How did this escape me for so many days?
Kiwi, mate, you did it yet again!! 2
for your top notch work!
Now, as usual, on to address a few posts that struck my eye
serbsta, awesome video! Thanks for posting it!
blackmarketeer, I believe it is no coincidence that almost all religious rituals involve some kind of sound. From mantras chanted to create some sort
of "ecstasy" effect to African tribal drums and chants, we find rituals of almost all kinds involving some kind of sound to enhance the experience.
I think you may be on to something here.
amari, apart the fact that you present no evidence for your claims, you are a bit off in your chronologies, I think the ancients recorded, using light
frequency technologies, their incredible images of hundreds of millions of years ago
Kinda like prehistoric fiber optics, only we have not found the faintest hint about them.
I must get my hands on some of your source of knowledge, it seems to beat regular pot hands down
ressiv, I believe it was the walls of Jericho and not Jerusalem that were brought down by sound.
Kandinsky, wow mate! And I thought I had something interesting to add to this! But yours is better!
911stinks, I always sleep like a log when it rains - the harder the better!
Back on topic, while I am nowhere near as advanced in sound technologies, I can point out more "recent" buildings that enhance sound quality. Visit
any ancient Greek theater that is preserved reasonably well and you will see what I mean. Even the most minute sounds, whispers if you like, carry
very well up to the ;ast rows of seats. I have been in two of them myself, in Philippoi and Epidavros, and have witnessed the effect myself. Since a
theater performance is all about the visuals and the sounds, we can safely assume that in this case whatever "sound effects" were intentional.
Another bit, concerning the use of standing waves to create sounds. Check
video about the reconstruction of an ancient musical instrument,
one that is thought to be the precursor of the church organ.
Now, we don't have confirmed reports that this instrument was ever used in a theater (we don't have solid proof that it wasn't either), but the
combination could be "stellar" and the effect created about 2 millennia ago (I know, too recent for most tastes here
) could resemble that of
modern concerts - without the amplifiers!!