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  • Navy Guy
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    New YouTube Channel for Speaker Design How To's

    Hey guys, I've heard some people in the past request video explainers on how to use some of the software out there so I've decided to start a YouTube channel for exactly that. I don't have all my gear here, so I'm starting with Woofer Box and Circuit Designer, WinISD, and how to model a crossover using published graphs. In the next couple of months when I get back home, I plan to add how to measure with OmniMic, Holm, and other topics that anyone might find interesting. I know a lot of you already know how to do this, but it might be a nice place to start for the beginners. So without further ado, here is my very first YouTube video:

    https://youtu.be/dHTD3wTiEtI

  • Psycoacoustics
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    Originally posted by Navy Guy View Post

    I haven't mentioned Speaker Building 201 yet, but will mention it when I start talking about crossover design. I plan on doing X-Sim first since it is probably the easiest to understand how to use. WinPCD now has the functionality of pretty much what all of Jeff's spreadsheets did, as well as a few things they didn't. I like PCD better than X-Sim, but I haven't actually tried WinPCD yet. I know it is supposed to be easier for people who used PCD.

    On my Prazise build Wolf was helping me to lean crossover design. Wolf was working with Jeff's PCD and I was working with WinPCD. We arrived at the same place which tells me the two are close to identical.

    I don't really think WinPCD is easier than Jeff's PCD but for people like me who can't get a version of Excel for Jeff's program it's nice to know Neil's program can get us all to the same place as Jeff's.

    Even though I've done it once,,,, I'd love to see your Youtube video when it's done. Mark

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  • Navy Guy
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    Originally posted by mikejennens View Post


    Your videos are great. These are what a guy like me has been waiting for. I'm more of a "soft science" guy, so having an easy to understand reference that I can watch over and over is perfect. You mention designing crossovers; that would be great at some point.
    THANKS for doing this.
    Mike
    Glad you enjoyed it and find it helpful.

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  • Navy Guy
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    Originally posted by Kevin K. View Post
    Hey Kerry,

    Great work so far! Are you going to demonstrate crossover design at some point using X-Sim? It's windows based and free. I think Bill was working with Jeff to incorporate some of the additional features that the PCD spreadsheet offered as well.

    One suggestion; I haven't watched this last video yet so maybe it's in it. If not, you might want to mention "Speaker Building 201". No, it's not free, but it is a very helpful resource for a beginner and would probably help the guys watching your videos understand things a little faster.

    Keep up the great work!

    Kevin
    I haven't mentioned Speaker Building 201 yet, but will mention it when I start talking about crossover design. I plan on doing X-Sim first since it is probably the easiest to understand how to use. WinPCD now has the functionality of pretty much what all of Jeff's spreadsheets did, as well as a few things they didn't. I like PCD better than X-Sim, but I haven't actually tried WinPCD yet. I know it is supposed to be easier for people who used PCD.

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  • donradick
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    Originally posted by Navy Guy View Post


    Part 4 is up now. I'm looking for some feedback on what people would like to see next: WinISD (since it doesn't require Excel) or designing a crossover using manufacturers' data?

    WinISD (and/or Unibox) is the logical next choice. Excursion, max spl, port air speed.
    I always get the bass dialed in before any crossover modeling. That dictates the box size.

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  • mikejennens
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    Originally posted by Navy Guy View Post


    Part 4 is up now. I'm looking for some feedback on what people would like to see next: WinISD (since it doesn't require Excel) or designing a crossover using manufacturers' data?

    Your videos are great. These are what a guy like me has been waiting for. I'm more of a "soft science" guy, so having an easy to understand reference that I can watch over and over is perfect. You mention designing crossovers; that would be great at some point.
    THANKS for doing this.
    Mike

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  • Kevin K.
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    Hey Kerry,

    Great work so far! Are you going to demonstrate crossover design at some point using X-Sim? It's windows based and free. I think Bill was working with Jeff to incorporate some of the additional features that the PCD spreadsheet offered as well.

    One suggestion; I haven't watched this last video yet so maybe it's in it. If not, you might want to mention "Speaker Building 201". No, it's not free, but it is a very helpful resource for a beginner and would probably help the guys watching your videos understand things a little faster.

    Keep up the great work!

    Kevin

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  • Navy Guy
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    Part 4 is up now. I'm looking for some feedback on what people would like to see next: WinISD (since it doesn't require Excel) or designing a crossover using manufacturers' data?

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  • Mike220
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    Subscribed to the channel and thanks!

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  • Navy Guy
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    Part 2 is up now. It may be a week or so before I get the other 2 (maybe 3 depending on how long it runs) parts up.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwAcZtVQUvg

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  • gdmoore28
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    Thank you, thank you, thank you. Please keep it on the level of "Audio Software For Dummies" (me!).

    GeeDeeEmm

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  • Navy Guy
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    Originally posted by tomzarbo View Post
    YES!!!!!!
    Thank you Kerry, it's a fantastic idea.

    Almost two years ago I posted a question on the OmniMic forum asking if anyone had made any videos on how to use it....
    ....95,000+ people have viewed that thread hoping for a "yes" answer. That shows you there is a ton of interest on how to use the tools available. Many of us just need a bit more "show me" to get it.

    I've made a few videos on how to work with veneer/create curves, stuff like that because it's what I know how to do and I want to help others 'get it' and reach their goals in the woodworking areas... but I'm not good enough in the crossover/measuring areas to be of any real help. I for one would greatly appreciate your efforts.

    Thanks for doing this, it will help a lot of people.
    TomZ

    P.S. XSim is a nice program too... hint, hint.
    I'll probably be doing WinPCD and XSim since PCD doesn't work well on any of the new Excel versions. It's hard to do a demo video when the buttons in PCD stop working multiple times while trying to design something.

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  • isaeagle4031
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    Very cool Kerry!
    If I may offer one suggestion? Please lower the background music a bit. It was distracting to me at least. Other than that great job!

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  • tomzarbo
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    YES!!!!!!
    Thank you Kerry, it's a fantastic idea.

    Almost two years ago I posted a question on the OmniMic forum asking if anyone had made any videos on how to use it....
    ....95,000+ people have viewed that thread hoping for a "yes" answer. That shows you there is a ton of interest on how to use the tools available. Many of us just need a bit more "show me" to get it.

    I've made a few videos on how to work with veneer/create curves, stuff like that because it's what I know how to do and I want to help others 'get it' and reach their goals in the woodworking areas... but I'm not good enough in the crossover/measuring areas to be of any real help. I for one would greatly appreciate your efforts.

    Thanks for doing this, it will help a lot of people.
    TomZ

    P.S. XSim is a nice program too... hint, hint.

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  • Navy Guy
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    Glad these will be helpful. I have the rest of this video recorded and should have the other 2 (maybe 3) parts up later this week to finish off how to use WBCD. The next one I'm going to work on is WinISD for those that don't have Excel. Then I'll start the series designing crossovers using factory graphs.

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