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Total Ukphoria
02-12-2011, 03:28 AM
Where might I find a wide variety of ukulele sound bites of various models?

SweetWaterBlue
02-12-2011, 03:31 AM
YouTube is the best source. I usually just search for the model or the type I am interested in. There was also a thread started yesterday on the sounds of various sizes, if you want to find that. I have playlists on YT of baritones (over 150 of them), sopranos (traditional sizes), Ohana sopranos, etc.

Total Ukphoria
02-12-2011, 03:34 AM
I was hoping for a sound only site (no vid). And I was hoping to hear several models without having to hunt them down, perhaps even hear some I didn't know about.

SweetWaterBlue
02-12-2011, 03:37 AM
I was hoping for a sound only site (no vid). And I was hoping to hear several models without having to hunt them down, perhaps even hear some I didn't know about.

Good luck with that. The MTV generation wants video with fancy editing thrown in, so fewer exist. Its about the only reason I make videos instead of just sound samples, which are far less work.

pdxuke
02-12-2011, 06:15 AM
I was hoping for a sound only site (no vid). And I was hoping to hear several models without having to hunt them down, perhaps even hear some I didn't know about.

Depends what you want. I've sound checked Kiwayas with just sound, and Sprucehouse. Check my sig link for files. I agree with you, BTW, I prefer sound only in certain cases.

mm stan
02-12-2011, 07:16 AM
Watch You tube and close you eyes....lol

pdxuke
02-12-2011, 07:22 AM
Watch You tube and close you eyes....lol


ha ha! Yes, that will work!

Seriously--I wish the built in mics on computers were better, or that more people would use a quality mic when recording. For comparison, it makes a difference. Good mics can be had for $100.

SweetWaterBlue
02-12-2011, 07:25 AM
Watch You tube and close you eyes....lol

That does work, but it takes me only a few minutes to make a good audio recording, sometimes hours to put it to a decent video. Sometimes, now I just do slide shows because of it - then my mother complains she cant see my face :( I think PDXUke, DrUke, and several others may have the right idea with their stash of sound samples instead.

pulelehua
02-12-2011, 08:39 AM
ha ha! Yes, that will work!

Seriously--I wish the built in mics on computers were better, or that more people would use a quality mic when recording. For comparison, it makes a difference. Good mics can be had for $100.

+1.

The problem of course, is that even good mics capture TOTALLY different qualities of sound. Though, I was really surprised, for those recording enthusiasts, that my Kala Acacia Concert produced so LITTLE high-end, that the capture from a SM-57 was almost the same as a C-1000. I was expecting the condenser to be brittle and bright, and the dynamic to be quite subdued and maybe even muffled.

Haven't recorded with my MP custom yet. That will be an interesting test.

ukeeku
02-12-2011, 10:08 AM
I currently have 16 different ukes here
http://ukeeku.com/sound-samples/
and adding more all the time as I do reviews or have friends over. Hope that is what you are looking for

pdxuke
02-12-2011, 10:44 AM
I currently have 16 different ukes here
http://ukeeku.com/sound-samples/
and adding more all the time as I do reviews or have friends over. Hope that is what you are looking for

Very useful resource. Thank you.

Ukulele Dude
02-12-2011, 10:59 AM
You might want to check out the Gryphon Strings website. They have several sound samples to listen to.

http://www.gryphonstrings.com/inventory/instrument_page.php?Instrument=Ukulele&Query=Ukuleles

experimentjon
02-12-2011, 11:11 AM
MGM's youtube channel is probably the biggest resources for this now. The only thing is that his sound quality isn't the best. But at least he is consistent.