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Maker Faire 2016

Regretfully I won’t be hosting a booth again this year at Bay Area Maker Faire 2016 but I will be attending and would to see and hear from you all. Let me know where you will be and what you are most excited about!

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Bluetooth over MIDI

The Moog Model 15 Modular Synthesizer app has me looking for a Bluetooth over MIDI solution (Apple incorporates native MIDI over Bluetooth LE support in iOS9: spec, tech note for app developers). I want to skip over the kludgey USB-MIDI-Camera Connection dongle stack to interface my old Roland keyboard to the iPad (replacing the ancient Yamaha […]

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Received my Doppler Labs Here T-Shirt

But I really want the device!

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The loudest recorded sound?

The loudest sound recorded in the annals of history if not recorded on actual audio gear was apparently the 1883 Krakatoa volcanic eruption according to Aatish Bhatia’s fabulous article. Some outtakes: The sound was 172 dB SPL 100 miles away based on a barometer measuring the pulse at 2.5 inches of mercury Sound waves (the […]

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Getting Old: It is not an eye test!

I tried the Canadian Union Hearing Aid Center ‘Eye’ Test that has been circulating on the blogosphere.  Except it isn’t really an eye test at all: They feel that people are more willing to have their eye sight tested than their hearing so they masquerade a hearing test as an eye test. Am I getting old? I […]

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Sitting out Maker Faire 2012

Regretfully it seems as if AudioAnecdotes won’t have a booth at Maker Faire this year.  We had planned fun audio (and even ultra-sonic!) projects involving the hot but unobtainable Raspberry Pi but alas Maker Faire registration has come and gone and we have yet to even receive a ship date on our boards. Disappointing but will […]

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Jambox LIVEAUDIO?

I am an early adopted and fan of Jawbone’s Jambox and find myself using it much more than I hoped I would (surprising for a tech gizmo). I was intrigued by an email promising a 2.0 Jambox firmware update containing LIVEAUDIO, a feature hyped as increasing “depth, detail, and unprecedented spatial realism” to this tiny […]

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AudioAnecdotes at MakerFaire2001

If  you are in the Bay Area please visit us at the Bay Area Maker Faire today and tomorrow (5/21 – 5/22/11) for our exhibit: Homebrew Audio Synthesizers in a mint can. We are located in the Fiesta Hall Digital Sound Space (that is the hall with the Tesla Coils, but we are in a […]

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Audio Illusions

I recently stumbled across, the father of Audio Scene Analysis, and Audio Anecdotes contributor, Al Bregman’s McGill website and was excited to find in addition to the theory of Audio Scene Analysis, the remarkable audio demos that originally accompanied his classic book . Audio Scene Analysis is the study of how we humans can make […]

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Baudline for the Mac!

Baudline, the versatile, free(!), audio spectrum analyzer/signal analysis application, is finally available for the mac.  Having an OS X version means I am far more likely to analyze a signal since I no longer have to boot into Linux or Windows to run baudline. While not a native Cocoa app baudline runs fast and updates […]

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