Macau COD Tuning: Day 7 (Underwater SIM) – Updated with screen dumps

Today was scattered around different tasks. We tested the repositioned Sound Beams, further refined the Constellation settings, picked off stragglers in need of verification – or RE-verification, and finally SIM’d the underwater speakers. Soundbeams repositioned First order of business was to find out what we had gained from moving the SB-2’s up 2 meters. The […]

Macau COD Tuning: Day 6 – Constellation

Constellation Tuning Most of today was dedicated to Constellation tuning. Steve Ellison programmed up the menu of user-settable presets that will become the painter’s pallette for the system designers, Francois Bergeron and Vikram Kirby. The pallette gives them easily understood parameters such as the the reverb Time, gain, etc, that will allow them to tailor the response […]

Macau COD Tuning: Day 5 (Cardioid sub day)

Looking for Mr. Cardioid During the daytime (remember that we start at 11pm) the crew set up 2 measurement mics for us high in the grid. The mics were placed as a front/back pair in the near field of the coupled subwoofer array. The goal was to measure the responses in front and behind on the center axis […]

Macau COD Tuning: Day 4 (Work in progress)

 Note: I have completed day 5 at the time of this writing – I am posting this work in progrees so that the posts will come out in the right order – I will fill this one in ASAP Bus level adjustments for equal level One of the major components of an LCS-based system design […]

Macau COD Tuning: Day 3 (work in progress)

 Note: I have completed day 5 at the time of this writing – I am posting this work in progrees so that the posts will come out in the right order – I will fill this one in ASAP The #1 goal for today was to get 1/4th of the room operational for so that Pierre […]

Macau COD Tuning: Day 2

Day 2: Day 2 was spent finishing the tuning process for the Main arrays (to the 1/2 point) Now that we have done all 4 arrays we will copy the the settings over to the other side and then verify the symmetry of the other speakers. We are setting that part aside, moving on instead with […]

Macau COD Tuning: Day 1

I am currently in Macau. If you don’t know where Macau is, study up on the history of the Portuguese Empire. Macau,  the #1 gambling destination in the world has now reverted back to ownership by the People’s Republic of China and like all gambling operations serves as a funnel of money back to the […]

A Concise Article on Cardioid Subwoofer Arrays – by Steve Bush

This article  Tech Talk: Building Directional Subwoofer Arrays Working toward consistency. was posted just today on the ProSoundWeb by Steve Bush. Well written, concise, plain English and NO MATH!  (lo siento que no es Espanol pero tiene fotografias). I need say no more.  Geez.  That was the easiest post I ever did! 6o6

15 Musicians and No Sound System

I went to see Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) last night at a vintage hall here in St. Louis, The Sheldon Concert Hall (730 seats). I went for 2 reasons. First, a compelling interest in Jazz music and second, the opportunity to hear a big band in a hall correctly scaled for […]

The modern science of room tuning

I have never really considered myself a scientist. I don’t have a Ph.D.  I have a brother who is an MD, a sister with a Ph.D in neuroscience, another with a doctorate Latin American studies, an MBA sister, a brother with Ph.D in astronomy, one more sister with a Ph D (psychology) and Matt the lighting […]