How to make a clear anechoic chamber
Audio recordings of the World’s ‘longest echo’ for downloading.
Why the Beetham Tower howls in high winds
How two campaigns in the US are trying the preserve the acoustics of buildings, factories and storage tanks.
Measuring the reverberation time in a concert hall
The band Royal Forests using a submarine as a recording studio
How the roof of the Centre Court at Wimbledon changes a thwack to a thwock as the racket hits the ball
Manchester has completely ground to a halt with heavy snowfall. Yesterday, my children and their friends built an impressive igloo from compacted snow bricks. I crawled into it this morning and was struck by the sound of my voice inside. Normally in a small room your voice gets enhanced by the sound bouncing around the… Continue reading Igloo acoustics
I’m starting to gather examples of curious acoustic effects – and the sound of the El Castillo pyramid in Mexico is a really good example. An article  on this has just appeared in an academic journal I help edit. Apparently, if you sit at the bottom of the steps you think you hear rain… Continue reading Pyramids and chirps