Monday, March 16, 2015

May Meet Update

Hey Audio Fans,

The folks at Ultimate Ears have offered to send us a set of UE900 IEMs. So, with local heroes Alclair’s kind involvement, we’ll have at least two very different IEMs for you dear folks to groove on!


Stay tuned for more undated as the meet approaches…

OMas

Three Is Better Than One

Ian Bond on mixing King Crimson’s (new) three-drummer frontline


See:

  • http://www.psneurope.com/mixing-king-crimsons-three-drummer-frontline/

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Local CanJam MeetUp This Saturday!

Be there, be there, be there! More decent headphones than you can shake an earbud at!!

Kidding but, these are usually fun get–togethers, especially if you’re not going to the big CanJam meet at Rock Mountain. See:
  • http://www.head-fi.org/t/732849/minneapolis-meet-9-20-14
for more info…

Peace,
OMas


O.A. Masciarotte  .:.  Principal, Seneschal  |  Founder, Other Munday Press  |  Columnist, audioXpress & HifiZine.com

Proofreaders

The ASM is looking for a couple willing proofreaders to occasionally look over a writeup to help us avoid technical inconsistencies, grammatical errors, and any audio faux pas.

If you're able and willing, please let us know by sending an email to contact@audiomn.org with attention: Luke.

Thanks!

High Resoultion Test Files, Part Deux

Hey Sports Fans,

For those who have had problems with decompressing the file, my apologies. It seems the file stored on the server was damabed. Here’s the direct link to the rebuilt HRA (High Resolution Audio) test files I created earlier this year:


The files, 14 of them, were generated in software, are a collection of low frequency sine and triangle waveforms, along with pink and brown noise. They are in ALAC format and include cover art. The ZIP’d file collection is 439 MB in size, and requires an UnZIP’ing utility to decompress.

If you need them in the equally capable FLAC or a less ideal format like WAV or AIFF, they are easily transcoded since they are lossless. I use TMKK’s XLD or X Lossless Decoder, a fab and free transcoder utility for Mac OS. For you Win kidz, try ZiSun’s Apple Lossless FLAC Converter or let me know of a better alternative at our next meeting.

Peace,
OMas


O.A. Masciarotte  .:.  Principal, Seneschal  |  Founder, Other Munday Press  |  Columnist, audioXpress & HifiZine.com


Friday, May 16, 2014

Downloadable HR Test Files

Hey Sports Fans,

Just a I posted them on blogcritics to see if they’ve improved their infrastructure recently. Short answer; no. The link works fine though, so head over to:

http://blogcritics.org/high-resolution-audio-free-lossless-test-signals-download/

and grab ’em if you need ’em.

OMas

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Visualize…Sound

Hello folks,

A mastering engineer buddy from Albuquerque sent me a note about Ruben’s Tubes, a gadget for visualizing wave theory. We’re all geeky at the ASM, so I thought I’d pass it along…

Imaging a Helmholtz resonator, a.k.a. organ pipe. Then imaging busting out your trusty hand drill or drill press, and creating an in–line series of holes down the entire length of the pipe. VoilĂ ! You have a Ruben’s Tube, named after the entertainer and humanitarian, Paul Reubens. Kidding, just kidding.
Anyway, by attaching a speaker to one end of the tube and a regulated source of flammable gas say, clean burning propane, you have a Mad Scientist physics experiment in the making. Bwahh hah hah!
OK, enough already. Why all this yammering? You’ll see, just watch. Here are some links:


  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpovwbPGEoo
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynqzeIYA7Iw
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLNhRe24wm4
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2awbKQ2DLRE
Enjoy and, Happy Easter!