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The First Ever Commercial Release of All Original PC MIDI Music

Fugett Sound : the music and of Bob Fugett


 Sugar Loaf, NY 10981


Updated Dec 16, 2016 | By Bob Fugett

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Testing 1...2...test, test...

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Hitting It With the BIG Hammer

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This photo was taken 06/20/04. It shows a wealth of Auralex products scattered around the room and on the walls being tested using the Terrasonde AudioToolbox. Not shown are the diffusers propped up toward the rear of the room. On the desk are numerous music CD's used to confirm that the SPL Meter, the 1/3 Octave Graphic and 1/12 Octave FFT Analyzers are telling the truth.

Note that the HD-1's are now placed upside down and angled on Auralex Mopads in order to bring the high frequency tweeters closer to ear level. That small change has provided much better stereo imaging.

Among the CD's are selections by Alison Krauss, Dave Mathews, Donald Fagen, Little Feet, Steve Winwood, Christopher Cross, etc. After testing is complete I'll expand, formalize and explain this list.

Links to purchase points for equipment shown above

Meyer Sound Laboratories HD-1 Studio Monitors
Apogee Mini-DAC
Sony CDP-D12 CD player
Grace Design 901 Headphone Amp
Sennheiser HD600 Headphones
dbx DriveRack Studio
     (not yet in use, maybe not needed, preliminary results: sounds like cheese)
Terrasonde AudioToolbox Plus

Galaxy Audio CM-150 SPL Meter
Auralex Studio Foam & Bass Traps

Equipment not shown

Dell M60 Laptop
RME Multiface and Cardbus


Other production tools are Cubase SX, WaveLab and a number of VST instruments. I just finished confirming a dozen or so of these instruments and plug-ins sound good and work well together. That list is forthcoming, but right now I am deep into choosing, testing and setup of the reference monitors. It is a wild loping artistic process that rests on, and is complicated by, the necessity of knowing a great deal about acoustics, psychoacoustics, computer technology, composition and music performance. The process would be severely shunted by documenting it on the fly.

But I can say, my current pet peeve with google searches are how often returned links lead only to repeats of the same commercial content with no actual information. You know the story: thousands of instances of a product's name on every sales site in the universe but including only copy/paste or web service inclusion of xml brochure information--information that, if not downright misleading, only scratches the surface.

Ironically when I tried to purchase the Meyer Sound HD-1 speakers shown above (a decision made years ago with the help of Danny Littwin), I spent several months tracking down a source. I had gotten to the point of believing they were no longer being made. Therefore, to save others the effort of figuring out where this stuff came from, the equipment list above provides links to where each item was purchased.

CAVEAT: Recently nasty spyware has kept returning to my computer from parts unkown, so I prefer to phone or visit, rather than purchase online.

Nobody pays me for putting these links here. I am not selling anybody's product for them. I am just selling my music and making sure it is the best it can be. End of story.




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