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Expressing yourself through auditory arts

Be aware that sound is being perceived based on people’s unique personal, cultural, and aesthetic biases.

The power of audio is that it has the ability to connect with people on an emotional level.

In essence, all you are really trying to do when you’re trying to express yourself through audio is to get the audience to experience a particular feeling.

To succeed, you need to be aware that sound is being perceived based on people’s unique personal, cultural, and aesthetic biases.

Perceptual research gives you insights on whether or not you’re are being perceived correctly.

When they’re trying to create an immersive audio experience, most people won’t get it right the first time, or the second time, or the third, up until the 10th time. And so you keep designing and testing again and again. Only after recreating and remixing the experience many many times does it really work.

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Let it Beeb

Did you know that this is the sound of Canon AE-1? So anytime you take a photo on your iPhone, you actually hear the sound of a Canon AE-1. Ever since I know this I think about Canon every time I hear somebody taking a picture with an iPhone. The AE-1 was manufactured by Canon in Japan from April 1976 to 1984. It was the first in what became a complete overhaul of Canon’s line of SLRs.

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3D Audio

3D audio is the digital recreation of sound we hear everyday in the real world. It’s always around us and it can come from any direction. This is what we call spatial sound. It combines the interactions between acoustic sound waves, the space and interactions with our head and ears. Most immersive audio concepts have existed for decades. But the interest in immersive audio has increased enormously in recent years…

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More Creators, Do We Need Them?

Software is a great combination between artistry and engineering. – Bill Gates. The term engineering is derived from the Latin ingenium, meaning “cleverness” and “to contrive, devise”. To plan, or invent by careful thought. This inspired me. These days a lot of people call themselves a creator. To “create” means to put something into existence.

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