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

Alison Krauss is THE gold standard in pitch control! Here’s the PROOF!

42 Grammy nominations do not lie.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJENcs288xY   CGPT Pitch control refers to the process of altering or regulating the pitch (the perceived frequency of sound) of an audio signal. This concept is widely applied in various contexts, including music production, performance, and playback of recorded audio. The ability to control pitch is crucial … Read more

Fleetwood Mac – The Outstanding Sound Of Mick Fleetwood | Recreating Iconic Drum Sounds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsXzFYKmMHs     CGPT – FLEETWOOD MAC RECORDING TECHNIQUE, DRUM SOUND Fleetwood Mac, particularly during the era of their critically acclaimed album “Rumours” (1977), is known for their meticulous approach to recording and their distinctive, polished sound. One of the most celebrated aspects of their production is the drum sound, especially the work of their … Read more

DML Speakers so good — panels of acoustic ceiling tile and extruded polystyrene

Listen to the positive responses of listeners.  Almost as good as headphones as the ultimate standard; however, this was not A/B tested.  Also it would be nice to see EQ / response curves. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GslJ8Hf4WwE Distributed Mode Loudspeakers        

Polyhistor — More on A440 — Dr Leonard Horowitz — Nikola Tesla: “The Spirit of God is Not What You Think”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kyRbHEzNXw From the comments: “PROOF of THE MATRIX is found in GEMATRIA .. Zach Hubbard has been decoding daily matrices for 20 years. Look him up. The numbers, instantly verifiable, are absolute proof.”   CGPT I found a reference to a topic that might match your interest on SoundQuality.org, titled “Polyhistor — More on A440 … 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

Modes of Music Matter – Tone and Resonance as Method of Social Control and much more

RE church bells … one’s mind begins to wander … wonder … I read someplace an interpretation of Chinese history, something about the emperor would have ‘tone gangs’ travel amongst villages, adjusting the official tone of the bells, gongs, etc. Something like our A440 pitch? (Dr Leonard Horowitz MUSICAL CULT CONTROL) “Let me make the … 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

John Mayer, 14 Dumble Amps

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCSUNx5L_WI   CGPT on DUMBLE AMPLIFIERS Dumble amplifiers, created by Alexander “Howard” Dumble, are among the most sought-after and expensive guitar amplifiers in the music world. Their reputation for exceptional tone, build quality, and exclusivity has made them legendary within the guitarist community. ### Background Howard Dumble began building amplifiers in the late 1960s, and … Read more

Prince, Purple Rain, American Gods, cultural engineering, aether, worship, demonica — FAKE MUSIC INDUSTRY — “Soul removed, spirit removed” — musical control as cultural creation, degradation — Mike Williams on Crrow777 Radio – The Music Industry and Social Engineering

Fake Music Industry   https://rumble.com/v2km6g6-mike-williams-on-crrow777-radio-the-music-industry-and-social-engineering.html   “…[modern music] sounds like ‘a robot singing to a robot’…”   The unnatural “maximization” mentioned in a video comment was posted possibly 20 years ago and by then had already been well underway —    

EXCELLENT — The Mathematical Problem with Music, and How to Solve It — “Performance is an art of compromise” – temperament, timbre, intonation, tuning, voice, tone

Equal Temperament purpose — Divide octave into 12 equal intervals (ratios) to facilitate octave transposition on keyed / digital / discrete instruments. VIDEO DESCRIPTION / NOTES There is a serious mathematical problem with the tuning of musical instruments. A problem that even Galileo, Newton, and Euler tried to solve. This video is about this problem … Read more

Sage of Quay – Mike Williams on Real News Australia – The Beatles Conspiracy

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOzQOIml9Og            

Esoteric Nature of Music (1977 VHS)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-89o3vC9bI  

Sound, Light, Frequency and the Power to Heal – with Eileen McKusick and Autodidactic

Integrative studies reveal most. “The tuning fork lady”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzeuMpyFUGw   “Exploring the Effects of Audible Sound on the Human Body and its Biofield” https://wellbeingjournal.com/the-biofield-effects-of-sound-on-the-body/