Maybe you could release a 2x speed version (an octave higher in pitch). Probably still taxing on the
woofers, but maybe a better idea of the impact of big guns. Back in my newspaper reporter days, I
covered some heavy weapons demonstrations at Fort Drum, NY. Big guns make big noises, to say the
least! I was happy to be on the sending end of the business, as opposed to the receiving end.
This brings up a question for the house -- what is the loudest naturally occuring sound as far as
SPL's -- a massive earthquake, a massive hurricane or tornado, or the thunder after a big nearly
lightening-to-ground strike (or perhaps the thunder overhead after a big cloud-to-cloud strike)? As
far as human hearing goes, I'd think thunder would sound loudest, but I wonder if earthquake is most
SPLs because of the subsonic waves?
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Patrick Feaster" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, March 16, 2015 9:10 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] "Sound" of the end of WWI
> The sound of the end of World War One certainly seems worth trying to play
> back. I'll give it a try from the published image (originally the
> frontispiece of *America's Munitions, 1917-1918, *which we have in the
> library here at Indiana University) and report back on the results --
> though I have a feeling that it would take some pretty serious subwoofers
> to do the sound-ranging records justice. And no, I had no idea such
> equipment existed before it came up on ARSCLIST just now.
> - Patrick
> On Sun, Mar 15, 2015 at 2:21 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
>> Maybe Patrick Feaster will be able to scan and "play" that film snippet.
>> -- Tom Fine
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Randy A. Riddle" <
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>> Sent: Sunday, March 15, 2015 9:18 AM
>> Subject: [ARSCLIST] "Sound" of the end of WWI
>> This graphic has been making the rounds at several websites and forums
>>> recently. It's from the book "America's Munitions 1917-18" by Benedict
>>> Crowell and apparently shows the sound of the end of WWI:
>>> From my limited Googling around, this appears to have been created by a
>>> military sound ranging system using low frequency microphones that was in
>>> development during the War.
>>> Are there any more original examples of these recordings that survive in
>>> their original form and not as reproductions in books? Patrick Feaster
>>> know about this?
>>> Randy A. Riddle