“How’s 1988 Sounding?”: The Myths And Legendary Tapes Of Delia Derbyshire. The debut feature film from actress and director Caroline Catz is difficult to pin down into a specific form or type, and is all the better for it.
It feels exciting to behold a film like this at a time of abundance in music film and documentary, that is so free and boundless and so spiritually in tune with its subject. Andy Hildebrand. The Science of Sound – Audio Media International. Ivor Taylor, Technical and Finance Director at Grand Central Recording Studios (GCRS), offers his thoughts… As someone who has a 49-year career in audio production, I’m not going to surprise anyone by saying that I believe sound to be of utmost importance – and some of my recent reading has drawn me to the conclusion that scientifically, sound comes first.
A friend of mine sent me a link which reports that scientists have discovered that when you change where your gaze is looking, your eardrums make a low frequency sound of about 30Hz and they do this 10 thousandths of a second before your eyes actually move. Audio Myths Workshop. BBC Radio 4 - In My Head - Available now. The History Of The Fade Out. Audiomediainternational. VoCo: Text-based Insertion and Replacement in Audio Narration. Let's Learn About Waveforms.
An audio wave is the vibration of air molecules, which is how sound travels.
A waveform describes a wave by graphing how an air molecule is displaced, over time. Amplitude is the strength of a wave's effect; the higher the amplitude, the more the air molecules are displaced. This also translates into loudness for the human ear; increasing a wave's amplitude will increase how loud it seems to us. The most common periodic waveforms are the sine, triangle, square, and sawtooth.
These waveforms are said to be periodic because the wave they represent can be repeated to produce a constant tone. Different waveforms have different harmonics. To understand why certain waveforms have harmonics, we can attack the problem from the opposite end. 'Less talk, more action' needed to tackle lack of diversity in pro audio. Women's Audio Mission (WAM) executive Director Terri Winston has said that "less talk and more action" is needed to tackle a lack of diversity in the pro audio industry.
Speaking to Audio Media International for a feature on WAM in the January/February issue, Winston said that this would be her number one piece of advice for anyone looking to improve diversity in their organisations. "Hire more women and people of colour," added Winston. "If you have job openings available, reach out to WAM and we can try and place someone we think would be qualified for that position or post your job listing on WAM’s job board. "Reach out to local schools and universities to find potential candidates outside of your immediate network. Why anyone that says the recording industry is dead is wrong.
The industry is dead!
In Pursuit of Silence. How to be Heard - Julian Treasure. AES refocuses efforts on Diversity and Inclusion. The Audio Engineering Society introduced its first Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Committee via town hall forum at the recent AES Convention in New York.
Indy100. Alvin Lucier - I Am Sitting In A Room. BBC The Art of Japanese Life Episode 1: Nature. The History Of Levi’s Advertising In Three Minutes. The Public Domain Review. Kapow: Marvel adds sound to comics - The Verge. Marvel is hoping that sound will be as revolutionary for comics as it was for film.
The company just released an updated version of its subscription app, Marvel Unlimited, which includes access to a five-comic storyline carefully scored by Emmy-nominated composer David Ari Leon. It's dramatic. It's engaging. But is it really what people want from digital comics? Captain America: The Winter Soldier by Ed Brubaker, issues 8, 9, and 11 through 14, is the first sample of Marvel's "adaptive audio" feature, something it's been working on for over a year. Now the publisher is experimenting with dramatic music and sound effects.
This is the first enhanced media feature that seems to actually enhance the comic reading experience, at least for me. Is it really "just audio?" Matt North reacts to a recent controversial comment regarding TV and radio production, and ponders how sound work is perceived outside the industry.
Producer Matt North reacts to a recent controversial comment regarding TV and radio production in Scotland, and ponders how professional sound work is perceived outside the industry. Last month, you may have stumbled upon the online furore caused by an interview with journalist David Torrance, relating to the ongoing debate over the potential production of a BBC ‘Scottish Six’ news programme that would be edited and broadcast from Scotland to its audiences. When asked why a similar service to the one that is currently broadcast on radio cannot be delivered in parallel on TV, Torrance stated that it is because “radio is much easier to deliver because it’s just audio. You’re not dealing with pictures, you’re not dealing with camera equipment and so on.”
Pro-audio industry reacts to Apple dumping the headphone jack - PSNEurope. With Apple dropping the industry standard 3.5mm jack from the iPhone 7 in favour of the Lightning connector, does this mean the death of the headphone port?
‘Audio jack technology’ has been around for 138 years, as it originated in the switchboards of the 19th century. But Apple has replaced the port with headsets that plug into the device’s Lightning connector, which is also used for charging. Technology feature: Noise annoys! - PSNEurope. Dr Annie Jamieson (pictured, below) is a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science at the University of Leeds, whose research into hearing risk and its history focuses specifically on the live music industry.
She also conducts regular seminars on the subject, the latest of which was part of the educational programme at PLASA Focus Leeds. Do you feel that the level of awareness of potential for hearing damage is better in pro-audio now than, say, ten years ago? Going by my experience, and on reports from those working in the industry, awareness is improving. Certainly, in terms of press and social media coverage it seems to have increased in the last year or two following some highly-publicised concerns about MIHD (Music-Induced Hearing Damage) in young people through sustained headphone use.
Musician sues Royal Opera House over ruined hearing. Bat Detective. The 3.5mm jack is a rare example of technology that has stood the test of time, writes Chris Stokel-Walker. Image copyright iStock. Dugan questions use of ‘Dugan’ name by Behringer - PSNEurope. Dan Dugan, CEO of Dan Dugan Sound Design, Inc., and recognised as the inventor of the acclaimed ‘Automixer’ automatic microphone mixing system (pictured), has issued a statement to clarify his company’s position with regards to Behringer’s use of the ‘Dugan’ name.
“It has come to our attention that equipment manufacturer Behringer is using the Dugan name without permission,” said the statement, released on 1 May 2015, the day after Behringer parent Music Group announced it was to acquire TC Group (see Behringer’s Music Group to acquire TC Group). “We are always flattered when other manufacturers use expired Dan Dugan patents. Major names like Calrec, Lawo, SSL, and Studer have implemented ‘gain sharing’ algorithms that are variations on Dugan’s original work. Will Prentice: We need £40m to preserve our unique recorded collection, which, as these five clips show, represents an irreplaceable part of our national heritage. Sound recordings have long been an underappreciated part of our national heritage, probably because you can’t see them like a painting or a manuscript.
To appreciate their value and meaning you have to play them back and listen to them. All hail the boffins: Introducing Genius! by PSNEurope - PSNEurope. The brainy ones. The backroom boys. Introduction to the MIDI standard - Audiofanzine. Due in large part to this need, the MIDI standard was born in 1983, mainly thanks to the support of Oberheim, Sequential Circuits and Roland. Considering how fast technology changes in the computing world, the fact that MIDI is still relevant after 32 years is nothing short of remarkable. General definition MIDI stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface. This interface has both hardware and software components. In the next article we'll see the different types of messages that can be transmitted via MIDI. MIDI was, thus, conceived to allow for data exchange between electronic musical instruments, effects processors and computers, in order to, for example, control several instruments from a single keyboard, record the played notes in a sequencing software or, more recently, control virtual effects and instruments.
Kenny G plays at closing time in China. Audio Geek Zine. Bioacoustics journal. From Stereo to Mono and Back. The View from 2005: This is less of a problem now, because there aren’t very many mono radios out there any more, and comparatively few mono TVs. However, good studio craft requires that you at least CHECK to see if you’ve created any truly unacceptable sounds. And, unfortunately, this still happens all too often in live television broadcasts, particularly of sports events. Central Library. ELVIS AT SUN: An Overview of the Audio Restoration. With all the well known and some less well known problems of lost master tapes and poor digital mastering it is a relief to find that the result of the 'Elvis at SUN' project is much better and more uniform than really ought to be possible to achieve.
This is due to mostly lucky circumstances regarding what actually has been found in recent years, combined with some recent, unusually well calibrated tape transfers by Sony and perhaps most important of all, the huge manual restoration effort carried out by Kevan Budd. Sonic Wonderland - World's Longest Echo by sonicwonderland. "sono" - Noise cancelling on your window. Radio Horror in surround from the BBC. America’s best-selling cars and trucks are built on lies: The rise of fake engine noise. ( ( ( foundsoundscape ) ) ) : created & curated by Janek Schaefer. Roger Ebert - Remaking my voice. 7 Ways Noise Affects Your Health. We are surrounded by sound. Audio Engineering Society Lectures - Video archive. National Jukebox LOC.gov. Renkus-Heinz Helps Conquer Audio Challenges In Canadian Museum For Human Rights. Treasures of the Dead Media Museum.
Orn History. High Fidelity streaming. Check out the '5 Things' video. Brilliant. BBC Arts - BBC Arts - Not just a sci-fi gimmick: The serious side of the theremin. Loudest shout ever. The first ever sound map of the London Underground - with every tube sound reimagined and remixed to create a new sound world beneath the streets of London. School of Computing, Science & Engineering. The strange case of the Bristol hum. Creative Sound System Made From 5000 Recycled Beer Cans.
Virtual Reality Sound in The Turning Forest - BBC R&D. Institute of Spatial Sound, 4DSOUND, opens in Budapest. Experimental surround sound setup for Arizona church. Manchester Library Sound Archive free to browse. Panels from Mix Magazine Immersive Sound Conference. Sound: Now and Next - BBC R&D. What Does Sound Look Like? Amazing Water & Sound Experiment #2. Patrick Feaster discusses "Pictures of Sound"
Watch sound waves extinguish a fire. Stories behind recognisable sounds. How to Stereoize Mono Sounds: A Trick for Creating Acoustically Sound Clips. British Libraries 'Save our sounds' campaign. Indiana Punch Sounds Tutorial — The Sound Keeper. How engineers create artificial sounds to fool us. Barton Fink: Atmospheric Sounds of the Creative Mind – Offscreen. Pro Sound Effects intros sounds of Chicago library - Randi Altman's postPerspective.
The 7 best, most satisfying monster sounds of all time. Mix ambient sounds together to wash away distraction and help you focus or relax. EdiCue software honoured with Engineering Emmy. Scientists Have Recorded Sound At The Bottom Of The Mariana Trench - And It's Completely Terrifying. Tchad Blake - Binaural Excitment. Jungle Studios makes binaural investment. Doctor Who: a case study in binaural audio - PSNEurope. Report: Exploring 'Soundscapes' at the National Gallery. VR Audio: Virtual and spacial soundscapes - Randi Altman's postPerspective.