Archive for the 'Acoustics' Category

06
Nov
08

Violin Subharmonics

Mari Kimura is a New York composer and virtuoso violinist whose music includes haunting low notes on the violin called  “subharmonics.”  …Problem is, these sounds aren’t supposed to be possible.
The tones she playes are in the register of a cello, and usually cannot be made from a violin.  Even she is stumped about how it works.  “I don’t really know what it is I do,” she said, because she learned it by “trial and error.”

I don’t know about impossible, but violin subharmonics are certainly gorgeous.

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09
Oct
07

The Science of Audio Based Brainwave Entrainment

Info on how to implement binaural beating (changing brainwave states) into audio.

10
Sep
07

RELATIONSHIPS OF THE SI DERIVED UNITS

This diagram is about as big-picture as you can get. It shows how measurements of mostly everything are completely interdependent. Not even necessarily relevant to a sound art resources list, but hard to turn away from…

10
Sep
07

Hyperphysics

Almost too big in scope for this humble resources list, Georgia State’s Hyperphysics will answer most questions you could imagine about How Stuff Works.

10
Sep
07

The Recording Studio Design Forum

This forum is an invaluable resource for acoustic treatment issues. Folks will answer your questions, if you are nice and read the FAQ first.

10
Sep
07

Studiotips.com

Studiotips has resources to help you deal with acoustic treatment issues.

10
Sep
07

The basics of digital audio

An introductory guide from Thomas Hammer.