How to Break Glass With Sound

Sound is an extremely powerful tool that is being used to drive the world’s attention in a very different way than before. The goal of today’s sound marketing is to make consumers feel like they are interacting with their brand, and they are literally feeling the impact of its sound on their ears.

There is still a vast majority of people who don’t like to hear music. Consequently, they aren’t as receptive to advertisements as they should be. In fact, one can argue that our brains aren’t even wired for music without making it less effective in our lives. This is especially true when it comes to the auditory needs of consumers, who are hard-wired for sensory input – sight, smell and hearing.

Just ask yourself this question: If you could pick out the sounds that you associate with your brand or company from the cacophony of advertising sound attack ads you have heard throughout your life; what would be one that stands out from the others?

See what I mean? That “zenith” might just be a sonic sensation that has been lost in today’s cacophony of advertisement sound bites – if not entirely forgotten.


The science of glass


In 1986, a man named Brian Kelly hit upon a way to break wine bottles without shattering glass with sound. He figured out a way to use the inherent ability of the human voice to alter sound waves that could be transmitted from one surface to another.

However, there are several factors that would have to be taken into consideration in order for someone to be able to implement such a technique:

1) The sound waves generated by the vocal cords would have to be treated as pure tone.

2) The vibrations of the vocal cords generated by the air molecules inside the bottle must also have been treated as pure tone because it is impossible for these two different types of sounds to cancel each other out entirely.

3) The vibration of air molecules inside the bottle must also have been treated as pure tone because it is impossible for these two different types of sounds to cancel each other out entirely.

After all, if we were able detect at all through our ears, we would likely notice that there was no sound (i.e., silence).

Any attempt at ignoring this fact would result in people’s making their own special attempts at breaking glass with sound, which are neither scientific nor useful in this context!


What happens during a shatter?


What happens when a broken window is shattered? A crashing sound wave.A new study has revealed that the impact a sound wave has on your body can be quantified by calculating the vibrations in your body.

The study, titled “The Impact of Sound Waves on the Body,” was organized and conducted by Dr. Dolf van de Ven, a professor of experimental physics at Leiden University in The Netherlands. It was published in the journal Frontiers of Physics and Engineering Science.

Van de Ven explained that he used an instrument called a FLIR (Fire-Luminance-IRC) to measure vibrations caused by sound waves moving through air molecules in a vacuum chamber environment. The instrument can measure up to 100kHz and uses infrared light to detect changes in color as the various types of molecules vibrate with different intensities of color.


What makes glass break?


Like a lot of things, glass isn’t really made from one material. It can be made from many materials. These materials include sand, glass, metal, and even plastic.In the case of glass, the most common material is sand, which can be found in deserts and on the beaches of places like Dubai and California.

But sand is generally considered to be a poor choice for making a strong cup of coffee because when it gets hot enough to burn, it becomes extremely porous and will crack if pressure is applied on it.So where does that leave us?

The answer is that you need something much stronger than sand – which has no inherent strength – but also something very porous so as not to crack when heated to the boiling point.The answer to these questions lies in sound waves.

These waves are created by molecules at different pressures sliding past each other at different speeds and creating sound that is audible by humans.So how does this translate into breaking a glass?

If you start with such a low-pitched sound wave (say 30 cycles per second), then two molecules will pass each other if they are at different pressures (and if they’re both close enough), so their kinetic motion will cause them to cancel each other out before they ever break contact – thus preventing any damage being caused by that sonic energy wave for any amount of time!But what about those high-pitched sounds?

What about those high notes? Do they just add up as high-pitched sounds get closer together until eventually canceling out one another?

Inevitably some people have a hard time hearing certain high pitches (which I like to call “phantoms”) because their ears are very sensitive to the lower frequencies between 20 and 15khz – so I’ve already decided there was no way I could hear that “phantom” sound because my ears are tuned towards 20khz – but obviously, you could hear it if you wanted too! [And no matter how good your ears might be, there’s still some quality loss when you apply them over long distances so it won’t help on bumpy roads or when walking through crowds.]

There are many ways we can make our own sounds more audible however – starting with using an amplification system or ear plugs (although I don’t recommend using them for this purpose). And then there’s getting higher pitches more clearly heard without going for ear plugs;


Can you measure the pressure it takes to break a glass?


Ever wanted to break a champagne flute with a simple sound?It is possible. You can even get the pros to do it.

But it takes blowtorch-like volumes of sound to break a glass (or any other hard object) with a loud enough noise. The brain can’t register outside sounds, so hearing what you’re doing will be quite different from trying to hear your own voice.But how much pressure does it take before the glass breaks?

A study done at the University of Sussex in 2016 found that as soon as you hit 220 decibels, the sound triggers blood flow in your ears, and this translates into blood pressure. So we really need only 300 decibels – 3 times louder!


The final test


When it comes to breaking glass with sound, the final test is when you’re in doubt. You have to watch your step and be cautious. This can be a challenge for even the most experienced singers. Like any other art form, music has its own limitations when it comes to sound.

When you see someone playing the piano and their fingers are moving so quickly that you can barely make out what they’re doing, it may not be worth listening to them.

When there’s no other choice but to listen, it’s always advisable to focus on the quality of the performance rather than the number of notes per second.


Conclusion


After the third rung is broken, you’ll realize that the problem isn’t with your wine glass or bottle of champagne. You aren’t really hearing it. It is just too loud. The sound is making your brain distort, and you are not hearing it well enough to enjoy your music.

But when you are able to break up the noise of the cacophony, a whole new world opens up for you to explore. There are layers upon layers of sounds that are brilliantly designed to evoke emotion in those who hear them.

They only exist in our heads because we have created them using our brains — and that means we have the power to control them!