RHA Journal

It's Beginning to Sound a lot like... Snow?

20.12.2019

Knowing that snowflakes fall at speeds of up to 4 mph makes a snow-blanketed landscape even more impressive, doesn’t it? A fresh, snowy environment is certainly a visceral experience; the brisk air in...

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Behind the Sounds: The Force Behind the Iconic Lightsaber

19.12.2019

Our newest series: Behind the Sounds, delves into the subtleties of the most recognisable sounds in film. With the final instalment of the Skywalker saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hitting cine...

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Anatomy of a Song: The Art of Sampling

13.12.2019

Our new journal series: “Anatomy of a Song” delves into the tracks we move to, how they were put together and their unique nuances. To kick off this new series we’re exploring the practice of sampling...

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Sound in Space: Interstellar Audio

06.12.2019

You could say that Earth is the nuisance neighbour of our solar system. We’re the only one of the eight planets (sorry Pluto) to intentionally project messages into the great void of space. From radio...

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Sound in Space: A Voyage Through Time

22.11.2019

We know that sound can’t physically travel through outer space. But space is far from void of all sound, technically speaking. Radio, TV and internet signals are continuously escaping earth to travel...

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5G: The Next Generation

15.11.2019

5G - the “next generation of mobile internet” - is upon us, and it’s touted as being smarter, faster, and more attractive than our current cellular network. To give 4G its due, it did revolutionise th...

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We Hear You: Your Top Comedy Podcasts

08.11.2019

We love to hear how you use audio. Recently we asked for your recommendations for the most hilarious podcasts and the results were, well, hilarious. Here’s what you had to say... Gossip Mongers Re...

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We Hear You: Your Top Movie Soundtracks

01.11.2019

Throughout the We Hear You campaign, we’ve asked you how you use audio. This week we’ve been looking for recommendations for the most epic movie soundtrack and this is what you’ve had to say – Inters...

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We Hear You: Your Favourite Audiobooks

25.10.2019

At the heart of the ‘We Hear You’ series, we want to know how people use their audio and what they’re listening to. So we asked our social followers for their recommendations for the most gripping aud...

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We Hear You: Crime Stream - an Interview with Jess

17.10.2019

As one of the architects of the We Hear You series, our Digital Manager Jess' story about listening to true crime podcasts in the gym inspired us to ask 'what are the strange ways that people use audi...

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We Hear You: Headphones for Everything you Listen to

07.10.2019

What do you listen to at work? Is it different from what you listen to when you travel? When you work out? What about when you’re trying to chill at the weekend? Obviously we enjoy audio, but we also...

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The Future of Audio: Implants

27.09.2019

If Star Trek has taught us anything, it’s that we are headed towards a future heavily reliant upon technology. We’re all very comfortable wearing tech, but how do we feel about it being in us? O...

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Boss-Levels: What Makes an Epic Video Game Soundtrack?

20.09.2019

If you’ve ever been really into a game, an hour’s sit down can suddenly turn into an all-night gaming session. But are you really to blame for this? Or have you been reeled in by an exceptionally well...

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AI: Artificial Inevitability

13.09.2019

Having just returned from consumer electronics trade show IFA, we asked ourselves; is a brighter, better future really within sight or is it all a stitch-up? In 1956, John McCarthy – an American PhD...

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Diegetic Sound: A Terrifying Tale of Audio in Horror Film

04.09.2019

Fear is perhaps the most primal of all emotions, hardwired as part of our survival instinct.  Despite this, the most courageous amongst us still enjoy a good jump scare accompanied by popcorn. &n...

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How do True Wireless Earbuds Work?

23.08.2019

Bluetooth has not only given us freedom from wires, but has also changed the way we use and wear audio. Now headphones can be specialized for almost any environment; from active sports to deep listeni...

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Live the Journey: Ambient Sound

02.08.2019

We often use audio to augment our daily journey, whether it be to turn up the pace on the morning run or transport us from our busy commute, but have you ever wished you could travel to work on t...

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Design Notes: TrueConnect Colours

26.07.2019

To celebrate the launch of the TrueConnect we spoke to RHA designer, David Keating about the philosophy behind the new colours; Cloud White and Navy Blue. What was your thinking when coming up with t...

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