TV set to Vibrate
I've been watching a lot of the Olympics, or at least had it on a lot while working on the computer. There's one commercial that keeps grabbing my attention, and I think I've finally figured out why:
It's a Chevy commercial with a female speaker. During the first half of the commercial, there's a low rumbling sound. I thought that it was overamplified bass in the music, but it doesn't seem in sync. On further listening, it sounds to me exactly like the sound of a cell phone ringing in vibrate mode.
Are advertisers inserting vibrate sounds to subconsiously grab our attention? That's annoying, but oh so clever.
Are you sure it isn't something vibrating in your room? 'Cause that's
what sound is, like, and if it's low enough it vibrates things in the
room too. Bass, yeah.
I guess it's inevitable... people are getting higher and higher quality
home TV setups, so even though they can't reproduce 3-8Hz frequencies
to affect your emotions they can probably get some of those frequencies
I couldn't live without the sub-bass and surround on the new battlestar galactica series tho
Do you remember that "X-Files" episode with the top-secret submarine communication system using infrasound transmitters? And did you ever wonder about the strange manhole cover in your back yard? That's where the sound comes from: they camouflage it as an TV ad