Room Acoustics 101

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Here’s a simple to understand, visual version of basic room acoustic properties. People argue about gear and formats and often times forget to deal with the most important aspect of what they are hearing – the room.

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The Ghost in the MP3

What’s wrong with the bottom butterfly?

Excellent work by Ryan letting you hear an approximation of what they are removing from MP3 files when doing “lossy” compression.

This is what the MP3 programmers deem unimportant in your music. You can … Read the rest

Killing With Sound

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You may know that they have developed weapons using sound, and these are already shipping to military and police customers.

While this non-lethal approach to crowd control is appreciated I can’t help but think of the abuses this could lead … Read the rest

Engineers Invent Acoustic Equivalent of One-Way Glass

Engineers Invent Acoustic Equivalent of One-Way Glass – Slashdot.

Wild stuff. One way sound?

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The Quietest Place On Earth Will Cause You To Hallucinate In 45 Minutes

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The Quietest Place On Earth Will Cause You To Hallucinate In 45 Minutes – Slashdot.

What an amazing group of stories about sound, and what sorts of things can be learned by removing as much of it as possible.… Read the rest