These sounds scare humans: Did they come from aliens?

What’s that sound? The aliens are coming! No, wait – it’s only insect defence signals. These eerie sounds are the result of simulations created by entomologist Jean-Luc Boevé, of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, and informatics engineer Rudi Gio. They mapped the chemical defence signals produced by sawfly (Craesus septentrionalis) larvae to musical … Continue reading These sounds scare humans: Did they come from aliens?

End of a musical era (I): Rupert Neve

Arthur Rupert Neve died on 12 February 2021, in his adoptive home of Wimberley, Texas. People who don’t know him by name are probably familiar with aspects of his work. In its obituary for him, Britain’s Telegraph newspaper calls Neve a “recording genius regarded as the ‘father’ of the modern mixing console – the massive board with hundreds of … Continue reading End of a musical era (I): Rupert Neve