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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000531.txt from 2001/02

From: George Kidder <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Difference Tones
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 18:11:06 -0500

I don't think that the type of nonlinearity would change the qualitative
results, although it might well change the amounts of harmonics generated
and therefore the strength of the combination tones.

At 17:16 2/13/01 -0500, you wrote:
>At 08:20 AM 2/13/2001 -0500, George Kidder wrote:
>>I doubt if the microphone is linear, especially at that low a frequency.
>>This might be all the nonlinearity you need for the recording. Of course,
>>something else would have to account for the perception of the live
>>audience - and this could be their ears' non-linearity. Or the walls, or
>>other pipes, or the rector, or whatever.
>If it IS caused by non-linearity, then both the microphones, walls, and
>human ears/bodies (for sub-audible frequencies) are nonlinear in the same
>way. Curious coincidence, eh?
>Bill Hausmann
>451 Old Orchard Drive
>Essexville, MI 48732 ICQ UIN 4862265
>If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is TOO LOUD!
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