posted on Feb, 7 2008 @ 02:32 AM
reply to post by Ketzer22
actually, it's completely possible that the youtube system simply allowed you (or all of north america and europe) to view an earlier version of the
page after a more current version of the page had been viewed... before the two sub-systems had brought each other (or whatever master control
system, if any, oversees the stats/databases) up to speed.
i used to manage around 150 computers that were handling a VERY intense data-driven website that was, at the time i left, pushing out between 80-100
million pageviews per day. and i have no doubt that it's nowhere near as complicated as YouTube's systems AND it's CDN.
As for the crowd microphones outside, they are for sure using them in the audio of the MTV segment in question. You can clearly hear the volume being
attenuated back & forth even during the moment where this "mystery" voice comes in. And they are NOT near anyone, more than likely they are either
setup in a window in the Viacom building, somewhere on the 3rd floor or above, and/or are permanently mounted & weather-proofed on the outside of the
building, at least 30ft up in the air I would imagine. I've done plenty of crowd recording for live multi-tracked recordings, and the mics sound
like they are at least 30-40ft away from the crowd - if they are not zoom (aka hyper/super-cardioid) microphones. if they are zoom mics then they are
considerably farther, and you can tell because the crowd sounds almost like what you would expect to hear in a stadium.
They could probably have had at least 1 person outside with a hand-held microphone.... but my point is, if they actually turned that up to a level
that would be relatively audible against Ron Paul's incoming feed's audio.... you would hear a VERY loud crowd sound in comparison to what you're
hearing from the microphones they are using to capture the overall crowd sound - mainly it's the volume. The volume of the crowd is being mixed in
considerably lower, ESPECIALLY before it got hammered by the multiple layers of audio processing.
This is not a microphone that was, if used outside of the Viacom building or somewhere in Ron Paul's sat feed, NOT used anywhere near the crowd
outside the Viacom building at the time. Not even an Audix OM-7 has 10% of the off-axis rejection you would need to keep the crowd that quiet, and
the mystery voice that loud.