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A Helpful Tip For Football Fans With Home Studios

PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:33 pm
by Ted
Getting rid of the sound of the vuvuzela:

The horn drones at 233 Hz with harmonic overtones at 466 Hz, 932 Hz, and 1864 Hz. Run the TV audio through a Macbook Pro running Ableton. Set up a few EQ's and filter out the offending B flat frequencies. Et voila.

Re: A Helpful Tip For Football Fans With Home Studios

PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:41 pm
by uiwangmike
I spotted a vuvuzela sticking out of a lady's shopping bag on the Seoul subway this afternoon. Scary.

Re: A Helpful Tip For Football Fans With Home Studios

PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:43 pm
by Rob Hall
There was a BBC piece on this yesterday Ted: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8738604.stm Their resident expert reckons it can't be done without interrupting Motty's priceless insights.

Re: A Helpful Tip For Football Fans With Home Studios

PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:59 pm
by Con Murphy
Rob Hall wrote:There was a BBC piece on this yesterday Ted: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8738604.stm Their resident expert reckons it can't be done without interrupting Motty's priceless insights.


Have they found a downside yet?

Re: A Helpful Tip For Football Fans With Home Studios

PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:50 pm
by judith
Or, one could play the kazoo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAlq9mUHmxw

Re: A Helpful Tip For Football Fans With Home Studios

PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:56 pm
by NormanD
That piece of Humphrey Jennings film is fantastic, Judy. The last minute or so could have been the work of a surrealist documentary maker, like Vigo's film on Nice.

I was talking to somebody a few days ago about the Northern kazoo bands (the one shown here is called a jazz band), and they had no idea what I was talking about.

Re: A Helpful Tip For Football Fans With Home Studios

PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:19 am
by judith
I thought it was wonderful too. I subscribed to the BFI YouTube channel because it is full of wonderful stuff. This one came through today and I think it is my favorite.

Humphrey Jennings' Mass Observation Movement is new to me and I was astounded to read that he was only 43 when he died.

Re: A Helpful Tip For Football Fans With Home Studios

PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:36 am
by Con Murphy
judith wrote:Humphrey Jennings' Mass Observation Movement is new to me and I was astounded to read that he was only 43 when he died.


David Kynaston has written two good social history books about post-war Britain that draw quite a lot on the movement's archives - Austerity Britain 1945-1951 and Family Britain 1951–1957. Strange to think how volunteers were tasked with eavesdropping on conversations at bus-stops, in pubs, shops etc (as well as openly questioning individuals) then diligently using the results to chronicle the times.

Re: A Helpful Tip For Football Fans With Home Studios

PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:18 pm
by AndyM
Con Murphy wrote:
judith wrote:Humphrey Jennings' Mass Observation Movement is new to me and I was astounded to read that he was only 43 when he died.


David Kynaston has written two good social history books about post-war Britain that draw quite a lot on the movement's archives - Austerity Britain 1945-1951 and Family Britain 1951–1957. Strange to think how volunteers were tasked with eavesdropping on conversations at bus-stops, in pubs, shops etc (as well as openly questioning individuals) then diligently using the results to chronicle the times.


My favourite M.O. anecdote is about them sending earnest anthropological researchers literally *under* the piers in Blackpool in the 30s, to take notes on working-class '''''mating rituals'''''''.

If anyone is interested, the MO is now housed at my place of work and it's still colecting material; details here:
http://www.massobs.org.uk/index.htm

You too could become one of those folks who records their thoughts for posterity.