The Sonic Society

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How Well Can You Hear Quality?

| June 3, 2015

NPR asks the question “Can you hear quality audio?” with this interesting series of music segments that included compressed and uncompressed elements of songs, Jacob Ganz challenges you to pick the WAV. Go ahead, and take the test! We’re not afraid to say that we failed, but then again, none of these clips are audio […]

Audio Actors Selected by Voice Frequencies

| March 30, 2015

After decades of slow incremental changes, we’re under a blossoming of innovations thanks to the addition of incredible new technology that seems to pop up everywhere. Case in point is the new algorithms that are being used to decide who makes for a good listening voice on the air. Computers apparently are there to tell […]

Transforming the AB to AD

| March 18, 2015

Robert Montenegro muses in the BigThink Blog that maybe Audio Books are really the next step to bringing back Audio Drama. He notes that from a piece in NPR, that something big is coming down the pipeline with the audioverse. While this may not be such big news for the Society, we’re all excited that […]

Can Podcasting Crest the Hill?

| March 11, 2015

In an interesting article in Midroll, Paul Riismandel argues that a recent critical article from Variety entitled “Why Serial Won’t Do Much for Podcasting or Hollywood” just doesn’t get it. The Variety¬†article suggests exactly what it promises in the title- in that the explosively popular Serial from NPR won’t make any inroads into adapting its […]