After quite a complicated road of connections through various media, I finally had a chance to interview with perhaps the most fascinating motorsports production crew on television – ESPN’s NHRA drag racing crew. Tim “Toast” Record is the man in charge and also the man answering my questions. I’ll let him take it away. Continue reading →
It’s an honor to have Greg Hill back again! He might be the busiest man in car audio still, if you didn’t already catch that from his first interview. This time, we got to catch up on the improvements to iRacing, the upcoming Project CARS, and something new you’re going to want to check out. Continue reading →
Here’s one of the recordings I had made while at Road America, hopefully in 5.1 playback. You will need Chrome or Firefox to hear it, as IE and Safari don’t yet support HTML5 surround. The source file is ~72mb so it may take a second or two to load. Audio is formatted to .ogg quality “8.” This first track channel encoding is L, R, C, S, Lr, Rr.
Here is a channel configuration test. You should hear 10 second clips that go L, R, C, S, Lr, Rr.
Channel layout #2
Here is a different channel configuration from the first file. This one is encoded L, R, C, Lr, Rr, S.
Here is the second channel configuration test. You should hear 10 second clips that go L, R, C, S, Lr, Rr. (the file is encoded L, C, R, Lr, Rr, S)
Please leave a comment down below if it works for you, or if it doesn’t!
If you’ve never been to youtube.com/DRIVE before, you’re definitely missing out. /DRIVE is a sort of hub of automotive media, with many offshoot segments covering every aspect of cars you can think of. Between Chris Harris’s car reviews, Leo Parente’s racing commentary, and Matt Farah’s segment on driving modified cars, the /DRIVE network covers every motoring avenue you can think of! Add in a weekly talkshow with Mike Spinelli, a muscle car focused series with Mike Musto, plus a few more segments about varying topics and you have one endless collection of car videos to enjoy. (And in case you were wondering, yes, I have watched them all.) Producer JF Musial shared some thoughts with me, on the network and on sound, and now I’d like to share them with you. Continue reading →
SimBin’s Race Room Racing Experience, or R3E for short, has recently gone public-beta and already the footage is showing up on Youtube, sounding great. SimBin has been a leader on the sonic front in the past, and I’m glad to say that’s no different moving forward. Continue reading →
2013 is already here, and the future so far is looking great. There are a number of great things coming from the automotive world, and many of them are going to provide an interesting change to the soundscape of the roads. I thought I might share a few of these with you, and why they will be important too. Continue reading →