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Yanny Laurel

2018-06-29 15:42:34.255408+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

The recent spate of Justice Kennedy's kid loaned a billion bucks to Donald Trump, and "civility" articles, mean that I've hit my limit of NYT articles for the month, and I'm too lazy to clear cookies or subscribe, but...

Remember that "Yanny"/"Laurel" thing that was floating around? Shadow reminded me that the NYT had a slider where you could filter between one and the other:

https://www.nytimes.com/intera...io-clip-yanny-laurel-debate.html

and noted "All I have to say is, holy crap."

For a side project, I hack on SquareDesk (.net). We needed a couple of timer and alarm sounds, so for one of them I recorded my doorbell chime. Mike, my collaborator, wasn't happy with that, so he went into Audacity and created a tone and shaped it with an envelope for a chime.

But it sounded a little too clean and computery for me, so I went in and added some over-tones and changed their envelopes and...

That rabbit hole goes deep, but as I played with trying to get something that sounded even better, I started putting in some white noise and running it through an equalizer to get that end hiss of a good gong, and...

Yeah, the human audio perception thing is weird and very very cool.

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