This is a just a bit of fun to see what type of Microphone Pickup Pattern you are out of: Shotgun Bi Directional Omni Hyper Cardioid Cardioid It’s only 3 questions so not too intense for Microphone Pickup Pattern, let me know of any other good questions I could add in the comments below after […]
Fun / Trivia / Jokes
100 ways to pronounce “Schoeps” – wait for the conclusion @ 1:30 by the owner Ulrich Schoeps!
The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest living terrestrial animal and the largest ruminant. This is what a giraffe sounds like.
That’s it really… enjoy..
Yes! Sonic Tractor Beams are reality outside the lab! More and more we are seeing the awesome harnessing of sound in science which allows us to control particles and combine items without any physical interaction.
A Short Film showing a small part of the sound mixers job, room tone.
I wanted to have a quick chat with Mark (Director/Producer) about the film and see where the inspiration came from and what his perception of sound people are.
New Brain training using sounds can help aging brain ignore distractions As time gets on, it gets harder for our brains to ignore distractions. I would argue that in the world today it’s hard at any age to avoid them. So the importance of finding a way to really focus is becoming more and more […]
Happy Feet (not just a movie) I came across a very interesting article in the New Scientist about how engineers and psychologists (Lead by Tajadura-Jiménez) at Royal Holloway, University of London, have hooked up some normal dull brown sandals to headphones that a subject wears and manipulated the pitch of their footsteps. (See video below) The low pitched […]
Bearded Seal Call: The Bearded Seals live in the Arctic and have a very interesting call. I can’t spoil it until you watch the video though.
So I wanted to start finding more articles for you guys and gals that included sound art, since it isn’t exactly mainstream. So introducing the first nugget of gold i dug up from the web, courtesy of sound + design. Haven is a very cuddly way to listen to the wind as all shall be explained in the video below
Despite what you’ve not heard, there are actual sounds in space. Though not as we first thought about it. I’m sure you have all seen the bell in a jar experiment.
Due to the virtual vacuum in space, it’s not sound like you and I experience it (that being waves pulsing through the air), but there are electromagnetic waves that pulsate at the same wavelength as the sound waves we can hear.
Simon Hayes won an Oscar for Les Miserable back in 2013. He is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and the video below is him teaching others about flexibility and strength, keeping him in peak condition for fighting and sound.
It looks very slick and sounds even more futuristic than Tron. The trailer for it below gives bites of the new Harley Davison sound.
We shall see more and more of the electric motor sounds in the future as everyone makes the switch. I wrote an earlier article about how cars are already designed with sound in mind, all as part of creating a driving experience that will add more value to the car. This is the same idea that is being implied by electric motor designers that want to turn the tide of boredom and weakness that is associated to electric motors. The quiet, slow, heavy car sounds of the past.
Words can obviously affect the way we feel. I recently came across an article that actually puts more emphasis on the individual letters in a given word rather than the meaning as a whole. The main take away from researchers in Germany was the power of vowels.
During the research they wired up participants to measure changes in their facial muscles linked with smiling and frowning. Out of all the letters it was found that the letter ‘i’ was the most positive, particular a long ‘i’. To me this seems obvious when we think of the meaning of the letter its self, for it is also a word really.
This is a sweet audio illusion recently brought to my attention on Facebook that is quite neat. I have touched on the topic of brain discrimination only very briefly before because it is such a deep topic. Brain discrimination is basically the idea that you can focus on sounds you want to hear (within reason) and so reject other sounds indirectly.
It can be a tricky task finding DVDs with extras relating to sound but thankfully SurroundSound.ch has compiled a very comprehensive list. The site is in German and so canbe translated via google translate or babelfish.
Probably the most famous beast along with King Kong is Godzilla. The sheer scale and power is unrivaled along with his/her roar!
Not exactly as you would expect.
There isn’t actually a real world laser sound that exsists. This is because its a different spectrum than molecules in the air or other medium that sound energy is transmitted. This is why the sun doesn’t make a noise when it comes and goes behind clouds.
You may have heard a sound person say the MOS film term or seen it on the film slate or clapper as it’s otherwise known. This relates to the shot being taken having no guide track or sync track for sound.
If you have a search on Google Shopping for an audio mixer and put it highest to lowest pricing the most expensive mixer is around £21,000 which is around $35,350 at the date of this post. But is this the most expensive mixer?
A common question on the internet search engines is where does sound come from? This is a very simple question to answer once you understand what sound is and how it is formed.
Cockatiel sounds are all over the internet. These infamous birds have even been taught to talk and always are chirping away. So now you can recognise what a cockatiel sounds like.
Speed of Sound – The Ultimate Speed of Sound List – The speed of sound generally varies based on two parameters. The temperature and density of the medium.
I love sound but unfortunately it doesn’t travel faster than 299 792 458 m / s. Only very complex physics can give you some answers to what is faster than light. Sound does have the ability to still go pretty quickly depending on its medium.