Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Those damn Vuvuzelas

from New Scientist
 
What makes the sound of vuvuzelas so annoying?
 

Love 'em or loathe 'em, the blaring plastic trumpets have become the hallmark of matches at the 2010 World Cup. We asked Trevor Cox, president of the UK Institute of Acoustics and an acoustic engineer at the University of Salford, UK, to explain their appeal – or otherwise

 
article @ http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19041-what-makes-the-sound-of-vuvuzelas-so-annoying.html
 
 
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If you hate the sound, you can download a bit of software that filters out those annoying blares:
http://isophonics.net/content/whats-all-about-vuvuzela
 
 
But if you LOVE them, may I suggest the Vuvuzela Orchestra.
http://vimeo.com/3854584
 
 
 


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