This week’s post is the third of our three-part exploration of reverb, as applied to farts. This time around we’re using a Web Audio API extension for creating reverb nodes with an accompanying open-source impulse-response reverb library.
An impulse is a short and loud audio event that is used for testing the response to sound in a space. Examples of useful impulse sounds include gun shots, bell rings, balloon pops, or the plucking of guitar strings. The impulse is a useful tool to be able to record and analyze the reverberant characteristics of a room. What this means for our purposes is that an impulse response can be paired with a fart to simulate what that fart would sound like in the space where the impulse was captured.
We’ve put together a set of 189 impulse responses and created an interactive demo where you can randomly play farts from our database:
Do you have a favourite? We’re somewhat partial to the York Minster impulse for the sheer magnitude of the reverb. Let us know what you think using our contact form.