Strong overtone at C7 from the 'basketball' chord?

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MattV
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Strong overtone at C7 from the 'basketball' chord?

Postby MattV » Sun Dec 09, 2007 11:46 pm

I hear a ringing overtone at C7 every time the 'basketball' chord (A3-C4-F4) plays. (Edit: It happens with the 'tulip' chord too.) It's strange, because I don't remember hearing the overtone before, but obviously the sound itself hasn't changed. I've tried two different pairs of headphones and I hear it with either pair.

Interestingly, I don't hear the overtone if I play the same chord on my digital piano. The particular piano sound that QuickTime is using may have something to do with it.

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Postby aruffo » Sun Dec 09, 2007 11:53 pm

Does Quicktime do actual synthesis or is it sampled?

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Postby MattV » Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:24 am

aruffo wrote:Does Quicktime do actual synthesis or is it sampled?

I don't know.

The ringing seems to come in a little less than a second after the chord is played. Maybe that's when Quicktime starts looping the sound.

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Postby aruffo » Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:48 am

Hm. I wonder if different speakers would do the same thing.

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Postby MattV » Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:27 am

I don't have computer speakers, but:

MattV wrote:I've tried two different pairs of headphones and I hear it with either pair.


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