Warming up with a Decibel Meter

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by SmoothOperator, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. turtlejimmy

    turtlejimmy Utimate User

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    G+1 ........... :lol:


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  2. SmoothOperator

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    After thinking about it for a while, a power spectrum analyzer would be cooler.
     
  3. stumac

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    There is a free download, "Visual Analyzer 8" spectrum analyzer which shows the harmonic distribution of a tone, I have used it to look at the response of various trumpets and mouthpieces, it is a good comparative tool but I would be doubtfull as to its use as a practice aid, rely on the ears as that is what you have to use in the real world.

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  4. tedh1951

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    Decibel Meter? - If the blood stops leaking out the Violas ears you're playing too quietly.
     
  5. turtlejimmy

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    So .... you can use a meter or a violist, either one will work. The meter will be quieter.


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  6. Gordon H.

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    Yes, use your ears.

    That said, I have beat up my chops a bit playing in a dead room and not accounting for the fact that I was really putting out some sound. A db meter can give reassurance that some real sound is actually coming out in a dead room. Not really a needed tool though. Want to buy mine? (that gives away how much one really needs one doesn't it)

    All the best,
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  7. Vulgano Brother

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    Violists have ears? News to me! Next thing you'll be telling us that they have brains, too!
     
  8. Steve Works

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    It really is. I have been using one for a couple of years now and it really makes a difference for the mix.
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