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Cymbals will never look the same again

Postby FreQnic » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:48 pm

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Re: Cymbals will never look the same again

Postby zenguitar » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:58 pm

Nice, isn't it :)

Guitars, strings, drum heads, they all look amazing when you can capture them in that detail. And it's very educational to see the theory in such unforgiving detail. Recommended to everyone.

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Re: Cymbals will never look the same again

Postby FreQnic » Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:39 am

It truly is a wonder to behold. I would love to see some 3D modeling of sound waves emanating from various instruments with the data extrapolated from these videos.

Here is a nice one of a snare drum hit...
Snare Drum in slow motion 3000 FPS
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Re: Cymbals will never look the same again

Postby Aliweasel » Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:08 am

That is a pretty video. Doesn't Radiohead's video for Nude have a load of slow motion shots of them playing?

So it does! Here it is: link
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Postby Richie Royale » Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:09 am

Time Warp on the Discovery channel had this amongst other super slow-mo action. . They also had footage of the sound wave from a whip crack.

http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/time-warp/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbomsOPSSII around 2 mins for the Schlieren photography part.
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Re: Cymbals will never look the same again

Postby FreQnic » Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:07 am

Aliweasel wrote:That is a pretty video. Doesn't Radiohead's video for Nude have a load of slow motion shots of them playing?

So it does! Here it is: link


Brilliant. Slow-mo of a cymbal, a snare drum and now a Thom! :bouncy:
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Re: Cymbals will never look the same again

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:46 pm

Wow!

Very glad I watched that - thanks for the link FreQnic 8-)


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Re: Cymbals will never look the same again

Postby Scrumper » Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:09 pm

Love it, thanks! Now I'm beginning to understand why a blip of white noise doesn't quite cut it as a synthesized cymbal. That's some complex stuff happening there.
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Re: Cymbals will never look the same again

Postby zenguitar » Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:23 pm

And here's a link to the Plek site and a high speed strobe video of a guitar string vibrating.

Equally scary :)

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Re: Cymbals will never look the same again

Postby Zukan » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:21 am

Cool link.

Mind you, that's pretty much how I feel on most day....
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Re: Cymbals will never look the same again

Postby Jumpeyspyder » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:49 am

zenguitar wrote:And here's a link to the Plek site and a high speed strobe video of a guitar string vibrating.

Equally scary :)

Andy :beamup:


You can see this easily at home

Try hold your guitar so you can see the string in front of a TV (it may need to be an old fashioned CRT type)
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Re: Cymbals will never look the same again

Postby zenguitar » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:25 pm

Jumpeyspyder wrote:
zenguitar wrote:And here's a link to the Plek site and a high speed strobe video of a guitar string vibrating.

Equally scary :)

Andy :beamup:


You can see this easily at home

Try hold your guitar so you can see the string in front of a TV (it may need to be an old fashioned CRT type)

I know, but I was hoping Zuke would follow the link and buy me a Plek machine for my birthday :lol:

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Re: Cymbals will never look the same again

Postby . . . Delete This User . . . » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:27 pm

wot, you mean like we got him a date with Angelina and a ferrari for his 50th...
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Re: Cymbals will never look the same again

Postby forumuser643774 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:09 am

Off duty BBQ lighter AKA Idris wrote:wot, you mean like we got him a date with Angelina and a ferrari for his 50th...

I know Zuke has his foibles, but Nick Ferrari... :?







(Nice vids BTW)
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