The dominance of vinyl records is long past, but there was a time when the shiny black discs held everyone's favorite tunes. It took a lot of trial and error before music could be stored on the opaque medium and people could spin their hits.
Even when you use your cool stereo or your gigantic HDTV, does the sound ever come across a bit, well, flat? How do we put the "real" in sound? Enter 3D audio.
Interior architecture students in Estonia used three giant wooden megaphones to create a surround sound effect in the woods. Continue reading →
Hear the high-tech reverberations of instruments, beatboxing, random whoops and yelps, gunshots and even your own sounds. Continue reading →
If you've ever been amazed at the thought of a human voice shattering glass (and, really, why wouldn't you be?), here's your chance to see how it's done.
A rainforest soundscaper's free smartphone application invites citizens worldwide to record snippets of local sound on Earth Day. Continue reading →
Salt, ships and dead zones confuse sounds of MH370's black box.
Surveillance agencies could use the technology for one-way communication. Continue reading →
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