[LAU] Pro Audio? OT rant.

Al Thompson althompson58 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 1 18:26:26 UTC 2013

On 01/01/2013 12:23 PM, Thomas Vecchione wrote:
> The way our ears work, what frequency we actually hear shifts slightly
> with intensity.  There is a great book on acoustics by F. Alton
> Everest that goes into this a bit in one of the earlier chapters.  I
> am still reading through all of it, but it is an interesting
> phenomenon.  Pitch is in actuality a subjective form of Frequency, not
> objective, and this is reflected in this phenomenon.

This is something you learn VERY early on if you mix monitors for a
living.  If you've got someone who sings consistently flat (especially
lead singers), turn their monitor DOWN about 3-4 dB, no matter how much
they scream and yell about it.

The audience will thank you profusely.

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