Monthly Archives: April 2011

A Turing test for the meaninglessness of parameter mapping in digital art.

They’re at-it again! Those krazy kids with coding skills attached to their right brains. This time, they’re mapping barcodes to pitches. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/?v=fyLj9xQiG7s] Nice app. Well designed. Simple. Intuitive. I bought it. Tried it on 6 barcodes. Didn’t work. Dont know why. … Continue reading

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On Volume(2)

In the previous post, I described how the use of fading volume could break the suspension of disbelief of a spatial audio image, because it is physically unrealistic. Now I am going invert the argument. Space is implicit in perceived … Continue reading

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On Volume (1)

Is there any such thing as reducing the volume? Its not a trick question. If there’s a truck across the road, I can’t reduce its volume. When the truck drives away, its volume will fade with distance. If I close … Continue reading

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Obscureness

Its extraordinarily frustrating to work in spatial audio composition because so few people can consume the work. I find it increasingly difficult to remain inspired by new ideas since I know that only a handful of people might get to … Continue reading

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Spatial encoding modes.

In sound, and especially in Electroacoustic sound, spatial information can originate from different modes. The images below attempt to illustrate some of these modes. The observation that I would like to make is that these modes can and will co-exist … Continue reading

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