Friday, June 19, 2020

Football Fans Computed and on the Board

On Wednesday I watched live the Premier League football match between Manchester City and Arsenal. The game was a bit of a blowout, certainly in football terms, with Man City scoring three unanswered goals. The mismatch surprised me a little bit. What I was expecting was an artificial ambient crowd sound. It worked very well, contributing thousands of fans who were not in the stadium, as per the COVID-19 lockdown.

That simple but effective audio technology reminded me of this....

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