Friday, January 06, 2006

seeking sound advice

and now - a question. for you. yes, you!

do you know of any radio, sound or audio-related galleries, museums, music venues or other points of destination (mountaintops?) in switzerland that are worth visiting? please tell me about them!

which brings me to another question i just thought of while typing the above question. what's the exact difference between 'sound' and 'audio'? i felt distinctly compelled to list both. though i'm not exactly sure if/how they subtley convey different meanings.

a quick check over at reveals this:

sound (sound) n.
1. Vibrations transmitted through an elastic solid or a liquid or gas, with frequencies in the approximate range of 20 to 20,000 hertz, capable of being detected by human organs of hearing.

audio (note: the true phonetic spelling wouldn't copy or paste due to strange symbols and accents embedded within. but we all know how to pronounce audio. i think.) adj.
1. Of or relating to humanly audible sound.

mystery solved. they're officially redundant. but lists sound best with three ingredients, so the question stands as is.

1 comment:

bri said...

I'm going out on a limb here a bit, but if you can find any marketplaces I would highly recommend that. We were struck in Berlin by the melodic nature of Turks at the market there.

Also, if you pay attention to diction, Swiss German is *very* different from its other counterparts. I find it melodic, since it goes up and down like the mountains.

ps Resound is my favorite radio program ever. Keep up the great work!