sound http://kmuw.org en Into It: Lesser Water Boatman http://kmuw.org/post/it-lesser-water-boatman <p>The lesser water boatman is an insect usually found feeding on ponds and lakes across Europe. Only a few millimeters long, they look a bit like a sunflower seed with big black eyes and paddling arms.</p><p>They're not known for their good looks, but rather the male's mating call, which brings them the status of the loudest animal alive, relative to body size. The call is nearly 100 decibels, equivalent to standing a stone's throw away from a roaring freight train.</p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 13:51:54 +0000 Andrew Bales 11201 at http://kmuw.org Into It: Lesser Water Boatman Into It: The Scream http://kmuw.org/post/it-scream-0 <p>Andrew Bales continues with part three of his four-part look at iconic stock sound effects.</p><p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 13:55:34 +0000 Andrew Bales 7223 at http://kmuw.org Into It: The Scream Into It: Colorful Noise http://kmuw.org/post/it-colorful-noise-0 <p></p><p style="padding: 0px; margin-bottom: 16px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); line-height: 15px; ">When we hear the word “noise,” we think annoyance and distraction. And that makes perfect sense. Noise is essentially interference, something that disrupts our experience with everything from radios and televisions to images on digital cameras. But our ears have a unique relationship with colorful noise.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 14:08:48 +0000 Andrew Bales 4029 at http://kmuw.org Into It: Colorful Noise