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Southampton University Digital Sound Fest

Postby James Perrett » Fri May 22, 2020 10:30 pm

Most years Southampton University (UK) have a Science and Engineering day to show off some of the research that they do but this year it was cancelled due to Covid-19. However, they've created an online version of the festival and there is an interesting sound section at

If you want to see what they are doing in steerable audio, high order ambisonics or see their large anechoic chamber (amongst many other things) then follow the link.
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Re: Southampton University Digital Sound Fest

Postby Forum Admin » Sat May 23, 2020 6:01 am

Thanks for posting that James. Some fun content there. I found the video on the changing speed of sound in a coffee mug fascinating!

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Re: Southampton University Digital Sound Fest

Postby blinddrew » Sat May 23, 2020 9:21 am

Ooh, lots of interesting stuff there. Will give it a look later. :thumbup:
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Re: Southampton University Digital Sound Fest

Postby Tim Gillett » Sat May 23, 2020 9:41 am

I was interested in the noise cancellation video. Pleasing to see the demo using the rather old audio engineering term correctly.

Apparently in 1935 Amelia Erhart used a noise cancelling microphone in her aircraft's noisy cockpit and noise cancelling microphones have a long history in voice communication in very noisy environments.
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