Nice, eh. =]
Nice, eh. =]
Sound of Perseverance Mars Rover Driving – Sol 16 (1:30 minutes)
The audio Is taken from the 16 minutes long file, and cut in the same part as the 90 seconds one. So same audio but no noise reduction
“Perseverance’s engineering team continues to evaluate the source of the scratching noise, which may either be electromagnetic interference from one of the rover’s electronics boxes or interactions between the rover mobility system and the Martian surface” You can check everything
No problem 🙂 In any case you can check nasa website to keep yourself informerd on all the cool stuff perseverance does
I have 3 theories:
electrical interference. I want to compare the screeching with motor current draw and see if there’s a correlation (but I need to find the time!)
high-frequency acoustics conducted through the structure (this will be nearly impossible to determine)
friction in the port bogie pivot. The microphone is mounted on a cable support doohickey due-aft of the port bogie pivot, aimed directly at the pivot. We could be hearing the internal workings of that joint. I don’t think this is the case because we hear the screeching immediately when motion starts and telemetry shows no motion of the suspension. But again, I’d like to overlay the acoustics with telemetry to look for correlations.
One thing that would be cool would be to look at this data in the frequency domain. I wonder if the audio is at a frequency that’s a natural mode of the structure. Any audiophiles out there want to make an FFT of this audio?
It would be nice to show a sound/video recording of Perseverence on Earth to see what’s different and stuff..
This is something that we’ve always wanted to do, but we do not have the EDLCam hardware installed on Optimism nor did we test this in ATLO due to scheduling constraints. I want to see if we can get it installed for a temporary test (think electronics zip-tied to the top of the chassis), to get a comparative data set, but I don’t think that’s in the cards for quite some time. That rover has a schedule worse than an overachieving kid with a helicopter-mom.
Are you really in perseverance team? I don’t know who trust, but you look real
Yes. I’m the lead mobility systems engineer. I helped sequence this drive and recording. I don’t have any good “proof” since we are all still work from home.
That creaking, though…
The announcements from Rupert Neve Designs…
Rupert Neve, GRAMMY-Winning Audio Industry Icon, Dies at 94
Wimberley, Texas, February 13, 2021 — Rupert Neve, an innovator and business owner whose analog audio equipment designs have become an essential component in music recording, live sound production and home hi-fi systems, died on February 12, 2021 in Wimberley, Texas, due to non-Covid pneumonia and heart failure. He was 94.
Mr. Rupert Neve’s impact on the audio industry can hardly be overstated. It’s no exaggeration to say that millions of people worldwide listen to music every day that was produced using equipment incorporating Rupert’s designs somewhere in the process, from the vocal recording to the final mix, if not from beginning to end.
His designs, ranging from large-format mixing consoles to compact 500 series modules, are ubiquitous, and may be found anywhere from the largest production facilities to the most basic home studios. His audio hardware designs have also been reproduced as software plug-ins, making them available to anyone with access to a computer.
Rupert and his wife, Evelyn, moved to Wimberley in late 1994 and became U.S. citizens in 2002. In 2005, they acquired premises near where they had settled in the Texas Hill Country and established Rupert Neve Designs (RND).
Born in Newton Abbott, England, in 1926, Rupert showed an enthusiasm for electronics from an early age, repairing and building radios as a boy while growing up in Argentina. At the age of 17 he volunteered to serve during World War II, joining the Royal Signals, which provides communications support to the British Army. Returning to civilian life in England, he built a mobile system to record choral groups and public events onto lacquer disks. He also supplied public address systems for events involving Princess Elizabeth, now Queen Elizabeth II, and Winston Churchill.
Rupert’s contributions to the professional sound industry were recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Technical GRAMMY Award in 1997, an Audio Engineering Society Fellowship Award in 2006, 16 TEC (Technical Excellence and Creativity) Awards for Rupert Neve Designs products, and Studio Sound magazine’s Audio Person of the Century Award, in 1999.
After working for Rediffusion, Ferguson Radio and a transformer manufacturer for a time, Rupert set up his first business, CQ Audio, manufacturing home hi-fi amplifiers and loudspeakers. In 1960, a composer in Ireland commissioned him to design and build his first audio mixing console — the piece of equipment with which he ultimately became synonymous. In 1961, Rupert and his wife established Neve Electronics.
Adopting the latest technology, Rupert designed his first transistor-based equalizer in 1964, then produced his first transistor mixing console, for Philips Records’ studios. In subsequent years, he designed and manufactured many of the iconic pieces of equipment for which he has since become celebrated, such as the Neve 80 and 50 series mixing desks. Years later, individual microphone preamp, equalizer and processing modules originally incorporated into those consoles, such as the 1073 and 1081, became highly prized for their sonic character. The relative scarcity of original modules has spawned a host of boutique manufacturers making reproduction units.
Rupert adopted digital technology in 1977, introducing the world’s first moving fader system, NECAM (NEve Computer Assisted Mixdown), and installing the first system at producer George Martin’s Air Studios in London. The Neve 81 series of mixing desks integrated digital assignable controls into an otherwise analog design.
Rupert and Evelyn sold the Neve Companies in 1975, by which time they employed 500 people worldwide with manufacturing locations in England and Scotland and sales offices across North America. Austria’s Siemens Corp. subsequently acquired the Neve brand from its new owner, later selling the company to AMS in England.
Rupert and Evelyn, now operating as ARN Consultants, established Focusrite Ltd. in 1985, producing outboard equipment and a large-format mixing console, of which just eight were made.
Part of the mission of ARN Consultants was to provide sound reinforcement and acoustics solutions in difficult environments such as churches and cathedrals. Rupert also developed techniques and equipment to enable the building of low-budget studios around the world. During the 1970s and ‘80s, he established the Cambridge Radio Course, an intensive residential course intended for Christian workers using radio to educate, inform and entertain their communities.
ARN Consultants moved on to work with Amek Systems and Controls Ltd. in Manchester, England. Rupert’s first design project was “The Equaliser,” a stereo mastering EQ produced by Amek under the Medici brand. That led to further collaboration with the manufacturer and the development of another large-format mixing console, the Amek 9098, and a line of outboard equipment derived from the analog desk designs. Rupert’s Transformer-Like Amplifier (TLA) design was integrated into several Amek mixing console lines.
Now operating from Wimberley, Texas, ARN Consultants worked on a number of projects, including Legendary Audio’s “The Masterpiece,” a modular mastering system. Rupert also became involved in the MI (musical instrument) market for the first time, designing a preamp and pickup assembly for Taylor Guitars. His first microphone designs were produced in 2011 when he partnered with sE Electronics to design the Rupert Neve Signature Series of active ribbon, condenser, and tube condenser microphones.
Rupert Neve Designs was founded in 2005. The company manufactures the 5088 analog mixing console and a range of rackmount and desktop processing, summing and other equipment, including the Portico, Portico II, and Shelford lines. In 2012 RND began producing equipment in the 500 series form factor and in 2018 Rupert released his first digital design, the RMP-D8 Dante-networked multichannel microphone preamp.
In 2011, Yamaha launched the first Rupert Neve Designs plug-ins, approved by Rupert, for its Steinberg platform. The plug-ins, emulations of the designer’s current and classic module circuits, have also been integrated into Yamaha’s CL Series and Rivage PM10 digital consoles for live sound production, another first for Rupert.
Rupert returned to his roots in 2019 with Fidelice, a new range of product from Rupert Neve Designs for the high-fidelity audio market. The line launched with a headphone amplifier, phono preamplifier and digital-to-analog converter.
Rupert is survived by his wife of nearly 70 years, Evelyn; five children, Mary, David, John, Stephen, and Ann; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A statement from Rupert Neve Designs is available here: https://www.rupertneve.com/news/rupert-neve-1926-2021
A timeline and history of Rupert and his companies are available here: https://www.rupertneve.com/company/history/
Rupert Neve Designs is a US manufacturer of high-end audio equipment, and the culmination of over six decades of Mr. Neve’s legendary design work. With Rupert as their founder and mentor, RND’s team of engineers preserve the revered elements of his most prized vintage designs, while thoughtfully advancing and refining their feature sets to meet the needs of the modern recording engineer. All of the company’s recording and playback equipment is crafted to uphold the very highest standards of musical quality while providing practical, innovative solutions for the engineers, musicians, and audiophiles of today and beyond.
Rupert Neve Designs
PO Box 1969, Wimberley, TX 78676
Tel: (512) 847-3013
Fax: (512) 847-8869
1926 – 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce that Rupert Neve, whose name is synonymous with quality audio recording equipment worldwide, has died. He remained in great spirits to the end, enjoying his life in Wimberley, Texas, where he and his wife Evelyn have lived for 27 years. At 94, Rupert remained engaged and passionate about his work, spending most days on a perpetual series of audio electronics projects and continuing to mentor our engineering team on numerous design and development projects.
From his earliest memories, Rupert had a love for music, electronics, and problem solving. These passions sparked a brilliant design career spanning over 80 years, during which he founded several historic companies, created the most revered analog audio equipment of all time, and became the most trusted name in sound. He received countless accolades, including a Lifetime Achievement Technical GRAMMY Award in 1997, Studio Sound Magazine’s Audio Person of the Century Award in 1999, an Audio Engineering Society Fellowship Award in 2006, and 16 TEC (Technical Excellence and Creativity) Awards with Rupert Neve Designs.
“I’ve known and worked with Rupert for nearly 30 years,” said Josh Thomas, Rupert Neve Designs’ co-founder and general manager. “When Rupert, his wife Evelyn, and I sat at his kitchen table and founded Rupert Neve Designs 16 years ago, he had two goals. The first was to set a new standard in the quality of recorded sound, drawing upon his unparalleled depth of experience to create high-end solutions for the modern recording engineer, musician, and listener alike. The second was to pass on his philosophies, techniques, and methodologies to a new generation of designers to carry his life’s work and passion into the future.
“It was always assumed that the company would outlive him on this earth, and for 16 years he poured his energies into creating a team that would become the caretakers of the theories, practices, and ideologies that truly constitute a Rupert Neve design. All of us at the company are exceedingly grateful for the years of careful instruction and mentoring with which he has blessed us, and we will continue to preserve his legacy in everything we do moving forward. The world certainly sounds better because he was here.”
While Rupert’s passions for music, creativity, and insistence on exceptional quality have made an indelible mark on the fabric of the recording industry, his kindness and generosity made him a legend to us all. Through his designs and through the music created with them, his spirit will live on eternally. God bless you, Rupert.
Arrangements for a celebration of his life for family and friends will be made when it is safe to do so.
A full obituary / media brief and photographs are available here:
Goodbye, Mr. Neve and thank you for everything, Sir.
Pro Audio > Speakers > Augspurger
Augspurger Design Studio Monitor Mains TAD TL-1601b TH-4001 RCF 18″ Subs #28554
29% price drop
These monitors were handcrafted by Larry Jackson, the same master craftsman that produced the original Westlake Audio classics and current Ocean-Way high-end studio monitors. They were built from the original blueprints of the George Augspurger-designed monitors that were crafted for Michael Jackson’s Encino property studio.
(We do have the original copy of the actual blueprints from the Jackson studio that will be included with this listing)
In addition to following the spec of the original design, they were taken to the next level of performance with some very nice upgrades.
Seven stage process to deaden port material w/ hypo-allergenic foam in place of standard fiberglass insulation.
Most all hardware is Titanium
No particle board or MDF used in the building of the cabinets. Only select ‘true’ 1″ E. European plywood with 2×4 bracing and finished in real Pau Ferro Rosewood veneer
All internal wiring by Kimber Kable with an additional rubberized flex insulation overlay.
Original fitted with TAD TD-4001 Mid Frequency drivers. Over the course of 3 years of testing, including many drivers from JBL and other manufacturers, the McCauley proved the best.
Mains OCD T-215A serial #: 001A & 002A
2 – TAD TL-1601b 15″ low-frequency loudspeaker 8Ω Ohm
1 – McCauley 9620R-16 compression drivers 16Ω Ohm
TAD TH-4001 (original) wood mid-range horns
21″ x 33″ x 42″
263 lbs. each
Subwoofers OCD T-215B serial #: 001B & 002B
1 – RCF L18P400 Woofer 2000 Watt PGM 8Ω Ohm
22″ x 34″ x 42″
193 lbs. each
tweeters custom stand
2 – Altec 802 reissues
3″ x 5.5″ x 24″
12 lbs. each
6 – Kimber Kable 8vs 25′ each
24 lbs. total
ACCESSORIES: Includes 6 long run braided Kimber Kable Speakers cables and original Blueprint copies of Michael Jacksons Encino Studio monitors.
PHYSICAL CONDITION: Excellent. The cabinets are very clean. T-215A 001A has a very small chip in the veneer on the face of the cabinet at its bottom edge. T-215A 002A has a dust cover that has a faint dimple and the mid horn has 2 small dings that have been covered with a black marker. The horns have a few small chips and nicks that noticeable upon close inspection.
The tweeters have scuffs on the outer housing from the way they’re mounted in the stands. The high-frequency input terminal gasket on T-215a 001A is a little loose, as the panel is missing two screws but does not affect operation at all. All 6 cables are in very good condition but a few of the tips need to be replaced. Overall in amazing condition!
WORKING CONDITION: Excellent. All cabinets are internally wired with very high-quality cable and components and sound phenomenal. The low-frequency cabinets are particularly robust, deep and impactful, while the mid-high cabinets give a graceful, deep soundstage. The additional tweeters finish the top octaves, bringing clarity and smooth detail to the picture. These speakers can go loud but sound excellent at any volume level. Overall in excellent condition!
ACTUAL WEIGHT: 960 lbs.
ACTUAL DIMS: 59″ x 77″ x 42″
FREE SHIPPING ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD:This item is too large, too heavy, or too delicate to ship by standard shipping services and will be shipped by FREIGHT.
These speakers are already crated in two very large and heavy crates at our facility in North Hollywood. We are offering FREE shipping anywhere in the world!
We reserve the right to opt for Sea Cargo or Air Freight to terminal delivery for international shipments. This will require that you arrange for your own local service to pick up the crates at the Airport or Sea terminal at your own expense.
Please message us with your postal code and we’ll get back to you with the delivery options we can provide.
Just a bit of audio porn. Anything Augspurger is at the top of the world class class. And I love stuff like this. I dream of owning them just because they can truly reproduce the sounds of whatever we put through them. There are other companies that are cool, too, like the Ocean Ways and Westlakes mentioned above and super monitors like Barefoot, PMC, ATC and folks like that. Most are custom made for the individual studios. They are all, in a word, stunning. But Idk, I just dig Augspurgers.
Did You Know Gorillas Can Sing?
Nature on PBS
Apr 13, 2020
Spy gorilla witnesses wild mountain gorillas singing, a phenomenon caught on camera for the first time.
After being accepted as a member of the gorilla family, spy gorilla witnessed some of the family’s most intimate moments like eating, singing and flatulating. This is the first time that wild mountain gorillas have been caught singing on camera.
I love this!
From here, off a Facebook post…
Robot ‘spy’ gorilla records wild gorillas singing and farting, because nature is beautiful
By Mindy Weisberger – Senior Writer 12 hours ago
This is the first time that singing mountain gorillas have been caught on camera
Though human camera operators typically keep a safe distance from wild gorillas, the lifelike animatronic gorilla spy was able to infiltrate a troop and film their daily routines, which included an impromptu suppertime serenade.
Footage of the singing gorillas is featured in the first episode of “Spy in the Wild 2” and shows the apes reclining amid dense foliage in a sanctuary in Uganda. As they munched on leaves and stems, they hummed to themselves in contentment, accompanying their vegetarian meal with a vocal “chorus of appreciation,” according to the episode’s narrator.
And the gorillas produced a chorus of mealtime music in more ways than one. Under the spy robot’s watchful camera eye, the great apes also revealed that they were extremely gassy, punctuating their dinner with near-constant bursts of flatulence.
Ooh, it’s all so simply marvelous…
Fairchild 670 compressor serial number 10. (!!!) Normally, the faceplates are pretty faded, but this one is pristine. Possibly a different finish used early on.
Wow. This was at the notorious Vintage King Audio. The uninitiated may be shocked to learn that this multi-decade old compressor is worth at least $30,000 and probably more because of the non-faded faceplate. Wow, indeed.
I worked on an audio / video installation at Mr. Fairchild’s apartment in Manhattan with a systems installation contractor I once worked for.
I’ve a friend in Jolly ‘Ole who has one of these and has used it as the main ‘ub to record for decades and ‘ave ‘er own record label. And stuff. Yeah!
Bigfoot screams Sierra Nevada, July 1, 2019
Published on Jul 12, 2019
My family and I returned to a spot where we went camping last year. No reason on the spot, The wife just found this location on maps. Last year, as we slept, my 12 year old son woke up to something slapping our trailer. As he was looking up at the window thru the blinds, he saw something very big walk by the window covering the whole window.. from the ground to the top of the window is 7 feet.. it scared him so bad he jumped in bed with us crying hysterically. So we decided to go back, but this time with my sound equipment.. All we were hoping was to get some wood knocks. Well, we got more than that… it went on for a little more than 9 minutes. Needless to say, we will never forget that night…
I am going to need to listen to this a few more times. Yes.
These screams, after just this first listen, are some of the strangest sounds I’ve clapped ears on. Quite a lot of them don’t sound much like screams to my mind. As of now. I am at a loss for words to describe them, even. Tomorrow, when I’m less pooped.
Is it … singing? Is it a concert? Of sorts?
That would be strange.
Interesting discussion going on here.
African Rainforest – real sounds of monkeys, birds and jungle wildlife
A Sound Effect
Published on Oct 15, 2018
Get the full African Rainforest SFX library here: www.asoundeffect.com/sound-li… The full library gets you 5.5 hours of lush ambiences in surround & stereo • 10 primate species • 50+ birds • Numerous frogs and mammals • Bonus recordings of close up chimp & gorilla vocalisations
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These folk do outstanding work! Ultra high quality. I have a few sounds that they recorded, acquired in the hope that someday my illness will break. They are simply delicious.