I worked on a reggae festival 12 years ago where I fell asleep at the console and destroyed some subwoofers. I fell asleep because I just wasn't prepared for such a long day and didn't have anyone to take over for me. I'm still not completely clear on how the subs were destroyed, but I think it was a combination of improper limiter settings and over driving them on accident because I was mixing from a power valley and some issues with the crossover alignment. To avoid repeating this mistake, … [Read more...]
SubAligner Walk Through and Q&A
Transcript This transcript was automatically generated. Please let me know if you discover any errors. [00:00:01.450]I also have another question that. [00:00:05.170]I. [00:00:05.640]Encountered when I was reading Bob McCarthy's book. [00:00:10.320]Sure. [00:00:11.060]The forward aspect ratio is based on the depth and the width of the room, and that translates into the speaker that you can the coverage angle that you can place in that … [Read more...]
How do we know if we have good data?
Transcript This transcript was automatically generated. Please let me know if you discover any errors. [00:00:05.330]JF 100 e. [00:00:25.340]And just going to make sure that I'm not putting any of the inputs, make it a little bit louder. [00:00:34.700]I think everything set correctly. [00:00:48.110]Then we can try noise reduction, which is similar to some of the windowing options that you have in rew for those of you who use rew. [00:01:17.110]Okay, so I'm using a lot of noise … [Read more...]
Subwoofer alignment by ear??
Transcript This transcript was automatically generated. Please let me know if you discover any errors. [00:00:00.250]We were going to start inside today and we're going to I had some slides and I had some prepared, but it was such a nice day today and I realized that it might be a lot nicer to start outside. So hopefully you guys can hear me okay. There's going to be a little bit of wind, but I just think it will be a nice experience to do a demo outside, do some listening outside before … [Read more...]
Stop Blindly Recommending Linkwitz-Riley Filters
Linkwitz-Riley filters may sum well electrically, but not acoustically. For this reason I think their best function is as targets, but not a generic crossover filter design recommendation. For example: 👎 "Using LR24 filters will give you a flat acoustic frequency response through the crossover region." 👍 "Using LR24 targets will give you a flat acoustic frequency response through the crossover region." Then, choose whatever filters are appropriate to hit the … [Read more...]