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Here we share more about what's going on with Capo, FuzzMeasure — and our company.
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World-class bassist uses Capo
Al “Boogie” Carty is a bassist and musical director for an extraordinary range of today's most successful artists including Alicia Keys, Queen Latifah, Ed Sheeran, Christina Aguilera, David Guetta and Matchbox 20.
We recently had the pleasure of meeting with Al where he shared his process for learning new songs, and how he finds Capo useful even today as a professional musician and music director. Full Story >
FEATURED AUDIO & MUSIC BLOGGER
Kick your monitor reviews up a notch with FuzzMeasure measurements
has worked in the audio business for well over three decades in numerous different roles including loudspeaker designer, project manager, design manager, and technical journalist.
In a recent blog written by Phil, he discusses the limitations of measuring speaker performance before he found FuzzMeasure. And how, when writing monitor reviews (for Sound on Sound and others), he includes FuzzMeasure measurements to take them from dry technical appraisals to clearly illustrating aspects of interest.
Read Phil's post >
Chris Liscio, chief developer at SuperMegaUltraGroovy, spending his Monday morning coffee break playing his Taylor 210ce.
Capo — A tool for vocalists too!
With a doubt, Capo was developed with the guitarist in mind. However, we're finding that because of its high-quality slowing engine, Capo is also attracting vocalists!
With Capo, the slowing engine lets you modify the song speed without losing the essence. Regardless of speed, the quality of the song is still present. As a vocalist, this is key and is why Capo is now used by many vocalists as a learning tool.
Check out this YouTube video of our very talented friend and singer — Martina Albano — where she shares with us how she uses Capo to learn and rehearse songs for live shows.
Capo isn't getting ALL the chords correct — what’s going on?!
As you can imagine, music contains a lot of factors that can confuse our Chord Intelligence engine. There could be pitched snare hits, the vocalist could be singing passing tones, or the keyboard player is harmonizing the guitar player—at any moment, there could be conflicting frequencies that must be resolved. Given all this complex musical information, it is amazing how many chords are detected at all!
Optimizing Stage Monitors for Music with FuzzMeasure
Mike Sessler has been involved with church sound and live production for more than 25 years, and is the author of the Church Tech Arts blog. Based in Nashville, he serves as project lead for CCI Solutions, which provides design-build production solutions for churches and other facilities.
In the past, I would have started running pink noise through the system and looking at the response on an RTA. But that amount of noise (I measured at 94 dB SPL-A) gets annoying really fast.
I’ve been learning more about more modern forms of measurement including swept tone and FFT, so that’s how I went about this process. I’ve found swept tone gets me a lot closer a lot faster than pink noise, without the grating noise.
These releases prepared Capo for the macOS Sierra and iOS 10 releases while greatly improving the metronome timing and resolving some other bugs and crashes.
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