Category: Time-Based Effects

Phase Shifting and Time Delay

Phase shifting and time delay are closely related. The first one is a process that occurs when a sound wave is reflected. These reflections might happen for several types of waves, including those on strings and light. The second refers to the process that records an input signal to a storage medium and then plays…
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The Haas Effect

The Haas effect, aka the precedence effect, is a binaural psychoacoustical effect. It explains how, when a sound follows another sound separated by a short time delay, listeners perceive it as a single auditory event. This phenomenon dates back to 1949. The first description of this effect appeared in The Precedence Effect in Sound Localization by Wallach, Newman, and Rosenzweig. The Physics…
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