New Spectrum Analysys Software: Beta Testers wanted

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New Spectrum Analysys Software: Beta Testers wanted

Postby Alain Lambert » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:20 am

I have been building guitars as a hobby for the last 17 years. A few years back, I started to use Audacity and later Visual Analyser (VA) to find resonnant frequencies of plates and instruments.
The many steps one have to go through to get a usable spectrum lead me to make my own software.
Over the last 2 years, I have developped a spectrum analysis software for luthiers, which I call Luthiers's Spectrum Analyser (LSA).
It has all what we get from VA plus a few goodies specific to the luthier world, but to my view, much easier to use and more adapted to our needs.
I have been using it for a while now and I am quite satisfied with the result. My plan is to distribute it as a shareware for a minimal fee.
Since the software is at its early stage, I am now looking for a few people to act as Beta testers.

Those interested to be Beta testers, need to download the program, try it and if still interested in becomming a Beta tester send me an email at the address shown in LSA.
Beta Testers will receive a free registration, which is not much, but will have a chance to participate in the fine tuning and improvement of LSA.

You can get a copy of the fully functionnal demo software here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1X4FSJ ... uAeHgzvdnP
This is for Windows users.

Thank you for your interest.
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Re: New Spectrum Analysys Software: Beta Testers wanted

Postby Charlie Schultz » Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:58 pm

What's the setup for exciting the plates?
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Re: New Spectrum Analysys Software: Beta Testers wanted

Postby Barry Daniels » Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:03 pm

Charlie, most folks doing this are following Trevor Gore's methods and the testing is on assembled guitar bodies using a mallet. My mallet is a rubber eraser with a small wood dowel as the handle. I can post a photo if you like.
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Re: New Spectrum Analysys Software: Beta Testers wanted

Postby Alain Lambert » Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:04 pm

As Barry said.
This is designed to measure the response to a tap rather than generating a signal.
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Re: New Spectrum Analysys Software: Beta Testers wanted

Postby Chuck Tweedy » Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:20 pm

Alain,
I'm interested in being a beta tester. But before i do...
Is this a data acquisition _and_ signal analysis package, or just analysis?
If it is a data acquisition system, what inputs does it accept? PC "onboard" system microphone?
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Re: New Spectrum Analysys Software: Beta Testers wanted

Postby Alain Lambert » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:31 pm

Hi Chuck, the software will acquire the microphone signal from you PC or Laptop. If the mic is onboard or USB or connected to the soundcard . As long as you have a valid sound input device in windows it will list it.
After that it does an FFT to find the frequencies and displays it as a graph and values.
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Re: New Spectrum Analysys Software: Beta Testers wanted

Postby Alain Lambert » Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:00 pm

Update:
I have made several additions/improvments to LSA.
It now come with an installer , which may make things easier for some.
The "sound shape" graph is now saved with the spectrum.
The cursor now show the frequency in the status bar, the decay/duration can be measured with a left click, Etc.
You can still get it from Google Drive at: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1X4FSJ ... uAeHgzvdnP
Or from my website: https://alainlambert.wixsite.com/luther ... m-analyser
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Re: New Spectrum Analysys Software: Beta Testers wanted

Postby Chuck Tweedy » Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:59 pm

man, was that Halloween that i piped up!?!
I'll download by New Year's i swear!
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