Sonic Sunday — 02/13/2022

Here are a few items on matters sonic -- voice, sound and audio -- that I hope you will find interesting. As always, we would love to hear from you. To sign up for a free Witlingo account, please go here.

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1. Announcement: Coming up this Wednesday is Part One of our Lingofest interview with Alexa Juliana Ard from The Washington Post, the reporter who published this past December a watershed story on Amazon Alexa.

2. Worth reading:

3. Worth listening to: The latest Clubhouse episode of Jodi Krangle's The Power of Podcasting, focusing on Microcasts.

4. Worth watching:  "Are you starting to build out some video content and audio content for your business and are looking for some inspiration to help build out your audio brand." If so, this video is helpful in getting you started thinking about sonic branding: Sonic Branding Examples:

5. Interesting tidbit:  "Similar to fanciful keyboards, reel-to-reel audio recordings could be spliced together to mix tunes of different speeds for a more creative soundtrack. The Beatles used this technique to record the background sound of marching bands in “Yellow Submarine.” “Strawberry Fields Forever” had two separate audio recordings of different speeds combined with the same pitch and tempo." For more, please go here.

Guess the movie: And now for some fun! Can you tell what movie this is just from the audio? Go here and try it out.

  • The answer to last week's movie is All The President's Men. This one was, not suprisingly, a stumper, since the audio had no dialog but was pure sound - the final sequence of the movie.  The sound here conveys the core message of the movie: the struggle between pure power (the canons) and truth (the clacking of typewriters), with truth prevailing when the canons stop and typewriters remain.

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