Audio: Sound in business CBS podcast

May 13th, 2015
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Check out Julian Treasure’s two-part podcast series for CBS about audio branding. Featuring guests from across the industry, it’s a must listen for professionals and enthusiasts alike! Listen here now.

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Sound News: Wake up to beautiful sound now!

May 10th, 2015
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We’re delighted to have contributed a selection of gorgeous soundscapes to the BeautifulNow app to wake you up peacefully and energise you for the day ahead. The app features 14 original soundscapes from the sound agency, which can also be set as a custom alarm. Check out the free app here.

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Sound News: A New Way of Using Sound Waves to Find Rare Cancer Cells

April 8th, 2015
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The cancer cells that circulate in many patients’ bloodstreams are incredibly rare but potentially dangerous. They break off from existing tumors, traveling to new locations where they can grow into new tumors. Scientists have come up with a better way of looking for these cells—using invisible sound waves. Read the full article here.

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Sound News: So. Many. Beeps. Everywhere!

April 8th, 2015
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You can’t escape the incessant beeps — in the supermarket, a truck backing up outside your window at 6:00am, and every single thing you touch in your car. Spark contributor Denis Grignon looks into why, above all the other noise in our lives, beeps are still designed to get on our nerves. Denis spoke to Julian Treasure, Spark’s favourite sound expert! Listen to the episode here.

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Sound News: Free ‘Study’ app for more productive working

March 31st, 2015

Noise can make it very hard to concentrate, and for many students at school and college there is no quiet place to work in their home. This simple, free app delivers 45 minutes of scientifically designed productivity-boosting sound that can mask ambient noise, help focus, improve cognition and reduce fatigue. It is intended to be played through headphones at modest volume – just loud enough to mask the background sound, particularly any conversation. After 45 minutes a quick break from working is always a good

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Sound News: Ambitious quest to use music as medicine

March 25th, 2015
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Most people think of biomedical research as highly controlled, regimented, and painstaking work involving years of lab testing, clinical trials, and data gathering.Daphne Zohar, the CEO of PureTech, acknowledges that developing cures for illness is all of those things, but she also insists that it can be very creative. Read the full article here.

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Audio: A quiet coffee – an oxymoron?

March 2nd, 2015
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Has a quiet coffee ceased to exist? A plea to restaurant and cafe owners.

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Sound News: What sound looks like

March 2nd, 2015
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What if we could see sound waves? The world would look like a fuzzy, vibrating mess. Sound is normally invisible, but there’s a photographic trick that actually lets us see what it looks like. And not just a digital representation of sound waves, but the actual waves themselves — like the sound waves from a person clapping, or a firecracker exploding. Read the full article and watch the video here.

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Sound News: New map shows America’s quietest places

February 19th, 2015
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Read the full article here.

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The Sound Agency News: BeautifulNow | Beautiful soundscapes for their DailyFix alarm clock

February 17th, 2015

Get ready to wake up to something beautiful: The new BeautifulNow App is launching soon. The BN App Alarm clock will wake you up to some beautiful original soundscapes created by us at The Sound Agency. Enjoy a winter wonderland with their Footprints in the Snow article, which also includes a sneak preview of one of these soundscapes.  

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