Sony showcased their Motion Sonic Project at SXSW. It’s a wristband that connects to a tablet and speakers. When you move, it produces sound. There were five demos at SXSW.
According to Sony, there are three microphones that capture the sounds of movement. They are strategically placed to maximize sound from wind. There’s also a 6-axis sensor. LEDs light up on the wristband when movement is detected.
Sony has experimented with the wristband in several senarios. Some of them include muscle flexing by a bodybuilder, movements by a ballerina, karate fighting, and dancing. See all the experiments at Sony.
This type of sound production is new. Here’s another type you may not have heard about from Wikipedia:
Foley is the reproduction of everyday sound effects that are added to film, video, and other media in post-production to enhance audio quality. These reproduced sounds can be anything from the swishing of clothing and footsteps to squeaky doors and breaking glass. The best Foley art is so well integrated into a film that it goes unnoticed by the audience. It helps to create a sense of reality within a scene. Without these crucial background noises, movies feel unnaturally quiet and uncomfortable.
Foley artists recreate the realistic ambient sounds that the film portrays. The props and sets of a film often do not react the same way acoustically as their real life counterparts. Foley sounds are used to enhance the auditory experience of the movie. Foley can also be used to cover up unwanted sounds captured on the set of a movie during filming, such as overflying airplanes or passing traffic.