Month: June 2020

Why I Started the Signal To Noise Podcast

Why I Started the Signal To Noise Podcast

I was recently approached by an individual who runs an audio engineering website, and was offered a cross-promotion arrangement: I share a few of their links to my “audience” a few times a month, and they will share mine. We can both grow our audiences. I said no. Besides the fact that I don’t have …

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Consistency Improvements

Consistency Improvements

When I was in high school, I was a member of the Cross Country team. What I found very appealing about that sport was that it wasn’t just about competition with other runners – it was also about competition with yourself – pushing yourself to always improve upon your best results. I feel some of …

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Understanding SPL metric “dB C Minus A”

Understanding SPL metric “dB C Minus A”

When measuring SPL, indicating the frequency weighting curve used for the measurement is critical. Below we see the A (orange) and C (red) weighting curves, the two choices you are likely to encounter on a typical SPL meter, thanks to IEC 61672. Although these weighting curves owe their creation to a failed attempt at emulating …

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