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Sound Signal

Latest update : 7 November 2007.

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  • English definition

    7 novembre 2007, par Pierre Couprie

    Compared to noise, which is unwanted sound, a signal is any sound or message which is meant to be listened to, measured or stored.
    In soundscape studies, sound signals are always treated in relation to their ambient or keynote context, since they complement that context in the same way figure and ground are related in visual perception. Thus, a study of signals also reveals important information about the overall sound environment.
    Sound signals may be studied in any of the following ways (...)