Midnight In The Desert — audio

Seven Things to Listen Out for in 2018 as Audio Undergoes a Revolution

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Seven Things to Listen Out for in 2018 as Audio Undergoes a Revolution

It was a remarkable year for innovation in audio story telling. Listeners in 2017 had the chance to experience new ways of listening to stories told through artificial intelligence, gaming, augmented reality and personalised soundtrails. The shift of radio plays to smartphones has transformed the medium and is bringing a wave of innovation. Yet audio fiction has always had a radical relationship with technology, from the early development of the Electrophone in the 19th century, which enabled London listeners to catch up on stage performances from as far as Paris – or experimental thinking in the 1930s from Bertolt Brecht...

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Audiophiles in Japan are installing their own electricity poles

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Audiophiles in Japan are installing their own electricity poles

Audiophiles are known for doing some pretty extreme things in their quest for 'purer' sound, such as buying headphones that cost as much as a good car or getting ridiculously overdone cables with little to no practical benefit. However, the Wall Street Journal notes that some Japanese listeners are taking things one step further. When Takeo Morita worried that "tainted" power would affect the quality of his tunes, he installed a roughly $10,000 utility pole with his own transformer to get more electricity straight from the grid. And he's not alone -- there's a whole magazine dedicated just to selling...

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Listen to the Rare, Uncut Recordings of the 67 Terrifying Exorcisms of Anneliese Michel

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Listen to the Rare, Uncut Recordings of the 67 Terrifying Exorcisms of Anneliese Michel

Many of us are familiar with the sad and horrifying story of Anneliese Michel, the 24-year-old German woman who died after undergoing a grueling series of Catholic exorcisms. Anneliese’s story has become that of legend, even spawning the film The Exorcism of Emily Rose. Over the years, the facts surrounding the girl’s death have been at the center of many debates betweem believers and skeptics, but there’s still one piece of evidence that everyone needs to hear before making up their minds: the audio tapes. While a few low-quality recordings have been floating around on the internet in various forms,...

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Demonic Voice on Tape?

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Demonic Voice on Tape?

It’s not uncommon for people to believe that they’re experiencing paranormal activity around their homes, but quite often the strange happenings can be explained by relatively mundane reasons – old pipes, settling foundations, and old electronics tend to be the usual culprits. But what happens when you set out to explain the mundane and things only get stranger? Redditor Shizz_McCoy took to the paranormal subreddit to post a firsthand experience with some of the strange experiences she and her flatmates have been experiencing while living in their apartment. At first, the roommates all noticed that their electrical devices would act...

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