Think of your favorite song. The steady beat, the crescendos, the layered vocals, the way the different pieces fade in and out perfectly. Behind every musical recording you hear is the work of many engineers.Read More
Following a strategic review by IEEE of its education activities, it has been decided to discontinue IEEE Spark. Previous issues of IEEE Spark will remain available until the end of 2017. Visitors can also continue to take advantage of IEEE’s other pre-university education resources including TryEngineering.org (www.tryengineering.org) and IEEE TryComputing.org (www.trycomputing.org).
Alexander Lerch is Assistant Professor at the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology. He works on the design of new digital signal processing algorithms for music analysis and synthesis. He is co-founder of the company zplane.development – a research-driven technology provider for the music industry.Read More
Speakers are in all sorts of objects you see and use every day—stereos, telephones, movie theaters, concert halls, iPods, and more. Speakers work by turning an electrical signal into a sound you can hear. In this activity, you can create your own speaker by creating an electromagnet and using a Styrofoam plate as your cone.Read More