Sound Ledger¹

Audio culture by the numbers

42: maximum number of characters allowed in a Netflix caption

50: low-volume decibel level at which mice experienced numbness to pain

58: number of octaves that researcher pitched up black hole oscillations in order to sonify them


Netflix: Mice: Sonify:

Originally published in the July 11, 2022, edition of the This Week in Sound email newsletter. Get it in your inbox via

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