The Acoustic Camera #MusicMonday

Would you like to see sound? There’s a way. This isn’t like true, complete visualization or an technological form of echolocation. Acoustic cameras locate and visualize sound itself. It can useful in application like determining sound leakage, manufacturing, and ensuring that your soundproof recording space is, in fact, soundproof. More from Bobby Owsinski’s Blog:

You might have never heard of the term “Acoustic Camera” or even connected the two words together before, but it really is a useful tool now employed in a variety of applications all over the world. It’s an imaging device used to pinpoint where sounds are coming from, and consists a microphone array along with a normal optical video camera and special processing to capture sound in a way that we normally don’t think about.

…most acoustic camera’s use 24 to 64 microphones in a circular array with a small optical video camera in the middle. If you check out the videos below you’ll see that you can immediately see any hotspots for frequency or level that lets you exactly pinpoint where a sound is being generated.

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