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Fan-assisted vocals

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There seems to be a trend (at least here on the HB and, therefore, no doubt in the real world) for bizarrely loud musical instruments. Turbojet-powered woodwind, metal- shredding pipe organs and the like.

But much music was written for vocal accompaniment, and these ideas leave the human voice trailing quietly behind. True, one can use a microphone and amplification, but where's the fun in that?

Proposed, therefore, is a turbo-augmented vocalist. Relatively modest surgery can provide a port connected to the lower part of the trachea, and opening onto the front of the chest. This port, in turn, can be connected to a chest-mounted power- driven fan. (A small jet engine would be ideal, but only if thermal issues can be managed; for the time being, an electrically-driven fan will have to do.)

Thus enhanced, the vocalist will be able to belt out a tune with a phenomenal volume. Moreover, said vocalist should be able to sustain a fantastically long note - they will simply breath in and out normally, causing only a very minor fluctuation in the airflow over the vocal cords.

MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 06 2019

Beat frequency https://en.wikipedi...ki/Beat_(acoustics)
Two different frequencies, dancing together [neutrinos_shadow, Nov 07 2019]


       <Contemplates connecting up Justin Bieber to a 5 Bar air line/>   

       Bunbunbunbunbunbunbun ..... [+]
8th of 7, Nov 06 2019

       Option: use a positive-displacement compressor (piston type) instead of a fan. Then you can get fluctuating airflow at a controllable frequency as well.
neutrinos_shadow, Nov 06 2019

       Only if the piston operates at a few hundred hertz, though.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 06 2019

       No no, controllable frequency. To work WITH the vocal chords, not instead of. So you can get interference effects (beat frequency) and stuff. Maybe a fan AND a piston (like "AC over DC" electrical signal) in parallel.
neutrinos_shadow, Nov 06 2019

       Our porpoises might be crossed here. The vocal cords (specifically the tension in them) determine the frequency, but maybe that's what you meant.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 06 2019

       [MaxwellBuchanan], see linky. The vocal chords provide one freq., the piston the other. As the air flows and stops/reverses, sound happens, or not (in particular, air flowing backwards through the vocal chords (and mouth etc) sounds really weird).
neutrinos_shadow, Nov 07 2019

       <Clippy> Sounds like you're designing a a mouth organ... </Clippy>
Dub, Nov 07 2019

       Initial estimates are suggesting that to inflate Justin Bieber's body to the same size as his ego will require more than 80% of your planet's atmospheric gases.   

       That's OK with you, is it ?   

       We may have to boil a proportion of the oceans as well if the gas alone proves insufficient; usefully, water has an excellent coefficient of expansion.
8th of 7, Nov 07 2019

       Can we use him as a CO2 sink?
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 07 2019


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