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Acoustics

Although the basis of acoustics was formed in 6th century BC, when Greek philosopher Pythagoras experimented with strings of different lengths and determined the ratios in which the sound produced was more pleasant than the others. However, the modern study of acoustics started with Galileo Galilei when the correlation between pitch and frequency of sound […]

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New Blog to follow: A Sound Explorer, a journal on worldwide sound exploration

Field Recording

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How to upgrade a Handheld Recorder for Sound Quality? (Zoom or other)

How to upgrade a Handheld Recorder for Sound Quality? (Zoom or other)

Intro Here is an overview on how I managed to get better sounding results with a handheld recorder (zoom or others): I started using handheld recorders in 2004 even though I have been recording sounds since 1993. At that time I discovered how easy, fast, and convenient were these little things but I also witnessed their downsides. Over the […]

Ambisonics

Ambisonics

Full-sphere immersion Ambisonics is the technique of sound transmission (capture and reproduction) in full sphere surround. In other words, it is meant to be a technique for reproducing a faithful three-dimensional sound image. It supports the horizontal plane (as in traditional surround techniques) but also the vertical planes (above and below). It was invented in the 70s […]

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KISS : Love First

February is the official month of KISS! Always “Love First”

Kiss Sound Effect

Spread the love…

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New Ice Sound Effects Library : Thin Ice

Thin Ice SfxThin Ice is an assortment of special ice sounds.
Included, are cracking thin crust on lakes, debris of small ice chunks, squeak of crackles and fissures, impacts and icy crushes…
They are delivered unprocessed and ready to be incorporated or used for sound designing.
You can layered them, pitch them, deform them in any way.

 

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Virtual Reality (VR)

Sensory Immersion “Virtual reality” (or immersive multimedia or computer simulated reality) typically refers to computer technology that simulates the physical presence. A user in an environment artificially generated by software, an environment with which the user can interact. Virtual reality artificially reproduces a sensory experience. It may include sight, touch, hearing and smell (visual, sound or haptic). […]

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New Ambisonics Sound Library : GHOSTS

Ghosts Sound Library
A collection of designed sound elements and atmosphere in full sphere surround

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Comparison: 5 Stereo Microphone Techniques (with Audio Samples)

Comparison: 5 Stereo Microphone Techniques (with Audio Samples)

Today, I decided to do something useful! 😉   I did a comparison of 5 common stereo microphone placement techniques.   For this purpose I recorded city street ambience (semi-distant) in the city of Montreal. I was situated in a open-spaced park, kind of up-hill, at a distance of about 70m from the nearest road.   I […]

HRTF

HRTF stands for “Head-Related Transfer Function“. HRTF is characterized by a mathematical transfer function of the changes made to sound waves through the body of a listener, mainly the head, the flag of ear and the ear canal, which allow the human being to identify the origin of a sound in both azimuth (horizontal) in the […]

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