Taking care of your hearing is perhaps the single most important habit you can develop as a musician—here are five practices that can help you with that endeavor.
Let’s explore what harmonics and overtones are, how they constitute the very fabric of music, and how you can apply an understanding of them to your tracks.
Explore the Shepard tone, a popular and clever auditory illusion that tricks your brain into thinking a sound is always rising or falling in pitch.
Let’s take a look at the anatomical and acoustical reasons behind why most people don’t like the sound of their own voice.
Learn how dithering can help enhance the sound of your digital audio, despite the fact that it adds noise to the waveform.
Let’s examine ways in which animals have used sound to their advantage, as well as their potential to connect with traditional music created by humans.
Learn about why the claims around 432 Hz being a superior tuning standard are unsound at best, and how to create tracks using your own tuning of choice.
Let’s discuss what binaural beats are, how to create them, and whether they’re a legitimate phenomenon or merely an auditory illusion.
Learn how noise-cancelling headphones block out everything from the hum of an AC unit to the roar of jet engines.
The mp3 may be one of the most recognizable file types in music, but is it still as important today as it once was?
From MP3s to phone calls, a lot of the technology you use every day was developed with psychoacoustics in mind – let’s explore the science of what we hear.
Let’s explore the various stereo and multi-channel spatial audio techniques used by audio professionals to trick our brains into “locating” sounds.