The week is coming to an end and that means it is time for a new post onÂ Weekly Sounds, with the best resources on the world of Sound and Audio.
Our picks of the week
We believe many opportunities for Sound will open with Google Glass: indeedÂ Share it, watch it, hear it, host it is the last official update on this upcoming device, where you can read theÂ Sound search Shazam-like feature for music identification using also vocal commands.
In a similar context some good news for another big company: Disney Research won theÂ Honorary mention at Ars Electronica 2013 withÂ Ishin-Den-Shin, an interactive installation where sound is shared between people via physical contact. Read the full project explanation and technical details at the official page.
I guess this will be the year when something new will happen on the side of formats for music delivery: after a lot of chatting about Neil Young’s new project Pono also Sony is on its way for the definition of high quality audio. But the story did not start now:Â What Does A Song That Costs $5 Sound Like? is an interesting article about the work ofÂ Cookie Marenco,Â records musicians offering services for audio in the high resolution format of DSD or Direct Stream.
Interested inÂ effects of music on the brain? Starting from a research article on Science called Interactions between the nucleus accumbens and auditory cortices predict music reward value,Â psychiatrist JohnÂ Lieff publishes a great overview of the power of music inÂ Unique Effects of Music on the Brain.
If you want to test all the apps using Sound as background for relaxing and focusing you have a useful list here:Â Useful Distractions: The Best Background Audio Apps for Your Mac.
Thinking About Setting Up a Recording Studio in Your Dorm?Â is a great article collecting the experiences of 5 students at theÂ NY University who decided to use their personal roomsÂ for self-recording their music.
The best from other Sound lovers
Sometimes pricey does not mean high quality for Sound: the greatÂ Steve GuttenbergÂ reviews some good cheap solutions for ears inÂ Can a $15 in-ear headphone sound better than good enough?.
OnÂ Create Digital MusicÂ a super useful discussion started fromÂ Some Easy Ways to Get Kinect Controlling Music, Visuals on Mac and Windows, a post proposing some easy solutions to work with Kinect for music control without going crazy.
What do you think on these news? Did you something interesting? Please share your comments below.
Photo credits by Kid Gibson.
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