[LAD] Fwd: NYT Science: Sound, the Way the Brain Prefers to Hear It

Fons Adriaensen fons at linuxaudio.org
Sat Sep 10 20:57:24 UTC 2011

On Sat, Sep 10, 2011 at 01:33:19PM -0700, Niels Mayer wrote:
> http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/06/science/06sound.html?_r=1&pagewanted=print
> --> Dr. Chris Kyriakakis’s audio lab at the University of Southern California
> --> http://www.audyssey.com/audio-technology/multeq
> --> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audyssey_Laboratories

The usual hype and misinformation designed to impress those
who don't even understand the basics.

Just one example: yes correcting LF room response requires
very long FIR filters with 'tens of thousands of control
points'. But they are 99% redundant, so this is misleading
to put it mildly. If you want to correct response below say
100 Hz, you can resample to 1/100 or so of the original rate
and reduce filter length by a factor of 100.

Creating a Wikipedia page to advertise a business is really
in bad taste and illustrative of the mindset of those who do
it - completely ignoring and showing a complete lack of respect
for the fundamental choices made by the creators of Wikipedia.


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