Great - we're moving towards the point I've been aiming at from the start. Observers have commented that Clip 7 (and to a lesser extent, Clip 6) have a characteristic tonality in the reverberation. I'd like to call that a "twang". So the reverberation has a distinct twang. We're agreed on that now.
Originally Posted by STHLS5
Previously I said this of Clip 7 with its oddly colored reverberation ...
Now the really big leap of imagination. Let's lay out the facts ...
But how has [the reverberation taken on this twang]? Are the musicians playing the same notes at the same loudness. Absolutely yes. Have additional musicians been drafted into the recording playing some weird instruments that have a drone in a narrow band of frequencies - some sort of bagpipes perhaps? Definitely not. All that's different is that I've just added a special sort of synthetic reverberation to the original dry clip.
- The recording is now colored because the reverberation has taken on a strange sonic character - a 'twang'
- That twang has some sort of tonality that you can whistle along with
- No additional musicians have been drafted in to the studio to play just that twang note
- There is no PA system 'gone mad'
So, where has this errant note or band of frequencies come from? How can a note be created out of the air?
Alan A. Shaw
Harbeth Audio UK