Something to Listen for the Next Time You Go to a Concert: 4D Sound

Depending on the gig, you may hear the music in mono, stereo or something more.  Pink Floyd, for example, was using a pseudo-quadraphonic sound when they toured Dark Side of the Moon in the early 70s.  So what’s so new about 4D sound?

Quite a bit, actually–if the sound system is designed by Max Cooper.

Max is an electronica artist who experiments with multiple omnidirectional speakers powered by special software that creates a more immersive audio experience.  Fast Company Labs has more.

Q:  What’s the reaction you get from people when explaining 4-D sound?A:  People are very interested when I tell them about it. They don’t need much convincing once I’ve explained the basics. And just to clarify the name–the system is called “4DSOUND” because the sounds exist not only in three dimensional space, but they also move in time, the fourth dimension.

Okay.  I’m intrigued.  Keep reading.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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