A Good Tone is Hard to Find
February 1, 2014 5:07 PM Subscribe
Why is the source of 1khz tone hard to track down?
posted by soy_renfield to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I work in television control rooms, where "Bars and Tone" is a common thing to see and hear. Whenever tone is being played from a speaker in the room, it is very hard to find exactly what speaker it is coming from. This seems to be a problem unique to Tone. If a person's voice is playing from a random speaker, it is easy to track it down and turn it off, but if there is Tone playing, people will wander from speaker to speaker, effectively guessing where it is coming from. Why?