Music from the 80s

Here at Bayan we often talk about different kinds of music from different decades. One decade that we were talking about a few days ago was the music from the 1980s. The 80s was when we were enjoying legendary artists like Michael Jackson, Madonna, Diana Ross and Whitney Houston. Who doesn’t remember “Like a Prayer”…

Audio in Virtual Reality

As I’m sure you know, Virtual Reality, or VR, is becoming more and more relevant in today’s media. As the technology improves and the price tag shrinks, we should expect the idea of putting on a headset and immersing ourselves in a virtual world to become less ‘science fiction’, and more ‘science fact’. At Bayan,…

What is multi-room?

If you are at home and you are able to control your music playing in one or many rooms at the same time from a smartphone or tablet, you’ve got a multi-room system. To be able to enjoy the sound of a multi-room system at home, you will need to have multi-room speakers. They will…

Why can’t some people sing?

Some people believe they cannot sing and they are “pitch-deaf”. The truth is that, while not everybody has the natural gift of song, we all can produce a sound and have the ability to learn how to do it. After some research, I have found that people who cannot sing is because they haven’t trained their…

3 tips to make the most out of your SilverPoint speakers

Whether you are the proud owner of some SilverPoint multi-room speakers, or are entertaining the idea of grabbing yourself some, it’s always a good idea to know exactly what you’re working with. Here’s a quick rundown of how to get the absolute best experience out of the SilverPoint range and the clever little companion app,…

Musician Spotlight: Ellie Goulding

English singer, song writer and record producer, Ellie Goulding, has become an embodiment of the English music scene with 66 nominations and 17 awards won. Lights (2010), Halcyon (2012) and Delirium (2015) can be found in her discography, where you can enjoy the sound of her unique and original voice, a light-lyric soprano that spans…

Bluetooth vs WiFi

Bluetooth and WiFi are both standards used with radio waves at ultra-high frequencies, capable of transmitting information over short distances with no need for a physical connection. They are very similar technologies, when it comes down to the physics, however their uses vary. Bluetooth Bluetooth is most often used when portability and simplicity is important….

What is a Sonic Boom?

‘Sonic Boom’ is the sound associated with the shock waves created by an object travelling through air faster than the speed of sound. Perhaps the easiest way to visualize what is happening is to look at an object moving through a more viscous material than air – let’s use water for our example. As an…

Artificial Intelligence for Music

Artificial Intelligence is a computer program designed to think for itself, or learn from information fed to it. We can then use this program to create new material based on what it has learned. AI is becoming more and more prevalent in today’s technology industry. It allows greater automation of complex tasks, and allows technology…

Musician Spotlight: Ed Sheeran

Do you recognize the song titles “Shape of you” or “Castle on the hill”? If so, it is because you are already a fan of Edward Christopher Sheeran, most commonly known as Ed Sheeran, or because you are a music lover.

Harmonics in sound

Frequency Facts As you know, all sound can be represented by a wave. Waves have a property called ‘Frequency’ which determines how high or low the pitch of the sound is. Generally, the human ear can hear sound that ranges from 20Hz (Hertz) all the way up to 20kHz (20,000Hz). Most sounds you hear are…

The Piano

The notes and sounds made by a piano are the result of strings vibrating. The strings vibrate when they are hit by a hammer within the piano. The piano has 88 keys all of which play a different note. Multiple keys can be played at the same time to create chords and harmonies. What happens…