I figured out how to make Laurel sound like Yanny

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Me too. The only time I heard yanni was on a computer monitor built in speaker with almost no base. Didnt sound like Yanni, but more like yarural.
My wife hears Yanni, and has been insufferable, since that is what people with hearing more sensitive to high notes are supposed to hear!!
 

PeterScott

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um, didn't the NYT already do this and better?

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/05/16/upshot/audio-clip-yanny-laurel-debate.html

just slide it over till you reach the crossover point

Using that tool is the time I heard Yanni, but is clear that they get Yanni by increasing the distorted high frequency harmonics.

Note that they original word is actually Laurel.

The neat thing about the tool, is I can find a point, where I hear both Laurel and Yanni superimposed. I don't reach a point where it suddenly switches from one to the other.
 

purbeast0

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This stupid yanny/laurel thing doesn't sound like either of those. It just sounds like a computerized robot making random noise.
 

FeuerFrei

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This audio clip was played in church this morning. And a vote was taken. So many doofi thought Yanni.


No one should be told prior what to listen for. Though maybe that's key ... hmm.
 

Red Squirrel

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I start to hear Yanny when it's almost at the full right. It's kinda messed up how everyone hears it differently. I think the voice synthesizer the bot uses injects other frequencies just due to the nature of how it works, so people hear it differently depending on their frequency range. At least that's my guess.
 

PeterScott

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I start to hear Yanny when it's almost at the full right. It's kinda messed up how everyone hears it differently. I think the voice synthesizer the bot uses injects other frequencies just due to the nature of how it works, so people hear it differently depending on their frequency range. At least that's my guess.

IIRC, this is recording over air and microphone from another device that was playing over speakers. So it further distorts the already present distortion.

Then it gets played back on a variety of user equipment which may treat that distortion differently. I have only heard this on my ancient Minimus 7 speakers that I use as my computer desktop speakers.

If I heard it on earbuds or crappy laptop speakers it might have interacted with the distortion differently.
 

Kaido

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I hear Yanny by default. First notch to the left I hear Laurel, but ONLY if I start on the far left & then drag it back.

brb off to take my blue pill
 

zinfamous

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I've heard it played through an iPhone, desktop computer, and my shitty kitchen radio (through NPR). the first two, it sounds like Yanni. Through the radio, it was obviously Laurel. Assuming this is always the same digital sound file, it's wholly dependent on the speakers, or possibly whatever acoustic properties in the room, which is kinda cool.

Coworker that brought this to us, said the same: in her apartment listening on her phone, it was clearly Laurel. In our office space at work, using the same phone, it was clearly Yanni to everyone in the room. Weird.
 

madoka

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