Confused about sample rates & stuff?

So is Van Halen apparently.

Check this clip from RW370 of VH learning the difference between 44.1kHz and 48kHz.

Somewhere in america, a sound man is getting fired. A band is sucking, and almost no one cares..

So don’t feel too bad if you’re podcast sounds like a chipmunk once in a while because you forgot a setting, the “professional” sound guys do it too..

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6 Comments

  1. Ken Wiesedeppe says:

    that is just an *_AWESOME_* train wreck!

  2. Chris says:

    Oh dear.

    I know you’re supposed to carry on no matter what when you’re playing, but maybe this should have been an exception?

    Bloody painful to watch.

  3. Ross says:

    I remember my first beer…

  4. John Meadows says:

    Ouch. Playing along with a machine can be risky!

  5. That was both fun and painful to watch, but I couldn’t turn away. I can’t wait to hear the encore…”Panamess”

    Nice Microphone Dave, are we compensating for something or are we sponsored by SHURE?

  6. […] October 22, 2007Professional Audio Folks Get it Wrong Too By way of Bob Goyetche, I found out that the audio person at a recent Van Halen concert played the intro to the song Jump too fast. For those audio geeks out there, Jump was played at 48kHz, instead of 44.1kHz. For the non-audio geeks, these numbers are called the sample rates and if it’s too high, you could get a song that sounds as if it’s being sung by Alvin and the Chipmunks. […]

  7. katherine says:

    Oh.

    Oh.

    Mind you, David Lee Roth came out of it not too badly, what?

    And the giant mic? That’s supposed to inspire *someone* to comment: “Is that a microphone in your pants, or are you just happy to see me?”

    Not me, of course. But someone.

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  1. […] October 22, 2007Professional Audio Folks Get it Wrong Too By way of Bob Goyetche, I found out that the audio person at a recent Van Halen concert played the intro to the song Jump too fast. For those audio geeks out there, Jump was played at 48kHz, instead of 44.1kHz. For the non-audio geeks, these numbers are called the sample rates and if it’s too high, you could get a song that sounds as if it’s being sung by Alvin and the Chipmunks. […]

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