Audio Illusions

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Shepard's Function

petey_carnum, Tuesday, 12 June 2007 04:32 (fifteen years ago) link

Fletcher-Munson Curve

petey_carnum, Tuesday, 12 June 2007 04:33 (fifteen years ago) link

Glissando Illusion

petey_carnum, Tuesday, 12 June 2007 04:34 (fifteen years ago) link


petey_carnum, Tuesday, 12 June 2007 04:34 (fifteen years ago) link

Not really an illusion... but completely insane and expands the field of possible posts.

Feraliminal Lycanthropizer

petey_carnum, Tuesday, 12 June 2007 04:37 (fifteen years ago) link

I wish the Feraliminal Lycanthropizer were real.

Curt1s Stephens, Tuesday, 12 June 2007 14:28 (fifteen years ago) link

amazed Stereolab never called a track "Shepard Function"
i really want this CD of auditory illusions

zappi, Wednesday, 13 June 2007 12:27 (fifteen years ago) link

I dunno about all this but when applying stereo fx I typically find that there's a certain specific way that things sound better, usually in order from high on the left down to low on the right, which I tend to blame on the way most western languages are read on a page (or a screen)

TOMBOT, Wednesday, 13 June 2007 15:45 (fifteen years ago) link

That's interesting. I don't know if stereo audio corresponds to hemispheric sides of the brain.

I used to play in a band with a guy who was slightly more deaf in one ear and whenever I listened to his stereo mixes the levels were fucked up if he was playing with separate channels.

I'm glad this thread got some responses without me having to bait it with a title like "T/S Marshall amps vs Behringer amps" or "C/D Guitar Center".

petey_carnum, Wednesday, 13 June 2007 17:44 (fifteen years ago) link

EVP and Pareidolia

petey_carnum, Wednesday, 13 June 2007 17:50 (fifteen years ago) link

Ha, weird, I am backwards, headphones-wise -- if the mix is going to be unbalanced at all, I usually prefer to have trebly stuff on the right, and smoother, lower tones on the left.

nabisco, Wednesday, 13 June 2007 18:03 (fifteen years ago) link

Well, that's basically the classic "audience perspective vs. player perspective" mixing debate, altough that usually has to do with drum kits.

But pianos, xylophones, marimbas, etc., have the bass on the left and treble on the right. I think mixing that way, from the player's perspective, may be more common generally, even though it seems counterintuitive, but that's just been my observation. I think people used to musical instruments tend to be accustomed to going low to high from left to right.

St3ve Go1db3rg, Wednesday, 13 June 2007 22:43 (fifteen years ago) link

I goes back to the classical orchestra instrument fan, violins, violas, cellos, basses, presumably this goes back further (although interestingly strings almost always go the other way). Whether whether western humans preferred this and set their orchestras like this or our minds have been set by the orchestras, we will probably never know.

Ed, Thursday, 14 June 2007 08:27 (fifteen years ago) link

I was a wind player so I've only ever been oblique to pianos/marimbas/drums or facing them, I mix as an audience member, not a dude who is used to playing on stereo things

I should also mention when setting up a stereo delay I seem to find myself preferring that the shorter delay be on the left channel

TOMBOT, Thursday, 14 June 2007 19:11 (fifteen years ago) link

thirteen years pass...

Blows my mind...

— The Prison Lawyer (@ThePrisonLawyer) January 8, 2021

Karl Malone, Sunday, 10 January 2021 07:59 (one year ago) link

yeah that one is sick

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 10 January 2021 17:06 (one year ago) link

“It is sad that the most widely known experiment (in which six younger subjects turned their newfound fearless attentions toward death, and purportedly unleashed their physical strength and determination upon each other in a congress of erotic strangulation [2]) has cast a dark cloud over the otherwise useful tool, erroneously compelling otherwise intelligent persons -- from both scientific and artistic circles -- to avoid the machine altogether.”

brimstead, Sunday, 10 January 2021 18:27 (one year ago) link

it was sad, they were feraliminally lycanthropized

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 10 January 2021 18:41 (one year ago) link

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