• Some [Over]simplified Science of Sound Synthesis – Ring Modulation

    Following a recent Discord discussion of Ring Modulation in sound synthesis, I put together a little video demonstration of the something called “ring modulation.” In synthesizers, this is a method of using one audio source to modify, or modulate, another. It’s also the basis of amplitude modulation. Think AM radio. It’s also the basis of a vocal effect called vocoding. Think the Dalek’s battle cry of “Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate!” Both A.M. and vocoding pile a lot of additional processing into the mix before getting a fully usable result. And, in creating synthesizer sounds, ring modulation can be pretty brutal when

  • Episode 01-03 – Fujifilm X-T200 Review – Is It Any Good For VLOGGING?

    WHAT’S IN MY HEAD?Episode 01-03 I know that I promised to explain my recent comments that I’m “doing photography wrong”. That’s turned out to be a much bigger can of worms than I thought it was going to be. So instead, in this installment, I’ll provide my opinions on one of Fujifilm’s newest cameras and lenses, and whether or not it’s a good choice for vlogging. Stick with me, though. You’ll soon see how this relates to what I was supposed to be talking about. I promise. Really.

  • Episode 01-02 – Blogus Interuptus And AMD Does A Flip Flop

    WHAT’S IN MY HEAD?Episode 01-02 In this episode, I talk about an el-cheapo microphone, a little bit about the PC I use to make the show, and AMD’s big flip-flop – B450 and X470 MBs will support Ryzen 3/4000 CPUs. Products mentioned: Neewer NW-800 Professional Studio Broadcasting Recording Condenser Microphone 4-in-1 Kit…Microphone Parts S-25 Microphone Kit… The New PC: ASRock B450M Pro 4AMD Ryzen 5 2600XGigabyte GEFORCE GTX1660Super Mini ITX OC 8GCorsair Carbide-series SPEC-02 Mid-tower casePowerSpec 550

  • Episode 01-01 — The Microphone Episode

    In this episode, I show off the new-but-needs-improvement mounting of the Sony RX100iii main camera, as well as the very flexible mounting for the Logitech C920 web cam. And, I audition four microphones, two of which are still available on the market. The show ended up being a good bit longer than I expected, but it’s chock full of, well, something. There will be continued improvements to the “setup” for the next show, I’ll try to figure out who “we” is, and I’ll talk a little bit about building a new

  • Episode 01-00 — Elgato HD60s

    The pilot episode of What’s In My Head is live. It’s far from perfect, but a lot has been learned. Before the next episode, the Sony RX100iii will be mounted in place of the current Logitech, which will be mounted in a better position for “overhead” shots. I’m also going to try to do something better for my microphone for the “studio” recording than the Sony ECM-77b lavalier — it picks up a little too much room noise for my liking. I’m planning for the next show it

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