Re: Formants / Frequencies - humas / animals / water / trains & train wrecks (junctures & shunting)


Subject: Re: Formants / Frequencies - humas / animals / water / trains & train wrecks (junctures & shunting)
From: sylvi macCormac (macCormac@shaw.ca)
Date: Sun Aug 14 2005 - 11:00:03 EDT


dear Kevin & Larry Austin et al

apologies fir doubles / xtra bandwidth. thought th simple text might
fool some folks.
apologies for doubles of Cat's Simple Text / Jpeg. PC can't read MAC
files ?

* place mic on belly of cat to record - amplify *

if you worked with signal processing (dsp / asp)
could you make a cat's purring 'sound like'
th 'cool' space sounds we heard from NASA ?

are there good (book or web) resource for th frequencies of animals /
trains / waves .. etc

i.e. what are a cat's formants .... ? .... frequencies ... ?
i will find some info in Acoustic Communication by B. Truax ?

btw i just read about 'train wrecks' being a term for radio bringing
together disparate songs. (kgold@sun)
i suppose you could call EA / Soundscape compositions 'train wrecks'
with junctures / shunting ?

ps Mr. Rogalsky - apologies for dab Gamelan improv ... :-)
is your home accessable for paralympic visitors ? ;-)

quest, sylvi macCormac
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
http://www.sylvi.ca / na / da / bc

Kevin Austin wrote:

> Some of this may be seen in the following jpeg which gives the first
> three formant frequencies for M(en) W(omen) C(hildren) for spoken
> vowels. The diagram notes that men's formants are shifted down to an
> extent, and children's shifted up in relation to those of women
> Sources: Peterson and Barney, JASA 24: 175 (1952), Rossing, The
> Science of Sound (1990) p 320, 352 Sung vowels: Appleman (1967) The
> Science of Vowel Pedagogy, Indiana U Press (Taken from Selected
> Readings in Electroacoustics, p 51-53, which contains the same
> information also as a graphic and in music notation.) Best Kevin
>
>> dear Ogga
>>
>> did i hear you say ?
>>
>> !!! ooooo, hgu hgu, tnurg tnurg
>>
>> and pretend it was by James ? nice to meet you Ogga :-)
>>
>> can you xplain this snip > The Mail quoted researcher Michael Hunter
>> as
>> saying, "The female voice is actually more complex than the male
>> voice, due
>> to differences in the size and shape of the vocal cords and larynx
>> between
>> men and women, and also due to women having greater natural 'melody'
>> in their
>> voices.
>> >>>>the brain may find it much harder to conjure up a false female
>> voice
>> accurately than a false male voice.> endquote
>>
>> what th ? and what wzs that aboot melodies ?
>> astute lullabies & rhythms de pods ... ;-) ????
>>
>> what is th range of women's & men's voices ?
>> and where is th usual range of 'our' hearing ?
>>
>> best regards, Aggo ;-)
>>
>>
>> James Bailey wrote:
>>
>> > grunt grunt, ugh ugh, ooooo!!!
>> >
>> > Ogga
>> >
>> > > did anyone else read this article? just gas for the
>> > > fire (ala yahoo news):
>> > >
>> > > Sat Aug 6, 7:29 PM ET
>> > >
>> > > LONDON (AFP) - Men who are accused of never listening
>> > > by women now have an excuse -- women's voices are more
>> > > difficult for men to listen to than other men's, a
>> > > report said.
>> > >
>> > > The Daily Mail, quoting findings published in the
>> > > specialist magazine
>> > >
>> > > NeuroImage, said researchers at Sheffield university
>> > > in northern England discovered startling differences
>> > > in the way the brain responds to male and female
>> > > sounds.
>> > >
>> > > Men deciphered female voices using the auditory part
>> > > of the brain that processes music, while male voices
>> > > engaged a simpler mechanism, it said.
>> > >
>> > > The Mail quoted researcher Michael Hunter as saying,
>> > > "The female voice is actually more complex than the
>> > > male voice, due to differences in the size and shape
>> > > of the vocal cords and larynx between men and women,
>> > > and also due to women having greater natural 'melody'
>> > > in their voices.
>> > >
>> > > "This causes a more complex range of sound frequencies
>> > > than in a male voice."
>> > >
>> > > The findings may help explain why people suffering
>> > > hallucinations usually hear male voices, the report
>> > > added, as the brain may find it much harder to conjure
>> > > up a false female voice accurately than a false male voice.
>> > >
>> > > www.billthompson.org
>> > >
>> > >
>> ........................................................................
>>
>> > > "The more you think about things the weirder they seem." -Calvin
>>
>> > >
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>> >
>
>> > James Bailey
>
>> > host: Electric Storm / A Missing Sense
>
>> > CKLN-FM 88.1 Toronto
>
>> > www.ckln.fm electricstorm@ckln.fm
>


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