”Could you please describe the sound?”
”Do you recognize it?”
”Is it too loud – or maybe too low? ”
”How does it make you feel?”
To define, describe and compare different kind of sounds is quite easy, as we share a common understanding and vocabulary. That’s why user panels are common when designing different types of sounds and experiences. For example, the roaring engine of a prestige car is no coincidence. It's the result of the work of professional sound designers, and based on studies carried out in advanced sound laboratories. And this is why you – if you’re a car nerd – actually can identify different car brands from each other, only by hearing the sounds of their engines.
One of the most famous sound and vibrations experts is Danish Brüel & Kjær. Covering the full acoustic spectrum, Brüel & Kjær evaluates building acoustics, wind turbine noise, vibrations in car engines and mobile telephone sound quality. The company also has a close collaboration with DTU, The Technical University of Denmark, which has resulted in the university building one of the world’s most sophisticated laboratory facilities within audio research.