[LAU] Pro Audio? OT rant.

Gene Heskett gheskett at wdtv.com
Tue Jan 1 19:20:40 UTC 2013

On Tuesday 01 January 2013 14:17:22 Al Thompson did opine:

> 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.

Humm, I wonder if this is why much of Johnny Cash's work has him 25 to 50 
cents flat.  He was back on key for a while after the tonsillectomy.

Cheers, Gene
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