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From: "Michael Painter"
Subject: Re: Bullshit wins v. science
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Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2002 22:02:43 GMT
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"Gibbo" wrote in message
> "Michael Painter" email@example.com wrote:
> >> The biggest bunch of bullshit to come down the pike in many years is
> >> the Linearizer:
> >> http://www.linearizer.com/
> >> Believe it or not, the thing costs $25,000. I have a copy of their
> >> lease agreement. It's ludicrous beyond words.
> >If it can eliminate feedback and not muddy the sound, the other claims,
> >seeming supported by testimonials will not matter.
> >To me a feedback is just an unpleasant noise.
> >To the artist it is a painful potential career ending disaster.
> >There are devices that suppress it but the artists don't always want to
> >it because they don't like the sound that comes out.
> >If they work, and the buyers will listen to them, they will sell a ton.
> Look closely at the product's list of it's capabilities.
> "elimintaes feedback".... then it goes on to say what it doesn't do. I
> think of anything left after that list. Their own advert actually implies
> it does nothing.
That is *exactly* what a musician wants. They want to put "their" signal in
one end and get the same thing out the other side. They don't want the rest
of the room noise and they don't want the feedback.
Boxes that eliminate feedback today modify the signal and they can hear it
and don't like it. It also just eliminates in the most likely frequencies
that will cause a problem.
From the description of the device and the (alleged) testimonials they are
allowing a microphone to be the same as a very high gain mic without the
need for your lips to be on it.
This is not the same as O2 free wire. Although both would be testable with a
double blind study, the device either will or will not get ride of the
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