Carl John Franz
Jan 11, 2018
First Listen: Leonard Cohen, ‘You Want It Darker’
October 14, 2016
in every version, Al Pacino’s voice has a biological, inescapable fact.
“His tone of voice generates engagement, emotional engagement with audiences,” says Luis Salazar, CEO of Jobaline. “It doesn’t matter if you’re screaming or not. That voice is engaging for the average American.”
Jonathan Sterne on How Voice Technologies Shape The Sound of Our Modern World
November 22, 2015
For as closely linked as the voice is to our body and sense of identity, there are also a lot of external forces affecting our voices, both social and technological. In fact, when we’re talking about mediated voices—voices we hear in music, film, and of course, on the radio—we’re actually not talking about “voices” any more. We’re talking about signal processing. And, as media historian Jonathan Sterne tells Craig Eley, signal processing shapes the sound of all vocal media, from your telephone calls to the music of T-Pain.