Please Speak Into the Plant – The Visual Microphone from MIT

An astonishing piece of research from the folks at MIT CSAIL was announced for SIGGRAPH 2014. The paper from Davis et al (Abe Davis and Michael Rubinstein and Neal Wadhwa and Gautham Mysore and Fredo Durand and William T. Freeman), entitled The Visual Microphone – Passive Recovery of Sound From Video, shows how they were

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The Loudness War – Now with Data and Charts!

I’ve mentioned The Loudness War before – squashing the dynamic range of a track to try and boost the loudness to make it stand out – but MusicMachinery.com has a great post with an in-depth explanation and the data to back it up. Paul Lamere of The EchoNest analyzed over 15,000 tracks to measure their loudness (and shows

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