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Re: Realistic drum programming/recording for songs/Human perception



On Sat, Feb 9, 2013 at 9:52 AM, andy butler <akbutler@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:
> On the other hand, did anyone ever measure how the latency of perception
> is related to loudness? Even just considering that a loud hit might 
> actually
> be perceived as
> earlier opens up a lot of possibilities.


No, didn't see any one noticing this before. Very interesting, Andy.
Makes me think about those occasions when you find yourself reacting
to a sudden loud sound before "hearing it". But that was not your
point :-) so yes the louder the more probable to be experienced more
"early" and this must have to do with the tendency of the brain to act
on the very first calculations of an incoming sound; treating it as a
"gesture" and not waiting for the full sound but just making an
educated guess based on the initial attack of the sound. Modern
programmed electronic dance music draws on this phenomenon a lot,
creating musical experiences based on millisecond dependent timing
relations between layered sounds.

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