[PD] "When the bubbles exploded, they tickled the bath."

Mikael Fernstrom mikael.fernstrom at ul.ie
Thu May 26 13:47:35 CEST 2011

The question is close to some of the issues we (softday.ie) explored  
in our Marbh Chrios performance. Just playing a sound doesn't make any  

Eventually, we thought about what a human drowning would sound like.  
After playing around with various patches, we decided to use a plastic  
bottle with a contact mic and sing through a hose, allowing the  
airflow of the singer to bubble the water. This contraption is now  
known as our Bubbleizer (and looks good in a performance).

This is, of course, not the true answer to the question as sound isn't  
"contained" in the bubbles, but as a metaphor it works ok. You could  
probably get a similar effect by passing your sound through a set of  
tuned vcf~ objects controlled by "bubbly" ramps.

On 26 May 2011, at 12:33, Pierre Massat wrote:

> I guess the question isn't that simple...
> 2011/5/25 Pierre Massat <pimassat at gmail.com>
> Hi All!
> A very simple question : if you wanted an audio source to sound as  
> if it was played underwater and modulated everytime a bubbled  
> reached the surface, how would you go about it?
> Convolution? I don't anything about it...
> Cheers!
> Pierre
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