Our own Hank Shocklee has a conversation with our friends and great speaker manufacturers, SVS on sound, putting together an SVS system featuring the Ultra Bookshelf speakers, how globalization has impacted music and the future frequency.
It’s that time of year when the best of new consumer tech starts being teased, previewed and released in anticipation of the biggest shopping season of the year and the biggest display of future and emerging technology, The International Consumer Electronics Show taking place in January 6-9, 2015 in Las Vegas.
Before the iPod helped revolutionize digital music, the boombox helped revolutionize portable music culture and now, a group of filmmakers are on a mission to find out who the Boombox creators are. A ‘a docu-man hunt’ to find the original designers and crafters of the iconic, portable radio/cassette player that helped spread hip hop and New York street culture to the worldwide masses.
Did you know that audio frequencies can be used to put out fires? Watch this…
Performers on DARPA’s Instant Fire Suppression program evaluated an acoustic approach to suppressing flames. In this video, a flame is extinguished by an acoustic field generated by speakers on either side of the pool of fuel. Two dynamics are at play in this approach.
First, the acoustic field increases the air velocity. As the velocity goes up, the flame boundary layer, where combustion occurs, thins, making it easier to disrupt the flame. Second, by disturbing the pool surface, the acoustic field leads to higher fuel vaporization, which widens the flame, but also drops the overall flame temperature. As the same amount of heat is spread over a larger area, combustion is disrupted.
Paper speakers with special inks that conduct electricity and vibrate when an electric current passes through them will soon be the new way of playing music and will surely open up new avenues for multimedia and advertising.
Check out this interview with Funktion One’s Tony Andrews dropping serious knowledge on the philosophies and sciences that go into making a music venue sound proper. This video should be mandatory watching for all the venue owners and DJ’s out there!