Institute of Sound and Vibration Research

The LxDII team recently visited the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at the University of Southampton. Salomé Voegelin and Mark Peter Wright interviewed three researchers working across a range of contexts including virtual sound design, noise cancellation and home media. Within each conversation we discussed the relationship between hearing sound and seeing data; language and whether there are common terms used to describe acoustic qualities; and the design and implementation of listening tests.

Image shows a hand holding a small microphone next to a speaker

Image shows the inside of an anechoic chamber - metal grid floor with soft sponged walls

Image shows a poster that has directions in how to point and signal a sound source

Image shows a researcher through a window listening at her desk

Image shows a chair with a bank of speakers lined up with labels on them