Mix Master, Cut Faster – Risset Accelerando

I’ve posted before about Shepard tones and other audio illusions, but here is another one to wrap your head around. Jean-Claude Risset, who created the Shepard-Risset Glissando (a continuous version of the Shepard tones) also produced the rhythmical equivalent – a beat that appears to get faster and faster (and faster and faster). By layering

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Teaching Your Computer What ‘Warmer’ Sounds Like

Sound Engineers and musicians will rejoice with the release of the SAFE project, or Semantic Audio Feature Extraction. The vague descriptions often used to get a particular sound in a mix, are being crowdsourced and applied to the set of VST plugins available for download from the SAFE project website. Users can download the plugin

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