Recording and analysis

The pages linked below give practical tips on recording bells for the purposes of tonal analysis (including taking recordings from Youtube, and how to do the tonal analysis with Wavanal.

The detail given in previous version of these pages (written almost 20 years ago) on recording formats and recording devices has been completely re-written and simplified. Advances in technology mean that everything is now simple!

Recording bells for analysis

Tonal analysis of bells from recordings

Frequency calibration

Identifying bell partials

Analysing long-waisted bells

Analysing tubular bells

Identifying bell partials

Changing partial frequencies in a bell recording