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Headphone pitch phenomenon

If you take off a pair of headphones and lay them down somewhere, the music sounds like it's in a different pitch than when they're on your head. Why?
posted by facetious on Oct 30, 2012 - 7 answers

How does a tone relate to a frequency?

I have been playing around with Audacity recently trying to understand a bit more about sound in general. One question I'm having trouble wrapping my head around is: How does Tone and Frequency relate? For instance, the 2600 Hz is a high-pitched tone. Does that mean that anything that produced that same tone would be at 2600 Hz? And does it mean that for the entire range of human hearing -- all of those Hz -- that one tone corresponds to a particular frequency? I am looking for some basic explanation or even tools to play with...
posted by tcv on Jun 21, 2012 - 13 answers

The voice of me.

I want to produce a continuous synth tone from a sample of my own voice. [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Apr 21, 2009 - 3 answers

My ears! My ears!

Some sound design questions to follow up on this golden moldy oldie... [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Sep 17, 2007 - 14 answers

Generating pure tones...

Generating pure sound tones at a specific power level, for recording to a CD... [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Apr 17, 2007 - 17 answers

Why does NPR sound so unique?

Why do people's voices on NPR sound so dramatically different from those on any other radio station? [more inside]
posted by kaytwo on Feb 19, 2007 - 33 answers

Unusual musical notes

Neotones: As I understand it, a note is not a pure frequency but a combination of a prominent frequency and various overtones, which are multiples of the fundamental frequency, of diminishing contribution. Is there a device, that can generate alienesque tones, where one can freely manipulate the various overtones?
posted by Gyan on Mar 28, 2005 - 13 answers

CRT whine - how to stop it?

My CRT monitor puts out a high-pitched whine that changes tone depending on certain conditions of which I'm not familiar with (in other words, the tone fluctuates). It's not overly loud but it's definitely noticeable - it's quite irritating. It used to do this about a year ago then stopped only to start again last week. Anybody know why it's happening and how to stop it?
posted by ashbury on Nov 18, 2004 - 10 answers

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