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Listening to art. Playing with audio. Sounding out technology. Composing in code. Rewinding the soundscape.

Sound Ledger¹ (Atypical Speech, Tokyo Noise, Virtual Synths)

Audio culture by the numbers

7.5: The number of people, in millions, living in the U.S. who have difficulty using their voices.

30: The percentage rise in Tokyo noise complaints to police between March and April 2020, after schools were closed due to the pandemic.

2,217: The number of free synthesizer modules (out of 2,504 total, the others requiring a one-time fee per user account) in the module library of the free VCV Rack virtual emulation of a modular synthesizer ( Other modules are available outside the library, as well.

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¹Footnotes: Voices: Tokyo: VCV:

Originally published in the March 1, 2021, edition of the This Week in Sound email newsletter (

By Marc Weidenbaum

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