Before the election, FBI Director James Comey was well respected, and more recently attacked, by both sides of the aisle.
Being a Washington veteran had dabbled him in politics when forced, but overall his reputation was that of a no-nonsense … Read the rest
Interesting take over on RealHDAudio taking shots at a music producer.
I read and replied to his post but it’s not publishing over there, so here is:
Timing, timbre, and room sound.
Timing, timbre, and room sound.
Timing, timbre, and … Read the rest
Another advancement in the understanding of how we detect sound: timing is more important, and more accurately detected, than frequency. #savetheaudio
This flies in the face of hi-res skeptics who believe our horrible ears could never hear beyond that CD-quality … Read the rest
Wha? We hear with more than our ears?
Our bones? Our joints? Our eyeballs? Our teeth?
But don’t they just test the ears in hearing tests? Yep.
Don’t they just test the ears in music listening tests? Yep.
See … Read the rest
1. Directionality – Where is that sound coming from? Where exactly is that hi-hat sitting in the mix? Is the band in front of me or all around me?
2. Delay/Roomspace – Am I in a large room, … Read the rest
Interesting theory here that a lazy eye can be cured or corrected with several days of absolute darkness. The lazy eye is a function of the brain not being able to control and process the eye properly, not a function … Read the rest
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
Huh? Just kidding I heard you.
What do you hear?
Everything you can.
How do you hear?
Binaurally through the ears using mechanoreceptors in the form of tiny hairs called follicular receptors. Additional data is picked up by other mechanoreceptors … Read the rest
Stop listening to internet experts and listen to real experts. Here’s a panel of mastering engineers talking about quality sound and consumer trends. Interesting, informative and correct!
Bonus fun is that they invited a guy from streamer Rdio who has … Read the rest
Cutting edge science of our brains. They are starting to determine what regions are active for what processes.
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The world of myth and legend
See if you agree with any of these:… Read the rest
Great Tape Op post that’s thinking big about audio, music, and hearing.
The main crutch of the good enough team is what is called the double-blind listening test (shortened to ABX). When doing studies based on perception, it is the … Read the rest
Ha, Imagine That! I’m running all over the internet fighting bad science about hearing and music, and The Journal of Science publishes a study that says scientists have really underestimated the abilities of our nose and sense of smell.
Oh … Read the rest
Computer geeks know lots of things. The sheer breadth of stuff that geeks have crammed in their head is impressive.
But their major mistake is often not acknowledging their own ignorance. Many have come up in a world so digitally … Read the rest