Tagged: sound

80s Chicago New Wave scene

This news segment (uploaded by Bill Hammons) appeared on channel 7 back in 1985. It shows footage of the Liedernacht (aka City Club) and the fabulous Asylum. Chicago was home to a number of...

Download a 30-module virtual synthesizer

VCV Rack is a powerful new piece of open-source software that gives you control of over 30 modules. Launched at Illinois’ Knobcon 2017 tech convention over the weekend, VCV Rack boasts modules from the...

Listen to over 99 hours of ambient noise from sci-fi films

A YouTube user by the name of Cheesy Nirvosa had the genius idea of sampling, stretching and looping noise from films like Star Wars, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Blade Runner.  He has morphed these tiny moments into...

Pink noise for sleep

Q: I’ve heard that “pink noise” is more effective than white noise for sleep. Is that true? A: They both may help, but it’s not clear whether one type is more effective than the...

Seeing the invisible

This is what the world would look like if you could see invisible air currents, temperature gradients, and differences in pressure or composition of the air. Schlieren imaging is a method to visualize density...

Press your ashes into a working vinyl

Pressing the ashes of the dead onto records: odd novelty or tender remembrance? When it first made headlines in 2010, Jason Leach’s UK-based company Andvinyly – which presses the ashes of the deceased into...

Frozen Arctic Ocean white noise

10 hours video of Arctic ambience with frozen ocean, ice cracking, snow falling, icebreaker idling and distant howling wind sound. Natural white noise sounds generated by the wind and snow falling, combined with deep...

History of electroacoustic music

Caio Barros from Brazil started uploading the 476 tracks collection in 2009. He was then an undergraduate student of a composition class at the university’s studio for electroacoustic music. His professor made this collection from his particular library, picking...