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Re: The Dubharmonics of God Frequencies

just stay away from the brown note...especially in a loop context
the results could be catastrophic.
hehehe...*<{,':-})   danny... psuedo/scary visionary

Zoe Keating <cello@zoekeating.com> wrote:
I read about some study that claimed ultra low frequencies make people feel uneasy. It was put forwarded in the article as a possible explanation of haunted places where people feel ill at ease. Really, there might just be earth generated subsonic frequencies in the area.

"British scientists have shown in a controlled experiment that the extreme bass sound known as infrasound produces a range of bizarre effects in people including anxiety, extreme sorrow and chills -- supporting popular suggestions of a link between infrasound and strange sensations."


On Dec 15, 2005, at 6:26 PM, Michael Plishka wrote:

Part of the issue is that stereo perception comes into play.  For example,
when we "hear" frequencies below the threshold of what we consider audible,
the slight difference of timing of these sounds hitting each ear will result
in the brain doing its own addition/subtraction between the two different
signals.  The result is that the brain definitely perceives these sounds and
we react accordingly with ease/unease, pleasure/displeasure, we know we're
hearing something even if we don't "hear" it.  It's this same capability
that can cause us to feel quite uneasy when we listen to certain types of
sounds from multiple speaker systems.

-----Original Message-----
From: Timothy Mungenast [mailto:mungenast@earthlink.net]
Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2005 8:08 PM
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: subharmonics of dog frequencies Re: Looperlative LP1 - sample

Cool story about the test!
The theory I read in Tape Op (courtesy of the outspoken audio veteran
Walter Sear) was that we hear the *subharmonics* of these stratospheric
frequencies, which is why he feels that allegedly ultrasonic info is still
Sounds good to me, but I'm no genius and can't scientifically weigh in on

[Original Message]
From: Ronan Chris Murphy <looper@venetowest.com>
Date: 12/15/2005 3:20:23 PM
Subject: Re: Looperlative LP1 - sample rate

     Then there's the whole argument of higher frequencies not being
perceived by the human ear
and yet still being perceived somehow...  Same with extra low
frequencies.  Can we hear below 20
Hz?  Probably not.  Can we perceive below 20 Hz?  Hell yes.

True. We can absolutely perceive below 20Hz, I live in LA, and we sure
as hell feel earthquakes! I am actually in the camp that believes that
there is important stuff happening above 20k. There were some test
(that I was not involved with) where they switched between sine and
square waves of about 15K, the difference between these two would be
the addition of an additional frequency well above 20K and the subjects
could here the difference.  Scientist are not sure why this is the
case. It could be bone conduction (basically our skull shaking) or
intermodulation, meaning the high frequency changes the lower one or
maybe we can just actually hear that high stuff some how.

But how that applies to a looping instrument, I am not sure there is
great value in a super high sample rate looper at this point. If you
have any other digital device in your signal chain, you will have
chopped off all that high end stuff first time you hit a digital box or
foot pedal.
Ronan Chris Murphy
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