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clock chimes

Here is an old binaural recording I did of me playing clock chimes. No compression or processing of any type is used.I'm hitting the rods much harder than a clock would so the sound is much sharper than usual.This is a pure digital recording. The sound should be very sharp with a very good attack and long decay.Enjoy!

http://www.mediafire.com/listen/fkv7py1nqs3j6ff/bells#1.wav

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Nice....

Very crisp transients & wonderful detail & timbre in the loooong decays.

Beautiful detail & authentic presence.

The image focus is sharp & off-center to the left on my system.

Thanks for posting.

Any details available regarding the microphones, placement & other info about how it was created?

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Thanks for the good comments,

Thanks for the good comments, I'm glad the link is working I have had trouble with mediafire.All my recordings are on the internet but in mp3 form very few sites allow wav files to be played and downloaded.As far as the recording ,it was done so long ago I forgot much about it. The mic is a hand made binaural mic I still have and I think it was recorded direct to hard drive.Not all of my binaural recordings are digital some are RtoR and one was a sony beta hifi recording!I'm surprised more people havent commented but I will be posting more of my binaural recordings, have dozens of them.spread the word.

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Sorry, I can't get it to work on my machine

I have Vista and it's not wanting to load on mine.

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I have had trouble with

I have had trouble with mediafire links try this one--its download only.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzeWmlLY97RSb081WnJoaFBuSms/edit?usp=sh...

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Might be even better......

The .wav is playing automatically through Windows Media Player on my system.
I am going to pass the wav file through my dBpoweramp Converter to create a FLAC file.
Then load the FLAC file into the Foobar library on my NAS.
This will allow me to listen to the lossless file on a system fully optimized for music.
Expectation bias is in full gear as I predict noticeable improvement due to better performing drivers & player settings.

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Proof of your efforts....

Ran the FLAC conversion through my optimized playback configuration....

The detail, as I expected is extended.
The sharp definition in attack transient is quite noticeable.
As is the sense of the metallic nature of the chimes.
Not gritty or harsh, but with a timbrel edge reminiscent a tuning fork.
The decay is now infinite, it just goes on and on and on and on and on.........
The ambiance is fuller as the sound after the strike just fills more of the room.

here is the DR results on the FLAC file:

foobar2000 1.1.6 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2014-07-10 18:26:47

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Statistics for: ?-bells#1
Number of samples: 4688667
Duration: 1:46
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Left Right

Peak Value: -1.20 dB --- -1.20 dB
Avg RMS: -20.48 dB --- -21.80 dB
DR channel: 15.63 dB --- 14.64 dB
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Official DR Value: DR15

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 760 kbps
Codec: FLAC
================================================================================

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Yes, the second link and download worked

It is quite well done, though I'm not quite getting the attack strike that Bill is. The decay is awesome, though, and probably more a reflection on my cans. By way of example, I'm not getting any sense of what is actually striking the chime...perhaps something other than the hardness of wood?

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It is Killing me!....

is the image offset to the left when you play the file?

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Yes

It's probably far more apparent with speakers, though. Maybe 1dB more would be my guess.

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It was a good ten years ago

It was a good ten years ago so I forgot but I doubt it was wood,the sound should be a very sharp metallic 'ping'.I was hitting the rods so hard that at one point you can hear them banging against each other.Also the mic was very close so the sound should have a noticable amount of bass.

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yes the image is not centered

yes the image is not centered, I could have corrected it but all my binaural recordings are absolutley pure and are as is.

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OK......

Thanks!
I just wanted to verify there was not an issue with the file or my system.

Bill - on the Hill
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