Discussing Sound Quality & Future Frequencies With SVS

shockwebpic_svsshockleeinterviewOur 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.

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Our Top 10 Cool New Tech Picks: A CES Preview & Shopping Guide

shockwebpic_thedashIt’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.

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Sonic Water: Studies Of Visible Sound & Vibrations

shockleewebpic_sonicwaterSonic Water is an interactive installation by Sven Meyer [Elfenmaschine & kymat.de] and Kim Pörksen [Piece of Cake] that creates an interactive environment for visualizing sound and vibrations that reminds us that sound is truly physical.

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Boombox Creators Documentary: The Ghetto Blaster Gets Its Due

shockleewebpic_boomboxcreatorspreviewBefore 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.

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Microtonal Wall: Tristan Perich

Take a look at this sound art installation by Tristan Perich consisting of 1,500 speakers each playing a single microtonal frequency, collectively spanning 4 octaves.

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Pure Filth Sound: Crucial Beats & Bass Mix + New Album Announcement

A familiar face around the LA bass scene, Sam XL has been pushing electronic dance music in all forms throughout Southern California, always underground, always independent and always cutting edge beats.

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Putting Out Flames With Sound

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.

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New German Technology Turns Ink Into Sound

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.

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Funktion One’s Tony Andrews Tells Us What A Proper Sound System Is All About

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!

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Seeing Sound: A New Acousto-Optic Scanning Technique Could Mean Better Speaker Technology

This new measurement technique developed by the UK based National Physical Laboratory [NPL] has big potential in the development of audio acoustics and product design. In other words, even better, more accurate sound systems coming soon near you.

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