I can't believe he actually played through it and committed 100% and actually "jumped"
Van Halen *JUMP (snot was coming out my nose) *synth fuck-up
by Limbs Andthings (videos)
GREENSBORO, NC (*"Jump"s synthesizer intro at the wrong setting 44.1 KHz /48 KHz: REUNION 2007)
http://www.123video.nl/playvideos.asp?MovieID=147464 a musicology graduate student/mogul sent me a snap-like, upbeat momenta this morning. Van Halen is starting to play their old hit "Jump"*'s synthesizer intro at the wrong setting...
Pretty hysterical. Speaking of which: Check out Dave’s giant inflatable mic ride and lift … preferably with the sound off (no wonder he has a job!). But was Eddie’s monitor off? Did he figure he’d Sonic Youth it? Did he forget how it was supposed to sound?
Who knows, but maybe it’s the stinking, screeching incident that’s driven the finger-tapper into teaming with a … flower shop? Ah, sweet sweet smells. All you have to do is order a floral arrangement in excess of $100, and you’re entered to win some sweet swag. First prize is a signed guitar, which is cool enough (you can recreate your own out-of-tune solo at home!), but EVH “striped tennis shoes” valued at $5,000? Seems like Smashing Pumpkins pricing.
Long live 44.1khz!
2-35] Why 44.1KHz? Why not 48KHz?(2001/01/05) The "Red Book" specification for audio CDs chose 44100 samples per second,
where each sample is 16-bit stereo PCM. PCM is a fine choice for encoding
audio, stereo is widely recognized and supported, and it's very easy to
manipulate data in 16-bit quantities with existing hardware and software. Why 44100? Why not make it a round decimal value like 44000, or a round
binary quantity like 44032? Why not 32KHz or 48KHz? In general, the human ear can hear tones out to about 20KHz. According
to a smart fellow named Nyquist, you have to sample at twice that rate.
Because of imperfections in filtering, you actually want to be a little
above 40KHz. According to John Watkinson's _The Art of Digital Audio_, 2nd edition, page
104, the choice of frequency is an artifact of the equipment used during
early digital audio research. Storing digital audio on a hard drive was
impractical, because the capacity needed for significant amounts of 1 Mbps
audio was expensive. Instead, they used video recorders, storing samples
as black and white levels. If you take the number of 16-bit stereo samples
you can get on a line, and multiply it by the number of recorded lines in
a field and the number of fields per second, you get the sampling rate.
It turned out that both NTSC and PAL formats (the video standards used in
US/Japan and Europe, respectively) could handle a rate of 44100 samples per
second. This rate was carried over into the definition of the compact disc. The sampling rate for "professional" audio, 48KHz, was chosen because it's
an easy multiple of frequencies used for other common formats, e.g. 8KHz
for telephones. It also happens to be fairly difficult to do a good
conversion from 48KHz to 44.1KHz, which makes it harder to, say, copy an
audio CD with a "consumer" DAT deck. (Well, okay, some consumer DAT
decks can do 44.1KHz now, but initially only "professional" decks could
handle the lower frequency.) There is relatively little difference in audible quality between 44.1KHz
and 48KHz, since the slight increase in frequency response is outside the
range of human hearing. Some inaudible tones produce "beats" with audible
tones and thus have a noticeable impact, but the improvement from 44.1 to
48 is marginal at best. not just reproduced in the technical detail (JFK assassination's over ballistics): What the result is, IS pretty: I can tell this long-hated cheeseboard-anthem, turned, atonal mes sin, thousand customer's, soldier-on Van Halen is special. Eddie transposes fly-wild-fucked-cupboard'-