November 1st, 2013

Dome church bell 10 o'clock. Other bell in background. Recorded in the tower, 5m from the bell. Tone G0 = 24,4997 Hz ??. This bell is called 'noteman' and is one of the largest bells in holland (5750 kg 215cm wide). Made by Jacob Noteman in 1642.

There are three versions of this recording.
1] the original uncleaned one.
2] One version cleaned by user Yuval: http://freesound.org/people/Yuval/
3] one version cleaned by user Timbre: http://freesound.org/people/Timbre/

Compare the three versions:
1] Original recording: http://freesound.org/people/klankbeeld/sounds/204823/
2] Yuval's cleaned version: http://freesound.org/people/klankbeeld/sounds/204899/
3] Timbre's cleaned version: http://freesound.org/people/klankbeeld/sounds/204908/
Comment the three versions and tell how you like them and why? Do not forget to vote please. Thank you.

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    johanita123 4 years, 4 months ago


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    danielgnu1 5 years, 4 months ago

    o/ great sound!!

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    sidewayss 5 years, 7 months ago

    Primary Bell = somewhere between F# and G, tends to float
    Upper Bell = Bb / A#

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    klankbeeld 6 years, 2 months ago

    Yes Yuval you're right,

    But this is not meant as a serious competition. It was more to promote the sounds you both have improved and made more better than the original ;-)

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    Yuval 6 years, 2 months ago

    you need to match the average sound level for a better comparison. As it stands now:
    original: avg -14.19dB peak -4.42db
    Yuval: avg -14.17dB peak -2.51dB
    Timbre: avg -10.19dB peak 0dB

    In other words the "Timbre" version was normalized to 0dB...

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