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The Audiovisual bounce-inducing effect (Bounce, bounce, bounce... Part II)

Last week we talked about bouncing sounds. Its very much a physical phenomenon, but a lot has been made of a perceptual effect sometimes referred to as the ‘Audiovisual bounce-inducing effect.’ The idea is that if someone is presented with two identical objects moving on a screen in opposing direction and crossing paths, they appear to do just that- cross paths. 604 more words

Auditory Science

The Acoustical Society of America. F$)& Yeah

First things first, you may remember me mentioning the Clifton Effect in my last blog post. Well unfortunately there was a reason it took nearly a month for me to come across it, because it isn’t really anything. 303 more words

Audio Programming

Who steals a library book? or three?

So this week I encountered a new problem, a problem that I don’t suspect many of my course mates have encountered. Stolen library books…. Who does that?!? 306 more words

Audio Programming

Need to find £6000

The Neumann KU100 microphone. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to test my ‘fake’ stereo recording against the real thing? Although my tests are based more around general stereo recordings rather than specific binaural recordings, after doing a little research I found this microphone and got a little carried away thinking about the possibilities. 378 more words

Audio Programming

Begin the testing!

So this morning I stumbled across an article from Keyboard magazine. A slightly older article from 200, it described a way of creating the haas effect on a mono recording using software plug ins. 181 more words

Audio Programming

Start at the beginning.

“One of the most puzzling questions must be how it is that sounds can be localised…”
– Hans Wallach in his PHD Thesis in 1949.
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Audio Programming

We have lift off!

So after over a week of sifting through articles, books, magazines, papers and archives, something has excited my mind! As my last post suggested, I wanted to look into a principal that would benefit me as a sound designer and help me understand the processes or techniques that success stories such as Gary Rydstrom or Ben Burtt have utilised. 240 more words

Audio Programming