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The Future of Sound
Posted 13 October 2011 - 09:36 PM
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:29 PM
Posted 18 February 2013 - 05:21 AM
Music will be crazy when we can hear up to dog levels. How about if we could hear below 20Hz? What if we could perceive a sound at 4Hz? Four cycles per second? It could be integrated with the rhythm somehow.
How about when our minds are running on a much faster computational substrate? We might listen to songs that last a tenth of a microsecond. Or songs with microsecond intricacy that last for an hour.
Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:07 PM
Sound for human hearing is pretty much mastered. We have a range from 20hz-20,000hz which most microphones pick up and most speakers deliver (even crappy $20 speakers). Engineers worked thousands of hours to create CD quality but people who have records would still rather listen to those than a digitally encoded version of the same song. We've had surround sound for years but it's pretty much a novelty until we can get surround vision (so if we hear something creaking behind us, we can turn around and see something, not a wall or someone sitting behind us).
The new sound concept sounds a bit backward, if not medically or drug-inducing. It sounds like reverse form of a medical condition called synesthesia, or in this case, chromesthesia. It may be a psychedelically good time but for everyday function it's not very useful.
Being able to hear like a dog could be useful but other than eavesdropping or looking for someone, what would be the benefit?
Posted 11 March 2013 - 03:55 PM
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