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Revealed: Sound of the ‘sonic attack’ on Americans in Cuba – New York Post

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

WASHINGTON — It sounds sort of like a mass of crickets. But not quite. A high-pitched whine, but from what? It seems to undulate, even writhe. Listen closely: Some hear multiple, distinct tones colliding in a nails-on-a-chalkboard effect. The Associated Press has obtained a recording of what some US Embassy workers heard in Havana, part of the series of unnerving incidents later deemed to be deliberate attacks. The recording, released…

Revealed: Sound of the ‘sonic attack’ on Americans in Cuba – New York Post

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

WASHINGTON — It sounds sort of like a mass of crickets. But not quite. A high-pitched whine, but from what? It seems to undulate, even writhe. Listen closely: Some hear multiple, distinct tones colliding in a nails-on-a-chalkboard effect. The Associated Press has obtained a recording of what some US Embassy workers heard in Havana, part of the series of unnerving incidents later deemed to be deliberate attacks. The recording, released…

Listen to What Americans Heard in Mysterious Cuba Sound ‘Incidents’ – NBCNews.com

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

WASHINGTON — It sounds sort of like a mass of crickets. A high-pitched whine, but from what? It seems to undulate, even writhe. Listen closely: There are multiple, distinct tones that sound to some like they’re colliding in a nails-on-the-chalkboard effect. The Associated Press has obtained a recording of what some U.S. Embassy workers heard in Havana in a series of unnerving incidents later deemed to be deliberate attacks. The…

At State of Music in Media Conference, Demystifying the Role of Music Supervisor – Variety

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

The job of a music supervisor is largely misunderstood, according to panelists at the Guild of Music Supervisors State of Music in Media Conference, who said their role is as much about detective and curatorial work as it is about sound-tracking. “I love creating something new with audio and picture, but it’s a lot more than that,” said Maggie Phillips, who handles song chores for the FX series “Fargo.”  Speaking…

The music I test headphones with – The Verge

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

As The Verge’s resident headphones obsessive, I hear a few questions quite often: what are the best Bluetooth headphones, where can I find those $1,000 cans for less than $100, and what music do you use for testing in your reviews? The first question will be answered in an upcoming This is my next feature, the second is daft, and the third forms the subject of this article. The obvious…

Cooking up a new world in the Music Action Lab – Berkeleyside

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

The Music Action Lab 2.0 premieres new music Saturday at Ashkenaz. Featuring (l to r) Sevana Tchakerian, Ernesto “Matute” Lopez, Kauzeni Lyamba, James Brandon Lewis, Erika Oba, Avery Waite, Rona Nishliu, and Chris Bastian (Kasiva Mutua not pictured). Photo: Omeed Manocheri Television producers take note, a situation ripe for a reality series is unfolding right now in Rockridge, where an international cast of nine young musicians is living together and…

Sound of mystery attacks in Cuba released. It’s as obnoxious as you’d expect – Ars Technica

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

reader comments 37 On Thursday, the Associated Press released the first audio recording of the sound that some diplomats say they heard during mystery attacks in Havana, Cuba. Those attacks have so far left 22 Americans with a puzzling range of symptoms, from brain injuries to hearing loss. The sound is high-pitched and grating. You can listen to it here (but beware: it’s unpleasant). The noise is composed of 20…

Kayn: A Little Electronic Milky Way of Sound CD review – a cosmic achievement – The Guardian

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Twenty-two movements, 14 hours and 16 CDs worth of spangling cosmic sound play: this premiere release of the magnum opus by German composer Roland Kayn is a colossus and a marvel. Roland who? In a profession that glorifies big egos and fetishises the kind of creative genius that demands total control, Kayn went to more selfless extremes. He worked in the pioneering electronic studios of Germany and the Netherlands in…

Bruno Mars leads American Music Awards nominations – EW.com (blog)

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

The American Music Awards were announced Thursday, and Bruno Mars leads the pack this year with eight total nominations. Sharing second place, Drake and Ed Sheeran both scored five nods. Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and The Chainsmokers are also among this year’s nominees. Appearing on Good Morning America Thursday, Ciara kicked off the AMA excitement by announcing the first six categories. The rest of the nominees for the largest fan-voted show…

Universal Launches Sound of Vinyl: A ‘Tinder for Record Collectors’ Curated by Henry Rollins – Variety

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Universal Music Group’s The Sound of Vinyl project is turning everyday into Record Store Day. Imagine a Tinder for LPs, with text-messaged recommendations that offer daily suggestions based on the algorithms of your profile and past purchases (with links to order).  You can also text specific requests. The site, which had been in beta, launches today (Oct. 12). The Sound of Vinyl is a direct-to-consumer e-commerce, retail platform for commercially…

Google’s new earbuds act as two-way translators in your ear – New Scientist

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Let me talk marketing-speak Elijah Nouvelle/AFP/Getty IF YOU have a Google Pixel phone, you will soon be able to speak 40 languages. All you need is a pair of the earbuds Google announced last week in San Francisco. These can be used to make phone calls and listen to music – but they also provide on-demand two-way translation. To talk in one of the supported languages, you use…

Kid Rock vs. Eminem: Will music stars compete for Senate seat? – Fox News

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Eminem’s anti-Trump rap sparks debate ‘Your World’ panel reacts to rappers attacks on the president. Rapper Eminem’s brutal takedown of President Donald Trump in a freestyle rap Tuesday has sparked calls from his fans to challenge Trump supporter Kid Rock to a rap battle — or even a run for a U.S. Senate seat in Michigan. The two music stars hail from the same area outside Detroit that…

Prince tapes of unreleased music moved to California; heirs raise objections – TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Two sisters and heirs of the late rock superstar Prince said Wednesday they’re angered that the contents of his vault, including master tapes of unreleased music, have been removed from his Paisley Park studio complex in Chanhassen and shipped to California. Sharon and Norrine Nelson, Prince’s half sisters, told the Associated Press they are prepared to take legal action to bring the music back to Minnesota. The company running the…

Google’s new earbuds act as two-way translators in your ear – New Scientist

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Let me talk marketing-speak Elijah Nouvelle/AFP/Getty IF YOU have a Google Pixel phone, you will soon be able to speak 40 languages. All you need is a pair of the earbuds Google announced last week in San Francisco. These can be used to make phone calls and listen to music – but they also provide on-demand two-way translation. To talk in one of the supported languages, you use…

Google’s new earbuds act as two-way translators in your ear – New Scientist

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Let me talk marketing-speak Elijah Nouvelle/AFP/Getty IF YOU have a Google Pixel phone, you will soon be able to speak 40 languages. All you need is a pair of the earbuds Google announced last week in San Francisco. These can be used to make phone calls and listen to music – but they also provide on-demand two-way translation. To talk in one of the supported languages, you use…

Calculators are the latest instrument used in creative new ways to make electronic music – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

There are plenty of unconventional methods to make music, like Shawn Wasabi’s MIDI controller, which is fashioned with 64 arcade buttons, or the cute, squawking Otamatone, which YouTubers have mastered to cover a wide range of beloved tunes. Now, novelty Chinese calculators might be the latest instrument of choice for burgeoning bedroom musicians, particularly the delightful Japanese YouTuber who goes by It’s a Small World. Watch as the mysterious musician…

Which Sounds Better, Analog or Digital Music? – Scientific American (blog)

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Record players have made a comeback over the past decade. Some of the credit probably goes to the hipster trend toward retro everything, but music lovers often claim records just sound better than digital music. I played my part in boosting record player sales after finding my mom’s old record collection in my parents’ house. The collection itself was not particularly exciting, but the possibility of listening to the exact…

Wesleyan Music Professor Tyshawn Sorey Awarded ‘Genius Grant … – Hartford Courant

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Tyshawn Sorey, a composer, experimental musician and music professor at Wesleyan University in Middletown, was awarded a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, popularly referred to as a “genius grant,” it was announced Wednesday. A release from The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation cited Sorey for “assimilating and transforming ideas from a broad spectrum of musical idioms and defying distinctions between genres, composition, and improvisation in a singular expression of contemporary…

Country music is not gun-culture music. After Vegas, I hope we’ve learned that much. – USA TODAY

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A memorial on the Las Vegas Strip on Oct. 8, 2017.(Photo: Drew Angerer, Getty Images) A lot of conversations I’ve had with reporters lately have revolved around the so-called “gun culture” of country music. In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, the country music genre has come under a new level of scrutiny. To those unfamiliar with country music, it may be easy to label it as music for gun-toting,…

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