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CYMATICS: Science + music = audio frequency visualizations

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With help from a Chladni Plate, vibrating liquid on a speaker dish, a hose pipe optical trick, ferrofluid, a Ruben’s Tube, and a Telsa Coil, New Zealand-based musician Nigel Stanford showcases audio frequency visualizations in his music video for Cymatics. As we’ve seen in previous sound and physics videos on this site, all of the science experiments are real.

Below, behind-the-scenes explanations of how they experimented and filmed the Chladni Plate, Ferro Fluid, and Tesla Coil segments:

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tesla coil
Then watch many of these experiments in other vids in the TKSST archives, including Chladni patterns, fluids on a speaker dish, and these:
• A cymbal at 1,000 frames per second
Singing Tesla Coils: Inspector Gadget
Brusspup’s Amazing Water & Sound Experiment
• Science Demo: How to make Pearls of Water

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