The endless drone of the vuzuzelas, the plastic trumpet, has become an infuriating and inescapable presence at World Cup matches and their global TV broadcasts. German inventor and programmer Tobias Herre has a solution.
The Atlantic Wire is reporting that Herre has devised a way to filter the audio from World Cup through his computer and, using software he says should be cheaply available to drastically reduce the annoying vuvuzela sound.
Herre says that he stumbled onto the idea for his “Vuvuzela-killer” when he realized that all vuvuzelas buzz at about the same frequency: B flat, vibrating at 233 Hertz.
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