This web site is devoted to an investigation into the sound and tuning of church bells. A specially developed software package (Wavanal) has provided new results and insights both into how bells produce the sound they do, and the factors affecting the quality or timbre of a bell sound. Wavanal, written by the author, runs on a standard multi-media PC and yet allows more detailed analysis than expensive spectrum analysers. A section of the site gives suggestions as to how to assess the quality of a peal of bells.
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Last updated August 22, 2000. Site created by Bill Hibbert, Great Bookham, Surrey