Octobass: New Way to See if Your System is Full Range


#1

Now this is a bass: https://www.notreble.com/buzz/2019/01/05/jonathan-camps-and-nicola-moneta-amazing-grace-with-an-octobass/


#2

I wonder how much is lost in Youtube compression?


#3

Played back on laptop speakers works fine.


#4

Not really the effect I was hoping for. Sounds better thru main system but level is very low.


#5

It sounds like it was recorded with the camera or phone the video was shot on. I feel like I can’t hear the direct mic feeds, just the house sound (bass on right sounds further away). Pretty cool though. Be interesting to hear the recording!


#6

Agreed. I’d like to hear the C0 - 16hz. I know I can’t but my subs will reproduce it and feel/hear it.


#7

Haven’t read someone say they can’t hear 16Hz if it is actually produced/played back at an audible level. E.g. Pipe Organ recital, Steely Dan concert. You can at least feel it ; )

Contrary to high frequencies where they get REALLY close together, sounds below 20Hz sort of transition from “music” into discrete beats (16 per second, in the case of CO) - just as our visual ability to string pictures together into a semblance of reality starts crapping out below 24 frames per second)


#8

You can feel it and, even more impressive, it reinforces that which is above it harmonically. It is a wonderful expression of power.

I have trouble accepting however that an upright bass, not matter how big, is going to energize enough air to make this meaningful other than in perhaps a small space. But then you do not get room reinforcement, etc.