[LAU] Pro Audio? OT rant.

Thomas Vecchione seablaede at gmail.com
Mon Dec 24 15:05:49 UTC 2012

On Mon, Dec 24, 2012 at 9:48 AM, Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com>wrote:
> although i'm skeptical, i'm willing to leave a tiny amount of doubt in the
> air. i think the evidence is clear that we cannot hear these frequencies.
> there is some slightly woo-ish stuff about how they might still interact
> with us physically and contribute something to the experience of being "in
> the presence of" the live instrument(s). i suspect its totally bogus, but i
> also don't think that the science has been done to clearly establish that
> it is, and that 22kHz is a hard limit for human experience, not just human
> hearing.
There is a guy by the name of John Huntington who has done some research on
this on the lower end of the scale, testing specific theories regarding
paranormal experience and infrasonic frequencies.  Nothing formal really,
just some basic surveys at the end of the experience regarding the use of
19Hz frequencies and how people 'felt' but the end result IIRC was that it
made absolutely no difference.

The only real experience I contribute to ultrasonic frequencies making a
difference in our hearing and experience of a live concert is really when
it comes to intermodulation of those frequencies creating audible

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