Matthew Dear Creates Dance Track Using Sounds Collected from GE Machines

GE, Matthew Dear - Drop Science

American musician and DJ Matthew Dear has put together a track entitled ‘Drop Science’, featuring nearly 1000 sounds he collected while collaborating with scientists at the GE Global Research Center in Niskayuna, NY.

The track uses sounds as diverse as an MRI scanner to a jet engine, and highlights the use of audio monitoring for the early detection of problems in machines before they cause serious problems. GE Measurement and Control’s Fabian Dawson explains, “An acoustic signature from a piece of equipment is like a fingerprint from a human. No two sounds are the same.”

The track is available on Soundcloud, with a bundle of downloadable sound and image files available for remixers posted as a BitTorrent bundle.

[via GE Reports]

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