The Bristol Hum

For decades people in Bristol have reported hearing a persistent low frequency hum, it made headlines in the 70′s with one newspaper asking “Have you heard the Hum?” Almost 800 people said they had. Various sources have been blamed but now Dr David Baguley, Head of Audiology at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge says over-sensitive hearing may be to blame.Read more about the hum on the BBC...

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Is this how sound should be used?

Is this how sound should be used?

This is the sound of a Mosquito Ultrasonic Teen Deterrent designed to be played in areas teenagers are gathering and causing a nuisance. It’s pitched at 17Khz which won’t be heard by most adults but can be heard by teenagers and children. If you couldn’t hear that, you might be able to hear this version at a slightly lower 15Khz it will give you an idea of how annoying it would be to remain in an area where this noise was...

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Sound Devices price rises

Currency variations as they are (and may be other factors too) have resulted in a 20% price rise for Sound Devices products as of 1st February. Some dealers may still have stock at the previous prices if you are lucky, but be quick! UK stockists of Sound Devices products include:Soundkit (Cardiff)The Southern Kit Company (Chandlers...

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Sound Graffiti!

Sound Graffiti!

I very much enjoyed seeing this on a wall in Oxford. Although the owner of the wall may not agree. I have just in fact bought some replacement headphones. Boringly went with the same as before. Sennheiser HD25 s. They claim to have new improved connectors so I’ll give them another chance. The others I have fail constantly after a while. The new ones also come with a cute little carry case, which of course they will never be in because...

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Sound Equipment show in Bristol

New equipment showcase1 May 2008 – 12.30pm – 6.30pm, Arnolfini, BristolPinknoise-Systems Ltd, an equipment hire and sales company, are holding a trade/equipment show at Arnolfini in Bristol to showcase new technology for location sound recording including new hard disc recorders and radio mics. Pinknoise-Systems deal mainly with location sound for film and TV kit, and also some video equipment and location lighting. There will be...

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