Reader Brent E (bcengels at yahoo dot com) sent in some cool links about audio. The possibility of and “acoustic cloak” is discussed. The future of studio soundproofing? Music and Auditory illusions are discussed in the New Scientist

 

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Anu Kirk · July 18, 2012
Your magazine was not the first place I'd seen Count's "I Have a Credit Problem" essay [Tape Op #89], but I feel compelled to respond. I agree with his general ideas - credits should be shown, and the current "album experience" in the digital...
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Larry Crane · June 19, 2011
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Larry Crane · March 8, 2009
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Larry Crane · Jan. 20, 2009
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Larry Crane · Nov. 3, 2012
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John Baccigaluppi · July 22, 2014
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Larry Crane · Nov. 20, 2012
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