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What is the name of this psychological effect?

What's the name of the following effect, so that I can find out more about it: If we cut a song into small chunks (~50ms) and invert each one, our brain is still able to recognize the song instead of ...
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Question about the Haas Effect

I'm reading an interesting article about incorporating the 'Haas Effect' during the mixing stage of a song but I can't understand the following extract: “The Haas trick adds to the standard panning ...
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Which acoustic spectogram shows higher quality of audio file?

I have three acoustic spectograms of different copies of the same song: MP3; 320 kbps; 9.20 MB M4A (AAC); 256 kbps; 7.46 MB; Converted from 1. audio file via iTunes M4A (AAC); 225 kbps; 6.87 MB ...
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Psytrance: Ballon Scratch Sound in Serum

How to make this sound, which sounds like you are scratching on a ballon: E.g. Would be great if s.b. could show me a short video/ ...
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When a timbre actually “change” on playback? [closed]

For definition, the timbre (i.e. the sound we perceive within our mind) is the spectrum on the signal (and its playing envelope over the time). Thus, a bunch of partials (harmonics and overtones) ...
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Azimuth, spatialisation, psychoacoustics and whatnots?

Does anybody have some resources regarding psychoacoustics and things such as spatialisation, preferably height (above, below) and how frequencies act when they are coming behind you. I know that ...
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How to avoid self boring when programming patches

I'm totally new in sound generation. I fdeel that when programming a patch to look for something 'magic' the sounds just became boring to ourself and we possibly miss the real point not just because ...
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Is there a minimum repeating length of noise that we stop perceiving as repetitive?

When I hear white/pink noise looped I can tell that it's being looped, and pick out parts of it even if it's repeating every few seconds. I was wondering if there's a length of noise that we won't ...
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How is Audio Compression possible (file size)

I understand that compression works by exploiting certain psycho-acoustical characteristics of our auditory perception, but I'm still confused. I mean ultimately, the waveform must be recorded ...
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How wide are critical bands?

I hope this is the most appropriate SE site to ask a question about psychoacoustics. I don't quite understand critical bands. As far as I know, if two pure tones which frequencies are inside the ...
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Psychoacoustics

Hi All, I'm working on a new play that really pushes the audience's comfort level. . . I was wondering if anyone can share psychoacoustic techniques they've found to elicit certain subtle ...
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A hypothetical stereo mixing question

You are walking down a street with a few tall buildings either side, you hear a helicopter approaching. Which direction in the sky do you look? Even though I can quickly figure out where the sounds ...
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Panning of frequencies under 700 hz

The distance between the human ears is half a wavelength of a sound having a frequency of 700Hz. At frequencies appreciably below this, the head offers no obstacle to sound waves, and so the amplitude ...
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Anyone know about 'Soundscapes for interiors and architecture' ???

I have this itching idea to research field of application of sound arts composed specifically for particular space - interior or can be called indoor dimensions, but can't find any studies that have ...
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To accept or not to accept…

Hi everybody I was selected by the Portuguese ministry of culture for a scholarship, to get an internship in a foreign country and the offer i got was for a research project at Pompeu Fabra ...