing Edges — Drum Sound Physics – High-speed video reveals incredible distortions subsequent to each hit; Contact points/surfaces vital to tone

Drum shell bearing edges vitally affect tone and feel response of the heads / drums.   I discuss bearing edges and their affect on a drum’s performance. Let’s see if I can’t distill this topic down to the important bits. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3efdlamETiE   0:00 Introduction 2:11 Bearing edge definition and purpose 6:55 Keeping it simple — … Read more

I asked Steely Dan’s engineer what makes a recording sound good

Lots of wisdom and stories in here.   Bill Schnee is a highly respected audio engineer and record producer known for his work in the music industry. He has been involved in the production and engineering of numerous hit records across a wide range of genres, including rock, pop, R&B, and jazz. Schnee’s career spans … Read more

Bearing Edges — Drum Sound Physics Part II

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3efdlamETiE Per CGPT — The bearing edges of a drum refer to the outer edge where the drumhead comes into contact with the drum shell. The shape and construction of these edges play a crucial role in determining the overall sound and character of the drum. Here’s how bearing edges can affect the sound … Read more

Drum Physics, why drums sound the way they sound

1 MASS 2 BEARING EDGES 3 WRAPS / LAQUERS, COATINGS 4 HEADS 5 WOOD OR METAL – yes, it matters, depending on application, it may matter more or less.   SONOR TAMA – beech Japanese drums — birch rosewood, bubinga, cherry, walnut, oak — more exotics Acrolyte Brass Steel Aluminum Phosphor bronze Maple   Wood … Read more

Michael Omartian: One of the Unsung Giants of Music – Rick Beato — “These interviews should be in the Library of Congress” — great info on true session musicianship

‘Jazz players’ brains are wired differently.’ ‘Just do some [drum] fills.’ — 37:30 “It’s the limitations that make the artist, not the capabilities.” — 43:30 in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-fEKf3Av3c   CGPT Michael Omartian is an influential American producer, composer, arranger, and musician whose work spans several decades and encompasses a wide range of music genres. Born on … Read more

Snare Drum Tunage — “It’s all about that tang”

This video is an in-depth response to the folks who have been asking me how I tune snare drums. Packed with a good bit of info it is useful for anyone really wanting to understand how to get great snare drum sound. Tuning is HUGE… but stick with me to the end to see how … Read more

Music Theory / Magick / Harmony / 432 hz & more… Dr Narco Longo / Old World Florida

“There’s a guy that did a Ted Talk on metal heads showing their capacity to better integrate feelings of rage and anger. They get that release in the music. So when you spoke of the darker fairy tales that came to mind. Metal music I believe assists in the integration of the shadow. They’re able … Read more

Gittler Guitar

This is from some years ago but still interesting to those who didn’t see it then, nor since… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eEB-vJic_o comments — “After the fretless guitars, now we have the guitarless frets. amazing.” “The alder body really gives the notes that clean sustain and harmonic edge. The all maple neck and fretboard gives the strings that … Read more

A440 vs A432 – MUSICAL CULT CONTROL

It’s funny to see all these people finally catching-on.  Dr. Leonard Horowitz published his “MUSICAL CULT CONTROL” paper, what, almost 20 years ago.  And he was not the first to sound warning.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt3EAPDn-Ug “Before 1900 there was no coordinated effort to standardize the pitch.” stated at ~45 seconds in — a little vague.  Chinese manuscripts note … Read more

One guy on internet demystifies “guitar amp tone”, showing it almost wholly concerns EQ settings and internal circuitry

(( Do not miss the microphone comparison, speaker cabinet comparison, string comparison, etc linked at the end of this post, which are all equally revelatory. )) From video comments — ”I am just a performer, I know nothing about circuits but in one summer I reversed engineered the whole guitar industry and made it open … Read more

“FAUL” – Did Paul McCartney #1 die in 1966? …vocal analysis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nARWOoxGfA   Mike Williams / Sage of Quay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0zGfLwsgJM   The 1980 Paul / Faul presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNxcwu2bnpA  

Radiethesia, Radionics, Psychotronics — EXCELLENT Overview of Principles, Aspects

calm, smooth, broad, deep, clear — EXCELLENT overview of spectrum https://odysee.com/@AetherForce:3/aetherforce:7   CGPT Radiesthesia, radionics, and psychotronics are all terms related to the study and manipulation of subtle energies or forces for various purposes, including healing, diagnosis, and influencing consciousness. Here’s a brief overview of each: 1. **Radiesthesia**: – **Definition**: Radiesthesia is the practice of … Read more

62 Heads – Aquarian, Evans, Remo — same snare, same tensioning, same hoops and hardware, same microphone, same player, kit, sticks and riff, amazing variety of tone

Drum Head Authority posted a grrrreat article on drum tone — probably the most-useful to-date —   Drumheads: More important than drum wood We’re covering drumheads first, because drumheads are by far the biggest factor in your drum sound. Out of everything, the drumheads you choose (and what you actually do with the heads) will contribute to the vast … Read more

Can you not hear the stark differences between $200, $2,000, $20,000, and $200,000 guitars?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPY9Mxg3OJQ   Brandon Acker importance of characteristics — Playability – not fighting the player Timbre Resonance Projection (un-trapped) Sustain – all fundamental, no overtone, coloration   Notes on guitars and price points — $200 guitar – overbuilt inside for abuse, cheap laminated top.  Sound is trapped, no colored overtones. $2k guitar – solid top but … Read more

Auditory streaming and the building of timbre – Steven Pinker

Harmonies and Melodies, assigning source, deciding musicality, based on timbre. https://www.academia.edu/661171/Auditory_streaming_and_the_building_of_timbre   Auditory streaming, a concept explored in the field of psychology and neuroscience, refers to the brain’s ability to separate and organize complex auditory information into distinct perceptual streams or channels. This phenomenon allows us to perceive and make sense of the various components … Read more

Tonewood and resonant frequency myths debunked

In this video I debunk that the nut and bridge lose their independent resonant frequency when attached to the guitar, and become part of the guitar bodies and neck. I also prove that a guitar’s body and neck have multiple resonant frequencies. tone wood can only exist if a body has a very narrow window … Read more

Δ GE: Every machine has its own acoustic signature

Every machine has its own acoustic signature – a precise frequency that indicates whether that machine is operating at peak performance. GE engineers monitor and record these sounds to perform real-time diagnostics on airplane engines, locomotives, power turbines, and medical equipment. Musician Matthew Dear and GE Acoustics Engineer Andrew Gorton teamed up to collect and … Read more