clear [ kleer ]adjective,
1.free from darkness, obscurity, or cloudiness; 2. transparent; lucid: 3. without discoloration, defect, or blemish: 4. of a pure, even color (tone): 5. distinctly perceptible to the ear; easily heard: 6. free from harsh, or rasping qualities:
Only Resotune measures “clear quality” as a separate operation from measuring pitch for voicing. When clear, the drum is free of dissonance between slightly mismatched higher overtones.
Setting drum pitch or voicing is only half the job in drum tuning. After you have established the pitch of your drum heads, RESOTUNE provides the additional step of measuring clear quality of each lug, so you can fine match them to each other.
The samples provided below reveal before and after “clearing” with RESOTUNE. These sound samples were provided by a RESOTUNE customer of a drum he used in a recording session.
The sound sample alternate between c = hit dead centre (which excites lowest fundamental note), and r= hit around the rim edge (which excites higher overtone notes).
“I’ve been using the Resotune for a couple of years now. NOTHING ELSE works this well. For all those “use your ears” guys, sorry, this kicks your ass. No one’s ears are anywhere close to the precision you can get time after time”. (actual RESOTUNE user endorsement click to read more)
Only RESOTUNE provides this crucial final step to “clear” lugs to each other precisely for optimal drum tone. This unique “clear quality” measurement is not a pitch measurement like used by other tuners but reveals how closely lugs are matched to each other by measuring their interaction with each other in real time. Adjust all lugs to agree with each other using this additional parameter “after” the heads have been voiced for specific notes (when typical drum tuners are already finished). This extra step delivers unparalleled “clear” tone.
Clearing is important because even a perfectly voiced drum makes multiple notes at the same time when struck. The lowest fundamental (thud sound), next higher lug note, and sundry even higher overtones occur at non-musical intervals above the fundamental (not simple whole multiple harmonics like conventional musical instruments). This is completely normal for drums and what creates the characteristic drum sound we all love. In an ideal world these higher overtones are all in perfect agreement too, but life and drums are more complicated than that. Even if the fundamental pitch, and lug note pitches register agreement for pitch, the higher overtones can still differ enough to degrade tone.
When these higher overtones are even slightly different, they create beat notes against each other and generate a cluttered dissonant sound. When the lugs are in perfect agreement at all the upper overtones, we hear a pure, “clear” drum tone. The non-musical overtone notes are still present but instead of numerous closely spaced overtones interfering with each other, we get just one series of pure overtone pitches. This open “clear” sound quality is hard to describe but easy to recognize when you hear it.
(see “About Drums” for technical discussion about overtones) .
In addition to this unique clear function, RESOTUNE also reads and displays the fundamental note and the lug resonance notes (like basic tuners do) to facilitate precision, repeatable drum kit voicing. After you voice your drum kit, then “clear” it for the best possible sound quality.
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