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    Test Tone CD

    In another thread, Rob mentioned using your computer's sound card to make a 30 Hz test tone (for centering a VC). Sounds like a dandy idea to me! Trouble is, I can't find a "Test Tone for DUMMIES tutorial ". I have a clunky old Sound Blaster Live sound card. Is that enough "Juice" to make a test tone CD? How do you do it? :dont-know

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    Actually what I meant was you could use the output of your soundcard as a source for the tone. If you download WinIsd it has a tone generator built in. You could set it for 30Hz and bring the sound card output into a line level input on your preamp or reciever to drive the speaker. To make the CD you need a program to generate the wave file to be written on the CD


    http://www.linearteam.org/download/w...winisdbeta.exe


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    http://www.nch.com.au/tonegen/#101

    This program allows you to store tones of defined frequencies and duration as .wav files. These files can be burned to a CD. The program is shareware, meaning that you have to pay for it if you want to keep it. However, there is a 30 trial period at no cost.
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    Thanks - this is WAY COOL ! I grabbed the PocketPC version which seems to work great. Now I have a nice little signal generator I can take with me.

    I'll be a hit at parties for sure....



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    Quote Originally Posted by Don McRitchie
    http://www.nch.com.au/tonegen/#101

    This program allows you to store tones of defined frequencies and duration as .wav files. These files can be burned to a CD. The program is shareware, meaning that you have to pay for it if you want to keep it. However, there is a 30 trial period at no cost.

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    Thanks!! I'll give those links a look.

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    "Izzat a test tone in yer pocket, or are you jus' glad to see me?"


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    For those of us who are cheap

    Here's a link to free tone files. Goes from 10 HZ to 20K in graduated steps. Only 10 seconds duration but you can set up a loop for the MP3 files to play for longer times. Also has some neat frequency pan files.

    http://www.ronelmm.com/tones/

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    Test Tone Burn -- Help

    [QUOTE=Don McRitchie]http://www.nch.com.au/tonegen/#101

    This program allows you to store tones of defined frequencies and duration as .wav files. These files can be burned to a CD. The program is shareware, meaning that you have to pay for it if you want to keep it. However, there is a 30 trial period at no cost.[/QUOTE

    I had no trouble downloading the program to my Imac (OS 10.3) but can't seem to burn a CD after I save file as per program instructions. Could someone walk me through the proceedure? Thanks in Advance for any help. I want to create a 30Hz CD for voice coil alignment work.

    Mrbluster

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    audio test program

    Here is another link to a very good audio test program, let's you do all hz, pink and white noise, plus mic input for writing :

    http:\\www.audiotester.de

    do not panic, the program is in english, shareware

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    Here's a link to a free downloadable test CD the guys over at ProSoundWeb like - you can even download the the tones individually from the \tracks folder: http://www.4horsemen.net/binkster/

    Here's what the tracks contain:

    1 Left-Right
    2 Left, Right, Center, Surround (like Dolby Pro-Logic)
    3 Dual Tone 700 L, 1k R 0dB 30s
    4 700 0dB 30s
    5 1k 0dB 60s
    6 Log Sweep 20 to 20k, 0dB to -6dB, 32s
    7 Linear Sweep 20 to 20k, 0dB to -6dB, 32s
    8 80Hz warble +-40Hz -1dB 60s
    9 100Hz warble +-40Hz -1dB 60s
    10 120Hz warble +-40Hz -1dB 60s
    11 16 -1dB 30s
    12 20 -1dB 30s
    13 25 -1dB 30s
    14 31.5 -1dB 30s
    15 40 -1dB 30s
    16 50 -1dB 30s
    17 60 -1dB 30s
    18 63 -1dB 30s
    19 70 -1dB 30s
    20 80 -1dB 30s
    21 90 -1dB 30s
    22 100 -1dB 30s
    23 125 -1dB 30s
    24 160 -1dB 30s
    25 200 -1dB 30s
    26 250 -1dB 30s
    27 315 -1dB 30s
    28 400 -1dB 30s
    29 500 -1dB 30s
    30 630 -1dB 30s
    31 800 -1dB 30s
    32 1250 -1dB 30s
    33 1600 -1dB 30s
    34 2k -1dB 30s
    35 2500 -1dB 30s
    36 3150 -1dB 30s
    37 4k -1dB 30s
    38 5k -1dB 30s
    39 6300 -1dB 30s
    40 8k -1dB 30s
    41 10k -1dB 30s
    42 12500 -1dB 30s
    43 16k -1dB 30s
    44 20k -1dB 30s
    45 Piano A4 440Hz
    46 Piano solo, stereo
    47 Drum solo, stereo
    48 Digital Metronome 120bpm 4mins
    49 Crest Wave 10s
    50 DC Offset 10% Inverted Polarity 20s
    51 DC Offset Full!! Inverted Polarity 20s
    52 1k Inverted Polarity 0dB 30s
    53 1k -60dB 10s
    54 1k Square -2dB 30s
    55 1k Square 0dB!! 30s
    56 White Noise -9dB 60s
    57 440 -1dB 20mins
    58 Pink Noise -12dB 20mins
    59 Digital Silence 2mins

    John

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    Thanks very much, I will try both of these.

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