Weekly sounds: the Sound of Facebook, music for our brain and DYI acoustics

Weekly sounds

Another appointment with Weekly Sounds, our way to stay up to date with the world of Sound design.

If you are interested in sound design for user interfaces and social interaction in networks, then the story by former Facebook employee Everett Katigbak could be the one for you: read and have fun with How Two Sound Geeks Created Facebook’s Friendly ‘Ping’ Tone,

Everett Katigbak

The dilemma of a young sound designer: To be or not to be: music supervisor or music editor?, our new post in One Year in Sound by Carlo Ascrizzi.

MUSIC is not tangible. You can’t eat it, drink it or mate with it. It doesn’t protect against the rain, wind or cold. It doesn’t vanquish predators or mend broken bones. And yet humans have always prized music — or well beyond prized, loved it.

That is a great quote from Why Music Makes Our Brain Sing, an interesting article on acoustics and music.

Out most retweeted post of the week is dedicated to an hot topic: DIY Studio Acoustics Tutorial, where you can figure out how to create a low budget enviroment for audio engineering and music production.

Big earthquakes sound own tsunami warnings: researchers found out that analysis of sound waves from earthquakes could offer several minutes warning information before a tsunami coming.

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Gianpaolo D'Amico

Editor-in-chief at sounDesign
Gianpaolo D'Amico is an independent creative technologist for digital media. He is the founder of sounDesign and a music obsessed since he was 0 years old.