On 04/17/2014 12:37 PM, Gene Heskett wrote:
How long a delay is there between an organ note and the return echo in a
large cathedral? Much more than the millisecond scale, maybe?
Ages ago, we were at a Day on the Green concert in Oakland Coliseum, a
baseball field in California. Featured 5 big name rock bands. Stage was
set up around and behind home plate. We were on sitting on the grass of
the field, behind us was the 2-3 tiers of concrete seating.
One of the bands that was playing was Heart; at the time, a key element
of their sound was how clean it was. They were the 4th band to play.
They got up and played, and their sound was awful because of the
enormous echo coming off the concrete behind us. It was almost as loud
as they were, but heavily delayed. They went through their show and were
probably relieved. The first three bands were just straight loud rock
bands, they probably didn't even notice the echo, or thought it was cool
because it made things louder. Heart was followed by The Eagles (this
was part of their Hotel California tour) with Joe Walsh at the time.
They very skillfully integrated the echo into their performance, timing
things so the echo sounded like it was part of the music.
> Knowing what
Hmm, I've never tried reading on TV. Worked on-air in a radio station,
but that was all headphones, and much smaller physical spaces.
> We have an even newer board now, 48 stereo wide SMPTE out, and I believe
Good to leave the work life behind and put your energy into your own
life! I transitioned from IT/IS work through systems analyst/business
analyst to what I do now, which is manage content and work with
enterprise content management systems from the business side. Since we
dropped using Windows in our house about 10 years ago, I'm way behind on
a lot of Windows things!
David W. Jones
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