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

Jörn Nettingsmeier nettings at folkwang-hochschule.de
Sun Sep 11 08:58:36 UTC 2011

On 09/10/2011 10:57 PM, Fons Adriaensen wrote:
> 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.
> 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.

aw, come on fons, don't be so harsh. this guy invented the loudness 
button, that sure warrants some encyclopedic fame:

"A video of the Eagles singing “Hotel California” sounded nice to a 
visitor until Audyssey’s hardware director, Andrew Turner, pointed out 
that there was no bass when the volume was low. He flicked a switch and 
the bass returned, enriching the music with startling effect."

in case anyone's wondering what the blabber on their website is all 
about, here is a bullshit-free tool that does exactly the same (although 
not fully automatically) and the author even explains to you how it all 
works: http://drc-fir.sf.net

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